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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

No reports of injuries after plane lands in Cambridge Bay with failed engine

There are no reports of injuries after engine failure forced an aircraft to land in Cambridge Bay Wednesday night, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) tells Nunavut News. Gerrit Verneer, a TSB spokesperson based...

$1.25M claim filed against GNWT following barge cancellation

A Nunavut-based construction company impacted by last year’s barge cancellation has filed a $1.25 million claim against the Government of the Northwest Territories and its transportation service, citing damages as a result of negligence...