Trustee incumbents show strong finish at both Yk school boards

Both school boards in the city will see minimal changes to the names on trustee name plates following Monday’s election.   Longtime trustee Terry Brookes will enter his ninth term after leading other candidates in the Yk 1 Education District election with 926 votes. Incumbent Allan Shortt and newcomer Ozgur Oner were squeezed out, while...
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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