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More folks lace up for Walk to Tuk The 2018 Walk to Tuk will see an 19 per cent increase in participants over last year, say organizers. More than 4,380 people on 324 teams from 30 communities had registered for the popular physical activity challenge, as of closing deadline Monday. Walk to Tuk is the largest and longest physical activity event in...
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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