Northern Repulse Bay Welcomes Governor General of Canada
The North West Company along with the staff from the Northern Store in Repulse Bay were proud to host a tour of the store for Governor General of Canada, David Johnston during his visit to Nunavut in August. Store Manager Colin Laidlaw had the honour to personally take His Excellency on a tour of Northern Repulse Bay highlighting the stores various operations. In addition to the tour, His Excellency was shown pictures of the store and how it has evolved over the years since it was first established as a fur trading post. The tour concluded with a visit to the old trading post which is still used as a warehouse.
Photo credit: Sgt Serge Gouin, Rideau Hall
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