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New Iqaluit community daycare scheduled to open in September

Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Carolyn Bennett, together with a variety of Nunavut and Iqaluit dignitaries, celebrated the completion July 8 of Iqaluit's newest daycare, which is tentatively set to open come September. With a capacity...

Taking a taxi in Iqaluit? Prepare to pay $7 up front starting July 15

No cash, no service – that's the new rule being put in effect by Iqaluit's taxi companies come July 15. That's due to the high number of customers not paying for their taxi rides. Caribou...

Soft opening planned for new Iqaluit take-out restaurant and general grocery store

A new take-out eatery and general grocery store named Hunter's Market opens its doors Tuesday morning in the capital. The shelves are stocked and the kitchen is almost ready to go. "It's the concept we came...

RCMP updates public on Iqaluit and Apex fire investigations: three of four solved

A blaze early Sunday, June 30 in the lower plateau area, or 5300 block, took out several units of a 10-plex, and saw neighbouring multiplexes evacuated. Neighbours said they saw the residents of the unit...

Nunastar marks Astro Hill’s 50th with community celebrations, good deeds, big plans

From the city's beginnings, Iqaluit's Astro Hill has played a central role in the lives of residents and visitors alike. As when Nakasuk helped American engineers pinpoint the location as the right reference point to...

RCMP charge Pond Inlet man with second-degree murder related to Iqaluit weekend death

RCMP have charged a 19-year-old Pond Inlet man with second-degree murder after another man died from his injuries in Iqaluit over the weekend. Wayne Panipakoocho is being held in custody and has a court appearance...

‘Be fire safe’ and report suspicious activity, mayor urges after Iqaluit’s fourth fire call...

No injuries were reported as Iqaluit's fire department extinguished two sheds that were fully engulfed in flames on Monday evening. Firefighters had the situation under control by 8:18 p.m. after responding at 7:40 p.m., but...

Fire update: City of Iqaluit confirms third fire, in addition to two reported...

In addition to the shacks and the ten-plex fires, which took place the evening of June 29 and the morning of June 30, the City of Iqaluit has confirmed a third fire. Read: Fires in...

Fires in Iqaluit: a 10-plex and several shacks destroyed by fire within 12 hours

A blaze early Sunday morning in the lower plateau area, or 5300 block, took out several units of a 10-plex, and saw neighbouring multiplexes evacuated. So far the City of Iqaluit has not officially confirmed...

RCMP resolve ‘high risk, dynamic’ incident in Iqaluit’s 300 block

Iqaluit RCMP responded to a "high risk, dynamic situation" that "unfolded quickly" in the city's 300 block on Sunday, according to a news release issued by the police force. Residents in the area were forced...

Charges laid after Iqaluit man suffers serious head trauma

Iqaluit RCMP have charged a 26-year-old Iqaluit man with aggravated assault, forcible confinement and several other breaches of court conditions after responding to a man who suffered "significant trauma injuries to his head" on...

RCMP investigating two reported robberies in Iqaluit

Police in Iqaluit are looking into two reported robberies that occurred hours apart in Nunavut's capital on Saturday. At approximately 5:30 p.m., a man was allegedly assaulted and had his wallet and cash stolen by...

Iqaluit Rangers receive and test fire new C-19 rifles

Iqaluit Rangers have finally got their hands on the C-19 rifles that are replacing the .303 Lee Enfield from the First World War era. Training will be ongoing in Iqaluit through June 20. Canadian Rangers have...

Greenland donates $100,000 toward food security in Iqaluit in wake of last year’s Northmart...

The Government of Greenland has donated $100,000 to help improve food security in Iqaluit, a move prompted by media coverage following last November's Northmart warehouse fire. The funds are being turned over to the City...

No national medals for Nunavut, but Skills Canada lessons will last a lifetime, competitor...

No gold, silver or bronze will be flying back with 16 Nunavut competitors who competed at Skills Canada nationals in Halifax this week. But the knowledge they have gained through the program can serve them...

Iqaluit taxi company launches smartphone app

Caribou Cabs, the capital's main taxi company, joined the digital age when it launched a smartphone app two years in the making May 22. With the purchase of Pai-Pa Taxi in March, Caribou Cabs has...

Iqaluit man charged with kidnapping

RCMP received a complaint last Wednesday, April 10, that a man was taken from his Iqaluit residence by another man, then held against his will. RCMP state they arrested an Iqaluit man. There were no...

With warm weather comes Toonik Tyme

The 54th Toonik Tyme kicks off with an opening ceremony April 11, with the naming of the 2019 Toonik, as well as the Honorary Toonik. "When Toonik Tyme started we used to have a toonik...

AROUND NUNAVUT: Pangnirtung’s Rita Claire Mike-Murphy named emerging talent, food centre receives $3000,...

This week, the multi-talented Rita Claire Mike-Murphy is recognized for her work on children's TV series Anaana's Tent, as she prepares to release a new album, the Qajuqturvik Food Centre receives a $3000 donation,...

Two seamstresses share their experience with Canada Goose’s Project Atigi

A secret project, 14 Inuit seamstresses, and a now-fashionable parka company – those are the basic elements of a revelation that wowed Nunavut, New York City, and the world Jan. 31. Canada Goose revealed a...