COURT BRIEFS: ‘These are lies,’ man on trial for string of alleged assaults testifies

A 40-year-old man on trial for a string of assaults took the stand Wednesday to emphatically deny allegations leveled against him by his ex-girlfriend. The man, who isn’t being named to protect the identity of the woman, is accused of committing numerous violent acts – including assault, sexual assault and uttering threats – against his...
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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