Dorval, Que., installs Inuktitut road signs, 1 year after Inuit women were struck and killed by vehicles – CBC News

Oct 27, 2023

Signs mark new pedestrian crossings aiming to make travel more safe for medical patients

Just south of the Montréal international airport, Inuktitut syllabics now point the way to various locations: the shopping centre, the Dorval station and the Ullivik Centre.

The signs, which include French and English as well, mark new pedestrian crossings. They’re part of a promise Dorval, Que., Mayor Marc Doret made in August 2022 after two Inuit women were struck and killed by vehicles as they tried to walk from Ullivik into Dorval.

Ullivik is a lodging centre that opened in 2016. It gives medical patients from Nunavik a place to stay in Montréal when they head south for treatment.

“I made a commitment with our director general to find a way to provide a safe and secure environment for those staying at the Ullivik residence,” Doret said in a statement.

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