Goja Haven will remain an alcohol-prohibited community following a plebiscite held on Oct. 23.
Only 40 per cent of voters, or 155 people, were in favour of a change from the existing strict alcohol-control system in place. There will continue to be no sale, consumption, transportation or possession of alcohol under current regulations.
Under Nunavut’s Liquor Act, a 60 per cent majority vote is required to change a community’s policies.
“There will be no changes to the liquor system in Gjoa Haven,” said Finance Minister Lorne Kusugak. “Thank you to the residents for voting in the plebiscite.”