Healthy Living in the North

Healthy schools matter

Once again the summer has whizzed by and it’s time to think about the new school year! Hopefully you enjoyed a healthy, happy summer and had a chance to share what wellness means to you. A couple weeks ago, Emilia shared information about school … [Continue reading]

Overdose Prevention: Northern BC’s Naloxone Champions

team van, naloxone

Thursday, August 31 marks International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD), a day that aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of drug-related death. Since the recent rise in overdose deaths, Northern Health staff and physicians, as well … [Continue reading]

Wildfire smoke: many tobacco users finding it hard to breathe!

fire fighter in forrest

I spoke with a friend who smokes cigarettes earlier this week and she said that she wasn’t able to leave the house over the weekend due to the forest fire smoke in the air. Wildfire smoke is a mixture of particles and gas containing hundreds of … [Continue reading]

It matters!

teens boxing

This blog was co-authored by Cindy Gjerde (Regional Nursing Lead Tobacco Reduction). This summer, we want to know what wellness means to you! Share a  photo, story, drawing, or video explaining what wellness means to you for a chance to win a … [Continue reading]

Foodie Friday: Waste not, want not! A simple guide to making the most of your garden harvest

This will be my fourth year to reap the benefits of a backyard garden and I feel like I’m really starting to get the hang of things out there! This year I’ve noticed myself becoming somewhat fixated on the amount of garden waste I have (which also … [Continue reading]

Bike rodeo preps local kids for back to school

Kids working on bikes

I’m starting to hear some “back to school” chatter. Some of it is filled with dread and sadness (“…How is the summer almost over already?”), while some is of another variety (“…How many more days to go?”). Hopefully, you’ve managed to get out and … [Continue reading]