Two med students from Espanola and Elliot Lake plan to practice in the north once they graduate from the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. Emery Nelson of Elliot Lake and Bridget Jaunzarins from Espanola met with the Local Health Integration Network to learn about the north’s health care priorities. And the numbers are scary. Right now seniors make up 19 percent of the north’s population but in two decades the number will be more than 30 percent. It means the north will need more doctors to care for an aging population.