Preliminary hearing set for one of accused in homicide 

A preliminary hearing for Hay River’s Levi Cayen, one of four people charged in relation to the December death of 25-year-old Alexander Norwegian, has been set following a Yellowknife court appearance via video on May 29. Six witnesses will be called over a four-day period ending on Nov. 21. Levi Cayen, 20, is charged with...
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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