NEWS BRIEFS: Man gets six months in jail for string of offences

A string of offences, including an assault involving a fork, have landed a Yellowknife man behind bars following a sentencing hearing in NWT territorial court Wednesday. Chief judge Christine Gagnon sentenced the 58-year-old man, who is not being named to protect the identity of his victim, to 60 days in jail for an assault on...
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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