Mayor Dennis Fenske was recently in Winnipeg to meet with provincial leaders.
Speaking on City Beat late last week, Mayor Fenske said that he met with Wab Kinew, the leader of the opposition, about the NDP trying to turn Churchill into a medical hub for the north.
While he said that he supports Churchill in their need of ensuring they have adequate health care, Mayor Fenske said the he wanted to remind Wab Kinew that Thompson is the hub of the north, and that that extends to health care. Fenske said that he wanted to make it clear that Thompson is the hub.
Mayor Fenske also met with Jeff Wharton, the Minister of Municipal Relations. The Mayor said that he discussed an outstanding issue with the province, the payment for UCN. Fenske said that the City and the Province are still at odds as to how much should be paid through taxation for the infrastructure that was built.
City Beat takes place on 102.9 CHTM every Thursday at 11:30am with either the Mayor or a representative from City Hall.
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