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Manitoba and Federal Government Reach Agreement on Health Funding

Manitoba and Federal Government Reach Agreement on Health Funding

Kelvin Goertzen
Health Minister Kelvin Goertzen (CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government has reached an agreement over health-care funding with Ottawa.

After being the single province holding out on signing the health accord last fall, Manitoba will now receive an extra $400 million over the next 10 years.

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Hundreds of Nursing Positions ‘Deleted’ in Winnipeg Hospital Reorganization

Hundreds of Nursing Positions ‘Deleted’ in Winnipeg Hospital Reorganization

By The Canadian Press

Victoria General Hospital
Victoria General Hospital, 2340 Pembina Highway (GOOGLE STREET VIEW)

WINNIPEG – Hundreds of nurses are being told that their positions are being “deleted” due to major changes at Winnipeg hospitals.

The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority has outlined its plans to handle staff when it changes two emergency departments to urgent care centres and completely closes a third.

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Young People Report ‘Persistent and Distressing’ Problems with Sex Lives: Study

Young People Report ‘Persistent and Distressing’ Problems with Sex Lives: Study

By The Canadian Press

Couple Kiss

FREDERICTON – A University of New Brunswick researcher says a new survey dispels the myth that most young people are enjoying fun, pleasurable sex lives.

Lucia O’Sullivan, a psychology professor at the Fredericton university, says she found more than three-quarters of young men and women struggle with bad sex lives — with one or more “persistent and distressing” problems in sexual functioning.

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Legal Pot May Breathe Life into Small Canadian Towns Hit by Resource Losses

Legal Pot May Breathe Life into Small Canadian Towns Hit by Resource Losses

By The Canadian Press

Marijuana
Production staff harvest marijuana plants inside the flowering room at Harvest One Cannabis Inc. in Duncan, B.C., on Friday, August 4, 2017. Harvest One Cannabis Inc.’s grow facility is located on land owned by the Cowichan Tribes. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

DUNCAN, B.C. – In a tree-nestled First Nation community on Vancouver Island, forestry and farming used to be the major industries that kept the economy humming and put food on families’ tables.

But members of the Cowichan Tribes, like people from so many small and rural towns in Canada, have seen jobs driven elsewhere through dramatic changes to those sectors.

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Health Care Workers to Picket Over Provincial Cuts, Changes to Health Care

Health Care Workers to Picket Over Provincial Cuts, Changes to Health Care

Grace Hospital
Grace Hospital

Health care support workers are holding informational pickets at Grace Hospital and Middlechurch Home Tuesday to protest the provincial government’s cuts and changes to health care.

“We are very concerned that the government’s reckless changes will negatively impact patient care” said Debbie Boissonneault, president of the CUPE Provincial Health Care Council, and support worker at Grace Hospital, in a release.  “Health care workers are already overworked and understaffed, our community hospitals and care homes need more support not less.”

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Jimmy Carter Returns to Winnipeg Charity Project After Hospital Stay

Jimmy Carter Returns to Winnipeg Charity Project After Hospital Stay

Jimmy Carter
Former US president Jimmy Carter waves to assembled crowd members as he returns to a Habitat for Humanity build site for a press conference in Winnipeg, Friday, July 14, 2017. President Carter was not feeling well and had to leave the site yesterday. He was hospitalized for dehydration and returned to the site today. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

Former United States president Jimmy Carter has been released from a Winnipeg hospital a day after he became dehydrated while volunteering with a Habitat for Humanity home-building event in the city.

A statement from the Habitat organization says Carter, who is 92, was released this morning and attended the daily devotional at the build site.

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In Case of Emergency: Jackman-Atkinson

In Case of Emergency: Jackman-Atkinson

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, myWestman

Hospital Emergency Room

NEEPAWA, Man. — Last week, 18 rural Manitoba communities found out that they would be losing their EMS stations. The changes are part of a province-wide reorganization of health care and the closure of these low volume stations was one of the recommendations in a 2013 report on the province’s emergency medical services.

In making the announcement, Health Minister Kelvin Goertzen said that while 18 stations would be closing, five new stations would be built, in Miniota, Cowan, Alonsa, Manigotogan and Eriksdale, and the stations in Virden and Glenboro will be upgraded. These new or upgraded stations will all be staffed 24/7. This wasn’t the case with all of the stations slated for closure, many of which operated on a part-time or on-call basis.

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Blood Donors Needed as Summer Inventory Slides

Blood Donors Needed as Summer Inventory Slides

Blood Donation
A bag of blood is shown at a clinic in Montreal, Thursday, November 29, 2012. Canadian Blood Service is in need of 115,000 donations by Labour Day. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

Canadian Blood Services put out an urgent call for 60,000 donors by July 1, but the need for blood is never-ending.

Cancer patients, accident victims, and people with blood disorders rely on blood transfusions every day.

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Winnipeg Folk Festival Stocking Naloxone Kits

Winnipeg Folk Festival Stocking Naloxone Kits

Winnipeg Folk Festival
The Winnipeg Folk Festival in this 2014 file photo. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA)
Naloxone Spray
(RCMP HANDOUT)

The Winnipeg Folk Festival is stocking naloxone kits for the first time this year to respond to any opioid overdoses.

Festival medical staff were trained by a pharmacist on how to administer naloxone, which can be given in the form of a nasal spray or injection.

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