Monday, March 7, 2011
A Health Science Centre nurse is speaking out about patient gridlock in the emergency room. Alana Bishop wrote a letter suggesting ways the hospital might be able to free up 52 beds by creating a facility that would deal solely with mental health, alcohol and drug addiction cases. Bishop says she's disappointed she didn't receive a response to her ideas from the Health Minister. Bishop thinks the former Lakehead Psychiatric Hospital could serve as a Mental health centre and has brought the idea up with St. Joseph's Care Group as well.
Members of the Thunder Bay City Council are feeling better about Bombardier's transit contract after speaking with the head of the TTC. Councillor Joe Virdiramo says they also spoke to Mayor Rob Ford about it. The city spoke with Ford and the TTC while attending the Good Roads conference last week in Toronto.
Two Big Trout Lake residents will be walking from their community to Webeque First Nation to raise awareness about Jordan Wabasse. Wabasse has been missing for a month and was last seen getting off a city bus in Westfort. You can follow the 500 kilometer walk through the "Help Find Jordan Wabasse" facebook page.
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