Man awaits fate after campground assault

A Yellowknife man who seriously injured another man at a territorial park last summer appeared in NWT territorial court for a sentencing hearing Monday. Brandon Baxandall, 25, previously pleaded not guilty to two charges – assault and assault causing bodily harm – stemming from a physical altercation that took place at Fred Henne Territorial Park...
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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