Gjoa Haven tourism hopes may hinge on expanded Nattilik Heritage Centre

 By Tom Taylor  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The expansion of the Nattilik Heritage Centre in Gjoa Haven could be a boon for the community’s struggling tourism industry. Construction of the expanded heritage centre, which is being led by Yellowknife-based Northern Industrial Construction and Taylor Architecture Group, is expected to begin later this summer, and conclude in March 2025. The grand opening will most likely occur soon after that, when the weather warms up, according to project manager Campbell Cameron of Four Peaks Consulting Group. “Design of the building is effectively complete,” he said in early August. “Northern Industrial Construction are arriving in a little over a week, at which point they will start the civil construction.” The heritage centre expansion was initially expected to cost $6 million, but the price…

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