Yellowknife News

Behchoko RMCP search warrant results in arrests and drug seizures

February 19, 2018 - Behchoko

A search warrant executed during the week of February 12th in Behchoko resulted in 4 arrests, according to the RCMP.

An investigation into drug trafficking in the area led to the search warrant, which led Behchoko RCMP to the finding and seizure of “cash, cannabis-marihuana, crack, cocaine and drug trafficking paraphernalia.”

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‘Knew what he was doing:’ Crown, defence make arguments in Mantla murder trial

February 16, 2018 - Yellowknife

A jealous and jilted Kevin Mantla flew from Gameti to Yellowknife on Sept. 27, 2015 for one reason – to kill his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend in a “focused” and planned attack, the Crown argued in NWT Supreme Court Thursday.

“This guy knew what he was doing from start to finish,” said Crown prosecutor Blair McPherson.

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Sissons students could be dispersed until new school built

February 16, 2018 - Yellowknife

Approximately 360-to-370 french-immersion students at a Yellowknife Education District No. 1 school may be dispersed throughout the school district when it comes time to rebuild in 2020.

One of two options presented by superintendent Metro Huculak and Yk1 board members earlier this week calls for 16 classrooms at J.H. Sissons School to be moved to other surrounding Yk1 schools, adding teachers and custodial workers will not lose their job if students are moved.

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A loonie saved is a penny earned

February 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

A penny saved is a penny earned. I love that wise old adage and I think it is a motto that should be put on the entrance of all government buildings whether they be city, band, territorial or federal. I would add under it, “You are entrusted with the people’s money, so spend it wisely and let there be a curse upon all who waste it or give it away needlessly or unjustly.”

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‘There is pain everyday in the legal system’

February 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

When Gerald Stanley walked out of a Saskatchewan courthouse last week a free man, acquitted in the shooting death of 22-year-old Colten Boushie, the justice system itself was placed on trial in the court of public opinion.

The fallout spilled onto the streets of downtown Yellowknife last Saturday during a rally, as cries of “justice for Colten” were joined by a chorus of calls for answers, reconciliation – and change. Jonathan Park, a defence lawyer left “furious” by the verdict, was one of those voices.

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City turns security cameras back on after month of policy development

February 14, 2018 - Yellowknife

Security cameras in the city are beginning to be turned back on, after a new policy was developed and put in place February 12.

Cameras were deactivated in January following accusations that Doug Gillard, the head of the Municipal Enforcement Division, used the cameras to look at women.

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