Children demonstrate for climate future

Awareness needed to reduce fossil fuels, support green energy, activists say

More than a dozen young children took part in a climate justice demonstration at the NWT legislative assembly, Friday. The gathering was part of a local effort to support the Fridays for Future movement, started by Swedish teen environmental activist Greta Thunberg. The movement involves school strikes by students to advocate for climate justice with...
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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