Environmental Health

Environmental Health Officers, often called Public Health Inspectors, safeguard the well-being of both the public and the environment by providing public health issue information on food, water, and air quality, monitoring facilities and development construction, and enforcing health legislation. Program addresses all the physical, chemical, and biological factors external to a person, and all the related factors impacting behaviours.

Food Safety
Works with operators of temporary and permanent food establishments, handling approval of new facilities, inspections, food sampling, and complaint follow-up.

Drinking Water Inspections
All water supplies, except those that serve only one single-family residence, must be approved for construction and operation.

Health Inspections
Provides permits/certification, inspections, education, and complaint follow-up regarding the operation of camp facilities, personal service establishments, sewerage systems, and non-residential swimming pool construction.

Emergency Preparedness Liaison
Works with communities and industry to prepare for and respond to emergencies such as floods, gas well blow outs, and hazardous goods spills.

Tobacco Enforcement
Works with facility operators to ensure smoke free public places and restriction of the sale of tobacco to minors.

Communicable Disease Control
Surveillance and control of water-, food-, animal- and insect-borne illnesses. 

Address / Contact Info

Northern Health Terrace Health Unit
3412 Kalum St. Terrace, BCV8G 4T2

Phone Numbers

Phone : (250) 631-4222
Fax : (250) 638-2209

Service Details

Geographic areas served: Terrace
Languages spoken: English


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This program was last updated on 30 Jul 2018.