Jimmy Erasmus Elder’s Home is opening today

Behchoko - Courtesy of NWT Bureau of Statistics

After eight years of planning and construction, Behchoko will officially open the doors to the Jimmy Erasmus Elder’s Home today.

Chief Clifford Daniels tells CKLB the Grand Opening ceremony is open to the public and gets underway at 2:00pm.

There is already a long waiting list for the 18 long term care rooms.

The 14.2 million dollar facility will serve the needs of the four Tlicho communities, and territory.

About the Author

Josh Campbell
Josh Campbell has returned to the CKLB News Team. He worked as a sports writer in New Brunswick, prior to graduating from Loyalist College in Mohawk Territory near Belleville, Ontario. Between journalistic duties in the NWT and Yukon, Campbell was a speechwriter for former NWT MP Dennis Bevington, and Sahtu MLA Norman Yakeleya.

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