1940s-era building coming down

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A Yellowknife man is calling for less demolition and more preservation of the capitol’s past as the territorial government moves closer to tearing down a long-standing building with deep roots in the community. The former Yellowknife RCMP building, which now sits vacant and boarded-up at 5109 51 Street in the city’s downtown, is on 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 editorial@nnsl.com.