Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

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The president and C-E-O of St. Boniface Hospital earns 275,000 dollars a year.

That makes Martine Bouchard one of the top-paid health officials in Manitoba and likely the highest earner among hospital administrators.

St. Boniface Hospital's emergency department last week had to redirect people arriving for follow-up appointments and non-emergency treatments elsewhere.

An emergency room physician says a shortage of hospital beds had led to chaos in the E-R as there was nowhere for admitted patients to go. (Wpg FP)



Winnipeg's efforts to improve the public image of its vehicle-for-hire industry have led to nearly two dozen drivers being suspended over the past year due to their criminal records.

But most have been allowed back behind the wheel after an appeal board agreed those convictions shouldn't be a barrier to work.

Under the city's recent bylaw, drivers must submit to annual criminal record checks.

They are barred from such work if they have a conviction less than 10 years old for a major driving violation, violent crime, sexual offence, drug-trafficking offence or fraud. (Wpg FP)



The former acting deputy director of a federal correctional facility for women in Saskatchewan has been sentenced for sexual assaulting inmates.

Stanley Dorie was convicted in December of sexually assaulting two inmates while he at the Okimaw Ohci Healing Lodge near Maple Creek.

According to court documents, the assaults happened in 2015.

A Swift Current judge has sentenced Dorie to 15 months for one assault and 12 months for the other, to be served concurrently.

The facility, which opened in 1995, was built with the intention of housing incarcerated Indigenous women with a focus on helping them to heal. (CTV Regina, The Canadian Press)



Philanthropist Robert Steane has donated one million dollars toward Saskatoon's first free-standing hospice. …

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