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Police investigate damage at Yellowknife’s Fraser Tower

Damage to the entryway doors at the Fraser Tower
Damage to the entryway doors at Yellowknife's Fraser Tower on August 30, 2019. Photo: Submitted

RCMP say they are investigating reports of overnight damage to property and vehicles at Yellowknife’s Fraser Tower.

Residents of the building, on 52 Street, woke to find notices warning them of smashed glass both inside the property and in its entryway.

At least one vehicle parked next to the building had broken windows.

Two residents contacted by Cabin Radio said staff had reported an individual attacking property with weights taken from the Fraser Tower’s gym.



Midwest, the company managing the building, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

In a short statement to Cabin Radio, RCMP said Yellowknife officers “responded to a call for service just after midnight” at Fraser Tower.

“Upon attendance, RCMP found a suspect that allegedly caused damage to the building and vehicles in the area. RCMP are investigating,” the statement read.

It wasn’t clear if the suspect mentioned had been apprehended by police, who said they were not able to immediately clarify.



Until last summer, the tower was a hotel known as the Coast Fraser Tower. Midwest subsequently took over and transformed the 14-storey building into apartments.

Damage to interior doors at the Fraser Tower. Photo: Submitted

Glass shards lie beyond the door to the Fraser Tower’s fitness room. Photo: Submitted

A vehicle with smashed windows outside Yellowknife’s Fraser Tower. Photo: Submitted