RhPAP wants to give a HUGE shout out to rural health-care providers! We know how valued you are by rural Alberta communities, and that you are, without hesitation, stepping up to do the work required to confront COVID-19. Your hard work and the example you set is truly inspiring to everyone around you. You are the true unsung heroes of rural Alberta, and we are proud to watch your never-ending commitment to the populations you serve across this province. RhPAP offers a heartfelt thank you to all the health-care providers in rural Alberta

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Creative events bring out the good in rural community 

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