Rockhill fire investigators face ‘difficult’ task

With few clues left behind, determining the cause of the devastating Rockhill Apartments fire will be challenging for investigators, says the territory’s fire marshal. “As a result of the fire and the subsequent firefighting operations, very little could be drawn from the physical scene,” NWT Fire Marshal Chucker Dewar told Yellowknifer Wednesday. “This is going...
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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