Sod-Turning Ceremony Launches Goose Bay Town Centre Development
Construction has commenced on a major commercial and residential development in the Labrador community of Happy Valley – Goose Bay.
The entire project, dubbed Goose Bay Town Centre will eventually include commercial and residential development, including restaurants, grocery stores, entertainment venues, boutiques as well as future hotels, apartment buildings, multi and single family housing and a senior’s complex.
The Goose Bay Town Centre is one of the largest land developments witnessed in Goose Bay and in the whole Labrador region.
The official sod-turning ceremony was held Wednesday morning with Mayor Leo Abbass and members of the Happy Valley – Goose Bay Town Council in attendance. Mayor Abbass suggested “Goose Bay Town Center has been in the making for more than two years and I support this vision, this project clearly sits in the middle of town and we look forward to all the benefits it will bring to the town and residents of Goose bay and region. This development has taken a great deal of effort on part of our staff and council and we are here today to celebrate the commencement of the largest development of its kind in Labrador. “
The ceremony was highlighted by comments from Lyman Langille, President of Goose Bay Capital Corporation (GBCC), the developer on the project. The importance of a master planned approach to this development was emphasized by Mr. Langille describing the process as key to the future success both for Happy Valley – Goose Bay and the region. Langille also stated “this is an historic day, a celebration of things to come and from this day forward residents of the region will begin to realize that Goose Bay Town Centre is real and a quality development all residents will be proud of.
Mr. Langille emphasized the importance of partnerships and used the event as an opportunity to announce a strategic relationship with the Nunatsiavut Group of Companies (NGC). He was joined in the ceremony by Jim Igloliorte a Board Designate of NGC. In referencing the newly signed partnership Mr. Igloliorte stated “the Goose Bay Town Centre project is an excellent opportunity for the Nunatsiavut Group of Companies and the Nunatsiavut Government beneficiaries. The Nunatsiavut Group of Companies is thrilled to be a significant investor in Goose Bay Capital Corporation and is pleased that this iconic land development project will provide for commercial and residential housing to meet the future demands of Labrador”.
In closing, Mr. Langille indicated that construction of the initial buildings will commence the summer of 2013. Mr. Langille re-iterated that Goose Bay Town Centre is open for business.
Individuals Included in the attached Photo Include (from left to right):
Bill Fleming (Goose Bay Capital Corp)
James Thorbourne(Nunatsavut Group of Companies ( NGC)
Tim McNeill (Deputy Minister Education and Economic Development, NG)
Chris Webb (NGC)
Patricia Kemuksigak, Minister of Health and Social Development , NunatsaG
Lyman Langille (Goose Bay Capital Corp)
Gary Mitchell,Minister of Education and Economic Development ,NG
Max Winters, Chair of NunaKatiget Inuit Community Corporation
Jim Igloliorte, Director, NGC
Leo Abbass (Mayor HVGB)
John Atkins September 20th, 2012
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