February 2021

TORONTO STAR : Indigenous people had some of the highest rates of ER visits during 2014 Yellowknife wildfires: study

“Melaine Simba will never forget the months she spent inside her home on Ka’a’gee Tu First Nation, south of Yellowknife, with her windows tightly shut to prevent wildfire smoke from seeping in. It was the summer of 2014 and she was following public health orders to stay inside during the Northwest Territories’ worst wildfire season on record.”