Four years after sexual assault on sleeping victim, Inuvik man gets two years, five months

A 39-year-old Inuvik man who sexually assaulted a sleeping victim during a house party more than four years ago was sentenced in NWT Supreme Court last week. Garrett Dick was handed a two year, five month sentence by Judge Shannon Smallwood Friday after the court heard sentencing submissions from Crown prosecutor Trevor Johnson and defence...
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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