Living, writing and healing in the bush

Ebb and flow. Pressure and release. Obscurity and clarity. Dependence and freedom. Mundane and holy. Libby then and Libby now. Libby Whittall Catling has lived a life of contrasts. Her old life, marked by order, dependence, expectation, judgment, and trauma, stands as a stark juxtaposition to her life now – living off the grid and...
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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