RCMP charge 2 youths in connection with January Co-op fire in Igloolik

Blaze destroyed 1 of community’s 2 grocery stores

Firefighters in Igloolik try to douse a fire that gutted the community’s Co-op store Jan. 20. Two youth have been charged in relation to the fire. (Photo by Julian Blow)

By Nunatsiaq News

RCMP have arrested two young men in relation to a Jan. 20 fire that destroyed Igloolik’s Co-op store.

The pair are each facing an arson charge, said RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Pauline Melanson Monday morning.

Because they are under 18 years of age, the Youth Criminal Justice Act prohibits the publication of their identities.

The fire devastated the community, said Igloolik Mayor Merlyn Recinos at the time. 

The Co-op was one of two main options people in Igloolik had for food. Recinos told Nunatsiaq News in January that he was working with managers of the community’s Northern store to make sure shelves stayed stocked.

The two youths, who were charged on Aug. 4, are scheduled to appear in court in Igloolik on Sept. 1.

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  1. Posted by Big day in court on

    Sept 1st will be a big day for Igloolik, these two youths will appear in court the same day Recinos will for his sexual assault and forcible confinement charges.

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