Nain residents will have the chance to cast their vote on whether or not they would like to see Nain become a dry community.
Sarah Leo is the AngajuKak for the Nain Inuit Community Government (NICG).
She says the NICG tabled a motion last night calling for a plebiscite to be held in the community.
A plebiscite allows for members of a constituency to cast their vote on a proposal by a government.
In this case, Nain residents will be given the chance to vote on whether or not they would like to see alcohol banned in the community.
The vote will take place on Monday, August 16.
Residents will be given two options: to vote yes or no on creating a dry community.
Leo says the NICG is still trying to establish the voting age for the plebiscite.
The age to vote may be the legal drinking age or the age of voting in Nunatsiavut elections.
Leo says the plebiscite wasn’t a part of the original agenda.
The item was added by one of the NICG councilors.
Leo says certain members of the NICG felt that something had to be done about the alcohol problem in Nain.
The motion was passed unanimously by the NICG.
Depending on the outcome of the vote, the NICG will determine their next step.