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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Giant bomber day parole extended

The Parole Board of Canada granted a six month day-parole extension to Roger Warren, convicted of the 1992 bombing at Giant Mine that killed nine.

He's been serving a life sentence since 1995. In 2014, he was granted day parole and in December he was allowed to move to a private home placement. His conditions include not to possess or consume alcohol and not to contact family members of the victims.

- Shane Magee

Fisher fined

A 62-year-old Behchoko man who caught fish and sold it to two Old Town businessmen has pleaded guilty and was sentenced Friday to a fine of $500 for selling fish without the proper licence.

Narcisse Chocolate was charged under the Fisheries Act.

Territorial court Judge Christine Gagnon was told Chocolate believed the licence he had was sufficient for selling the fish.

He sold the fish to Bud Weaver and Sam Bullock.

Bullock and Weaver pleaded guilty and were each fined $1,000. The judge ordered the fish, which was seized in 2015, to be forfeited.

- Shane Magee

Arrests after SUV found in sandpits

Two men were arrested Friday in the sandpits off Highway 3 at about 10:47 p.m. after police on patrol located what was described as a stolen SUV, according to a RCMP news release.

The occupants of the vehicle fled and police later arrested them with the help of the canine unit. No one was injured and police state the investigation is ongoing.

No names, ages or community of residence for the two were released by police and it wasn't clear if charges would be laid.

- Shane Magee

Highway 4 reopens

The Ingraham Trail reopened to regular traffic on Saturday after closing July 14 at kilometre marker 49 due to a forest fire along the highway, according to the Department of Transportation.

The fire that closed the road continues to be fought along its southwest edge, according to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. It had affected an estimated 7.62 square kilometres as of Tuesday afternoon.

The fire danger yesterday in the Yellowknife area returned to an extreme level.

- Shane Magee


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