Cape Dorset voters have given Timoon Toonoo another term as mayor. The greatest number of voters also prefer to change the community’s name to Kinngait. photo courtesy of Timoon Toonoo

Incumbent Timoon Toonoo has overwhelmingly been chosen to return as Cape Dorset’s mayor but the community he leads may soon have a new name.

In a plebiscite held in conjunction with Monday’s mayoral election, 80 residents voted in favour of the name Kinngait, 61 preferred to retain Cape Dorset and 51 sided with the name Sikusiilaq.

Toonoo garnered 137 votes in the race for the mayor’s office compared to 57 for his only opponent, Eva Takiasuk.

More details to come. 

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Derek Neary

Derek Neary has been reporting on developments in the North for 18 years. When he's not writing for Nunavut News, he's working on Northern News Services' special publications such as Opportunities North,...