RCMP unit dedicated to missing, murdered people in GNWT budget

Unresolved cases of missing and murdered people dating back to 1985 could be getting a closer look following the proposed establishment of a RCMP historical case unit. With the release of the GNWT 2018 budget on Feb. 8, Finance Minister Robert C. McLeod announced $304,000 has been earmarked to form a unit comprised of two...
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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.