One year after investigation, niece of Hugh Papik wants answers

When Stephanie Papik recalls the days that followed Aug. 3, 2016, the details are foggy – dulled by trauma and pain. But what – and who – she lost that summer won’t soon be forgotten. “It was shocking, she said. “Very, very terrible.” Papik, an Inuvialuit woman living in British Colombia, learned her uncle Hugh...
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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