Yellowknife Courthouse cells get makeover

Renovations to inmate cells at the Yellowknife Courthouse – the final stage in a multi-phase modernization project – began late last week. Rear cells within the 49 Street building will be “upgraded” in a bid to boost the security and safety of inmates and staff alike, stated Sue Glowach, a spokesperson for the GNWT Justice...
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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