Northern Health

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

 

Quesnel acute care nurses Alex L., Daisy H., Shannon J., Amber E. and Kitt H. (Northern Health Submitted Photo)

Northern Health celebrating efforts of workers during national nursing week

The theme for the year is “we answer the call,” the same theme as 2021

Quesnel acute care nurses Alex L., Daisy H., Shannon J., Amber E. and Kitt H. (Northern Health Submitted Photo)
Lorri Weseen gives a shot of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to William Lindstrom. Lindstrom was the first person immunized at the new clinic inside Arena 2 in Quesnel. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel COVID-19 vaccine clinic moves to hospital

The clinic had been hosted at Arena 2 and the Quesnel Seniors’ Centre

Lorri Weseen gives a shot of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to William Lindstrom. Lindstrom was the first person immunized at the new clinic inside Arena 2 in Quesnel. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Everything for Ewe sells wool products like, yarn, sweaters, knitting, crotchet and weaving supplies. (Everything for Ewe/Facebook)

Northern B.C. business fined $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)
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)
Elias Adam Boyd was welcomed to the world by big sister Evelyn. (Photo Submitted by Jessie Grueter)

Quesnel’s new year’s baby born at GR Baker on Jan. 11

Elias Adam Boyd was born at 2:25 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 11

Elias Adam Boyd was welcomed to the world by big sister Evelyn. (Photo Submitted by Jessie Grueter)
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)
Granville’s Coffee in downtown Quesnel was forced to close by Northern Health. (Rebecca Dyok Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Northern Health shuts down Quesnel coffee shop for not checking vaccine passports

Granville’s Coffee in downtown Quesnel was closed on Dec. 13

Granville’s Coffee in downtown Quesnel was forced to close by Northern Health. (Rebecca Dyok Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
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)
A COVID-19 outbreak GR Baker Memorial Hospital has been declared over. (File Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

COVID outbreak at Quesnel hospital declared over

Northern Health has not detected any new cases since mid-October

A COVID-19 outbreak GR Baker Memorial Hospital has been declared over. (File Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The B.C. vaccine passport. (Black Press Media)

UPDATE: Quesnel pub open for take-out after closure order rescinded

The Cariboo Hotel was first issued a warning on Oct. 1 for not checking for proof of vaccines

The B.C. vaccine passport. (Black Press Media)
COVID-19 cases in Quesnel began to rise in late-August and early September. (BC Centre for Disease Control)

COVID cases reach all time high in Quesnel

97 cases were detected between Oct. 18 and 24, the most recent reporting period available

COVID-19 cases in Quesnel began to rise in late-August and early September. (BC Centre for Disease Control)
A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at GR Baker Memorial Hospital. (File Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Additional COVID-19 cases detected at Quesnel hospital, Northern Health says outbreak is ‘stable’

A total of five patients and five staff members have tested positive for COVID-19

A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at GR Baker Memorial Hospital. (File Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
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Northern Health’s Quesnel flu clinic set to begin Nov. 1

Dr. Rakel Kling emphasized the importance of flu vaccines during a COVID-19 wave

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Nearly all of Northern BC is dealing with a rise in COVID-19 cases. (BC Centre for Disease Control)

Quesnel still in COVID-19 wave

The region almost set a new record for detected cases during the last reporting week

Nearly all of Northern BC is dealing with a rise in COVID-19 cases. (BC Centre for Disease Control)