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Jackman-Atkinson: What to Expect?

Jackman-Atkinson: What to Expect?

Pregnancy, birth and infant care are fraught with challenges, ones both expected and unexpected. Next year, expectant parents in the Prairie Mountain Health (PMH) region will have one less resource to help them navigate this life-changing experience.

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Small Wishes for the Season: Jackman-Atkinson

Small Wishes for the Season: Jackman-Atkinson

As we close in on Christmas, businesses are anxiously looking at their books to see just how they’ve done this year. This is especially important for the small businesses that run up and down our Main Streets, many of whom rely on end of year purchases to keep them profitable.

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Bringing Health Care Off the Highway: Jackman-Atkinson

Bringing Health Care Off the Highway: Jackman-Atkinson

Manitoba’s Clinical and Preventative Services Plan was developed over 18 months and included the input of thousands of frontline health care providers and about 300 clinical leaders. The goal is to decentralize health care from Winnipeg, putting it closer to the province’s residents.

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Jackman-Atkinson: Are Manitobans Spending Money?

Jackman-Atkinson: Are Manitobans Spending Money?

I heard a couple of concerning stories over the last week. It started with a large Westman supply place, the kind of place that sells to commercial customers and farmers and all the sorts of people that drive economic activity in the region. The staff there were talking about how quiet it had been lately.

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Urban Versus Rural: Examining Canada’s Electoral Divide

Urban Versus Rural: Examining Canada’s Electoral Divide

NEEPAWA, Man. — We hear a lot about the east-west divide in federal politics, but that might not be the whole story. I read a column in a recent edition of the Moosomin World-Spectator about the urban-rural divide in Canadian politics and it got me thinking — what if that’s the cause of much of the divisiveness we see today?

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