Bloodstain expert begins testimony in Hikoalok trial

First-degree murder trial of Cambridge Bay man continues for third week in Ottawa

A bloodstain analysis expert who examined the room where Elisabeth Salm was killed in 2018 testified Tuesday at the first-degree murder trial of Tyler Hikoalok. Violeta Dimova analyzed bloodstains found at the Christian Science Reading Room at 141 Laurier Ave. in Ottawa on May 25, 2018, one day after Salm, 59, was found by a...

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French Oblates plan to kick out Johannes Rivoire

For years, Inuit in Nunavut have called for Rev. Johannes Rivoire to return to Canada to face justice over allegations of sexual abuse, but they were met with silence. On Wednesday, one of the victims of his alleged abuse, Steve Mapsalak, and two children of another victim, Marius Tungilik, met face to face with the…

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Strike over: United Steelworkers ratify collective agreement with Raglan Mine

The three-month labour dispute between Raglan Mine and its unionized employees is over. Members of the United Steelworkers Union, Local 9449 — representing about 630 mine workers — voted 60.8 per cent in favour of the tentative agreement the two sides reached a week and a half ago, according to union representative Cimon Guy. Approximately 71…

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Blood stain analyst talks Iqaluit courtroom through crime scene

The death of a boy in Rankin Inlet in 2017 likely occurred inside the trailer where his body was discovered after he had been struck multiple times with an object, a blood stain analyst testified in court Thursday. Blood from the impacts stained cardboard boxes and part of a wall in the trailer before the…

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Kimmirut’s health centre closes temporarily

The Kimmirut Health Centre has closed temporarily after nurses left to take time off following critical incidents in the community that caused operational constraints, a spokesperson for the Health Department says. In an email, spokesperson Chris Puglia said the department would not comment further on the incidents in order to protect people and their personal…

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