Goertzen: ‘Show me the community’

Province celebrates hiring of new doctors in region

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Photo by Eoin Devereux

Pictured (left to right): Brandon West MLA Reg Helwer, Arther-Virden MLA Doyle Piwniuk, Brandon East MLA Len Isleifson,  Riding Mountain MLA Greg Nesbitt, Agassiz MLA Eileen Clarke, Dr. Kristen Wareham of Neepawa, Provincial Health minister Kelvin Goertzen and Penny Gilson, the chief executive officer for Prairie Mountain Health.

Eoin Devereux
Neepawa Banner & Press

The effort to woo doctors to rural communities appears to be working. On Friday, Sept. 29, representatives with the provincial government, along with Prairie Mountain Health, assembled at the recently expanded Beautiful Plains Community Medical Clinic in Neepawa. The reason for the gathering was to announce the recruitment of 22 new primary care physicians, practicing in 14 different communities throughout western Manitoba.

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Grow op busted in Rivers

Bruce Klassen
Rivers Police Chief 

On Saturday, Sept. 30 Rivers Police Service received information of a possible marijuana grow operation.

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Canada 150 walking path ribbon cutting

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Photos by Jessica Morton

A nice crowd showed up at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Canada 150 walking path project. The path and amphitheatre are located at the Flats, in Neepawa.

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Neepawa Bird Sanctuary prepares for the cold months


Photos by micah waddell

A small sample of all the unique creatures the Neepawa Bird Sanctuary has in their care at this time, including Clover the goat,  who is hanging out with some baby rabbits. (bottom right)

By Micah Waddell

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The bird sanctuary is one of Neepawa’s many attractions, and in its collection of fine feathered friends are a large number of ducks and geese, two emus, some red golden pheasants, rabbits and many varieties of chickens (there is also at least one mink who shows up uninvited). 

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