Norman Wells liquor sales
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 | Categories: Features |
Liquor sales in Norman Wells, NWT up 50% since restrictions have been lifted.
Sahtu First Nation communities around Norman Wells, NWT, are hope to restore restrictions on liquor sales.
For forty years, restrictions at the only liquor store in the town meant customers could only buy
one case of beer, and either wine or a forty-ounce bottle of liquor on any one day. Almost a year ago, the people of Norman Wells voted to end those restrictions.
Since then, liquor sales have risen up by nearly 50%. And that's raising concerns for the Sahtu community.
Norman Yakeleya is the Sahtu MLA for the Northwest Territories. We reached him in Norman Wells.