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NEWS: Nunavut February 20, 2014 - 3:41 pm

Photo: Three Nunavut communities vote in Feb. 24 alcohol plebiscite

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Kugluktuk high school student Savanah Egotak made it clear how she feels about potential changes to the way Kugluktuk allows alcohol in, as part of a Feb. 20 march she and another 30 students took part in. Today, Feb. 24, Kugluktuk and two other Nunavut communities - Arviat and Chesterfield Inlet - are hosting plebiscites to ask residents if they want to loosen restrictions on bringing in alcohol. Currently, Kugluktuk has an alcohol education committee in place that approves requests from resident to purchase alcohol - and many young people in the community hope it will stay that way. Polls are open in Kugluktuk, Arviat and Chesterfield until 7:00 p.m. local time. (PHOTO BY JESSE AJAYI)
Kugluktuk high school student Savanah Egotak made it clear how she feels about potential changes to the way Kugluktuk allows alcohol in, as part of a Feb. 20 march she and another 30 students took part in. Today, Feb. 24, Kugluktuk and two other Nunavut communities - Arviat and Chesterfield Inlet - are hosting plebiscites to ask residents if they want to loosen restrictions on bringing in alcohol. Currently, Kugluktuk has an alcohol education committee in place that approves requests from resident to purchase alcohol - and many young people in the community hope it will stay that way. Polls are open in Kugluktuk, Arviat and Chesterfield until 7:00 p.m. local time. (PHOTO BY JESSE AJAYI)

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