Not even a year into operation, Tuktoyaktuk’s maker space is getting an $83,450 boost from the federal government.
Northwest Territories MP Michael McLeod made the announcement May 21 on behalf of Infrastructure and Communities Minister Catherine McKenna.
Already providing users with vinyl cutting, laser engraving and pyrography (burning images into wood) equipment, but with the additional cash intends to expand with the purchase of sublimation equipment and a few 3D printers. The maker space can be used for personal and commercial purposes, with members selling their creations online. The space opened in January.
“Communities know best what kind of projects would have the greatest impact for their residents and local economies as they respond to the unique challenges presented by COVID-19,” said McLeod. “That’s why it’s great to see this maker space supported in…