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8 Tuesday September 15 2015 FORT SMITH RESIDENTIAL FALL CLEAN-UP The Towns Residential Fall Clean-up is scheduled for the period of September 29 to October 3 2015 Residents may have large items washers dryers refrigerators etc. and yard work debris collected by the Town - for a cost of 40.00 from the curb side only. Smaller items must be boxedbagged. Brush and willows must be bundled. Trees must be limbed and cut to 4-foot lengths. All items must be placed at the property roadside. No vehicles will be collected however tipping fees at the Landfill are waived for residential customers for the duration of the Fall Clean-up. No Household Hazardous Waste such as propane tanks batteries paint used oils etc. will be collected however we will be collecting household hazardous waste at the Landfill free of charge for the duration of the Fall Clean-up. No construction materials such as demolished buildings or construction sitesprojects at residential locations will be collected. To register please visit or call the Town Office 872-8400 with the following Name Residence Address Materials to be picked up Contact phone numbers and 40 payment. Registrations close at 500 p.m. Friday October 3 2015. BY CRAIG GILBERT Dr. Peter Boronowski is not your run-of- the-mill checklist-checking physician. He is a problem solver. Hes the kind of doctor you always want caring for you former Aurora Research Institute director David Malcolm said last week. He doesnt just go through the checklist or ask what vitamins you take then take your blood pressure. He gets to the root of the problem and decides what needs to be done to ensure youre well in the future. Hes a real doctor. Now Boronowski who has been practic- ing in Inuvik for eight months out of the year for the past decade has a real brain teaser in front of him and his career is on the line. Suspended from obstetrics and anaesthe- siology duties at the Inuvik Regional Hospi- tal where he was medical director and chief of staff for three years and with a possible appearance before the Northwest Territories medical credentials committee which he sits on Boronowski is trying to put a jigsaw puzzle together in the dark with no idea how many pieces there are. Boronowski said neither the Beaufort Delta Health and Social Services Authority nor the chair of the credentials committee which de- cides who can and cannot practice medicine in the NWT will show him the content of the complaints against him. The most information he could get from health authority CEO Arlene Jorgensen or medical director Nadia Salvaterra since the saga started in June of this year is that there are complaints about his professionalism. I am simply unwanted at this point and I dont know what the reasons are he said. They just drafted a resignation letter for me to sign. I cant go anywhere with this hang- ing over my head. The self-described Inuviker is now in a state of limbo loath to leave the town he calls home but with his house already listed for sale. Asked about previous complaints Bo- ronowski said hes named in a lawsuit led by a Fort Good Hope man who had a blade fragment removed from his back about three years after several stab wounds were sewn up by a nurse. Boronowski gave the nurse advice over the phone and believes his name will be dropped from the suit since he never laid eyes nor hands on him. He said more recently he had been in- structed by the health authority not to teach students how to deliver a baby from an exhausted mother using vacuum for- ceps and in November to stop showing how to intubate during anaesthesia. He found both concerns bizarre since he supervised the student directly while teaching vacuum forceps and intubation is an essential part of anaesthesia. I said if you dont allow people to learn that youre dumbing down the program and students wont come because you just stand around in Inuvik Boronowski explained. He is hopeful an investigation by the British Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons will get to the bottom of things. A college spokesperson told the Journal via email that as a licensed B.C. physician Boronowski was required to inform them of any change regarding his practice in any jurisdiction where he holds a license which includes any cancellation suspen- sion or restriction on his ability to prac- tise medicine. As is normal process the College will be in contact with Dr. Boronowski and may also be in touch with the licensing body in the NWT to seek further explanation on this situation. The Beaufort Delta Health and Social Services Authority did not respond to the Journals request for comment before print deadline. Boronowski is as concerned for the patients he is leaving as he is for his own ability to practice medicine in the future. He said he left so abruptly he never had the chance to write a half-page summary on each patients chart a standard practice when one doctor is handing a patient off to another. Even when Im gone people need their hospital they need trust in their hospital he said. So its been painful. I didnt go to the media they came to me and thats because the community is so devastated. People are saying they dont want to see another doctor. Malcolm has been a patient of Boronows- kis for about a year and a friend for much longer. As he would in the exam room he agrees with his doctors read of the dynamic in Inuvik. The engineering consultant said the town is in a state of shock and quali- fied his alarm by noting there are good doctors in the NWT but attracting a phy- sician with his experience qualifications and demeanour to the far north would be challenging. I would say theyre making a terrible mistake Malcolm said. I dont have a clue what the complaints are or who made them but they should do an about-face apologize and welcome him back. It is an absolute shame. Mystery complaints have Inuvik doctor in limbo PhotocourtesyofDr.PeterBoronowski Dr. Peter Boronowski is no longer welcome at the Inuvik Regional Hospital and he doesnt know why. The B.C. College of Physicians and Surgeons is looking into his case. HEALTH WELLNESS MEDICINE