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GNWT ripped by biz group for red tape The 2018 Red Tape Report Card reveals solid progress by several governments in the fight against excessive government regulation, needless paperwork, and redundant rules, stated a news release this week. However, the NWT is at the bottom of the class, receiving the most F grades out of any jurisdiction in Canada, for failing to...
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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