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Dease Lake is located along Highway 37 in the Stikine Region in North West BC, a few hours south of the Yukon border. The community of Dease Lake has a population of approximately 400 but provides services a population of 2000 in the surrounding areas. The major industry is mining however, the community also hosts a government service and supply center. Home to a campus of the Northern Lights College as well as a K-12 school. Dease Lake is surrounded by some of the most spectacular and pristine wilderness in BC.
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With the nearest hospitals in Terrace and Smithers approximately 6 to 7 hours away, Stikine Health Center provides emergency services to population of 2,000 from the local community and surrounding area. Full time physicians, nursing and administrative staff work to serve the medical needs of the Dease Lake Community.