Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Police probe car thefts in Niven Lake area
Yellowknife RCMP is investigating a rash of vehicle break-ins and thefts in the Niven Lake area on Thursday night.
According to an RCMP news release, police received reports of multiple vehicles being broken into overnight and valuables stolen. Police do not say how many vehicles were broken into or exactly what was stolen.
They are warning all residents to lock vehicles and do not leave valuables in vehicles.
Police also advise people to park in well lit areas and report any suspicious activity.
- John McFadden
Talks to 'resolve' murder case underway
A lawyer representing a man charged with murder and attempted murder after a violent incident in September last year suggested in court Tuesday there may soon be a development in the case.
Kevin Mantla was charged following the death of Elvis Lafferty and injury of a woman Sept. 28.
Defence lawyer Jay Bran said in territorial court yesterday afternoon he and the Crown prosecutor have been "in discussions to resolve" the case. That's language typically used to indicate a plea deal.
- Shane Magee
Foxy fosters music skills
FOXY, or Fostering Open eXpression among Youth, is working with professional musicians, producers and young participants of its program as part of a music recording project.
According to a recent FOXY news release, the project includes five original songs that were written and taught by FOXY peer leaders and professional recording artist, Veronica Johnny.
Songs from the project will be recorded with Spirit Walkers Productions this week in Yellowknife.
- Robin Grant
Juried art show coming
The City of Yellowknife Heritage Committee and Yellowknife Artist Run Community Centre are inviting local artists to submit proposals for an upcoming art show.
According to a City of Yellowknife news release, a jury of representatives will review the proposals and the selected projects will be displayed in an art show from Nov. 14 to 19.
The event this year will showcase Yellowknife's multi-faceted history through music and theatre performances, the news release states.
- Robin Grant