Clyde River builds home for elders


Four elders in Clyde River will get brand new homes when a senior’s residence is completed next year.

The project is “an excellent example of a community-driven initiative, supported by government that has both immediate and long-term benefits for local people,” Peter Kilabuk, minister responsible for the Housing Corporation, said in the legislative assembly last week.

The Clyde River Housing Corporation will manage the locally-designed project, working with the hamlet, the housing association, two local construction companies, several local businesses and many community members.

Six trainees will work with Inuit construction companies to learn carpentry, mechanical, electrical and project management skills.

Four elders will occupy four apartment units adjoining a common area.

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