Cambridge Bay, Rankin Inlet residents vote on beer and wine stores today

Support for beer and wine stores in Nunavut hamlets leaves some residents wary

Voters in Rankin Inlet and Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, head to the polls today to give their opinion on a beer and wine store in their communities.

Polls are open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. local time.

In Rankin Inlet, voters can go to the Siniktarvik Hotel - Salon A. In Cambridge Bay, voters can head to the Luke Novoligak Community Hall.

Voters are required to be a Nunavut resident for at least one year on May 1 to vote. They are also required to be living in the community where the referendum is being held.

The results of the plebiscites are non-binding.

The final decision to open a beer and wine store in each hamlet is made by the territorial cabinet. A beer and wine store in Iqaluit is expected to open this summer.