Baker Lake to vote on reinstating alcohol restrictions
Residents will be asked whether to bring back an alcohol education committee, abolished in 2018
Baker Lake residents will vote April 26 on whether to reinstate the community’s alcohol education committee.
The hamlet abolished the committee three years ago, in a 2018 referendum.
The committee used to set limits on the amount of liquor people can order and how often. It also had a role in promoting alcohol awareness and education.
Currently, Baker Lake has no alcohol restrictions beyond the general liquor laws of Nunavut.
Across the territory, there are six communities that prohibit alcohol, 12 communities that restrict alcohol with committees and seven unrestricted communities.
The vote will be held April 26 at Baker Lake’s community hall from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
An advance vote will be held on April 19 at the Jessie Oonark centre from noon to 7 p.m.
Elections Nunavut requires a 60 per cent result in favour to change the liquor regulations in any community.