Explosives team flown to Fort Smith after blasting caps found

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A moving day for one Fort Smith homeowner ended with a bang. On Aug. 19, Fort Smith RCMP were called to a residence after a homeowner, who was packing belongings ahead of a move, discovered a small quantity of blasting caps in their home, stated an RCMP news release Thursday. Blasting caps are commonly used...
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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.