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SPECIAL: Municipalities Sound the Alarm on Community Safety

Welcome to another enlightening episode of Cross Border Interviews.

The Alberta Municipalities have launched their "Think Alberta, Vote Local" campaign, dedicated to ensuring that political parties and candidates address the key issues that matter to there 275 member communities.

Today, we turn our attention to the last topic during the Alberta Provincial election. An issue that resonates with communities across the province: healthcare services and the pressing need for investment in regional communities.

It is no secret that large and small communities alike have experienced the unfortunate closure of local clinics, while some hospitals are forced to operate on limited hours.

The impact of these closures extends beyond inconveniences; it directly affects the well-being and accessibility of essential healthcare for residents. The shortage of healthcare professionals in regional communities exacerbates these challenges, creating a growing gap in healthcare provision.

Investing in these communities is not only a matter of convenience; it is a critical step in attracting and retaining healthcare professionals. By creating an environment that supports and values their work, we can encourage these professionals to build their lives and careers in these regions. The ripple effect of such investments is immense.

When communities offer the healthcare services and medical facilities that current and future residents need, they foster an environment where families can thrive and flourish.

EMS response times have been a cause for concern for several years, with paramedics often grappling with burnout due to excessive demands.

During the organization's third and final press conference of the election cycle, Cathy Heron, President of Alberta Municipalities, didn't hold back when discussing healthcare, especially the state of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) in the province.

Todays Guest include: Alberta Municipalities President Mayor Cathy Heron, Mayor Ren Giesbrecht from the Summer Village of West Cove, and Town of Legal Mayor Trina Jones.


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