Clinic lot upgraded

Emcon donates materials and labour providing both safety and maintenance at the Rock Creek Community Medical Centre parking lot.

Emcon Services generously supplied gravel to build up the medical clinic’s parking lot

Emcon Services Inc. has come through in a big way for site work for the Rock Creek Community Medical Society.

The society’s parking lot needed some TLC and Emcon was generous enough to supply some donated gravel to build it up a bit and then grade and pack it. That was done last Wednesday, Oct. 23.

The very next day, Emcon was back with their bridge crew and Stinger truck delivering 12 concrete barricades to protect anyone from slipping off the banks at the clinic. This was a concern to the members with winter coming.

The concrete barricades were used units donated by the Ministry of Highways’ Grand Forks office. The society sends a huge thanks to Dan Price, area superintendant from Emcon, and Stephanie Gillis, area manager for the Ministry of Highways Grand Forks/Rock Creek, for their help with the project; also to the Emcon crews for grading and placing the barricades. Emcon has shown true community spirit in helping out something that benefits everyone in the area. The Rock Creek Community Medical Society greatly appreciates this help and it came just in time for a Halloween party on Sunday, Oct.27.

The clinic in Rock Creek continues to get busier and the basement meeting room has become more of an community centre of sorts. Now along with GP Dr. Henry Ajaero, internal medicine specialist Dr. Christine Simpson, Grant Storzuk Physiotherapy & Wellness, and Dr. Tamara Kornelson Chiropractor, we also have Stacy Elliot, health kinesiology and certified massage therapist, Boundary Mental Health and Addiction Counseling, Country Kids Playschool, CAPC Community Action Plan for Children, seniors’ programs, Adventure Club for Kids, Cooking Classes, Bible studies and more, all under one roof. All can be found on the society’s web site at www.rockcreekmedical.ca

Other work currently going on at the clinic includes a worker from Community Futures painting the outside railings, which required “bagging” the outside with plastic to keep the heat in while the paint dries. Looks a bit like a big cocoon. It would have been preferable to do this in warmer weather but the society could not pass up the free labour. Most of it will be done over the next few weeks and then finished with another coat in the spring.

The society sponsored a Halloween party last Sunday.

Pumpkins were supplied for the kids to carve while the Lions cooked hot dogs, all sponsored by the RCCMS and CAPC. The goal is to have more of these community and family type events so people can come and see what Rock Creek Community Medical Society is all about.

 

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