$6.5 million earmarked for NAC residence, daycare

October 30, 2012

Nunavut Arctic College's Kitikmeot campus in Cambridge Bay is slated for a new facility -- a $6.5 million residence and daycare centre. The minister responsible for the college says the new building will support the development of a future mine training centre. The minister says the building "also provides us with great opportunities to build relationships with the Canadian High Arctic Research Station," which is due to open in 2017. The station's development team has suggested the new residence could double as short-term housing for visiting researchers at the station, but MLAs have said they had been assured that residences would be allocated to students. MLAs have wondered why the residence and the centre were not considered as 2 separate projects. A NAC official says if or when the mine training centre is built, it would share the NAC campus. Nunatsiaq News