Theft of handgun, ammunition has RCMP concerned

RCMP are urging Fort Smith residents to remain vigilant after a handgun and ammunition were stolen in a pair of recent break-ins in the community. In the early hours of Aug. 25, Fort Smith Mounties were alerted to a burning all-terrain vehicle at a local soccer field, stated a news release from RCMP Wednesday. The...
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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