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July 5, 2022
A significant shortage of Environmental Public Health staff in Northern BC is requiring Northern Health (NH) to temporarily focus on areas of highest potential risk to public health, while aggressively recruiting for Environmental Health Officers (EHOs) who perform this important work.
June 27, 2022
To save lives, and help people who use drugs make informed choices, a new Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) drug checking machine is now operational in Terrace.
June 24, 2022
Environment and Climate Change Canada has issued special weather statements for several parts of the province. Current forecasts for much of the north call for daytime highs rising into the low to mid 30's with overnight lows down to the mid-teens.

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July 4, 2022

Many people think of British Columbia as having a temperate climate, meaning that during the summer months, we have milder temperatures on average. However, over the past few years, Extreme Heat Emergencies have become increasingly frequent.

While we can’t control the weather, there are steps each of us can take to help mitigate the risks of Extreme Heat Emergencies.

What’s extreme heat?

Extreme heat or an Extreme Heat Emergency is when temperatures are well above seasonal averages and continue to get hotter each day.