Second phase of Tin Can Hill environmental assessment begins


The second phase of an environmental assessment of Aurora College’s proposed site for a Yellowknife campus on Tin Can HIll is underway. The second phase will involve taking samples from the site; the results will inform the board of governors’ decision regarding keeping the proposed location. A Q&A provided by the Government of the Northwest Territories noted that “[i]f the risk assessment concludes that [NWT] and Aurora College should not pursue the Tin Can Hill site, both organizations will work with the City of Yellowknife to explore alternative site locations.” While results of the assessment are expected to be ready by the spring, some people are bringing up practical concerns regarding the location, including traffic jams and insufficient housing.