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Protecting children against childhood illness and ensuring they have a healthy future is the focus of the annual Kindergarten Health Fair for local children entering Kindergarten in the Fall of 2015. The program will be running May 6, 7, and 8 2015 at the Smithers Public Health Unit.

The District of Chetwynd and Northern Health are actively working on a physician recruitment strategy and the opening of a new primary care clinic and strong promotion of the community are the keys.

A stakeholder meeting will be held in Quesnel on April 1 to pull together specific details of a locally driven strategic action plan with a goal of attracting doctors to the community.

Northern Health is working with physicians from Valemount and nurses in the Robson Valley to provide temporary service coverage from April 7 to April 17 due to physician vacancies in McBride.

Shell Canada has generously donated a bus to meet the transportation needs of seniors at Rotary Manor in Dawson Creek. The bus will take residents at Rotary Manor and members of the adult day program to events in the community, helping keep seniors socially connected to their community.

Northern Health is placing a high importance on resident safety during a current influenza like illness outbreak at Terraceview Lodge in Terrace, B.C.

A family physician from the University of British Columbia’s International Medical Graduate Residency Program (IMG-BC) will set up a practice in Dawson Creek after completing his residency training at St. Paul’s Hospital this fall.