Beg bugs put tenant out of work, on a waiting list for an exterminator

Just like the unusable mattress that sits lopsided in her Aurora Pointe apartment living room, Alice Hampton’s life has been turned upside down – all thanks to some unwanted house guests. “I feel insecure, frustrated and stressed out,” said Hampton. After waking up to bites and welts in mid-January, Hampton knew bed bugs had moved...
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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