By Nunatsiaq News, March 26, 2024

Firefighters and police in Iqaluit are responding to a fire in the building that is home to Nunatsiaq News and several other businesses.

Smoke could be seen billowing from the blue two-storey office building at 157 Nipisa St. on Tuesday morning. The fire began around 8 a.m.

Nunatsiaq News shares the second floor of the building with its sister company Ayaya Marketing and Communications. Both companies are owned by Nortext Publishing.

Nunatsiaq News assistant publisher Julia Roberts said she is “devastated.”

“The most important thing is that our staff members that work in Iqaluit are safe and sound,” Roberts said, adding the fire started outside of work hours so there were no employees at the office at that time.

In terms of business operations, Roberts said staff will be able to work remotely.