Sudden death in Fort Smith prompts investigation

The sudden death of a female in Fort Smith has prompted an investigation by multiple law enforcement units. Both Fort Smith and Northwest Territories RCMP Major Crimes are investigating after police were alerted to the body of a deceased woman on the morning of Dec. 31., according to a statement from the Mounties Wednesday. RCMP...
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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