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June 23, 2022

Dr. Ilona Hale, on a ridge above 12 Mile Creek near Golden.


Name: Dr. Ilona Hale (she/her/hers)
Job Title: Family Physician Researcher
Years of Service: 25
Worksite: Kimberley Medical Clinic
Community: Kimberley
Ancestral Territory: Ktunaxa
Advice to live by: "Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the planners, the doers, the successful people with their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground. Let their spirit ignite a fire within you to leave this world better than you found it..." - Wilferd Peterson

Dr. Ilona Hale is no stranger to small-town life – she was born and raised in the mining town of Lively in Northern Ontario. Now, Ilona is a rural family physician in Kimberley, as well as a clinician researcher.

“I’ve always considered it an amazing privilege to practice medicine – to have the opportunity to be part of peoples' lives every day, and share tools to help them, even if it’s in a small way. When I see people getting better, it makes me want to keep going.”

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