NWT ranked second last in justice system report card

“Shockingly high” crime rates continue to plague the territories, the publishers of an annual criminal justice system report card that hands NWT a “C” grade say. The report, released Monday by independent think tank the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, assesses the strengths and weaknesses of the criminal justice system in every province and territory in the country,...
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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.