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NEWS: Nunavut April 17, 2017 - 8:30 am

Western Nunavut man recovers from April 12 stabbing in Gjoa Haven

Woman, 30, charged with aggravated assault

A Gjoa Haven man remains at Stanton Territorial Hospital in Yellowknife, in stable condition, after somebody stabbed him April 12. (FILE PHOTO)
A Gjoa Haven man remains at Stanton Territorial Hospital in Yellowknife, in stable condition, after somebody stabbed him April 12. (FILE PHOTO)

A Gjoa Haven man remains at Stanton Territorial Hospital in Yellowknife in stable condition, after he survived a stabbing April 12, police said April 13

The Nunavut RCMP said members of the RCMP detachment in the community of about 1,300 people had responded to a stabbing complaint April 12 at around 2 p.m.

Their investigation found that a 37-year-old man was being treated at the health center with life-threatening injuries.

Further investigation led to the arrest of a woman, 30, now charged with aggravated assault.

The accused was scheduled for a bail hearing April 13.

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(7) Comments:

#1. Posted by Crystal Clarity on April 17, 2017

There is certainly a lot of booze and drug incidents in Gjoa Haven. Good thing they are a dry community otherwise things might get really crazy.

#2. Posted by Skwaddy on April 18, 2017

There is so much stealing and favouritism going on in Gjoa Haven, I
wonder if the G.N. is allowing it to happen on purpose?
Recently money was stolen from the daycare, and no one in authority
has done anything about it.
People who sold there private homes are now getting brand new
public housing.
No surprise young people are frustrated and driven to alcohol and
Responsibility from our leaders and social workers is non existent.

#3. Posted by Growing Pains on April 18, 2017

Crystal Clarity - that is the reason why they can’t handle their drinks….because it’s dry.  I worked in a liquor establishment as security and noticed most problematic customers came from dry communities.  Most cannot handle their drinks!

Dry communities are becoming a thing of the past - as elders pass on, the younger gen have their own ideas about raising their kids in a different environment where they will be more exposed to alcohol and be able to better handle it in their adult years.  Of course there will be growing pains adjusting to a wet community but that comes with the territory!

#4. Posted by Curious on April 18, 2017

I wonder what happened with the stabbing outside the Iqaluit Northmart last week?

#5. Posted by Chompers on April 18, 2017

#2 Skwaddy
Your comments are good and are typical of so many Nunavut communities.
So why are the people of Nunavut letting this happen?
Talking about the elders, the old days, residential school is fine, but
only the people of each community can fight for their own rights, the
same as any people in Canada are allowed by law.

#6. Posted by I live in the Arctic on April 18, 2017

A result of feeling helpless with no hope drives some to this.

No work in the community, education opportunities are there but they must be taken advantage of.

You work and you get some pride in being there and providing for your family.  Education is the first step and it starts at home. 

Children go to school, adults take upgrading at NAC etc…

#7. Posted by Arctic on April 22, 2017

This incident had nothing to do with booze. They were completely sober when it happened. I wished they had help. I wish the woman had left the man. I know it was wrong, but she took a lot from him. I just hope that people know that people make mistake and bad choices but I wished she left him a long time ago….

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