The Canadian PressMarch 26, 2014 18:36
IQALUIT, Nunavut - Dozens of volunteers in Iqaluit left their homes and offices Wednesday to search the icy streets of the Nunavut capital for a well-known, much-loved homeless man.
Police say Benjamin Palluq, 44, hasn't been seen since Friday.
"Many, many, many people know him," said Iqaluit RCMP Cpl. Yvonne Niego .
"In a way he's like a pillar of the community. He is everywhere you go. He is at every public place around the community."
Niego said Palluq is epileptic, has a mental disability and may be off his medications.