News Briefs

News Briefs
Hope’s Haven, a 12-unit transitional home for youth between the ages of 16 and 24 - owned and operated by SideDoor Youth Ministries - opened its doors in Yellowknife on Sept. 24. The facility, the first of its kind in the territory will provide programs aimed at helping youth to transition to permanent housing and independence. It features a total of 10 emergency drop-in beds (including overflow), five two-room dormitories with one bed per room sharing a bathroom and one three-bedroom apartment. Photo: Michele Taylor.

Briefs include: Sudden death in Fort Liard, Gloomy haul for Yellowknife RCMP, and Yellowknife man charged with second degree, attempted murder.

Sudden death in Fort Liard
Police were alerted shortly before 9 a.m. on Saturday that a deceased female had been found near Riverview Road in Fort Liard. A cause of death has not yet been determined. Police had not released any other information before press deadline. Local RCP, the G Division Major Crimes Unit, and the Forensic Identification Unit, will be working with the Office of the Chief Coroner of the Northwest Territories as the investigation continues.

Gloomy haul for Yellowknife RCMP
Yellowknife RCMP arrested or issued warrants for 11 people after drug-related searches. On Oct. 1 police seized 28 grams of packaged marijuana, eight Oxycodone pills, unmarked prescription medications, trafficking paraphernalia and about $2,000 cash, plus 35 mickeys of vodka at a residence on 47th street. One man was arrested and warrants were issued for two others. Wrapping up Project Gloomier, which focused on drug trafficking in Yellowknife, another six people were arrested and warrants were issued for two others. During the month of September, significant quantities of crack cocaine, as well as Oxycodone, Fentanyl, marihuana, hash oil, Percocet pills, and anabolic steroids, were seized. More arrests and charges are expected.

Yellowknife man charged with second degree, attempted murder
RCMP announced the name of the man charged with murder in the double-stabbing in Yellowknife Sept. 28. One man was pronounced dead at hospital, a woman was transported to an Alberta hospital. Kevin Mantla, 36, was charged with second-degree murder, attempted murder and aggravated assault. The charges have not been proven in court.

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