$40k fine following workplace injury

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An Edmonton-based transportation company has been slapped with a $40,000 fine following a worksite injury near Yellowknife last year. LSI NWT Transportation Ltd. was ordered to pay the fine by Judge Garth Malakoe after a representative of the company pleaded guilty to two offences under NWT’s Safety Act – failing to “ensure that workers are...
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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.