Mr. Cunningham, has long spoken to the concerns in the region about the erosion of health care options in Prince Rupert.
And much as we have on the blog over the years, the councillor has often warned of the potential for more centralization in Terrace with the planning in place for the Mills Memorial Hospital, a topic that generated about fifteen minutes of observations from a few of the Council collective on Monday evening.
Mr. Cunningham who introduced his suggestion of a local Health Committee just shy of two years ago, most recently reprised his call to action on the topic as part of the March 11th Council Session.
The issue came up on Monday with some comments from Councillor Blair Mirau, who noting of his recent celebrity in discussing COVID themes with the media and on social media, observed how Rupert residents were now reaching out to him to share their concerns over the state of health care at the hospital and the need for more access to specialized care.
To get the conversation underway Mr. Mirau asked as to the status of the Terms of Reference for the Health Committee that Councillor Cunningham had sought to create in the past, as well as any notes he may have to share from the Northwest Regional Health Board.