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Economic boom in northwest B.C. means less paramedics for rural communities

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An official with the Village of Queen Charlotte says that as more high-paying jobs come to northwestern B.C., it is getting more difficult to attract and retain people to work as paramedics. Peter Weber is the chief administrative officer for the Village, and he says the community ambulance service is down to roughly 50% capacity. George Baker speaks with him, as well as Mike Michalko of B.C. Ambulance.

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