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B.C. government's Northern Health COVID-19 regional townhall scheduled for April 22

Northern B.C. MLA's Doug Donaldson, Mike Bernier will host the event
MLA Mike Donaldson, Northern Health CEO Cathy Ulrich, Northern Health Interim Chief Medical Officer Dr. Raina Fumerton and MLA Mike Bernier. (via Jess Fedigan, Northern Health, Dan Toulget)

Those in the Northern Health Authority will have a chance to hear health officials speak as well as ask questions about COVID-19 during a live townhall being hosted by the provincial government. 

B.C. Minister of Health Adrian Dix announced yesterday (April 15) online townhalls would be held in each region in the coming weeks. 

Northern Health's designated meeting is set for Wednesday, April 22 from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. hosted by Peace River South MLA Mike Bernier and Stikine MLA Doug Donaldson, also the Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resources Operations and Rural Development. 

Northern Health CEO Cathy Ulrich and Interim Chief Medical Officer Dr. Raina Fumerton will also be a part of the event. 

All streams will be available on the Government of B.C.'s Facebook page.

You can submit your question beforehand by visiting the event page on the government's website.

As of this publication, there are currently 30 test-positive COVID-19 cases in northern B.C. after two new ones were reported by Dr. Bonnie Henry yesterday.

The full schedule for provincial online townhalls are as follows: 

Vancouver Coastal Health - April 17

  • MLA Bowinn Ma, MLA John Yap, CEO Mary Ackenhusten and Medical Health Officer Dr. Patricia Daly
  • 7:15 to 8:15 p.m.

Fraser Health - April 20

  • MLA Rachna Singh, MLA John Martin, CEO Dr. Victoria Lee and Medical Health Officer Dr. Martin Lavoie
  • 7:15 to 8:15 p.m.

Vancouver Island Health - April 21

  • MLA Mitzi Dean, MLA Sonia Furstenau, CEO Kathy MacNeil and Medical Health Officer Richard Stanwick
  • 7:15 to 8:15 p.m.

Northern Health - April 22

  • MLA Doug Donaldson, MLA Mike Bernier, CEO Kathy Ulrick and Medical Health Officer Dr. Raina Fumerton
  • 7:15 to 8:15 p.m.

Interior Health - April 23

  • MLA Katrine Conroy, MLA Norm Letnick, CEO Susan Brown and Medical Health Officer Dr. Sue Pollock
  • 7:15 to 8:15 p.m.