JUSTICE BRIEFS: Huge jury pool left drained

Hundreds of residents packed Yellowknife’s Chateau Nova hotel Monday for a jury selection that never happened. The selection process, which drew a huge jury pool for an upcoming drug trial, saw would-be jurors filter into a large banquet hall – only to be told they’d have to do it all over again tomorrow. The selection...
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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.