Planned rec centre parking area to become short-term greenspace

The Town of Hay River is moving ahead with plans to convert a would-be parking area in front of the rebuilt rec centre into a temporary greenspace. The space, which could see planters and picnic tables dot the parcel of land that sits between the front of the arena and Woodland Drive, was greenlit following...
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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