Beyond the grocery store: Feeding Québec’s Far North – Life in Québec

This article first appeared in the March 2017 issue of Life in Québec Magazine.

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Fran Abraham lives in Kuujjuarapik, a village with a population of about 700 on the shores of Hudson Bay in Nunavik, far northern Québec, 1,100 kilometres northwest of Montréal.

As is the case for the other 13 villages of Nunavik, people and goods from outside Kuujjuarapik must be flown in. Twice a month, Abraham goes to the local co-op store to stock up on food for her family – herself, her partner, her six-month-old baby and her younger brother.

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