Businesses across country targeted in email bomb threats, warn RCMP

NWT RCMP are warning residents not to respond to emails demanding bitcoin payment after threats were made to several businesses across Canada. In a news release issued by on Friday, Mounties say bomb threats were made to “multiple community businesses” across the country. The emails demanded bitcoin, an electronic currency, according to RCMP. Yellowknife RCMP...
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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