Recreational facilities badly needed


Recreational facilities make healthy communities, and can improve health and justice, Quttiktuq MLA Levi Barnabas told the legislative assembly last Wednesday.

“The Throne Speech made no mention of the importance of recreational facilities in providing alternatives to minor criminal activity: mischief, minor crimes, drug experimentation and alcohol abuse,” Barnabas said.

“I can’t help but wonder why more of the focus isn’t on keeping people out of the health and justice system in the first place.”

Barnabas later made a strong case for a new arena to be built in Resolute Bay.

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