Yellowknife man charged in firearms theft appears in court

A Yellowknife man facing a slew of charges in connection with the Thanksgiving weekend theft of firearms and ammunition from a city home made a brief court appearance Wednesday. Twenty-three-year-old Toufic Chamas, sitting in a prisoner’s booth, listened as Justice of the Peace Adelle Guigon outlined more than a dozen charges leveled against him. Chamas...
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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