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Forest Fires

Pictured: First cohort of auxiliary forest fire fighters who completed basic training. Photo: Grand Council of the Crees

 

AUGUST 28 2023 UPDATE (8 PM)

 

Stay Safe

As conditions can change quickly people are asked to exercise extreme caution when traveling. SOPFEU Teams and Local PSOs will continue coordinating daily to do what can be done to improve conditions.

People in the South planning to return home should inform their families about travel plans. 

·        Early morning or evening travel is recommended for optimal visibility and reduced risk of fire. 

·        People are asked to exercise extreme caution when travelling by road and respect public warnings, restrictions and advisories in place.  

·        Please drive safely. SOPFEU teams are still on the territory to combat forest fires. 

·        Carry identification for road checkpoints

  • Travellers by road can procure free N-95 masks from your PSO. 

 

Please drive safely when the roads reopen. Watch for big game taking refuge on the highway, making it very dangerous for drivers speeding or when visibility is poor. 

The CNG is posting regular road closure updates on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gcccra

 

Pharmacy Services 

  • For clients taking medication for chronic conditions (e.g., diabetes, hypertension, etc.) currently travelling or stranded outside of Eeyou Istchee, we encourage you to get a 3-month supply at a pharmacy near you. 

  • Please remember that pharmacy services in Eeyou Istchee are impacted by severe staffing shortages. The pharmacy team strives to ensure quality services to all our clients.

  • Please note that medication orders cannot be transported by land to communities currently affected by road closures. The pharmacy team is working hard to arrange transport of supplies by plane to these communities, but deliveries may be affected by flight cancellations. 

  • Learn what you can do to support continuous quality service

 

 

 

FOREST FIRES, AIR QUALITY, SMOKE FORECAST

 

 

Yâkwâmi Fire Info-Line

Get answers to questions about wildfires in Eeyou Istchee or Cree Health Board recommendations to protect your health during the fire season.

The service is available Monday to Friday, 9 am – 5 pm.

Wiichihiiwaauwin (Mental Health) Helpline

Service available 24/7. Cree speakers and Elders are available upon request 

 

 

 

The fire situation changes quickly. This page is updated daily.

Please consult local resources in your community (eg. radio, local CMC Facebook pages) for updated information.

 

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Yâkwâmi Fire Info-Line

Get answers to questions about wildfires in Eeyou Istchee or Cree Health Board recommendations to protect your health during the fire season.

The service is available Monday to Friday, 9 am – 5 pm.

Wiichihiiwaauwin (Mental Health) Helpline

Service available 24/7. Cree speakers and Elders are available upon request 

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