Man sentenced to seven months for campground assault

A Yellowknife man who sent another man to an Edmonton hospital with serious injuries following an assault at a campground last summer was given a seven month sentence Wednesday. Brandon Baxandall, 25, was handed the sentence by Chief judge Christine Gagnon in NWT territorial court after being convicted on one count of assault causing bodily...
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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