Healthy Living in the North

National Pain Awareness Week: Living with pain

National Pain Awareness Week graphic, depicting five graphic people, four in white, and one in orange, with the title: One in five Canadians lives with pain.

We have all felt pain in our life, whether a stubbed toe, a paper cut, or some other minor injury. For most of us, pain is an infrequent and short term problem – something that we deal with and then get on with our day. However, for one in five … [Continue reading]

Extended lab hours at UHNBC

Two women behind the glass partition in a reception area under a sign that says Lab Outpatients.

Lab services at the University Hospital of Northern BC (UHNBC) in Prince George are now open in the evenings and on most statutory holidays! The new extended hours are: Monday to Friday - 7:30 am to 8 pm Saturday/ Sunday - 10 am to 5:30 … [Continue reading]

Selfies with the CEO: Northern Health gets creative for Halloween

CEO Cathy Ulrich sits on the throne from Game of Thrones surrounded by three people dressed as characters from the TV show.

Halloween at Northern Health this year was creative, interactive, and a lot of fun! Our staff had a great time getting innovative and working their Halloween magic on their costumes and work spaces. I was able to take a look at all the decorating … [Continue reading]

Get ready for plain packaging in Canada

Two cigarette boxes in the new plain packaging.

Here’s a fact you might already know: Commercial tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in Canada and has negative health effects for all ages. Here’s a fact you might not know: Across Canada, tobacco product packages will be … [Continue reading]

Equine facilitated wellness in Nazko

A young girl in a red hoodie stands next to a horse that is decorated with paint.

Drumming surrounds the round pen. An Elder smudges the horses with juniper.  The sounds of horses moving about fill the air, while youth take it all in.  This an opportunity for youth to learn about smudging, the benefits of it, and experience it for … [Continue reading]

Youth Mental Health: Activities

During the summer of 2019, we asked youth around northern BC, "What keeps your mental health in check?" We used their answers to create 4 videos, showcasing some of the best ways to gain and maintain strong mental health! Here's one of their … [Continue reading]