Fort Smith RCMP seize firearm found in snowbank

A firearm has been seized by Fort Smith RCMP after it was located in a snowbank near the community’s Recreation Centre. Early Thursday morning, police were notified that a firearm had been found by a security company on patrol. Officers attended an area between the Fort Smith Recreation Centre and Paul William Kaeser High School,...
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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