Iqaluit voters weigh in on off-site beer sales

Monday's plebiscite to decide whether to allow a brewery to sell customers up to 12 cans of beer a day for off-premises consumption

The Cadet Hall in Iqaluit opens its doors for a plebiscite on Monday to consider whether Iqaluit’s brewery should be allowed to sell beer for consumption off its premises. The maximum amount allowed per day would be 12 cans of beer. Currently, off-site alcohol sales from an establishment with a brewery pub license is not allowed under Nunavut law. For that to change, at least 60 per cent of voters would have to vote yes. Polls close at 7 p.m. (Photo by David Lochead)


Halloween coming soon in Iqaluit

Iqaluit residents deck their home out in decorations

Lorna Kalluk and her daughter, Cassandra Palluq, decorate the front of their house at the entrance to Happy Valley for Halloween on Wednesday morning. The decorations are borrowed from a friend, Mike Murphy, and the pair have a lot to put up. “This is just the beginning,” Kalluk said with a laugh. She said last year, the decorations scared some of the kids who came trick-or-treating at their house, so Kalluk and Palluq are trying to make one side a little more approachable this year. “We want the kids to be happy and smiling,” Kalluk said. (Photo by David Venn)