‘Sending us to war with toothpicks,’ Frustration, confusion from Local 1 members as strike talks continue

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Frustration, anxiety and uncertainty. Emotions spilled out of a packed UNW building in Yellowknife Saturday afternoon – the venue for a Local 1 union meeting – after dozens of the hundreds of members who showed up were turned away after capacity was reached. “It doesn’t seem like they want to hear from us at all,”...
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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.