Young athletes deal with obstacles

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The ways in which illness and physical ailments shape life and sports activities are many. Not only do the ailments cause barriers to young athletes but the lack of specialists can cause further barriers to sporting lifestyles. Yellowknifer caught up with three young people who have been known in the city to be active in...
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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 editorial@nnsl.com.