Makerspace Yellowknife will soon have a headquarters for the crafting, building and repairing endeavours it promotes.
The non-profit landed almost $900,000 in funding through the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor) and the GNWT, NWT MP Michael McLeod announced last week.
Makerspace president Cat McGurk said the money will go towards programming, hiring and relocating from the group’s current tool bus to a larger and more permanent space.
The new “community hub” will have a “clean shop and a dirty shop,” McGurk said, in order to keep things like woodwork and 3D printing separate. The new building, like the tool bus, will host a public space for…