Early morning vehicle fire investigated as arson

A “suspicious” vehicle fire that broke out early Thursday morning is being investigated as arson, say Yellowknife RCMP. Mounties responded to a report of a vehicle on fire on the 800 block of the city’s Bigelow Crescent, states a news release issued Thursday. Responding officers located an “extensively” damaged white Ford Edge SUV. Nearby, police...
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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 editorial@nnsl.com.