Let’s talk: Canada’s Healthcare System

It’s long overdue to have a serious conversation about Canada’s healthcare system which takes into account both its successes and its failures. As we ask the tough questions, I want to provide important context regarding our healthcare system’s capacity. It is valuable to remember it had been operating at nearly full capacity long before COVID. COVID-19 prompted capacity concerns to become a national conversation.

In no way am I diminishing the work of our front-line health ca

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RCMP CBA Negotiations

Dear Bow River constituents,

I hope everyone had a restful and joyous Christmas season with your family and friends. The topic of today’s column is the RCMP. In Bow River the RCMP is present all around the riding, and the work they do to protect residents is important. What I’m writing about today is the Collective Bargaining Agreement that was struck between a group representing the RCMP and the federal government.

This agreement was negotiated by the federal government without con

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Kneehill County Council Report

Kneehill County Council Meeting of January 11, 2022

Kneehill County Reeve Jerry Wittstock called to order the regular County Council Meeting scheduled for 8:30 am with all council members present.

The agenda was approved as amended. The minutes of the December 14 Council meeting were approved as presented.

Reeve Wittstock welcomed the first delegation, Shelley Jackson-Berry at 8:33 am. Shelley is the Director of the Kneehill Regional Family and Community Support Services (FCSS). Shelley present

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Trochu Town Council Report

The first meeting of 2022 of the Trochu Town Council was held on January 10th at 6:00pm at the Town Office. In attendance was Mayor Barry Kletke, Deputy Mayor Bill Cunningham, Councillors Chris Armstrong, Jaime Martel, and Chris Reeds, along with CAO Carl Peterson, Director of Operations Dave Nelson, and Recording Secretary Toni Nelson. Councillor Candidates Kelly Bigelow and Gerry Proudfoot sat in on the meeting to observe. Councillor Jenny Lyver was away and not able to attend the meeting.


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