‘It’s life or death:’ Nunavik leaders look to improve search and rescue – Nunatsiaq News

Dec 2, 2022

Participants from region’s communities to gather in Montreal, discuss challenges and how to improve

Leaders from Nunavik’s 14 villages will discuss best practices and the future of search and rescue in the region over the course of a three-day conference in Montreal this month.

Craig Lingard, Kativik Regional Government’s civil security director, announced the conference during this week’s regional council meeting in Kuujjuaq. The conference is set to take place from Dec. 11 to 13.

“It’s intended on being a reflection on past events, a good discussion on best practices and frustrations that we’re presently dealing with, and trying to develop a vision of where we’re trying to go,” Lingard said.

“It’s a very contentious issue, a very passionate issue for everybody concerned; it’s life and death for some of our citizens.”

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