Students trade pencils for chisels in De Beers ice carving workshop

High school students from St. Patrick’s and Sir John Franklin put down their pencils and picked up chisels and saws Friday morning, partaking in an ice carving workshop led by Yellowknife carver Terry Pamplin and hosted by De Beers Canada and the Long John Jamboree. The event, dubbed the De Beers Inspired Ice Student Showcase,...
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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