Pair found safe on shore after boat capsizes on Prosperous Lake near Yellowknife

Two boaters whose vessel capsized on Prosperous Lake have been found safe and unharmed after spending a night on shore. On Monday at approximately 8:20 a.m., Yellowknife RCMP were notified of the overdue boaters, who were expected to return Sunday night, stated a news release Monday afternoon. The pair had no way of communicating 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