Fresh fiddlers find their rhythm

Did you know the only thing that differentiates a fiddle from a violin is the style of music that’s traditionally played on both instruments? You do now, and so do dozens of Yellowknifers – young and old – who, along with learning that fact, picked up some basic fiddling skills at an Aurora Fiddle Society-hosted beginner’s...
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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