COURT BRIEFS: Jail time for repeat Reddi Mart disturber

A Yellowknife man who trashed the inside of the downtown Reddi Mart received a 90-day jail sentence for the angry outburst, and a pair of other offences, in territorial court Wednesday. Michael Abel, 51, pleaded guilty to two counts of mischief and breaching a recognizance in relation to a trio of separate incidents spanning the...
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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