Faced with warm weather, Yellowknife’s celebration on ice moves inland

Long John Jamboree to relocate to Fieldhouse parking lot

Yellowknife’s spring celebration on ice is moving inland. The Long John Jamboree, an end-of-winter festival that’s been held on Yellowknife Bay since its inception in 2012, will relocate to the Yellowknife Fieldhouse parking lot due to record-high temperatures, organizers announced Monday. “For the first time in eight years, the Long John Jamboree will be a...
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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.