Yellowknifers weigh in on new parking app

Launched in early January, the city’s new pay-by-phone parking app is being touted as a quick and easy alternative that saves time and, through ticket avoidance, money. But with a tied-in surcharge and limited top-up options, some people say the cent-less option doesn’t make much sense. “I don’t feel it’s necessary,” said Linda, a city...
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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