Continued efforts for local health care

Interviews begin this week for the open positions at the Coronation health clinic reported CAO Sandra Kulyk at Coronation’s regular town council meeting on Mon., Jan. 25.  Forty-one applications were received for the three advertised positions, one office manager and two part-time clinic office assistants.  The positions are to be filled as soon as possible, depending on availability.

Kulyk was also optimistic about the potential to announce a second permanent local physician in the near future.  There are continued meetings and dialogue with Alberta Health Services regarding physician recruitment. Several qualified candidates are being considered for the one and a half positions open in Coronation.  Alberta Health Services feels there is enough work for two and a half permanent doctors in town.  In the meantime, in addition to Dr. O’Riordan, temporary locum coverage has been secured until the end of March.

Bylaw enforcement

Council members are pleased that local residents have been much more diligent about shovelling their sidewalks so far this winter.  Local Bylaw Officer Sheri Wuzinski was complimented by council for her proactive efforts at municipal bylaw enforcement.  Kulyk said that pedestrian safety was a huge concern in the past with residents sometimes going an entire winter without shovelling their walks.  This winter almost every street is cleared.

Wizinski’s approach has been to send a “first warning” letter outlining the bylaw policy.  A ticket will be issued if, after a first warning, there is still a failure to comply.

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