A new municipal services building in Watson Lake will house the town’s fire hall, public works department and training facility.
Members of the public and government officials took a tour of the 1,400-square-metre building on Saturday during an open house. The Yukon government worked with the Town of Watson Lake to address their specific needs for the space, which was designed to replace the old town-owned public works building and a building that the town had rented as the fire hall since 1997.
Located behind the Northern Lights Centre, the facility contains four bays to house all fire-related vehicles, four heated bays for public works equipment, common meeting rooms and shared training areas.
The Government of Canada invested $7.5 million in the project through the Small Communities Fund (SCF), with the Yukon government contributing $2.5 million.