Energeticcity.ca Weekly Review: Health Care Recruitment

In this edition of the Weekly Review, we discuss how we are helping health care recruitment. Plus, our top stories of the week.

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Cover for weekly review of April 23, 2023
Here are the top stories for April 16-22, 2023

Welcome to our next installment of Weekly Review, the series where we mention what’s going on behind the scenes and showcase the previous week’s top stories.

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Behind the Scenes

Health care is essential to any community. At one point or another, we all need medical help and it is the work of nurses, doctors, and more that we are taken care of. Across Canada, each community faces its unique challenges when it comes to the health care industry, with the Peace region being no exception. While we have an investigative series called Code Grey that is looking at the systemic issues in our region, another area we write a lot about is recruitment.

Our hope when we share stories about recruitment efforts is not only to raise awareness of the problem but to help reach a wider audience of potential health care workers. Our latest story on this topic is about two professionals speaking to students at North Peace Secondary School earlier this week. Here are some more thoughts from our staff on past stories:

A lab set up for students in the Northern Baccalaureate Nursing program with a dummy in a bed and a whiteboard in the background.
Shailynn: “I visited the college a while back to get the tour for prospective students in the nursing program. The school was amazing, and the students really like how they were learning. The professionals that spoke were very passionate about their jobs too.”
Students at Dr Kearney learn about health care careers
Spencer: “Northern Health’s Grow Our Own initiative aims to plant the seed early in kids’ heads that a career in health care is not only possible but more accessible than ever in the north. While sitting in on a presentation I was surprised about the diversity of careers discussed. It was interesting that youth can start immediately working towards their goals by volunteering with the health authority.”

Top Stories of the Week

It’s always interesting to see what the readers of Energeticcity.ca are most interested in the region. Sometimes it’s a big decision impacting property taxes, and sometimes it’s a new restaurant coming to town. Here are the top stories for the week of April 16 to 22, 2023:

  1. Body Found in Kiskatinaw River: originally reported last Sunday, the body was eventually identified later in the week. The investigation is still ongoing.
  2. American Citizen Pronounced Dead: on Saturday after a collision involving a car and a semi-truck. Though the investigation is ongoing, evidence suggests that the northbound vehicle crossed into the lane of the southbound semi.
  3. Court Report: the latest sentences handed out from the Fort St. John and Dawson Creek Provincial Courts from April 10th to 15th.

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