Two men charged in Yellowknife after alcohol sold to ‘vulnerable’ residents

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Two men are charged under the Northwest Territories Liquor Act after RCMP say they sold alcohol in downtown Yellowknife to vulnerable residents.

Police state in an email that through an investigation that began in November and ended last month, the NT RCMP General Investigation Section and Crime Reduction Unit charged the individuals.

“This is not a victimless crime. Yellowknife RCMP is committed to make our community safer and we are being proactive in stopping this kind of activity” states Staff Sergeant Yannick Hamel, Operations Manager of Yellowknife RCMP.

A 41-year-old man, and a 38-year-old man are to appear in court on March 3.

Their names have not been released.

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John McFadden
John has been in the broadcast journalism industry since the 1980s. He has been a reporter in Yellowknife since 2012 and joined CKLB in January of 2018. John covers the crime and court beat as well as reporting on other areas including politics, business, entertainment and sports. He won seven national community newspaper awards while he was a journalist with Northern News Services Limited (NNSL). John worked in Ontario before coming North including stints as a TV sportscaster in Peterborough and senior news writer for CBC and CTV in downtown Toronto.