Letter to the Editor

Dear Mayor and Councillors,

Re: Shortage of Nurses in Tumbler Ridge

The Tumbler Ridge Forever Young Society wishes to support the District in its efforts to get nurses to come to Tumbler Ridge. Although, we believe this is a Provincial Government matter and thus a matter for Northern Health to address, it is important for our organization to express the need for additional nurses.

As we grow older we require more medical services. The District is a wonderful place to live but without adequate medical care our seniors are moving out of town.

Perhaps the District could offer incentives such as free accommodation.

On behalf of the seniors in Tumbler Ridge we wish to express our concerns.

Yours truly,

Ellen Sager, President

CC: Northern Health and the Honourable Mr. Bernier