Yellowknife City Council earmarks Tin Can Hill as future Aurora campus

Yellowknife City Council has voted to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will earmark Tin Can Hill as the future Aurora College polytechnic university campus. The idea was pitched in a recent city council meeting. The MOU starts the land transfer process and enables staff to work on the project’s legislative steps. Cabin Radio says that the campus would initially use a twelfth of the Tin Can Hill area. Chamber of Commerce President Rob Warburton said that the location would be an act of reconciliation, as the institution’s land-based location would benefit Indigenous students coming from other areas in the Northwest Territories. CBC reports that some residents have expressed concerns about the decision-making process and the loss of greenspace, and that a petition against the development has received over 680 signatures. Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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