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Iqaluit’s food bank remains opens during COVID-19 concerns

Iqaluit’s volunteer run Niqinik Nuatsivik Nunavut Food Bank (NNNFB) is determined to stay open amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Volunteers are now preparing food bags to distribute at Qajuqturvik Food Centre while adhering to social...

City of Iqaluit updates which businesses are open and closed

For Iqalummiut wondering which businesses are still accessible during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Iqaluit has issued an update. Canada Post is among the businesses in Iqaluit that remain open to the public. NNSL file...

COVID-19 devastates hospitality industry; numerous layoffs, hotel bookings plunge

As of today, there are no bars open in Nunavut and restaurants can only serve takeout meals. The Storehouse Bar and Grill, pictured, the Legion and the Chart Room were forced to shut down as...

City of Iqaluit asks residents to pay bills by internet, at banks or by...

In an effort to reduce public interaction during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Iqaluit would like residents to pay their taxes, utilities, land leases, traffic tickets and other bills through financial institutions, via...

Iqaluit’s Toonik Tyme festival cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns

The annual Toonik Tyme festival has been cancelled due to coronavirus concerns. “It is out of an abundance of caution, and with much disappointment, that the board of 123 Go! has decided to cancel this...

City of Iqaluit ends all recreation programs and closes rec facilities

The City of Iqaluit has announced the temporary closure of all recreation facilities and cancellation of all recreation programs "in light of the rapidly changing situation around the COVID-19 pandemic." There will be no activities...

BREAKING: Mayor and council ask public to delay non-essential travel to Iqaluit

Anyone planning to visit Iqaluit for non-essential purposes is being asked to delay their travel. “The health and well-being of our residents is our priority and we are urging people not to travel to Iqaluit,...

Iqaluit woman faces charge of aggravated assault after apparent stabbing

A 39-year-old Iqaluit woman has been charged with one count of aggravated assault after RCMP found a 39-year-old man apparently stabbed in the 100 block of the city during the early morning on Tuesday. The...

RCMP lay charges following armed robbery at Iqaluit Quickstop KFC

Iqaluit RCMP have charged a 23-year-old man after the Quickstop KFC was the target of an armed robber on Saturday. A man with a weapon entered the business at approximately 7:12 p.m. and demanded money...

RCMP seek information from public regarding apparent aggravated assault in Iqaluit

Iqaluit RCMP are turning to the public for help with an investigation into an apparent beating of a man in the 2200 block of the city. The police responded to a residence there around 10:20...

What’s your opinion on the Iqaluit liquor store? The GN wants to hear it

The territorial government is soliciting feedback from Nunavummiut ages 16 and older through a survey on the liquor store in Iqaluit. The Government of Nunavut wants to know what Nunavummiut think of the Iqaluit liquor...

City of Iqaluit suspends trucked services due to cold

Trucked water, sewer and garbage services are suspended due to cold weather, the City of Iqaluit announced on Thursday afternoon. Crews are expected to start early on Friday morning to make up for lost time,...

RCMP arrest Iqaluit man accused of attempted murder

The search is over for a man facing a charge of attempted murder and Iqaluit RCMP are thanking the public for their assistance in the matter. Mosesee Nakashook, 50, was arrested without incident Monday at...

Iqaluit man charged with second-degree murder after woman found dead in college residence

Police say a 43-year-old woman was found dead in a college residence in Iqaluit Thursday. William Autut, 52, was charged with second-degree murder following the discovery of the deceased woman in a Nunavut Arctic College...

City of Iqaluit suspends services due to extreme cold, blowing snow

With blowing snow and a windchill in the -40s C -- expected to dip into the -50 C -- the City of Iqaluit has decided to pause water delivery, waste management, garbage pick-up and...

Exclusive: High school seniors ponder student body diversity

Iqaluit's only high school is a cultural mosaic and for some students, the mix of Inuit and non-Inuit students of various backgrounds has made for a positive learning experience. Grade 12 student Kiersten Williams, in...

Woman charged with aggravated assault after man sent to Iqaluit hospital with deep cuts

A 46-year-old woman will go to court to answer to a charge of aggravated assault after a man was rushed to Qikiqtani General Hospital in Iqaluit with several deep cuts on Jan 3. The injuries...

Police charge 19-year-old with attempted murder in Iqaluit

A 19-year-old Iqaluit man has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly running over two men with his snowmobile in what the RCMP are describing as a "gruesome attack" on Dec. 28. The assault left...

Iqaluit RCMP investigating ‘gruesome’ assault near men’s shelter

A 28-year-old Iqaluit man was hospitalized in critical condition following a "gruesome" attack near the men's shelter on Friday night. Iqaluit RCMP say they responded to a complaint of an assault in progress at close...

Iqaluit council passes 2020 budget with three per cent property tax increase; focus on...

Iqaluit City council approved a three per cent property tax hike as part of the 2020 budget at a special meeting on Dec. 13. “The (property tax) increase is required to allow the City to...