Court briefs

Family grieves for Karen Lafferty A Yellowknife woman killed in a drunk driving accident on May Long weekend was remembered as kind and ambitious during a sentencing hearing Friday for Joshua Moore, the man convicted in her death. Family members of Karen Lafferty – who was 30 years old when the car she was in, driven by Moore, crashed into a pond near...
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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