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Calgary Olympics in 1988.
Calgary Olympics in 1988.

Calgary city council votes to continue work on possible 2026 Olympic bid

By The Canadian Press
April 16, 2018 - 12:16pm

Calgary city council has voted to continue working on a potential bid for the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

It appeared last week that council was on the verge of killing a bid, but councillors voted 9-6 on Monday to keep exploring a possible pitch for the games.

Rob Barone speaking at the Rotary Club of GP event: The Ambulance System in Our Community
Rob Barone speaking at the Rotary Club of GP event: The Ambulance System in Our Community Photo by Brady Ratzlaff

Alberta experiencing a shortage of Advanced Care Paramedics

By The Brady Ratzlaff
April 16, 2018 - 12:10pm Updated: April 16, 2018 - 12:51pm

The province of Alberta is currently facing a shortage of Advanced Care Paramedics.
 
Rob Barone who is the Associate Executive Director of Alberta Health Services said the north zone which includes nearly 500,000 people serviced by 34 hospitals, a big hurdle is finding staff.

Photo courtesy Hospice Palliative Care Society Facebook page

Hospice Palliative Care Society hosting first ever 'Planning it Right'

By Brady Ratzlaff
April 15, 2018 - 6:00am

The Grande Prairie Hospice Palliative Care Society is hosting its first ever 'Planning it Right' event.

Event Coordinator Teanna Havell, says the purpose of the event is to provide information to the public on an issue that doesn't get brought up enough.

Allan Shurmer (second from right) is treated by community paramedic Rob Miller as Alberta Health Minister Sarah Hoffman and Red Deer-North MLA Kim Schreiner look on during a visit to Points West Living continuing care facility in north Red Deer.
Allan Shurmer (second from right) is treated by community paramedic Rob Miller as Alberta Health Minister Sarah Hoffman and Red Deer-North MLA Kim Schreiner look on during a visit to Points West Living continuing care facility in north Red Deer. rdnewsNOW / Josh Hall

Community paramedics program keeping patients out of the ER

By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19)
April 14, 2018 - 8:31am

It’s not the silver bullet Red Deer needs to solve its healthcare infrastructure problem, but it’s part of a spectrum of services the government is proud of, says Alberta’s Health Minister.

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