Thursday, February 07, 2008
Caraquet hospital - Hopital de Caraquet - Denis Losier would have been proud!!!! Il serait tres fier!!!
Caraquet health centre to regain hospital status
Last Updated: Thursday, February 7, 2008 | 3:26 PM AT
The health centre in Caraquet, N.B., will once again be classified as a hospital, Health Minister Mike Murphy said Thursday.
In 2005, the town's francophone hospital was downgraded to a community health centre — with no emergency room and only limited hours of operation. The change was protested by the small community of 4,500 in the province's northeast.
The provincial government is now investing $5.6 million into health care on the Acadian Peninsula.
With that new money, Caraquet's centre will be upgraded to a facility with eight beds, 24-hour service and a walk-in clinic. The change will allow it to regain its hospital status, Murphy said. The annual cost of operating the facility is expected to be $1.3 million.
"This is an exception to the rule," Murphy told CBC News. "The rule being that we are going towards more and more community health centers. But there's extraordinary circumstances here of geography and winter storms and the fact that it's not very close to a regional hospital."
Patients forced to drive 65 km for ER treatment
When the Caraquet facility was downgraded to a health centre, its emergency room was dismantled, and patients seeking emergency treatment had to drive 65 kilometres southwest to Bathurst.
This is a very serious issue.
A reporter was chatting with me the other day telling me that the ECMA couldn't grant me a media pass pass because every citizen would become a blogger and go in for free!!!
I told the individual.
You have to be arrested and jailed by the Police!!
You have to be assaulted by the Police.
You have to get all your pictures deleted by the Police. < close to 200 pictures gone!! >
You have to go on trial and a Judge must class you as a Court appointed journalist!!!
The verdict of the trial must make the New York Times!!!!
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I might add that the Irvings refuse to accept this verdict. The story of the trial never made the Irving's paper.
You must have many enemies who wish to do you harm because of your straight forward views. Just what the Liberals tried to do at their our Christmas Party.
After you accomplice all these issues? THEN YOU CAN CALL YOURSELF A TRUE BLOGGER!!!
The snobby organizers of the ECMAs are setting a very dangerous course for this City. I heard these cowardly people are going to organizes other events and will allow only Irving employees.
So? What Am I going to do?
Blog the issue again!!!!
These people are at a younger age and must be the kids of the bureaucrats. It's a gene that must be fought!
So? Don't come here to look for pictures of musicians in bars, clubs or the streets.
I will not promote an event who truly discriminate against freedom of speech.
I just wish these people will go public with their names so I can know who they are?
They is the reason I would love a bureaucrat to haul me in court so I can blog the individual to death.
The ECMA will leave a bad taste in the City of Fredericton for years to come.
It's a very snobby bureaucratic affair and I don't want any part of it!!!!
Yes, I could go inside the clubs who don't charge but I can't be bothered!!!!
Without an Irving media pass? It's not the same.
Hey???? Maybe this is the reason the Liberals organizers let the mafia type club Sweetwaters to give free shows? They believe that I would walk in there so the bouncers can assault me or have me killed???
Who truly knows what those snobby bureaucrats are up too???
Prayer and Devotions
Suffering: A Highway to God
by Father Paul Hubert, LC
Resolution: Before doing something today, pause to examine the motives for which you do it: is it for yourself or for God? If it is only for yourself, rectify your intentions or leave the deed aside.
February 7, 2008
Thursday after Ash Wednesday
Jesus said to his disciples, "The Son of Man must suffer greatly and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed and on the third day be raised." Then he said to all, "If anyone wishes to come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it. What profit is there for one to gain the whole world yet lose or forfeit himself?
Introductory Prayer: Lord Jesus, you did not flee before suffering, but did what your love for us told you to do. Lord, I trust in you. Lord Jesus, you went towards Jerusalem in the hope that we would return to the Father’s home. I hope in you, for you did not put a limit on your love. Even when you were rejected and put to death by your enemies, you prayed for them. Lord, I love you.
Petition: Grant me, Lord, the ability to accept the suffering of the cross you have laid on my shoulders. Help me to see its redeeming power and embrace it.
1. Suffering: an Opportunity Suffering is present at every turn of life. Our tendency is to flee from it, to avoid it. This holds true from the small scratch we get when we first fall off our bicycle to the profound sorrow we feel when a friend betrays us. When we feel pain, we take every means in our power to get rid of it. In today’s society, there is a medicine to alleviate any pain or suffering we might feel. Yet, in every suffering, there is a lesson, and we remember the lesson better when we have suffered to learn it. Christ foresaw his rejection, suffering, and death; yet did not flee them. He embraced them as a way of showing his most profound love: “No one has greater love than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends” (John 15:13). It is what parents do when they give their children their time and attention. It is what real friends do when they serve without counting the cost. It is what we do when we help someone in need.
2. Love the Fight Not the Fall Sometimes we may feel overwhelmed. Slowly but surely, we may tire of our defects and their effects. The constant, on-going battle to follow Christ may slowly wear us down. The path to perfection in the virtues is surely full of rewards, but it has its share of wear-and-tear. But it does not matter if we fall a thousand times, as long as we love the fight and not the fall. It therefore makes no sense to despair, especially when we fight with Christ on our side. The effort of a prolonged battle can please Christ more than an easy and comfortable victory. Christ reminds us: He will suffer greatly, be rejected and killed, and everyone who wants to be his disciple must take up his cross and follow him.
3. When I Am Weak, Then I Am Strong With the coming of Christ on the earth, suffering took on a new meaning. He gave us the possibility to give to suffering, illness and pain – the consequences of sin – the redemptive and salvific meaning of love. When the apostles asked our Lord who was responsible for the misfortune of a man blind from birth, Christ answered: “Neither he nor his parents sinned; it is so that the works of God might be made visible through him” (John 9:3). Misfortune and weaknesses made St. Paul exclaim: “Therefore, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and constraints, for the sake of Christ; for when I am weak, then I am strong” (2 Corinthians 12:10). It is through denial of self, through the recognition of your weakness, that you can show the strength of God and the wonders of God in your life.
Conversation with Christ: Lord, help me to see all that happens to me, even pain, suffering and illness, as an opportunity to love, grow in love and offer you my love.
Resolution: Before doing something today I will pause to examine the motives for which I do it: is it for me or for God? If it is only for me, I will rectify my intentions or leave the deed aside, especially if I have the opportunity to do something else for God or to serve God in my neighbor.
I got to give credit where its due!!! The Liberals came out to face the protesters.
During my four years in the Capital when the P.C. Party were in power? Never once would they come out. I wonder why???
Click below for a blog I wrote on this issue.