Man charged in theft of firearms, handgun recovered

A Yellowknife man has been charged in connection with the Thanksgiving weekend theft of firearms and ammunition from a city home. Toufic Chamas, 23, was arrested on Oct. 19 after Yellowknife RCMP recovered a handgun and ammunition from his vehicle during a traffic stop, stated a news release issued by Mounties Monday. The handgun, police...
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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