On the road to responsible drinking

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The Nunavut Liquor Commission wants to change the way Nunavummiut think about alcohol. “We’re trying to move away from the binge-drinking culture, toward a more responsible culture,” said manager of corporate policy for the Department of Finance Mads Sandbakken. “Trying to make people more aware of their own drinking habits, their own drinking patterns, and...
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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.