Franklin rebuild on schedule despite record rains, says city

Construction along Franklin Avenue is on schedule despite recent record rainfalls, says the city. “Despite the rain we are on track with the Franklin construction,” stated communications and economic development officer Stephanie Vandeputte in an email Wednesday. From detours to bumpy, pothole-filled rides, the NWT Construction Ltd-led project, which broke ground in late May, has...
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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