Federal beer tax hike can take a hike, bar owner says

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A Yellowknife bar owner says a looming spike in a federal beer tax will force alcohol-serving businesses to hike their prices, hurting consumers in the long run. “The way these taxes are designed, it’s always going to get passed on to the customer,” said Bob Stewart, owner of downtown’s the Kilt and Castle Pub. The...
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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.