Woman arrested in Yellowknife courthouse

A woman who supported accused firearm thief Toufic Chamas during a bail hearing last week was arrested by RCMP before leaving the Yellowknife courthouse, a witness told Yellowknifer. Chamas, 23, was granted bail by Justice of the Peace Ian McCrae on Nov. 7. A court-ordered ban prevents the publication of McCrae’s reasoning for the release,...
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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 editorial@nnsl.com.