Healthy Living in the North

Creating a smoke-free community

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This article was co-written by Nancy Viney (tobacco reduction, Northern Health), Rhya Hartley (City of Quesnel), and the Quesnel Healthier Community Committee. It was originally published in the Winter 2016 issue of Healthier You … [Continue reading]

Taking steps to improve air quality – it all adds up!

Our clean air contest is nearly done (there's still time to enter!) and, above all else, one thing is clear: northerners are passionate about air quality! There's still time to enter the contest. To help inspire you, here are just a few of the … [Continue reading]

New issue of Healthier You: Community grants in action!

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What does it mean to support "healthy people in healthy communities"? That's one of the questions that the latest issue of Healthier You magazine sets out to answer! I really enjoyed reading through this issue and learning about the different ways … [Continue reading]

Foodie Friday: A new year for new recipes

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We’re almost ready to ring in the New Year. For most of us, this time of year is full of reflection and planning. What are your favorite moments of 2016? What are your plans for 2017? If you’re anything like me, then you’ve probably started a list … [Continue reading]

What captured your attention this year? Top 10 blog posts of 2016!

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I've said it before and I'll say it again: I love year-end "best of" or "top 10" lists! Not only are they a fun way to discover great stories, books, recipes, songs, movies, or whatever else you might want, but they reveal something neat about our … [Continue reading]

Air quality in the north

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Working in Public Health Protection has been rewarding. Whether it's speaking to a mother about the cause of her baby's stomach bug or teaching a food safety class to local food service workers, I've appreciated being part of the upstream efforts to … [Continue reading]