A ride to remember at the Sixth Annual YK Grand Prix

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Among the memorable medley of creative and colourful soapboxes that darted down School Draw Avenue during the sixth annual NWT Disabilities Council-hosted YK Grand Prix Saturday, one cart carried a racer who was riding to remember. Twelve-year-old Laiza Koyina’s mock fire truck, complete with with a crisp red and yellow paint job, a 3D-printed spoiler...
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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.