New ‘X’ gender available on NWT driver’s licences

Territory residents now have the option of listing “X” in place of male and female distinctions on driver’s licences and identification cards. The change has been rolled out in a bid to ensure services provided by the territorial government are inclusive and respectful of transgender, two-spirit, inter-sex and non-binary Northwest Territories residents, a release from...
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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