Umiujaq connects to new emergency call system – Nunatsiaq News

Mar 9, 2023

Three other Hudson communities to be added this year; rest of region waiting on Tamaani rollout

Umiujaq has become the first Nunavik community to link to a new emergency call system that connects callers to dispatchers at a centre in southern Quebec.

Kativik Regional Government, the provincial government and the City of Saint-Eustache, Que., announced Thursday the launch of a one-year, $900,000 pilot project to manage and streamline emergency calls.

People needing emergency police or fire services in Umiujaq will be connected to a call centre in Saint-Eustache, which will transmit the information to officers in the community.

The system will be expanded in the coming months to Kuujjuaraapik, Inukjuak and Puvirnituq, which are the other villages connected to the Tamaani fibre-optic internet network.

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