Mounties mount safety blitz over Labour Day long weekend

Camping, cottages and out of town travel are synonymous with summer long weekends. So, too, are the heightened risks that come with increased traffic and excessive drinking. The sobering consequences of impaired driving are well known by law enforcement, which has long kept a close eye on roadways over holiday weekends. In Yellowknife over the...
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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