Northmart faces boycott call over food quality, prices

Last week, we brought you an item from tiny Coral Harbour, Nunavut, with a population of just 800.

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Last week, we brought you an item from tiny Coral Harbour, Nunavut, with a population of just 800.

People there marched on local retailers, protesting poor food quality and high prices.

Now it seems that their action is having a ripple effect, territory wide.

Facebook pages and Twitter feeds from around the territory are urging residents to boycott the Northern store in their community on May 25.

In most Nunavut communities you have two choices for groceries either the Co-Op or the Northern store.

Prices are expected to go up in October.

That’s when the last remnants of the food mail program expire to be fully replaced with Nutrition North, a program with fewer items eligible for a shipping discount.

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Before moving to become the APTN News social media producer, Mark was the executive producer for the news in eastern Canada. Before starting with APTN in 2009, Mark worked at CBC Radio and Television in Newfoundland and Labrador and Ottawa.