Aurora student residence becomes temporary warming centre site

April 24, 2020

An Aurora College student residence is the new temporary home of the Inuvik Emergency Warming Centre during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Warming Centre’s current building is not able to meet physical distancing requirements for its approximately 21 residents, so the move to the new building will allow residents to stay in the building during the night and the day, providing them with needed provisions so that they do not have go into town. With this move, “we can ensure these individuals have a safe place to be," explain David Maguire, a spokesperson for the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority. CBC (NT)