Relief, reflection and calls for change as strike avoided

After the long looming threat of a strike was avoided over the weekend, a relieved Union of Northern Workers member is pushing for leadership change at the territory’s largest union, calling internal confusion, a lack of communication and the top brass’ inability to fairly represent its members “appalling.” “Todd Parsons is not representing me or...
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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