EDITORIAL: Why park when you can plant?

“It looked good on paper.” “It was a nice idea.” Retrospective comments like these seemed to echo from one councillor to another last week, after members voted to convert a narrow, would-be parking lot – designed to facilitate 12 angled spots – in front of the new rec centre into a temporary greenspace. Like the...
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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.