Democracy is alive and well in the Nunavut hamlet of Arviat. 

The nominations for the upcoming municipal election in Arviat closed with eight people running for mayor. 

They include Brian Aglukark Sr., former MLA David Alagalak, Thomas Alikaswa, Mike Gibbons, Bob Leonard, Peter Suwaksiork, Thomas Ubluriak and Vital Ulayok

There are also 21 people running for six vacant council seats.

Anyone who believes a candidate is not eligible to run may notify the returning officer. 

Voting will take place December 9th. 


  • An earlier version of this story included incorrect information about the number of vacant council seats.
    Nov 07, 2013 9:45 AM CT