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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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Highland Motel Fire

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 15:11
Highland Motel Fire

Police and Fire trucks are at the Highland Motel responding to an apparent fire, CKDM is following the story and will have more details once they become available. 

RM of Sifton Holding By-Election

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 14:33
RM of Sifton Holding By-Election
The RM in Sifton is getting ready for a by election.

Riding Mountain National Park Expecting Busy Summer

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 07:18
Riding Mountain National Park Expecting Busy Summer
With the summer here Riding Mountain National Park is getting ready for visitors to arrive.

Community Futures Parkland Give out Entrepreneur Grants

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 06:19
Community Futures Parkland Give out Entrepreneur Grants

Community Futures Parkland have awarded an animal grooming company out of Swan River, as well as an electrical company operating in Gilbert Plains and Dauphin with Entrepreneur Grants.