• Northern BC to get Nurse Practitioners

    FORT ST. JOHN – Northern Health (NH), First Nations Health Authority and northern communities around northern British Columbia have teamed up to bring in reinforcements for primary care patients. “Nurse practitioners (NP) work in both independent and...

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  • Northern Health adding 100 new nursing positions by March 31

    DAWSON CREEK – In partnership with the BC Nurses’ Union (BCNU), the Province of B.C. is creating over 1,600 new nursing positions in the province, including 100 positions allocated to Northern Health. The positions, 1,643 in total,...

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  • Hepatitis A outbreak in Dawson Creek

    DAWSON CREEK – An outbreak of Hepatitis A has been declared in Dawson Creek, according to a Jan. 11 news release. According to Northern Health (NH), there has been an increase in “seemingly unrelated” cases in Dawson...

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  • Northern Health to look at ways to improve health care for children

    DAWSON CREEK – Northern Health (NH) presented its Capital Project Update to the Regional Hospital District (RHD) board at its Dec. 11 meeting. As part of that presentation, it was announced that NH will be looking into...

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  • Dawson Creek may join a B.C.-wide collaborative improving mental health services for youth

    DAWSON CREEK – As part of a joint initiative between Doctors of BC and the Ministry of Health, the Child and Youth Mental Health Collaborative (CYMHC) will be coming to Dawson Creek in December to hold a...

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  • Northern Health: Get Vaccinated

    FORT ST. JOHN – Northern Health held a teleconference earlier this week on the importance of the flu shot during the influenza season that is now in full swing. The season, which runs from now until April,...

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  • “Kiss Dawson Creek goodbye”: an ex-fentanyl addict’s warning

    DAWSON CREEK – Dawson Creek RCMP have issued another warning to residents about the dangers of street drug use after a “number of recent overdoses in the city,” according to a statement released on Oct. 23. Sgt....

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  • Dawson Creek event honours the lives of babies lost, helps families to grieve

    DAWSON CREEK – Parents and families of children lost to miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal and infant death will have a space to gather, share stories and grieve this Sunday evening, as the 4th annual Walk to Remember Little...

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  • For Alzheimer’s patients and caregivers, love, patience and early diagnosis are key

    DAWSON CREEK – It took two years for Kelly Smeeth’s mother to be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, and when she was, at the age of 76, Smeeth says it was a relief to finally know what was...

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  • No regrets for new doc in town

      FORT ST. JOHN – Dr. Shiva Tayebi is new to town, and so far she’s given Fort St. John and her experience with Northern Health a glowing report. Tayebi, a new graduate from the St. Paul’s...

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