Overdue Fort McPherson hunter found dead

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A 40-year-old hunter from Fort McPherson has been found dead following an overnight search effort. The deceased man was located near kilometre 465 of the Dempster Highway Sunday morning, states a news release from the Yukon Coroner’s Service Wednesday. Family members on social media have identified the man as William James Thompson. The Fort McPherson...
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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 editorial@nnsl.com.