New med students for M.L.

by Phil Ambroziak The Meadow Lake Hospital is now both a health and an educational facility. Starting this week, three third-year undergraduate medical students from the University of Saskatchewan’s Colle...

Health authorities to be dissolved

by Derek Cornet A new provincial health body will be created to replace Saskatchewan’s 12 existing regional health authorities. The announcement occurred Jan. 4 and, according to a government press releas...

Give the gift of good health

There’s nothing worse than getting sick during the holidays. Unfortunately, however, this is often the case – especially for people who lead such fast-paced lives they easily succumb to a cold or flu bug the...

Future doctors tour Meadow Lake

by Phil Ambroziak Is there a doctor in the house? Actually, there were quite a few – or, at least quite a few future doctors – when close to 50 medical students from the University of Saskatchewan toured ...

Finding a remedy to health crisis

If there’s one diagnosis that does not need a second opinion, it’s the fact health care services are lacking in Saskatchewan’s north, and greater support in the form of government dollars is critical to ensure ...

Strike action averted

by Phil Ambroziak Any wounds suffered during the lengthy contract dispute between the Prairie North Regional Health Authority and clinic workers in Meadow Lake are finally beginning to heal. Earlier this ...

Labour talks continue for clinic

by Phil Ambroziak The line of patients that normally forms outside the clinic in downtown Meadow Lake each day could soon be replaced by a picket line if a compromise cannot be reached between employees and ...

Positive change for PNRHA

In spite of the many advancements of modern technology, laughter remains the best medicine. And, who better to share a laugh with than your closest family and friends? According to the Prairie North Regional...

Hospital discharge times reduced

by Derek Cornet In the last two years, discharge times at the Meadow Lake Hospital have been reduced by nine days. That’s according to clinic resource nurse Lori Shkopich and occupational therapist Janaya D...

A decade of giving

by Phil Ambroziak “When we give at this event, we’re really giving back to ourselves.” That’s what Dr. Gavin Van de Venter – emcee at Saturday’s 10th annual Festival of Trees in Meadow Lake – had to say a...