Countering consumerism with #GivingTuesday

Following “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday,” the Yellowknife Community Foundation is looking to counter “must-have” consumerism with a must-give message. The foundation is taking part in #GivingTuesday on Nov.28, an international day of giving that promotes philanthropy and generosity through the concerted efforts of individuals, communities and organizations, according to a release. The annual celebration,...
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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