On anniversary of death, fan remembers Gord Downie’s music – and message

One year after the death of celebrated Canadian rock icon Gord Downie, a Yellowknife resident is remembering the Tragically Hip front man’s music – and message – in an eye-catching way. Aaron Wall, a long time Hip fan, has turned his Niven Drive home front into a tribute to the late singer-songwriter – with a...
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Brendan Burke
As the Yellowknifer’s crime reporter, it’s my job to keep readers up to speed on all-things “cops and courts” related. From house fires and homicides to courtroom clashes, it’s my responsibility to be there - day or night, rain or shine. When I’m not at court gathering stories, I’m in the office, making calls to lawyers, emailing RCMP and tracking down sources. After hours, I rely on the public to let me know what’s happening and where. Entering my second winter in Yellowknife since leaving my hometown of Peterborough, Ont., in October 2017, everyday on this beat continues to be challenging, rewarding and fulfilling. Got a story? Call me at (867) 766-8288 or shoot me an email at editorial@nnsl.com.