News Briefs

News Briefs
Moms and babies in Fort Smith joined together to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week earlier this month at the Tapwe House, home to the NWT Healthy Babies program. Apart from a few activities, the event was mainly a chance for new mothers and their infants to connect with one another and some of the post-natal care providers in town.Photo: Dali Carmichael.

Briefs include: Inuvik RCMP investigate sudden death on Dempster Highway, arson under investigation in Inuvik, and RCMP warn public of registered sex offender living in Yellowknife.

Inuvik RCMP investigate sudden death on Dempster Highway

Inuvik RCMP and the Chief Coroner of the Northwest Territories are investigating the sudden death of a male that occurred on the Dempster Highway on the morning of Oct. 10. RCMP and Emergency Medical Services responded to a report of a male in medical distress on the roadway approximately 40 km outside of Inuvik. The male was transported to Inuvik Territorial Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The cause of death is under investigation, but RCMP say there is no evidence to believe there is a public safety concern.

Arson under investigation in Inuvik

Inuvik RCMP are looking for information on a suspicious vehicle fire that occurred on the morning of Oct. 9 at Tununuk Place. According to RCMP, an attempt was made to light a second and third vehicle on fire, but both attempts were unsuccessful. An arson investigation is now underway by the Office of the Fire Marshal and the RCMP.

RCMP warn public of registered sex offender living in Yellowknife

RCMP issued a warning last week that Travis Casaway, previously convicted for sexual assault and sexual assault with a weapon, is currently living in Yellowknife. Casaway is considered a violent sexual offender who the RCMP says poses a risk of significant harm to the public. Casaway is an Aboriginal male, aged 27, weighing 91 kg and 180 cm tall.

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