Man warns renters after falling victim to alleged Facebook scam

  A Behchoko man says a Facebook-fueled rental scam that cost him thousands has robbed him of the chance to finally find a residence in Yellowknife. “It felt like I couldn’t do anything about it … like basically everything we had was taken away from us,” the man, who asked not to be named, told...
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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