Mayor of Fort Simpson Sean Whelly on Friday said a regulation had now been drafted that would lift restrictions from February 1.
The territorial government’s Department of Finance, which holds oversight of the relevant legislation, did not respond to confirm that date when approached by Cabin Radio.
Fort Simpson will still have restrictions in place, despite the plebiscite’s result, as the territory must abide by separate, pandemic-related restrictions on alcohol sales mandated for all NWT communities. The plebiscite applied only to a set of restrictions specific to Fort Simpson that had existed before the pandemic.
The pandemic rules state customers are limited to a maximum spend of $200 per day at any NWT liquor store, plus a limit of six mickeys (375-ml bottles) of spirits in any 24-hour period.