We need a maternity ward in Burns Lake

Editor: I am so disappointed to hear that our new hospital in Burns Lake is not going to have a maternity ward.

Editor:

I am so disappointed to hear that our new hospital in Burns Lake, which has cost so much money, is not going to have a maternity ward.  I think this is a shame, we need young people to stay in our little town.

How can young families stay when the mothers have to go away to have babies? Between 1946 and 1959 I had three babies born in Burns Lake hospital. All were fine and healthy and have grown up here.

My question:  What is the problem? and why can’t it be fixed? Why can’t Northern Health help us to have a maternity ward?

Thank you for thinking about this for the future of Burns Lake. Is this progress not having a maternity ward?

Sincerely

Mildred Durban

 

Just Posted

Nearly $500,000 available for internships with First Nations government

Funds announced through partnership with Northern Development and Government of Canada

Burns Lake council takes action on housing issue

Council plans to invite several agencies to a meeting

Burns Lake athletes bring home gold

Cole Bender and Nicole Hamp stand out in Whistler

Burns Lake supports Nechako Watershed

Council has approved funding to help implement watershed strategies

Four influenza outbreaks in long-term care facilities in northern B.C. so far

Influenza season is bringing two predominant strains

Initiation tournament in Burns Lake

The littlest Burns Lake Bruins hosted a tournament at the Tom Forsyth… Continue reading

High-end whisky seized in B.C. bar raids

Raids end in seizures at Victoria, Nanaimo and Vancouver whisky joints

Double-doubles and demonstrations: Employees rally outside Tim Hortons

Protests held in response to Ontario franchise owners cutting employee benefits and breaks

Train derails in Northwest B.C.

CN reports no injuries or dangerous goods involved after coal train derailment.

Las Vegas shooter acted alone, exact motive still undetermined: Sheriff

Stephen Paddock was behind the gunfire that killed 58 people including two Canadians

Botox, bomb shelters, and the blues: one year into Trump presidency

A look into life in Washington since Trump’s inauguration

Christopher Garnier appealing murder conviction in death of off-duty cop

Jury found Garnier guilty in December, rejecting his claim she died accidentally during rough sex

Transportation watchdog must revisit air passenger obesity complaint

Canadian Transportation Agency must take new look at Gabor Lukacs’ complaint against Delta Air Lines

Gas plants verdict coming down today; ex-premier’s top aides to learn fate

Verdict to be delivered on senior staff to former Ontario premier Dalton McGuinty

Most Read