News briefs – First NWT baby of 2018 born in Inuvik

Tara Edith Haogak-Green became the territory’s official New Year’s baby. Delivered at Inuvik Regional Hospital, Green was welcomed by Aklavik parents Jessica Haogak and Terrance Ruben Green Sr., of Paulatuk, at 8:26 p.m., New Year’s Day. Yellowknife’s first newcomer of 2018 arrived at 12:15 a.m. on Jan. 2. A baby, whose gender and other information wasn’t available by deadline, was born at...
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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