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Resolute man charged after shots fired

Following an alleged physical altercation between a man and a few other people and several rounds were subsequently fired from a long gun in the direction of others on Sunday night, RCMP arrested and...

Nunavut police spending rises 14 per cent

RCMP operating expenditures rose by 14 per cent in 2018 compared to 2017, which was the biggest jump among all provincial and territorial police, according to Statistics Canada data released on Oct. 4. Total expenditures...

Armed Iqaluit man, barricaded in home with children, faces multiple charges

Police say two children were kept barricaded inside an Iqaluit home for more than 10 hours by a man brandishing a gun Wednesday. Iqaluit RCMP laid seven charges against Oolayou Shoo, 24, including assault, assault with...

Whale Cove childhood pals hope to join RCMP

John Voisey has wanted to be a police officer ever since he was a little kid growing up in Whale Cove. Now the recent high school graduate is hoping fulfill his dream with his...

Child luring and sexual exploitation charges laid against Iqaluit man

A 55-year-old Iqaluit man is facing charges in relation to child luring and sexual exploitation following an RCMP investigation. Craig Dunphy has been charged with two counts of luring a child, one count of procuring...

Man charged with second-degree murder in Iqaluit

A man has been charged with second-degree murder after a woman was found dead in an Iqaluit apartment around 4 a.m. on Sept. 20. The RCMP indicate that the accused is facing several other charges...

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...

Kudos to new RCMP recruitment program

The results remain to be seen, but a process that will begin in January to, hopefully, recruit more Inuit into the ranks of the RCMP is long overdue. The RCMP have partnered with Nunavut Tunngavik...

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...

Charges filed in alleged fraud against Hamlet of Taloyoak

Two individuals, including a former senior administrative officer in Taloyoak, are facing charges after accusations that the hamlet's finances were mishandled. Former SAO Ghulam Murtaza, 60, is charged with fraud, theft over $5,000 and breach...

RCMP charge Gjoa Haven man with murder

The RCMP have laid a murder charge against a 34-year-old Gjoa Haven man. Police responded to a complaint of a 33-year-old woman found in her home not breathing on Aug. 13. She was determined to...

RCMP partnering with Makigiaqta Inuit Training Corp in recruitment effort

The RCMP and Makigiaqta Inuit Training Corporation are teaming up with a goal of enlisting more Inuit police officers in Nunavut. "The RCMP in Nunavut understand that having Inuit serve as RCMP officers breaks down...

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...

Put more officers in Kugluktuk, RCMP told during community meeting

Kugluktuk residents are calling for more RCMP officers, higher police visibility and a dedicated night shift to tackle growing crime and a sense that the Mounties are not responsive enough to calls. Those were some...

RCMP to meet with mayor, SAO following Kugluktuk protest

What police described as a "small protest" in Kugluktuk on Wednesday afternoon is being taken very seriously, the RCMP stated in a news release issued Thursday afternoon. "At this time we are gathering further information...

Dramatic video of Kugluktuk residents protesting outside RCMP detachment

This video footage, courtesy of Ron Tologanak, shows Kugluktuk residents holding a protest outside the RCMP detachment on Wednesday afternoon. Tologanak can be heard shouting: “Don’t be lazy. Don’t be racist. Just do your job.” A...

Kugluktuk residents hold protest against RCMP

Close to 25 residents in Kugluktuk called upon the police to be more responsive to complaints as they protested outside the RCMP detachment early Wednesday afternoon. For about half an hour, community members held signs...

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...

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...