Marching to the beat of culture and community

Last year, Hay Riverite Anna Crosman and fellow immigrants to the North asked a question: how can we marry our Filipino traditions with our love of Canada? Two snare drums, one symbol, 50 marchers and a Canada Day parade later – they had their answer. “The marching band was born on July 1,” said Jovy...
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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