New doctor for Princeton in 2013

Princeton has been waiting a long time for some good news about medical issues.

During the regular meeting of Council held on Nov. 19, staff and council reports were presented, with Mayor Frank Armitage requesting that Councillor Jason Earle give his report after as to “save the best for last,” he said.

The reason for doing so was that Councillor Earle had a special announcement to make—one the community has waited quite some time for.

Councillor Earle began his announcement by commenting on the recent Public Health Notice issued to the community from Interior Health.

He said, “The notice is not leading up to bad news, it is a reminder.” People are forgetting what is important. He added, “Please, do not worry about whether the hospital is open or not, use the system in place. Call 811 or 911 if you need medical attention.”

Earle then reported that he had attended a meeting during the afternoon whereupon he was given the news that Dr. Sandhu had signed a contract to begin practicing in Princeton in August of 2013. She is currently practicing in B.C.

He also commended Princeton’s Dr. Eva for his efforts in recruiting Dr. Sandhu. “Dr. Eva has been instrumental in this process,” he said.

Councillor Earle said that he is very pleased with the work that is being done.