The time it takes to see a doctor in Winnipeg emergency rooms is down this winter compared to last year, according to data provided by the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority on Friday. That’s the good news. The bad news is that those statistics only tell part of the story and do not include the most important data when it comes to assessing ER overcrowding.
Mayor Brian Bowman and city council complain ad nauseam about how the province supposedly offloads costs onto the city and how they’re not getting their fair share of the “taxation pie.”Despite that, they’re now about to give away a city asset worth $1.43 million – the old Vimy Arena – to the province for $1, with no justification and no adequate explanation. The old arena on Hamilton Avenue was decommissioned and declared surplus property by the city in 2013.
The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority says it published erroneous emergency room wait time data on its website Wednesday after the Winnipeg Sun caught an inconsistency in its statistics. The WRHA started publishing monthly ER wait time data on its website in November to monitor the progress of its hospital consolidation plan. The numbers show wait times for the most recent month and compares them by hospital to the previous month, as well as to the same month a year earlier.
Interesting survey, although minor differences in the answers to a hypothetical question. It doesn't change the fact that the main driver by far in real life to relocate or stay is jobs and opportunity, not perceptions about walkability or density. https://twitter.com/brent_bellamy/status/955213818833104897
@brent_bellamy@MikeFriesen10@swaff81 There's no magic wand. No easy answers, but focus has to be on economic development. Tax competitiveness, regulation, availability of skilled labour, balanced labour laws, access to capital, marketing competitive advantages like low cost, renewable power
@brent_bellamy@MikeFriesen10@swaff81 Amenities are great and they're part of the mix. Good infrastructure, good transit, the availability and quality of schools etc are all important. But the overwhelming factor is jobs and opportunity and the jurisdictions that get that right in the future will be the winners.
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Selecting a term
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