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RCMP were afraid to let officers testify at inquest of Nunavut man shot by police

rcmp-truck-dirtFelix Taqqaugaq, 30, was shot by police 3 times at his home in Igloolik in 2012

By Nick Murray, CBC News, November 2, 2016

New details emerged into how a 30-year-old man was shot by RCMP at his own home as a coroner’s inquest got underway in Igloolik, Nunavut, Tuesday — including the fact the RCMP was afraid to let its officers testify in person. Read the rest of this entry

Nunavut housing crisis: ‘Dire straits’ in Igloolik

Kangok and his wife Salome represent one of 102 households waiting on a social housing unit in Igloolik. More than 3,000 households in Nunavut are estimated to be homeless and waiting for social housing, according to the Nunavut Housing Corporation. (John Van Dusen/CBC)

Kangok and his wife Salome represent one of 102 households waiting on a social housing unit in Igloolik. More than 3,000 households in Nunavut are estimated to be homeless and waiting for social housing, according to the Nunavut Housing Corporation. (John Van Dusen/CBC)

‘The waiting period is such a long time to finally get housing. I’m getting tired’

By John Van Dusen, CBC News, Sept 30, 2015

Without a roof over his head, 70-year-old Theo Kangok built his own.

Two years ago the senior gathered materials from the dump and parts from old shipping containers and built a cabin along the rocky shores of Igloolik, Nunavut.

It’s where he and his wife live in the warmer months and he says, they’re not the only ones.

The island of Igloolik is home to around 1,800 people, not enough homes and plenty of frustration. Read the rest of this entry