No ‘magic’ fix for family poverty

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When Dianne Miller thinks back to the darkest days of her life eight years ago, she remembers the cold. “It was a bitter winter,” she said flatly. Leaving the hospital after becoming seriously ill, Miller, her husband and their five-year-old son Alex returned home to find their rental trailer uninhabitable – frozen solid with burst pipes. Her family had nowhere to go. They had...
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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 editorial@nnsl.com.