Former MLA and cabinet minister Pat Bell has been appointed to the board of Northern Health.
Bell has been appointed to the board for a two-year term starting Dec 31, 2016. Along with Bell, three others were re-appointed to the board. Gaurav Parmar, Edward Stanford and Rosemary Landry are back for an additional three year term, ending March 31, 2020. Pat
Bell was born in Vancouver, educated at UBC and has spent much of his life in the hospitality industry. He and his family moved to Prince George in 1988 to become franchisees for two Wendy’s which they still own today. In 2000, Bell embarked on 12 years in politics including roles as Minister of State for Mining, Minister of Agriculture and Lands, Minister of Forests and finally, Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training. In 2015, Bell, his wife Brenda and son Doug opened British Columbia’s northern-most winery; the Northern Lights Estate Winery on the banks of the Nechako River.
“I am excited to be a part of an organization committed to the health care of northerners,” said Bell. “As a passionate northerner, I look forward to participating in decisions that help make the north a special place to live.”