Right in the Centre - Crisis should drive changes

By Ken Waddell

Neepawa Banner & Press

Every day, we hear that Intensive Care Units (ICUs) in Manitoba are nearly full, largely due to COVID-19 cases. In response to a question from the Banner & Press about ICUs, a Manitoba Shared Health spokesperson said, “As of May 31, there have been 820 COVID patients admitted to ICU since the start of the pandemic. This includes 246 so far for the month of May, 2021, which is about five times the 50 COVID patients admitted to ICU in April. To date, 71 patients remain in ICU, 543 patients have been discharged or transferred out of ICU and 206 have sadly died while in ICU.” We all know an ICU is a very serious place to be and with C-19 in Manitoba, the death rate in the ICUs is 25 per cent, one in four.

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Column like I see 'em - Real change in sports doesn’t come easily...or cheaply

By Eoin Devereux

Neepawa Banner & Press

What’s in a name? For many modern sports franchises, both at the professional and amateur level, it’s quite a lot. It can be the difference between popularity and irrelevance. Perhaps more importantly, however, it could be the difference between having a few extra dollars in the bank and being constantly strapped for cash.

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Right in the centre - Good, better and best

By Ken Waddell

Neepawa Banner & Press

In the background to the pre-occupation with COVID-19, life is going on. Crops are being seeded, cattle go to market, packing plants thankfully keep producing meat. The food trucks run and people are busy as beavers building and fixing stuff.

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Right in the centre - No sense in the census

By Ken Waddell

Neepawa Banner & Press

story in this week’s paper is titled Census behind schedule due to difficulty recruiting.

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Right in the centre - Results seem to take forever

By Ken Waddell

Neepawa Banner & Press

The National Nursing Week (May 10 to 16, 2021) annual celebrations take place from the Monday to the Sunday of the same week as Florence Nightingale’s birthday, May 12. The theme this year is #WeAnswerTheCall and was developed by CNA to showcase the many roles that nurses play in a patient’s health-care journey.

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