Wekweeti man who triggered large-scale police response pleads guilty to gun charges

A 23-year-old man who triggered a large-scale police response in Wekweeti last summer following reports he possessed a gun and posed a threat to residents has pleaded guilty to two firearm-related charges stemming from the incident. Bruno Simpson, of Wekweeti, pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm contrary to an order and careless use of a...
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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.