Lack of options fuels frustration

With the holidays fast approaching, limited postal options – combined with a spike in e- commerce deliveries – are fuelling frustrations and long lineups for some customers. “It’s the same every Christmas,” said Petter Jacobsen, standing in a bustling Shoppers Drug Mart aisle Wednesday afternoon. Jacobsen, a city resident who only sends and receives packages through Canada Post during the holidays, said he spent...
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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