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Health in the northwest

Last week the Conference Board of Canada gave BC top marks in it’s health report card.

While BC got top marks, not everything is equal within the province.

In a presentation to Terrace City Council, the Terrace Area Healthy Communities Committee showed many health indicators in northwest BC lag behind the rest of province.

Dr. Raina Fumerton is the Northwest Medical Health Officer with Northern Health.

While high level policies at the provincial and federal levels can have a huge impact, she also says engaging local stakeholders can produce huge health benefits.

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