Report of assault in front of Sobering Centre shuts down street

Two people were carried into a pair of ambulances late Tuesday afternoon after a report of an assault in front of the Sobering Centre/Day Shelter that prompted a large-scale police and MED response. Three RCMP vehicles, a Yellowknife fire department vehicle and two MED SUVs descended on 50 Street just after 4:30 p.m., where paramedics...
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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