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Food prices in Nunavut are nuts. This man wants to help

Kickstarter campaign underway to start online grocery service in the territory

After spending up to $3,000 a month on groceries for his family, Merlyn Recinos is a on a mission to make food in Nunavut more affordable.

Recinos has lived in the territory for seven years and shared a couple of the unbelievable prices for staple goods in Nunavut stores in a recent Global News article, including $100 for a case of 24 water bottles and $12 for bacon.

In an effort to trim locals' grocery bills by 20 per cent to 40 per cent, Recinos has started a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to start an online grocery service.

Through the Nunavut Online Store, he hopes to offer daily household essentials, first to the Baffin Island region, and subsequently the rest of Nunavut over the next five years.

Recinos' goal is to raise $160,000 through the online campaign so that he can start operating the store by Nov. 1.

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