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Thursday, 18 May 2017 09:11

Prairie Mountain Health Still Managing Doctor Shortage

New figures show after years of recruiting, rural Manitoba is still short dozens of family doctors.
In Manitoba, the situation is most pressing in the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority where there is a 37 per cent vacancy rate or 31 vacant family physician positions.
 
The Prairie Mountain health region, meanwhile, needs 25 more doctors to completely fill the approximately 180 total positions.
 
While many areas are still short doctors, the number practising in rural Manitoba is on the rise.
 
According to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba's 2016 annual report, there were 646 doctors practising outside Winnipeg in 2016 that is 24 more than in 2015.
 

This year only 34 of the 113 graduates of the University of Manitoba are moving into family medicine.

12 of those are going to rural locations according to the university. 

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Manitoba Government Changes Mind On Daycare Funding

Tuesday, 27 June 2017 15:47
Manitoba Government Changes Mind On Daycare Funding
The Manitoba Government has backed down from a controversial move involving funding aides for children with special needs at daycare's and nursery schools.

Gilbert Plains Co-op AGM

Tuesday, 27 June 2017 11:21
Gilbert Plains Co-op AGM

The Gilbert Plains Co-op held their annual general meeting Monday night at the Gilbert Plains Legion Hall. 

Strengthening Bio Securities for PED is the Key

Tuesday, 27 June 2017 10:55
Strengthening Bio Securities for PED is the Key
34 farms have tested positive so far in the current outbreak of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus in Manitoba.

Dauphin Road Closure

Tuesday, 27 June 2017 08:18
Dauphin Road Closure

The 200 block of 6th Ave NE is closed to all traffic to repair a water main leak.