Public disturbance calls, prisoner rates down for month of January

The number of service calls made to RCMP for public disturbances last month decreased by over 20 per cent from January 2017. But those types of calls – which include public intoxication – still made up over a quarter of all calls. Of the 700 calls fielded by Yellowknife RCMP during the first month of...
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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