YOUTHS CHARGED IN FIRE THAT RUINED MAIN GROCERY STORE
Two Iqaluit youths are in custody after a series of fires earlier this week in the Nunavut capital, including one that damaged the city’s largest store and grocer. RCMP said Friday charges of arson are pending against the pair. Officers responded to six fires over the span of six hours between late Wednesday and early Thursday. The largest began at the back of the Northmart building. Its destruction created concerns about grocery supplies in the city, which has no road connection and depends on air freight and barge shipments.