B.C. police ask for public’s help in finding missing Hay River woman

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British Columbia RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing Hay River woman. Twenty-seven-year-old Brittany Martel, who lives in West Kelowna, B.C., was last seen on June 14 in Surrey, B.C., according to media reports. Police believe Martel may be attempting to hitchhike to Hay River, where she’s originally from, and that she...
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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.