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The Minnedosa

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Volume 136 Issue 47 Friday, February 1, 2019 www.minnedosatribune.com 90 cents plus tax

INSIDE Medical Students Visit Minnedosa


this week By KAREN MITCHELL

O n Friday, January 25th


and Saturday, Janu-
ary 26th, Prairie Mountain
Health (PMH), in partner-
ship with the Manitoba
Health Care Providers
Network and Max Rady
College of Medicine, Fac-
Robbie Burns ulty of Sciences, hosted
the University of Manitoba

9
Night Medical Student Rural In-
terest Group.
The Rural Interest
Group (RIG) weekend
promotes the benefits of
practicing medicine in ru-
ral communities. Approxi-
mately 48 first and second-
year medical students split
their time between the
communities of Brandon
and Minnedosa.
In Minnedosa, 21 stu-
dents took part in the two-

Students day workshops consisting


of; suturing, reading EKGs,
casting, airway manage-
Recycle ment and a STARS simu-

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lated patient encounter.
Bags Continued
Photo by Karen Mitchell

During one of the workshops in Minnedosa, medical students practiced


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surgical suturing on cow tongues.

Heritage Co-op Expanding to Rivers This Spring


SUBMITTED community members care about.” Heritage Co-op looks forward to providing a truly
Customers can always be sure that their dol- local grocery option for the Rivers community and get-

A t the end of 2018, Heritage Co-op amalgamated


with Strathclair Co-op and for 2019, the Heritage
Co-op reach to new communities will continue. It has
lars spent will be invested back into the communities
served. Heritage Co-op also encourages community
members to take advantage of Co-op’s lifetime mem-
ting to know the community and its members better.
“We have long felt like Rivers was part of our overall
Heritage Co-op community, so it’s exciting that we
been announced that Heritage Co-op has purchased bership benefits – another important feature of the can now officially call Rivers one of our communities
the Bigway Foods store in Rivers and is proud to offi- Co-op difference. Members are owners and share in served” said Zacharias.
cially become a member of the Rivers community in the profits of their Co-op. Purchases made at Heritage The official transition of ownership by Heritage
spring 2019. The recent sale has the current owners Co-op locations gain members equity, and each year Co-op will happen in April 2019, with the specific date
and Heritage Co-op management and board excited members receive cash back for a portion of this equity. to be determined. During this transition, the Rivers
about the future of the store. “It’s easy to earn cash back just by shopping at store will operate as usual. All employees of the Rivers
“We’re ready to show Rivers the Co-op difference, Co-op for your everyday needs, and it’s easy to shop at Bigway Foods will be given the opportunity to remain
and that extends beyond great products and service,” Heritage Co-op locations, now in seven different com- employed at the store once Heritage Co-op takes own-
said Heritage Co-op General Manager, Lorne Zacha- munities,” said Zacharias. “With Rivers’ close proximity ership.
rias. “We strive to be a true member of the communi- to Brandon, shoppers will also be happy to know that
ties we serve, and that means supporting community they can gain equity when they shop at our Rivers loca- Continued on Page 2
groups and initiatives and caring about the causes our tion and our Brandon location.”