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Nunavik lifts restrictions on alcohol sales, shortens curfew – Nunatsiaq News

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 202043 Views

Committee in discussions on how to gradually re-open region

Officials in Nunavik are starting to ease restrictions put in place to protect the region against COVID-19, starting with a shortened curfew and easier access to alcohol, the Kativik Regional Government announced this week.

Co-op stores in both Puvirnituq and Kuujjuaq are now permitted to sell beer and wine five days a week, from Monday through Friday. Sales are limited to a single litre of wine or 12 cans of beer per person, the KRG said on Friday, May 15.

In late March, the Kuujjuaq co-op began limiting sales to three days a week, while the Puvirnituq store stopped sales altogether, in an effort to reduce the “harm associated with heavy drinking in the context of the risks of COVID-19 transmission in Nunavik.”

Nunavimmiut can also make alcohol orders from southern retailers again from Monday through Friday, although Northern Villages reserve the right to set limits on the amount of alcohol residents can order.

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