Mild and damp summer douses fire threat

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As the dog days of summer come to an end, another season has passed without the serious threat of a forest fire. The city had record rainfall levels between May and August, particularly in June, which was the wettest on record in 76 years. July followed with the third most amount of rainfall ever. 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.