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IV cancer treatment resuming on Haida Gwaii

Northern Health is pleased to announce that IV cancer treatment on Haida Gwaii is expected to resume in late October 2019, following a temporary suspension due to recruitment challenges.

A pharmacy technician has now been successfully recruited to the Haida Gwaii Cancer Care team, and existing staff have received additional training to support both the service resumption, and improved sustainability in providing IV cancer treatment to Haida Gwaii residents.

Seniors in northern communities to receive increased community-based seniors’ services

Seniors in northern B.C. will benefit from new programs to address social isolation, nutrition needs and active movement, through new funding to three northern community organizations.

“We are making investments into community-based seniors’ services in every corner of the province,” said Adrian Dix, Minister of Health. “This includes transportation and social inclusion programs to help seniors stay active in the community and engaged in community programs that supports healthy aging and quality of life.”

New affordable, supportive homes with health services proposed for Prince George

The Government of British Columbia is partnering with the City of Prince George and Northern Health on an innovative project that would bring together new affordable housing and health-care services to support people in Prince George.

The proposed mixed-use development would be located on First Avenue at the current location of NR Motors.​

Read the full news release on the BC government site...​

Blue green algae tips for summer 2019 – have fun but be safe around the lake

Summer brings many things, including enjoying our time on the many lakes in northern BC. For those living on lakes year round, part time, or just visiting, it’s important to stay healthy while enjoying the experience.

With the warming weather, blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) blooms may appear in lakes across northern BC. Blue-green algae are naturally occurring and can look like scum, grass clippings, fuzz or globs on the surface of water. Blue-green algae can be blue-green, greenish-brown, brown, or pinkish-red, and often smells musty or grassy.

Disaster stress - four tips for coping with wildfires, smoky skies

Smoke, evacuations, loss, worry – B.C.’s wildfires affect us all. If you are feeling stressed or anxious, you are not alone.

The fear of having to flee your home, leave possessions behind and relocate can cause distress, fear and anxiety for you and your loved ones. Even the prospect of living with smoky skies during wildfire season can cause distress. It is normal to have these types of feelings when experiencing an abnormal situation.

No one can predict when or where a big wildfire will occur, so it’s best to think ahead about how to stay mentally healthy this summer: