COURT BRIEFS: Man pleads guilty to trafficking four years after arrest

William Simpson, 56, pleaded guilty Monday to possessing for the purpose of trafficking cocaine and marijuana. The charges, and subsequent convictions following his guilty pleas, stem from William’s arrest more than four years ago. In February of 2014, media reported fire crews were called to Simpson’s downtown apartment unit, where they found a large quantity...
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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