GNWT gives update following investigation into Hugh Papik’s death

Facing calls to increase transparency, the Government of the Northwest Territories has offered an update on its implementation of third-party recommendations following a 2017 investigation into the death of Hugh Papik. Papik died in 2016 after suffering a stroke that was reportedly dismissed by staff as drunkenness. The subsequent probe, carried out by the Aboriginal...
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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