Arrest warrant issued for ex-Norman Wells mayor, a no-show at court

Lawyers representing the town of Norman Wells were on site to serve Watson - but he never showed

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An arrest warrant has been issued for former Norman Wells mayor Nathan Watson after the embattled ex-public servant failed to appear in a Yellowknife court Friday for sentencing on a drug conviction. “He should be here today. He’s not,” said territorial judge Garth Malakoe before issuing the arrest warrant. Watson was convicted of possessing cocaine...
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