Copperhouse consultant clarifies fired chef’s status

A controversial dismissal of a migrant employee at Copperhouse Eatery and Lounge has caused some confusion about how immigration papers are processed and what are the best avenues for protecting newcomers with appropriate status. Liang Chen, a partner with the restaurant, is one of the few federally-registered immigration consultants in the NWT. He often provides...
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Simon Whitehouse
Simon Whitehouse came to Yellowknife to work with Northern News Services in 2011. He came from Prince Edward County, Ont., and obtained his journalism education at Algonquin College and the University of Ottawa. Working in Yellowknife, he covers education-based stories and general news but has also taken other beats in the past, including city hall and entertainment. He is a champion of the printed word and the importance of newspapers. As a board member of the United Way NWT and Rotary True North, he believes in the importance of civic engagement and community building. He spends his spare time with his boxer Sharona. Simon can be reached at (867) 766-8307 and