‘I don’t want him to issue another flashing ‘Purple Alert’ or something’: federal minister to premier

The “Red Alert” Premier Bob McLeod issued late last year was downgraded this week after the new federal minister responsible for northern development dropped into the legislative assembly.Dominic LeBlanc, federal minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Northern Development and Internal Trade met with McLeod to discuss priorities of the North to be taken cabinet. The meeting was...
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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.