Healthy Living in the North

Checking in with a wildfire evacuee one year later: “How they treated me in Prince George, I just couldn’t believe it”

Three men, all evacuees from the Williams Lake Seniors' Village, pictured at the UNBC residences during the 2017 wildfires.

Sture Kallman has nothing but positive memories of his time as an evacuee during 2017’s wildfires. Kallman, 88, is a resident of Williams Lake Seniors Village, and was evacuated to Prince George last year along with other residents in mid-July … [Continue reading]

Mackenzie wins BCAA Play Here contest, construction to begin in September

The second view of Mackenzie's new playground's conceptual design.

A new playground is coming to Mackenzie, thanks to the efforts of those who voted in the BCAA Play Here contest. Mackenzie won one of three $100,000 grand prizes, which will go directly into building a play space for the children in Mackenzie. See … [Continue reading]

Foodie Friday: Creating fast and efficient meals for big events

Bowl of lentil sauce.

I recently went home to visit family – people who now live far apart from each other, in different corners of the country, and the globe! On this particular visit, my sister and her small children were returning from Singapore, so along with … [Continue reading]

In photos: A look at BC wildfires

Wildfire burning near Tete Jaune Cache in 2017.

For information and resources about wildfires and your health, visit our wildfire information page on the Northern Health website. (Above) A helicopter delivering water for aerial firefighting (also known as a helicopter bucket) outside of … [Continue reading]

Stanley Cup visits Gateway Lodge

Connolly poses with resident.

Residents and staff at Gateway Lodge in Prince George spent the morning with Brett Connolly and the Stanley Cup. Connolly is a forward for the Washington Capitals, who won the Stanley cup this past season. As is tradition, each season every … [Continue reading]

Dealing with the smoke: protecting ourselves and our families

Smoky sky landscape

Most of us take clean air for granted. That is.... until the sky turns gray with smoke or we wake up to an eerie Armageddon-like morning while the sun hides behind a thick layer of cloud. At those times, we quickly start to think about how we can … [Continue reading]