De Beers in as long-term sponsor for Long John Jamboree

De Beers Canada has committed $150,000 over the next five years to support the Long John Jamboree’s Inspired Ice Championship. The long-term sponsorship agreement will see the festival receive about $30,000 a year from the mining group. “Make no mistake, this is a big deal,” Jamboree Vice President Garett Cochrane said Monday during a press...
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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