Three charged after week of violence on 50 Street

An aerial view of Yellowknife's 50 Street
An aerial view of Yellowknife's 50 Street.

RCMP say three people face charges following two high-profile violent incidents on Yellowknife’s downtown 50 Street.

Two men face a range of charges after “an altercation” which ended in police using a Taser to subdue one man on Saturday.

Another man has been charged over a separate incident on the street which left two people injured last Tuesday. One witness described her certainty an Indigenous woman had been “assaulted, badly” at the time.

Bruce Richardson, 60, faces two assault-related charges over Tuesday’s incident.



Tristan Mercredi, 19, and 24-year-old Bryce Burles are charged over Saturday’s events on the street.

Mercredi is charged with assault, resisting arrest, and a probation breach. Burles is charged with disturbance, assault, assault with a weapon, and uttering threats.

Violence on 50 Street has come under increased scrutiny in recent weeks. Neighbours of the street’s day shelter have publicly complained about the impact of assaults, threats, and property damage on their lives, and have begun publishing security camera footage of several such incidents.