Snowbirds no longer flocking out of Yellowknife, statistics suggest

Of the many conversations Yellowknifer had with seniors ahead of Wednesday’s special edition, one topic kept coming up: shifting trends for migrating seniors. “You went up North to make money so you could afford to retire in a place where the environment was something you were more used to, where family and friends were,” said...
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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