2019 Curbside Pickup Schedule

The schedule will be in your mailbox and available at Civic Centre.

Click Here For More

For several years the Morden Police Service has been concerned over the number of hours officers are tied up with individuals regarding health-related matters.

Different avenues are being explored to improve the situation. Morden Police Chief Brad Neduzak says the legislation is changing to have other individuals trained to take over custody of those patients.

The reason police are tied up is due to the nature of those kinds of calls, says Neduzak. "The possible unpredictable nature these patients have, so it's the number of hours we're spending in health facilities while these patients are awaiting assessment."

In the new year, those extra hours are likely to reduce with the implementation of an instant messaging pilot project called HealthIM.

Neduzak says HealthIM will see police input information about the individual's actions or behaviour and give officers suggestions on whether or not they should be taken to the hospital. That same information will be forwarded to the hospital to allow staff to prepare for the individual's arrival.

"We may be able to prevent transportation and holding this individual for several hours at a facility if a medical practitioner does their analysis and gives us the okay."

The program has been seeing success in Ontario for some time now, with a decrease in the number of hours police are spending on calls of this kind and Neduzak says they hope to see the same results.

More Local News

Local Organization Helping Support School in The Congo

Hope for All Nations Developments and Sustainability (HANDS Canada) is a local charity organization that sends support to a Kindergarten to grade six school in the Democratic Republic of Congo. They…

Physio Service Opens In Winkler To Meet Increasing Demand

Winkler officially said hello to a new physiotherapy clinic, with the grand opening of Red River Physiotherapy and Wellness Centre. Red River Physio, currently has two other locations, one in St.…

First-Aid Knowledge Beneficial To Anyone

Disaster can strike at a moments notice; however, someone can have the skills to be prepared in the case of an emergency. Gaining knowledge in first-aid is not something you forget, says Regional…

Be Prepared For Cold Weather

With southern Manitoba experiencing the coldest stretch of winter thus far, a Meteorologist is warning all of us to be extra careful when heading out in these conditions. Natalie Hasell with…

Kelvin Goertzen Nominated To Represent PCs In Next Election

The Steinbach Progressive Conservative Association has named Kelvin Goertzen its candidate in the next provincial election. The Association made it official at a nomination meeting Tuesday in…

The Bunker In Winkler Seeing Accelerated Growth

The Bunker in Winkler now reaches youth every weeknight. "It's something we've been envisioning for a long time," Executive Director Kevin Hildebrand says. Programming runs every weekday from game…

GVC Students Giving Rwandan Students The Chance At Education

"We thought if we could help some people get an education, that can inspire others to help others as well." That was Garden Valley Colligate student Simran Sidhu, who along with staff and other…

Piwniuk Gets Nod For Conservatives In Turtle Mountain

The Progressive Conservatives continue to prepare for the next provincial election, and Wednesday evening in Boissevain party faithful turned out to hear from Premier Brian Pallister. The…

CFDC First Rural Museum To Receive Benefits Of Provincial Fund

The Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre in Morden is seeing the first returns of the Manitoba Heritage Trust Program. Administered by The Winnipeg Foundation, the Manitoba Heritage Trust Program offers…

Deep Freeze, All Weekend Long

If you were planning on spending any time outside this weekend, you may want to postpone your plans. Environment Canada's Robyn Dyck tells us a ridge of high pressure from the north has brought an…

PembinaValleyOnline.com is your only local source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide