The reason behind the fire in Iqaluit, Nunavut is still unknown.
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Iqaluit grocery store badly damaged in fire

An early morning fire ripped through one of the only grocery stores in Iqaluit, Nunavut. Over a dozen firefighters were on the scene fighting the blaze at the Northmart grocery store.

Nearby homes were evacuated but no injuries have been reported. The cause behind the fire is still being investigated.

Mass shooting in California claims a dozen lives

The city of Thousand Oaks, California is in mourning after an ex-Marine shot and killed a dozen people before turning the gun on himself.

The gunman has been identified as 28- year-old Ian Long. The incident happened Wednesday night at Borderline Bar & Grill.

One victim has already been identified as Sheriff Sergeant Rob Helus. He was a 29-year veteran of the police force.

Witnesses report using barstools to break windows open in order to escape.

Liberals say gun smuggling across the US-Canada has steadily increased.

Federal government commits 86 million to fight gangs and guns at the border

The Liberals have allocated millions to fight the smuggling of guns across the US-Canada border.

The money will be used to expand x-ray technology at post offices and air cargo facilities, train new dog teams, and to enhance the RCMP’s new Integrated Criminal Firearms Initiative.

According to the Government of Canada, in 2017, the rate of violent firearm offences increased for the third year in a row.