Literacy Council newcomers host Rockhill dinner

Recent newcomers to Yellowknife held a community dinner fundraiser for families impacted by the YWCA Rockhill fire. The event was held Saturday night at the William McDonald School gymnasium and involved Muslim women from the NWT Literacy Council’s new Community Connections for Newcomers program. The program, launched this year, helps new migrants to the community...
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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