Iqaluit man charged with attempted murder

Emergency crews find victim when called to reports of smoke coming from structure

RCMP have charged a man with attempted murder following a fire in Iqaluit on March 24. (File photo)

By Madalyn Howitt

Police charged an Iqaluit man with attempted murder following a fire that left another male injured. 

Iqaluit RCMP announced Monday in a news release they responded to what they described as a “building fire” on March 24 where a “badly injured” male was located and being cared for by emergency crews. Police did not offer any details about the victim, including his age.  

The fire, according to City of Iqaluit spokesperson Aleksey Cameron, was actually reports of smoke coming from a structure in the area of the Apex quick stop.

When crews arrived, they found no visible smoke, but they did find what was left of a plastic bowl on the burner of a stove.

The victim was taken to the hospital, then medevaced to Ottawa.

A 23-year-old man was arrested and charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault following the fire.

Iqaluit RCMP said a publication ban is in effect in regards to this case, but did not explain what the publication ban is for, or under what section of the Criminal Code it falls under.

The accused is scheduled to appear in court on May 3. 

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  1. Posted by Thinking about it on

    Wouldn’t our own insurance company run out of money too? Finding a different way to pay for the losses doesn’t solve the root cause of the fires

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