Victims identified in fatal plane crash near Fort Simpson

The identities of three tourists killed when the Cessna 206 airplane they were in crashed at Little Doctor Lake last week have been released. Geoffrey Dean, 33, of Castor, AB, Stewart Edelman, 72, of Saskatoon, SK and Jean Edelman, 72 of Saskatoon, SK, were killed in the crash, stated NWT Coroner’s Office in a release...
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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