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Code Grey: Rural health shortages began long before pandemic

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Written By Spencer Hall, Energeticcity.ca
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Special to Northern Beat: part two of Code Grey, an Energeticcity.ca series on the state of health care in northeast B.C. The critical shortage of health care staff affecting the province doesn’t just include nurses and hospital staff and it began in rural communities long before the pandemic. While some suggest staffing shortages in Northern B.C. […]

Vancouver housing plan won’t fly for rural BC, says Eby

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Written By Rob Shaw
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The leading candidate to be B.C.’s next premier says his recent tour of the province’s Northwest opened his eyes to the unique challenges of housing in the region. BC NDP leadership candidate David Eby said a two-day trip to Smithers, Terrace and Prince Rupert, where he pitched the merits of his housing plan, also left […]

Northern ridings spared in electoral boundaries review

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Written By Rob Shaw
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Northern B.C. won’t lose any of its provincial ridings in the next election, after the region was spared the chopping block by an independent panel tasked with redrawing British Columbia’s electoral map. Six ridings — North Coast, Skeena, Stikine, Nechako Lakes, Peace River South and Peace River North — will remain in existence, even though […]

Code Grey: Systemic Failure in Northern Health

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Written By Spencer Hall, Energeticcity.ca
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Special to Northern Beat Below is an excerpt from Code Grey, an Energeticcity investigative series into the state of health care in Northeast B.C. Read the full story at Energeticcity.ca. [Code Grey is the standardized hospital code used to notify staff of a system failure.] It’s no secret that Northern Health — along with other […]