Nunavut RCMP commander reflects on `challenging’ history

By Jeff Pelletier Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Nunavut RCMP’s commanding officer reflected on the service’s complicated history in the territory Tuesday as the national police force marked its 150th anniversary. Chief Supt. Andrew Blackadar said he’s looking toward a future in which the Nunavut RCMP includes more Inuit recruits across the communities. RCMP detachments across Canada marked the 150th anniversary with all sorts of events. The Iqaluit detachment opened its doors for a small community gathering where Blackadar took questions from reporters. The RCMP’s history in Nunavut, and before that when it was still part of the Northwest Territories, dates back seven decades. RCMP staff gathered at the Iqaluit detachment to celebrate the force’s 150th anniversary on Tuesday. (Photo by Jeff Pelletier) Blackadar acknowledged that, in that time, officers have…

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