Sixth annual YK Grand Prix kicks into gear

Young Yellowknifers brought their soapboxes – and need for speed – to the sixth annual YK Grand Prix Saturday morning.  From the super hero-inspired to the aerodynamic-attentive, 35 colourful soapboxes and their wee drivers took to the top of the hill on School Draw Avenue –vying for a chance to crowned this year’s winner. The yearly event, hosted...
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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