Potlotek First Nation Gears Up For Busy Summer

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Potlotek First Nation Gears Up For Busy Summer

EVANSTON - Richmond Municipal Council and Richmond MLA Trevor Boudreau are weighing in on physician-recruitment efforts for the area, in the wake of staff shortages at the Strait-Richmond Hospital that could see the Evanston facility's emergency room shut down with only a few minutes' notice if staff can't keep up with patient capacity. 

Speaking after a presentation on the new ER model by three representatives from the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) at this week's regular council meeting, Warden Amanda Mombourquette said she was relieved to hear that the NSHA has no plans to close the hospital but still concerned about shortages in doctors and nurses for the 42-year-old facility. 

For his part, Boudreau is optimistic that recent physician-recruitment figures unveiled by Health Minister and PC caucus colleague Michelle Thompson last week will bolster the efforts needed to fill the vacancies at the Strait-Richmond while addressing Richmond County's overall health care needs. 

Also this week on TELILE 24/7: 

10:51 - The economic development officer for Potlotek First Nation, Tahirh Paul, outlines recent developments for the Richmond County Mi'kmaq community and looks ahead to a busy July that includes the Mi'kmaw Summer Games and the annual Potlotek Powwow and Mission to Saint Anne. 

21:47 - Richmond Municipal Council hopes to have two municipal staffers with the Town of Port Hawkesbury meet with them in September to discuss strengthening the terms of reference for the multi-council management committee that oversees the Allan J. MacEachen Regional Airport in southern Inverness County. 

25:05 - Inverness County CAO Keith MacDonald explains why his municipality is conducting a survey with its residents to solicit their feedback on housing needs for the county. 

37:21 - Highlights of Port Hawkesbury's first-ever Pride Parade and Community Barbeque, marking the single-biggest Pride Month celebrations the town has ever had in its history. 

47:05 - Richmond municipal councillors respond to an Isle Madame resident's complaint about growing problems with littering and illegal dumping around the island. 


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