Kugluktuk opts for alcohol restrictions in low-turnout vote

38 per cent plebiscite turnout 'considerably lower' than usual for hamlet, says elections officer

Despite a lower than usual turnout by voters, Shannon Case is celebrating after learning her hometown of Kugluktuk will once again restrict access to alcohol. “We made the change and I am so excited and so happy. I can cry,” said Case, who started the petition that prompted Monday’s plebiscite in the hamlet of 1,400...

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Rangers at the ready

Canadian Army in Kuujjuaq spend part of Sunday afternoon preparing to be a part of Gov. Gen. Mary Simon’s tour of Nunavik. The Rangers are going to be present throughout Simon’s travel’s this week, performing their duties as honour guards in the four communities she’s visiting. Simon, who is the first Indigenous person so serve as commander-in-chief of the Canadian Armed Forces, is scheduled to present an Order of Military Merit on Wednesday to a Ranger from Kangiqsujjuaq. Simon’s Nunavik visit begins Monday in Kujjuaq. (Photo by Jeff Pelletier)