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EDITORIAL: Plan for more wildlife underpasses, overpasses needed

EDITORIAL: Plan for more wildlife underpasses, overpasses needed

The groundbreaking ceremony for the new wildlife overpass near Lac Des Arcs came as welcome news to the Bow Valley.
NDP pledges to work with doctors amid growing physician shortage in Bow Valley

NDP pledges to work with doctors amid growing physician shortage in Bow Valley

“A couple of weeks ago, a patient with a serious heart condition had to wait 33 minutes for an ambulance. I believe this to be a threat to public safety requiring collaboration and action.”
Stoney Health Centre significantly expanding

Stoney Health Centre significantly expanding

“The community will benefit a lot by having services that are available in their own community. Calgary is not very far from here and we have excellent services through AHS, but definitely something in the community and close to your home is what our mission and vision is for the community.”
Longtime community doctor retiring after four decades in Canmore

Longtime community doctor retiring after four decades in Canmore

After four decades as a doctor in Canmore, Dr. Rick Balharry is retiring and ready to spend more time with his grandchildren.
Ground broken on new animal overpass in Bow Valley

Ground broken on new animal overpass in Bow Valley

“We’re really happy, we’re really optimistic and really hopeful to see this known solution to this known problem. … This is a landscape that’s very busy and wildlife need all the help they can get."
Bow Valley dealing with a staffing drought

Bow Valley dealing with a staffing drought

“It is so competitive now. The HR people are responsible for rate of pay but they have been asking management and ownership more and more about paying more. Now, they are coming back to us and jobs that were paying $18 [per hour] are paying $20 or $21. It is definitely going upwards.”
NDP warns AHS CEO firing could make physician shortage worse

NDP warns AHS CEO firing could make physician shortage worse

“This is going to create more chaos and it will make it more difficult to find more doctors and fill those staffing shortages,” said David Shepherd, NDP Critic for Health. “What health care worker wants to come to work in a province where they see the government views our health care workers as disposable.”
Physician shortage a new challenge for Bow Valley

Physician shortage a new challenge for Bow Valley

For the first time in at least two decades, the Bow Valley area is dealing with a physician shortage and housing appears to be the main culprit.
Four organizations receive funding for outdoor programming

Four organizations receive funding for outdoor programming

“Our communities face unique challenges when it comes to affordability and access to programs that foster positive mental and physical wellness. Financial assistance for programs like these provide healthy experiences and help promote positive outcomes at the community level.”
Inclusion charter aims to benefit Bow Valley employees, employers

Inclusion charter aims to benefit Bow Valley employees, employers

“Everyone plays a role in the community to help us build a thriving valley. We’re all better off when we work together to support newcomers and diverse team members to succeed. We can open a lot of doors for people, but we need local businesses to help us make those connections with newcomers in the community. This is a really exciting opportunity for businesses.”
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