An unconscious male found in front of the Elders’ Qammaq in downtown Iqaluit was later pronounced deceased, according to an RCMP news release.

“An RCMP officer on patrol was waved down to tend to an unconscious male in front of the Elders’ Qammaq in Iqaluit at approximately 10:40 a.m. on August 8,” the news release states. “EMS were summoned and the male was transported to the Qikiqtani General Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.”

V Division Major Crimes Unit is investigating, with the assistance of the Iqaluit detachment and the Office of the Chief Coroner.

The RCMP would not provide more information as the investigation is in its “very preliminary” stages.


Michele LeTourneau

Michele LeTourneau first arrived at NNSL's headquarters in Yellowknife in1998, with a BA honours in Theatre. For four years she documented the arts across the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Following...