Nunavut liquor board finds Snack, Elks Lodge in breach of Liquor Act

Snack to pay $2,000 fine; board will hold another hearing to determine Elks Club penalty

In recent hearings, the Nunavut Liquor Licensing Board has found that two licensed premises in Iqaluit have breached the Nunavut Liquor Act. In a hearing held on June 27, The Snack restaurant admitted, through an agreed statement of facts, to one count of breaching the act, for allowing an intoxicated person to remain on their…

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Cape Dorset hunters pull in a walrus the group harvested just outside the Baffin community July 14. Four walruses were spotted Sunday morning feeding on clams in the shallow end of the bay, and as the tide rose later in the day, a number of hunting parties went out to find them. Over 200 people helped to harvest three walruses, whose meat was shared among community members. (Photo by Claude Constantineau)

A dancing walrus from Cape Dorset

This dancing walrus by Matthew Oshutsiaq from Cape Dorset was one of the carvings up for sale at Makigiarvik Correctional Centre in Iqaluit on July 12. Oshutisaq is one of many inmates who take part in Makigiarvik’s carving program. The centre holds a craft sale every Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. where its inmates’ artwork, along with work from the Nunavut Women’s Correctional Centre, is displayed in a glass case and available for purchase. The artists keep 80 per cent of the profits, while 20 per cent is put back into the program to buy soapstone and other materials. (Photo by Emma Tranter)

Rankin Inlet’s post office reopens

The Canada Post office in Rankin Inlet re-opened to customers Tuesday, after the facility closed temporarily last week due to staffing shortages. The hiring process for a local employee is ongoing, Canada Post said July 17. (File photo)

Nunavik recovery centre refreshes its look

The Nunavik-based Isuarsivik Regional Recovery Centre team poses with its newly redesigned logo. The image of the pussy willow—considered among the most resilient plants in the Arctic, able to withstand harsh weather—was first designed in the 1990s by Kuujjuaq artist Alec Gordon. Gordon helped refresh the image this year, as Isuarsivik kick starts construction of its new Kuujjuaq-based recovery centre, set to open in 2021. (Photo courtesy of Isuarsivik)

Cape Dorset grad receives scholarship

Saizula Pootoogook hands over the 2019 Kananginak Pootoogook scholarship to recipient Miazie Joanasie in Cape Dorset last month. The award, named for the late, great Inuk artist and founding member of the West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative, is given to a Cape Dorset high school graduate each year who has shown outstanding achievement and leadership at school. Joanasie graduated from Peter Pitseolak high school in June. She is the ninth recipient of the scholarship. (Photo courtesy of WBEC)

Iqaluit Girl Guides raise funds for camping trip

Members of the Iqaluit Girl Guides sell 50/50 tickets, cups of caribou stew, loonie/toonie items and more at the RBC building on Friday, July 12. Money raised goes to supporting their participation in a week-long Girl Guides of Canada camping trip in Doe Lake, Ont. in August. (Photo by Emma Tranter)

Tea break in the Kivalliq

Jackie Nakoolak and Michelle Kaludjak take a break from fishing, at a spot between Whale Cove and Rankin Inlet in early June. (Photo by Noel Kaludjak)