Yellowknife man who flew drone dangerously sentenced

A Yellowknife man who pleaded guilty to operating an aircraft – a drone – dangerously was sentenced to time served plus a $3,000 fine Thursday. Toufic Chamas, 23, was convicted on Oct. 12 for the offence – the first time the use of a drone has been criminalized under the Criminal Code in Canada. In...
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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