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New doctor fitting in well at All Saints CEC

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Oxford News with Eleanor Crowley

I missed last week as I ran away from home and forgot all about my readers. But alas, I had to come back. I did have a nice time while I was in Berwick so that is good. Had coffee with Tom and Paula Henley and they were in good cheer and said Hi! to everyone back here.

I am currently a member of All Saints Health Care Foundation and have been for some time and we have some interesting meetings. Had one this past September.

The new doctor in Springhill, Dr. Gale from England is settling in well. He has a sports medicine speciality that people may not be aware of.

A Dalhousie Research Group is monitoring the Collaborative Care practice in Springhill. It is working quite well and is considered a ‘model’ for patient treatment.

So we may see that instituted in other sectors of the health care structure. Same day appointments are working well but when you call stay on the line and you will get answered. And if it turns out you can’t get to that appointment after all, please call and let them know as that space can be given to someone else.

There was an article in the paper recently looking for a patient advisor to improve patient services and nobody ever reached out. Enough said there.

Our local jams are up and running and are held every two weeks so mark your calendars accordingly. Crowdis Bridge was great. Too bad we had such poor attendance. The boys certainly put on a great show.

We had a planning meeting for our Poetry at Large event for the coming Spring. Mark your calendars for April 25 and 26 in 2020.

The same general format will be adhered to with the few changes which we can’t resist making. Right now I am looking for people with Ancestor Poetry that they want to share. We serve that with breakfast (well, right after breakfast). And we try to feature different ones every year and this seems to be quite popular.

I am sure all the readers are aware of the Climate Strike that started on Sept 20 and continued for a week. We did not ‘strike’ here in Oxford with flags and a parade, but we did have a meeting of inquiry with Tory Rushton.

I was suitably impressed with his knowledge and understanding of all our concerns and issues. And we were reasonably pleased with how things are progressing. A lot going on we are not aware of and some things in the planning stages.

As with all things government, it takes time and if you have ever been involved in the operation of an organization you will know about how long it does take to get things done. Grrr, I want everything tomorrow at the latest, but it never happens like that and I am the first to say I am poor at waiting.

The two big things we would really like to see are an outright ban on fracking and stop the clear-cutting for biomass fuel. I realize that lumbering is one of the top two industries in Cumberland County and some clear cutting in small bits may be necessary, but Biomass is not an efficient use of our wood resources.

I see the bridge down pass Lower Main is fixed. When there is a lot of rain there is a lot of water comes through that little bridge as it is a steady climb from that bridge going West for a long way and I think that is a feeder brook for that woody area.

Oxford Frozen Foods are building again according to Facebook. They are centralizing all their operations. I hope it is waterproof. And I have some ideas on how to fix that too but maybe I should shut up for now.

Oh, and the caved in hole on the trail is fixed now I think. That is caused by a brook in South Oxford that goes underground. Some of the old drainage pipe collapsed I am told and they inserted new so I think it is fixed.

If you had news and I missed it my apologies but maybe I didn’t know it. If you have news for me, call 902-447-3040

Eleanor Crowley writes for the Oxford area for the Amherst News.

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