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Rebecca Onstein with her mom at the Mills Memorial Hospital in Terrace on Sept. 22. (Submitted photo)

‘No place will take her’: No help for Terrace senior in “life or limb” condition

“If they don’t get my mom out she’ll lose her leg or she will die. And that’s not fair,” says daughter

 

Samantha Smith, a graduate student at UNBC, will be working at the new research centre in Prince George. (Photo: supplied)

Universities, health authority open medical research centre in Prince George

Centre hopes to improve care for northerners

 

Terrace Dr. Sasha Langille-Rowe was named recipient of the First Five Years in Practice Award by the BC College of Family Physicians. (Submitted photo)
Terrace Dr. Sasha Langille-Rowe was named recipient of the First Five Years in Practice Award by the BC College of Family Physicians. (Submitted photo)
Family doctor Jaco Strydom with one of his therapy horses at his home in Terrace. (Photo by Michael Bramadat-Willcock)
Family doctor Jaco Strydom with one of his therapy horses at his home in Terrace. (Photo by Michael Bramadat-Willcock)
Everything for Ewe sells wool products like, yarn, sweaters, knitting, crotchet and weaving supplies. (Everything for Ewe/Facebook)

WorkSafeBC fines Vanderhoof business $5,000 over COVID-19 safety compliance

Northern Health also issued a warning to the business last year over failure to comply with the provincial order for face coverings

Everything for Ewe sells wool products like, yarn, sweaters, knitting, crotchet and weaving supplies. (Everything for Ewe/Facebook)
A health worker administers a dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. (AP/Matt Rourke)

Ongoing COVID-19 vaccine opportunities in northern B.C.

Clinics continue to be planned based on vaccine registrations and appointment bookings

A health worker administers a dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. (AP/Matt Rourke)
The BC Nurses Union is calling on MLAs for support to address the staffing crisis and violence against staff. Nurse Angie Z. gets a thumbs up from Delores Campbell at the Prince Rupert community vaccination clinic in March 2021. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View.
The BC Nurses Union is calling on MLAs for support to address the staffing crisis and violence against staff. Nurse Angie Z. gets a thumbs up from Delores Campbell at the Prince Rupert community vaccination clinic in March 2021. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View.
Northern Health says it will be adjusting services to strengthen patient safety due to existing staffing challenges and Omicron-related COVID-19 staffing pressures. Surgical service postponements are planned or ongoing in the coming weeks at hospitals in Prince George, Hazelton, Smithers and Dawson Creek. (UBC photo)

Staffing crunch: Northern Health announces temporary service changes

Staffing levels are being impacted by existing challenges and COVID-19

Northern Health says it will be adjusting services to strengthen patient safety due to existing staffing challenges and Omicron-related COVID-19 staffing pressures. Surgical service postponements are planned or ongoing in the coming weeks at hospitals in Prince George, Hazelton, Smithers and Dawson Creek. (UBC photo)
A naloxone kit. (Black Press Media file photo)

Overdose alert issued for Northern Health region

Highly toxic substances may be contaminated causing heavy, prolonged sedation

A naloxone kit. (Black Press Media file photo)
A house on the corner of Queensway Dr. and Mark Ave. south of Terrace on Dec. 17, 2021. Dr. Raina Fumerton, Northern Health chief medical officer for the northwest, said that anti-government attitudes could be a factor in stalling COVID-19 vaccination rates in the health authority. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)

COVID vaccination rates stall out in northern B.C.

Hesitancy, mistrust are among factors at play

A house on the corner of Queensway Dr. and Mark Ave. south of Terrace on Dec. 17, 2021. Dr. Raina Fumerton, Northern Health chief medical officer for the northwest, said that anti-government attitudes could be a factor in stalling COVID-19 vaccination rates in the health authority. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)
Northern Health Authority has issued revised public health orders on Dec. 9, permitting in-person worship services for vaccinated people up to 50 per cent capacity inside the venue. (Black Press Media file photo)

New public health order permits in-person worship in northern B.C.

Northern Health issues revised events and gatherings orders

Northern Health Authority has issued revised public health orders on Dec. 9, permitting in-person worship services for vaccinated people up to 50 per cent capacity inside the venue. (Black Press Media file photo)
Northern Health continues to report high amounts of COVID-19 throughout the region. (BC Centre for Disease Control)

Northern Health enhanced restrictions extended indefinitely

Areas to the west of Kitwanga are not included in the orders

Northern Health continues to report high amounts of COVID-19 throughout the region. (BC Centre for Disease Control)
School District 91 is seeking clarity from Northern Health on COVID-19 public health orders specific to youth sporting events on and off school property. (School District 91 Facebook photo)

Spectator access to School District 91 sporting events temporarily removed

“We know that the last 18 months have been a struggle for many…”

School District 91 is seeking clarity from Northern Health on COVID-19 public health orders specific to youth sporting events on and off school property. (School District 91 Facebook photo)
B.C. health care worker dons personal protective equipment for infection control. Similar outfits including gowns, a mask, a face shield and gloves will be worn by workers in GR Baker’s inpatient unit. (The Canadian Press)

Quesnel COVID-19 hospital outbreak declared as cases rise in region

Outbreak of COVID-19 was declared at GR Baker Memorial Hospital on Oct. 15

B.C. health care worker dons personal protective equipment for infection control. Similar outfits including gowns, a mask, a face shield and gloves will be worn by workers in GR Baker’s inpatient unit. (The Canadian Press)
A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at the University Hospital of Northern BC in Prince George. (Black Press Media file photo)

COVID-19 outbreak declared at University Hospital of Northern BC in Prince George

Nine patients and one staff member have tested positive for COVID-19

A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at the University Hospital of Northern BC in Prince George. (Black Press Media file photo)
On Sept. 20, a boil water notice was issued and will remain in place until further notice for all Prince Rupert households and businesses. (Black Press: file photo)

Prince Rupert boil water notice in effect for all households and businesses

Disease-causing microorganisms may escape into the water distribution system

On Sept. 20, a boil water notice was issued and will remain in place until further notice for all Prince Rupert households and businesses. (Black Press: file photo)
Northern Health and the Ministry of Health are collaborating on programs to attract and retain health care professionals in northern BC. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

B.C. offers cash, housing help to tempt health care workers into moving north

The province announced $6.38 million in funding to keep health care workers in the north

Northern Health and the Ministry of Health are collaborating on programs to attract and retain health care professionals in northern BC. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Dr. Penny Ballem, leader of B.C.’s COVID-19 vaccine program, provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix promote new website with walk-in clinics around the province, at the cabinet offices in Vancouver, July 26, 2021. (B.C. government)

Northerners ask COVID-19 questions at virtual town hall

85 per cent of more than 200 attendees say they have received at least one vaccine shot

Dr. Penny Ballem, leader of B.C.’s COVID-19 vaccine program, provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix promote new website with walk-in clinics around the province, at the cabinet offices in Vancouver, July 26, 2021. (B.C. government)
A person receives a COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic run by Vancouver Coastal Health, in Richmond, B.C., Saturday, April 10, 2021. Northern Health confirmed it has the lowest vaccination rates amongst the province’s five regional health authorities. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

Vaccination rates in Vanderhoof, Fraser Lake, Fort St James well below provincial average

COVID-19 immunization clinics for youth 12+ coming up in Fort St. James

A person receives a COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic run by Vancouver Coastal Health, in Richmond, B.C., Saturday, April 10, 2021. Northern Health confirmed it has the lowest vaccination rates amongst the province’s five regional health authorities. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)