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Volume 135 Issue 29 Friday, October 06, 2017 90 cents plus tax

INSIDE Clinic Groundbreaking
this week
Construction to begin in next few weeks

Fifth grader


Photo by Hillary Miller

With shovels in hand, representatives from local municipalities, physicians, contractors and organizing
committee members broke ground to signal the upcoming start of construction for the new Dr. Ajai Khandelwal
Primary Care Centre on the property just west of the Minnedosa District Health Centre.
Aeration By HILLARY MILLER ceed with the building and to have it completed early the committee for the non- for material and trades and
its functional aspects. This summer, and then you’ll profit charitable organiza- to complete the project as

A t last, we are ready
to start digging for a
healthier region! The Dr.
will help cut down imme-
diate costs, as the cost for
the whole facility will be
have the best clinic in the
“It’s a project that’s
tion has raised $1,754,000
from Minnedosa and sur-
rounding areas. “The com-
soon as possible to recruit
doctors into the commu-
Ajai Khandelwal Primary $2,113,000. been a long time coming, mittee’s decision to start This view is also held
Care Centre broke ground The building will be and I’m just so glad to see at this time is to preserve by Monty Peckover, Coun-
on Tuesday, October 3rd, 5,036 square feet, and the a start. The municipality the current pricing for cillor for the R.M. of Minto-
with an expected comple- work will be started with- is actually quite pleased to material and trades and Odanah, who commented
tion of summer 2018. in the next week or two. put money towards it be- to complete the project as that the benefit to the
If your label reads There are some hold- “There are a few prelimi- cause it is something that soon as possible to secure clinic is to help attract new

17 /10 /31 backs on features that will
be completed at a later
nary things that need to
be done, some surveying
the region in general really
needs,” said Jim Andersen,
additional doctors,” stated
doctors, “I think it is part
of our long-term strategy
It’s time to renew date, but the project is and line locating and that Reeve for the R.M. of Min- Gord Lane, Chairman to recruit doctors into the
your subscription! ready to go ahead. sort of thing,” said Tra- to-Odanah. of the Primary Care Cen- community.”
The project manager vis Penner, of T.L. Penner. According to John tre committee said, “The
204-867-3816 will be T.L. Penner, and the “The design is basically Mendrikis, a board mem- Committee’s decision to Continued on
Primary Care Centre com- done, its just a matter of ber for the clinic fundrais- start at this time is to pre- Page 3
mittee have agreed to pro- getting in here, we expect ing committee, noted that serve the current pricing

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