‘You guys are getting lies’: trustee lashes out at decision that will send JH Sissons students packing during rebuild

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The Yellowknife 1 Education District board of trustees has rubber stamped a territorial government recommendation to keep JH Sissons School at its current location even though that will mean students must be sent elsewhere during a two-year-long reconstruction period. The board’s approval didn’t come without angry pushback from Terry Brookes, the longest serving trustee on...
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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.