GNWT allows liquor delivery to reduce residents breaking isolation

Yellowknife's downtown liquor store. (CKLB file photo)

Residents can now get liquor delivered to their homes.

The territorial government changed regulations in the Liquor Act to allow for delivery after it “has become aware of risks involving residents leaving isolation to access liquor,” says Todd Sasaki, spokesperson for the Department of Finance.

Liquor stores are limited to selling $200 per day per order at a resident’s address, and a maximum of six 375mL bottles.

Residents must fill out a form available on the NWT Liquor and Cannabis Commission website and provide ID to order.

The regulation are in place until Dec. 31.

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Francis Tessier-Burns
Francis has been a general news reporter with CKLB since January 2019. Originally from rural Ontario, he first came to the NWT in 2016 as an intern with Up Here magazine and fell in love with the North. In his time with CKLB, he's had the immense pleasure and honour of learning about northern Indigenous cultures. Otherwise, you can find him hanging around the Legislative Assembly. If you have a story or want to chat, reach out to