In memory of son, father bikes from Yk to Norman Wells to support Sahtu Search and Rescue

'It’s worth every pedal stroke and every penny if one person is saved,' says Laval St. Germain

“One step at a time. One pedal stroke at a time.” Laval St. Germain lost his son Richard five years ago this summer. Richard was following in the footsteps of his father, a Canadian North pilot, when the Alberta man moved north to fly for North-Wright Airways in Norman Wells in 2014. Three weeks later...
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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