Nunavut’s First Liquor Store Opens

The Iqaluit Beer and Wine Store opened recently in the Nunavut capital, the first liquor store in 42 years. Previously the only legal way to obtain alcohol was by mail order. The change is the result of many years of debate culminating in a 2015 plebiscite, when 77% of Iqaluit voters supported the re-opening of a beer and wine store.