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Iqaluit man charged following weekend standoff with police

A 48-year-old Iqaluit man has been charged with several firearms-related offences after a standoff with the RCMP on Saturday that lasted several hours. Moses Kilabuk appeared before a justice of the peace and was released...

RCMP make arrest following standoff in Iqaluit

A man has been arrested following what police initially described as an "armed and barricaded" incident in the Happy Valley area of Iqaluit on Saturday morning. An emergency response to the residence in the 500...

Feds come through with $150 million for Iqaluit, Kimmirut fibre optic plan

Thanks to $150 million in funding announced by the federal government Monday morning in Iqaluit, 3,215 households in Iqaluit and Kimmirut should have access to high-speed internet via fibre optic cable by 2023. The Government...

Man found outside Elders’ Qammaq later pronounced dead

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...

Marine Protected Area deal signed: Akeeagok, Savikataaq and Trudeau conclude decades-long work to protect...

Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) president P.J. Akeeagok, Nunavut Premier Joe Savikataaq and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau moved forward today in creating the Tuvaijuittuq Marine Protected Area. The public event took place at the new Nunavut...

Power will go out for a portion of Iqaluit on Wednesday evening

Some Iqaluit residents will have no power for a couple of hours on Wednesday evening. Qulliq Energy Corporation says there's a planned power outage on Wednesday between 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Power will be temporarily shut off...

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...