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Oct 7, 2022
Amendment that would let store to operate next to Northmart passed by city council
The Government of Nunavut has denied the City of Iqaluit an amendment to a zoning bylaw that will allow a cannabis store to open downtown.
Council voted in favour of the amendment on Aug. 9. It would allow Higher Experience Inc. to occupy 50 per cent of the ground floor of Building 760 — which is about 100 metres from the Lower Base playground and 150 metres from the Nakasuk elementary school playground.
But a change like this needs more than council approval: The Department of Community and Government Services oversees changes to municipal bylaws because the department is responsible for community planning and land administration across the territory.
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