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2013 Saskatchewan Budget Confirms Support for Retail Funds and …

After 15 years of building a valuable industry that is an integral part of Saskatchewan’s capital eco-system it is great to see the Government of
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Province Announces Increased Investment in Physician Training


Saskatchewan is increasing its investment in training physicians as part of a broader effort to improve access to physician services.

The province is investing $17.8 million in post-graduate physician training seats at the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Medicine in an effort to recruit and retain physicians within Saskatchewan.

“What it means is it’s ongoing funding for our commitment to expand medical education in the province,” said Ingrid Kirby, a Director in the Medical Services Branch of Saskatchewan. “This $2 million increase we made this year continues to support the increase we made in 2007, so as we expanded medical school enrollment, this is just the incremental cost needed to sustain that.”

They’re also using what’s called a multi-faceted approach to attract and keep these new graduates, and Kirby said the Cypress Health Region is a key component to the initiatives being used.

“What that means is of the 120 first-year seats, we have four Family Medicine residents training in Swift Current each year, or eight total because Family Medicine is a 2-year program.”

Kirby added the residents training in Swift Current have already completed their degree and are doing their post graduate practice.

Other initiatives being used include the newly announced Rural Family Physician Incentive Program, which provides recent grads with up to $120,000 over 5 years if they practice in communities of 10,000 or less, as well as providing additional physician coverage and assistance to rural family physicians, etc.

For more information about the initiatives being used or the multi-faceted approact in relation to physician recruitment and retention you can visit

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Gull Lake Celebrates Earth Day with a Community Wide Cleanup

Monday, April 22nd is Earth Day a time when events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. This year Gull Lake will be doing its part for the environment by having a community wide clean-up. Residents are being encouraged to participate by stopping in at the Town Office on Earthday and picking up a garbage bag, go for a walk and pick up some garbage in the streets, alleys, and public spaces. You can also take the opportunity to clean up your property, and to help the Town will have the Garbage Disposal Site open from 9 AM to 6 PM on Earthday, and there will NO CHARGE for refuse originating from the Town of Gull Lake Limits.

The Earthday community cleanup event will give our Communities in Bloom Program a good start with everyone doing their part to help clean up our community. When the Community in Blooms judges come later this summer they will evaluate our community in eight key areas. Tidiness, and Community Participation are two key areas that will help get the best possible score for Gull Lake.

Gull Lake has no shortage of community pride, and volunteers that get behind projects that benefit the community. So this Earthday lets all do our part for the environment and community by participating in the community wide clean up.


Blake Campbell

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