Remote communities receive 250 packages over the holidays

The Yellowknife Salvation Army traded in a sleigh for a plane when the non-profit played Santa Claus over the holidays, handing out food and gifts to remote communities in need. Sally Ann’s long-running Christmas Fly Out Hampers initiative – operating under the Salvation Army’s Alberta and Northern Territories Division – sees donation-stuffed hampers delivered throughout the territory, within a 500-kilometre radius of Yellowknife. This year, the annual fly-out saw 250 hampers filled...
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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