Smoke alert issued for 12 Nunavik communities – Nunatsiaq News

Jun 30, 2023

Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services says low air quality coming from Quebec forest fires

Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services issued a smoke alert for 12 of the 14 communities in the region Friday as forest fires continue to burn in Quebec.

The affected communities are Kuujjuaraapik, Umiujaq, Puvirnituq, Inukjuaq, Salluit, Ivujivik, Quaqtaq, Kangiqsujuaq, Aupaluk, Tasijuaq, Kuujjuaq and Kangiqsualujjuaq.

The smoke alerts were issued due to winds bringing smoke north from the forest fires taking place across the province. The alerts extend into Sunday and could continue beyond that.

According to IQAir, the Hudson coast is most affected by the forest fire pollutants due to its proximity to multiple fires raging in the nearby Cree territory.

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