Healthy Living in the North

NH staff member defends PhD thesis on First Nations identity, wins award

Jessie on convocation day, wearing the robes of a Ph.D. and a traditional cedar hat, and holding her degree.

In December 2018, we featured a story on Prince George resident and Northern Health staff member Jessie King presenting her Ph.D. thesis at an international conference in Ontario. Jessie has now successfully defended that thesis, gaining her … [Continue reading]

Coming soon… the new Atlin Health Centre!

A computer rendering of the future Atlin Health Centre is shown. The single-story building has a grey bottom-third, a charcoal top, and black roof with white and wood trim and accents.

Site preparation is underway at the corner of Atlin Road and Discovery Avenue, across from the BC Hydro plant, for the location of the new Atlin Health Centre. Local contractor Pine Tree Services has been excavating and getting the grounds ready for … [Continue reading]

IMAGINE Grants: Making space for youth in Quesnel

Sometimes teenagers get a bad rap. Maybe it’s the loud music, or the tendency to travel in packs, but they’re often regarded with undeserved suspicion. And even when they do get into trouble, they often aren’t bad kids, just bored kids. When Rebekah … [Continue reading]

Northern Table: Plant-based sources of iron

A hand holds a plate of Moroccan lentils on rice and broccoli.

Do you pay attention to how much iron you consume? Most people don’t, but many health organizations are urging people to choose plant-based proteins more often, and this could mean taking a closer look at where your iron comes from. Iron is a very … [Continue reading]

Saving lives takes a village: International Overdose Awareness Day is August 31

Two women sit at a table.

Three years have passed since a Provincial Public Health Emergency was declared because of the overdose rates in BC. When it was first announced in 2016, I had just begun my current role as regional nursing lead for Harm Reduction. In this job, I’m … [Continue reading]

Wellness in the workplace: Taking the stairs is a marathon

A sign is pictured on the door to the seventh floor from the staircase. It says "Way to go! You made it!"

A couple months ago, I started a new job with Northern Health. It brought me from the fourth floor of our office building to the seventh. My new desk is near the elevator, and I noticed a lot of my floor-mates bypass the elevator doors and opt to … [Continue reading]