Two males arrested after police deploy Taser: RCMP

Altercation and ongoing incident reported in downtown core, Saturday

Police deployed a Taser device while arresting two males Saturday afternoon after RCMP responded to “altercation” on a downtown vacant lot across from Centre Square Mall. The incident occurred on 50 Street between 51 and 50 Avenue at around 3 p.m., states a news release from the RCMP. According to police, both Yellowknife RCMP and Yellowknife...
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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