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Rankin Inlet councillor quits

Hamlet seeking candidates to appoint
Coun. Gabriel Karlik, left, announced his resignation from hamlet council Feb. 14. The Hamlet is now seeking nominations to appoint a replacement councillor. Stewart Burnett/NNSL photo

Rankin Inlet Coun. Gabriel Karlik announced his resignation at the Feb. 14 council meeting.

“As of today, I will be putting in my resignation at the council,” he said, citing missed council meetings and other commitments taking up his time.

He called it an interesting two years of time on council and was thankful for the opportunity.

“We really need your knowledge and expertise,” said Mayor Harry Towtongie in response, with other members expressing that it would be a loss for council.

Before the meeting ended, the rest of council agreed to replace Karlik by appointing a new councillor.

The next municipal election is scheduled for October 2023.

The Hamlet of Rankin Inlet is now requesting applications from people in the community to fill Karlik’s spot on council.

Application forms are available at the hamlet office and due by Feb. 25.

Council will select an appointee from the list at the Feb. 28 council meeting.