Police breached Charter rights during drug, weapons seizure

But evidence obtained in ‘unlawful’ Fort Providence traffic stop won’t be tossed

A blue Volkswagen with Alberta plates is pulled over by two Mounties on an October afternoon in Fort Providence. The driver is detained – then arrested. In the backseat of the car, inside a suitcase, officers locate a fully loaded AR-15 carbine rifle, along with a folding knife. In the trunk, locked in a safe,...
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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.