Source: Winnipeg Sun, 29-Oct-12
We understand the importance of the life-saving service that STARS provides and the need for this vital assistance to be available 24/7 (see full story)
Source: CBC, 28-Aug-12
The two Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) units will be used taking aerial photos and videos of motor vehicle collision scenes and crime scenes. (see full story)
Source: CBC, 27-Apr-12
Winnipeg Police have had their EC120 a year now, and the usage in 2012 at 40 hours a month is 50% higher than planned. Opposition councillors are calling for a second helicopter (see full story)
Source: STARS, 23-Feb-12
A permanent Manitoba crew of 14 paramedics, nurses and pilots is now responding to emergency calls across the province with the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) helicopter ambulance, Health Minister Theresa Oswald announced today. “These paramedics, nurses and pilots are a critical link in patient care and their training and expertise will truly help [...]
Source: Global Winnipeg, 05-Feb-12
Global Winnipeg has the only Television News Helicopter in Winnipeg and we want your help in naming it. Prize: A tour over Winnipeg in the Global Winnipeg News Helicopter and a meet and greet with Eva Kovacs and “bragging rights” on having named our Helicopter. Our News Helicopter will give viewers breaking news and traffic [...]
Source: Exchange Income Corp, 02-Feb-12
Exchange Income Corporation (TSX:EIF) (the “Corporation”), announced today the successful completion of its acquisition of Custom Helicopters Ltd., a provider of helicopter-based aviation services in Manitoba and Nunavut. The acquisition was first announced on January 12, 2012. The Corporation paid a total purchase price of $29 million, of which $4.3 million was paid through the issuance of 170,121 common [...]
Source: Exchange, 12-Jan-12
Exchange Income Corporation (TSX: EIF) (“Exchange” or the “Corporation”), announced today that it has signed a letter of intent to acquire the operations and assets of Custom Helicopters Ltd., a privately-owned provider of helicopter-based aviation services in Manitoba and Nunavut. The acquisition is valued at $29 million, and will be paid through a combination of cash and [...]
Source: Govt of Manitoba, 28-Jun-11
The province has signed a memorandum of understanding with the non-profit Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) to make the helicopter ambulance program permanent in Manitoba, Health Minister Theresa Oswald announced today. “The STARS team has made a real difference in Manitoba’s flood fight and we thank them for their hard work,” said Oswald. “Helicopter [...]
Source: Eurocopter Canada, 07-Dec-10
Winnipeg, MB – Law enforcement in Manitoba’s capital city entered a new era today with the delivery of the first Eurocopter EC120 B helicopter for the Winnipeg Police Service (WPS). The 200-kilometer an hour helicopter will provide faster response times, enhanced public and officer safety and serve as a ‘force multiplier’ providing versatile aerial support [...]
Source: Winnipeg Free Press, 06-Dec-10
This is a repeat of when an Alberta-based STARS helicopter air ambulance was stationed in southern Manitoba during the last serious spring flood in 2009, and it was credited with saving two lives
Source: CJOB, 10-Oct-10
Manitoba’s health minister says the province is taking a “close look” at getting a medical helicopter.
Source: Discovery Air, 18-May-10
Discovery Air Inc. is pleased to announce that its Great Slave Helicopters subsidiary (GSH) has signed a new three-year contract with the Province of Manitoba to provide forest fire suppression support services. The deal commits one Bell medium helicopter, operated by GSH subsidiary Hudson Bay Helicopters, to the province for each fire season over the [...]
Source: Winnipeg Free Press, 20-Apr-10
The city’s first police helicopter could help cut down MPI’s costs by monitoring traffic “from a surreptitious point of view,” according to June 2009 police report obtained by the Free Press under freedom-of-information legislation.
Source: CBC, 17-Feb-10
The Manitoba government has agreed to pony up extra money to cover any operational cost increases associated with the chopper, according to Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz, who revealed the latest development to reporters Tuesday afternoon Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/manitoba/story/2010/02/16/mb-police-helicopter-funding-winnipeg.html#ixzz0flsWk5tq
Councillors approved spending Can$3.5 million to outfit the police with a helicopter.
Source: Winnipeg Free Press, 08-Dec-09
Winnipeg needs a police helicopter to respond to mundane calls, not for dramatic Hollywood-style aerial chases, police Chief Keith McCaskill said after politicians tentatively approved the purchase.
Source: CBC, 12-Nov-09
Winnipeg’s police chief, backed by Manitoba’s Progressive Conservative Party, is pushing for a helicopter to be added to the service’s resources. Chief Keith McCaskill said the chopper would be a “huge benefit” but the question of who would pay for it must first be answered.
Source: Winnipeg Free Press, 08-Sep-09
The author of a 2002 study into a police helicopter for Winnipeg is willing to do it all over again, but this time he’d like a reply. Kim Hards, a quality assurance manager for an Alberta helicopter company, said recently he’s willing to put together another report, but only if the Winnipeg Police Service is [...]
Source: Winnipeg Sun, 24-Jun-09
Source: CTV, 27-Jan-09