Owner says tickets for draw in-store promotion, not raffle

Iqaluit residents are up in arms this month over what appears to be an unlicensed raffle. The draw was advertised as a fundraiser for “BEAT Basketball, in support of an annual trip and tournament to Ottawa.” Tickets were $30 each. Numerous people who bought tickets commented on a thread started by Naomi Tatty, who on...
Previous articleMeeting the challenge
Next articleNew Pond Inlet research facility joins Arctic network
Michele LeTourneau
Michele LeTourneau first arrived at NNSL's headquarters in Yellowknife in1998, with a BA honours in Theatre. For four years she documented the arts across the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Following a very short stint as a communications officer with the Government of the Northwest Territories, Michele spent a decade at a community-based environmental monitoring board in the mining industry, where she worked with Inuit, Chipewyan, Tlicho, Yellowknives Dene and Metis elders to help develop traditional knowledge and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit contributions for monitoring and management plans. She rejoined NNSL and moved to Iqaluit in May 2014 to write for Nunavut News. Michele has received a dozen awards for her work with NNSL.