Sailing collective wants derelict houseboat hauled

The stubborn presence of an abandoned and half-sunken houseboat is drawing the ire of some members of a nearby sailing club who say the derelict dwelling is both an eyesore and an environmental hazard. “It’s just kind of embarrassing,” said Karen McLeod. “As a citizen here, it just appalls me that this was going to...
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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