Nunavut residents without bank accounts facing service fees to get government cheques

Northern stores will charge fees

APTN National News
Next April, all cheques from the Canadian government are being switched to direct deposit.

Thing is, most communities in Nunavut don’t have a bank.

And a familiar business is stepping in to fill that gap and collect banking fees.

APTN’s Kent Driscoll has this story from Iqaluit.

Video Journalist / Iqaluit

Kent has been APTN’s Nunavut correspondent since 2007. In that time he has closely covered Inuit issues, including devolution and the controversial Nutrition North food subsidy. He has also worked for CKIQ-FM in Iqaluit and as a reporter for Nunavut News North.