Baker Lake residents hoping to reintroduce limitations on liquor sales and importation in the community fell short by six per cent in Monday’s plebiscite.

The vote in favour of restrictions reached 54 per cent, or 182 people. However, 60 per cent or more was needed for the changes to take effect, including the establishment of an alcohol education committee to regulate liquor use.

Voter turnout at the polls was 32.5 per cent.

The community got rid of alcohol limitations during a vote in 2018.

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