Path of tradition merges with ‘road to future’

Canadian Zinc’s long-awaited all-seasons road to its Prairie Creek mine continues to clear regulatory hurdles and could soon mean a green light for tourism and industry opportunities for the Nahanni Butte Dene Band. But the planned construction isn’t just opening new economic lanes for the community – it’s forging a path back to tradition, too....
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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