Following an eight-month search, the Hamlet of Kugluktuk has fulfilled a commitment to hire a second bylaw enforcement officer.

Tim St. Croix, right, is sworn in as a bylaw officer for the Hamlet of Kugluktuk while RCMP officer Tim Fiset acts as a witness. photo courtesy of Ron Ladd/Hamlet of Kugluktuk

Tim St. Croix was sworn-in recently. He’ll join Bob Appatok, a three-year bylaw veteran.

Senior administrative officer Ron Ladd said having another person devoted to enforcing municipal regulations will allow for expanded hours of operation and vacation coverage when one of the two is away from the job.

The role entails a broad range of responsibilities including traffic control, snowmobile licensing, providing ambulance service, dealing with loose and dangerous dogs and issuing canine tags.

Bylaw officers will soon be offering vaccinations for pets at no cost, Ladd added.

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,...

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