Youth charged after replica gun seized near Yellowknife Public Library

A 16-year-old male faces charges after RCMP responded to a report of a person carrying a firearm near the Yellowknife Public Library on Tuesday. Mounties arrested the youth, who can’t be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, and retrieved a replica handgun near the scene, stated police in a news release. The youth was...
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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