GNWT prepares to return local power to Norman Wells council

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As the 2018 municipal election nears, the GNWT department of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA) is set to return local power to the Town of Norman Wells. The Sahtu community of nearly 800 is one of the few municipalities in recent memory that have had its mayor and council dissolved by MACA. Since last November,...
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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) 766-8295 and editorial@nnsl.com.