We have urgent care now

When I lived in Edmonton I was 50 blocks from the hospital and it took me 30 minutes to get there.

Dear Editor,

When I lived in Edmonton I was 50 blocks from the hospital and it took me 30 minutes to get there.

Sylvan Lake is served by an ambulance service that can respond in three minutes and is equipped with lifesaving equipment. I have critical care service already.

If the town required a full time 24 hour clinic the financial opportunity gap would be filled and a customer driven 24 hour clinic would be a reality. I respect the people that actually know the facts in regards to requirements and services available to make the decisions. That being Alberta Health.

A monster town hall, speed bumps and the disaster of the handling of the lakeshore plans indicates the planning capacity of the present and past councils.

The town is well serviced by the existing ambulance that can respond and have you in a hospital in 15 minutes, air ambulance, and about 20 doctors who live and practice in town.

I recently fell off a ladder and was driven to Red Deer Hospital, emergency, was seen immediately, x-rayed, and treated. Bam — it was done. Yes, it’s great for politics to create an enemy out of Alberta Health, but the reality is here now. World class, great service 15 minutes away. We have urgent care now and we have existing financial planning and credibility at the provincial level. I would like to see that level of financial responsibility and planning adopted by the town.

Lyle Dressler,

Sylvan Lake

Just Posted

Sylvan Lake and Eckville under snow fall warning

Environment Canada issued the warning Saturday morning.

Local parents and teachers learn how to help their kids Grow Up Digital

Dr. Phillip McCrae presented research from Grow Up Digital Alberta on Fri., Sept. 21

H.J. Cody Lakers stumble against Stettler Wildcats

The Lakers lost the home game, Sept. 20, 20-8

Wolf Creek Schools raises Treaty 6 flag for first time

Chiefs, school officials took part in a ceremony that is aimed at acknowledging Treaty 6 land

Red Deer County wins award for third year

Red Deer County was recently recognized for outstanding budget presentation

Environment Canada confirms Ottawa area hit by two tornadoes Friday

At one point more than 200,000 hydro customers were blacked out

Trump drains oxygen from Trudeau foreign policy with PM, Freeland bound for UN

A lot has changed since the Liberals came to power in Canada in 2015

Coaches, players on Alberta university rugby team buckle up for the Broncos

16 people died when Humboldt Broncos bus collided with a semi-truck in rural Saskatchewan

The Vatican ‘owes God an apology,’ activist says in letter to Pope Francis

Letter came after a report on sexual abuse of more than 1,000 children in six Pennsylvania dioceses

Ottawa to name new ambassador for women, peace and security, Freeland says

Chrystia Freeland also confirmed Canada would spend about $25 million to fund number of initiatives

‘A little bright spot:’ Ottawa residents rescue dog trapped beneath rubble

Freelance journalist says rescue of a dog trapped under rubble was happy ending amid chaos in Ottawa

VIDEO: Inside an eerily empty mall in Canada

Only nine of 517 retail spaces are open for business as the grand opening postponed to next year

Tens of thousands without power following tornado in Ottawa region

Hydro Ottawa says more than 170,000 customers were without power early this morning

BALONEY METER: Do Liberal policies mean a typical family is $2,000 richer?

MPs took to Twitter to talk how ‘typical’ Canadian families have more money due to Liberal policies

Most Read