Well good news folks!
Rumour has it tonight that the plebiscite has passed with a 66% yes vote to have a liquor committee in Kugluktuk to restrict the flow of alcohol. I hope that this will have a positive impact on my community and that we will see change. There was a comment on my last post stating that the young generation here is the one that will bring on change and I agree.
For those who saw tonights special on CBC the National please share your thoughts. I was very impressed with the show. So many times over shows paint an all to rosy picture of the Arctic and do not show the true issues. The special tonight did a good job of showing the some of the problems here in Kugluktuk. I do wish the CBC had talked a bit more about the social problems here in town. I was dissapointed that there was no mention about the drug and gambling addictions here in town that are destroying families as well. I usually do not discuss any of these problems on our blog because we want to share the positive in our lives. But I would like to to hear from those of you in other communities or those of you from the south.
I just hope that there is change in town. It is needed.