Saturday, July 13, 2013

The Priorities Of Snookland.


Sweetheart subsidies for Vegas Casino magnates....?

...The $3 million-a-year (casino)lease payments, earmarked to lessen the debt on the $514 million (BC Place)stadium renovation, are half the originally proposed $6 million...

Need 'em!


Hotlines, specifically for parents with newborn babies....?

Some parents say they want Vancouver Coastal Health to keep a newborn hotline alive after learning it is slated to be terminated at the end of the month.

{snippety doo-dah}

...Closing the newborn hotline will save $174,000 a year, according to health authority spokeswoman Anna Marie D’Angelo.

"We don't want to duplicate services ... we have to look at resources and use them efficiently," she said.

Still, parents like Jenny Puterman say the newborn hotline has been a life line.

She says advice from the nurses staffing the line is much more specialized than what’s offered at 811.

"I think it's very short sighted as a cost-cutting measure to cut that line because I know as a mom it's saved us trips to emergency, it's saved us trips to the doctor," she said...

Hells no!

The Vegas casino magnate subsidy appears to be approximately $3,000,000.00 per year to turn our downtown into Snookland's version of Pottersville....That equals 16 plus hotlines, which would give expert (i.e not generalist, 811) help that reassures and reduces essential service use (which actually saves money and resources), every single year.


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