Bridging the dental insurance gap, one free cleaning at a time

With the launch of a two-day offering of free dental care for uninsured Northerners, dentist Dr. Nittan Gohil says he hopes to fill a gap – and not of the tooth variety. “We’ve sort of found this little gap of the population that doesn’t have health insurance,” said Gohil of Birchwood Dental in Yellowknife. “I...
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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