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Winnipeg Police loan helicopter for film shoot

Winnipeg Police loan helicopter for film shoot

The Winnipeg Police Service is receiving backlash from local helicopter charter companies and the mayor after they leant their police helicopter to Hollywood movie shoot. Many are disgruntled at the fact that the taxpayer-funded helicopter was used, reports CTV News.

Source: HeliHub.com, 10-Jan-18

Ornge Air Ambulance Granted Helipad Access

Ornge Air Ambulance Granted Helipad Access

Ornge Air Ambulance has been granted access to the Health Science Centre’s newly opened helipad in Winnipeg after two months of negotiations. This impacts their response time significantly. Before they had to land at Winnipeg International Airport and then transfer the patient into a driven ambulance. This process was essentially doubling their response time. Being… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-May-17

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First EMS Helipad for Manitoba

First EMS Helipad for Manitoba

Winnipeg’s Health Sciences Centre is excited to open Manitoba’s first helipad. The project has been in the works since 2011, as part of a new diagnostic imaging facility, reports CBC. The new helipad was tested this past Friday, by STARS air ambulance. The use of the helipad will cut transporting time by half an hour,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Dec-16

Winnipeg Police responded to 3,445 incidents in 2012

Winnipeg Police responded to 3,445 incidents in 2012

According to police, AIR1 responded to 3,445 incidents in 2012, resulting in 185 arrests by ground patrol units.   (see full story)

Source: CBC, 06-Feb-13

Provincial Health Minister plans EMS helipad in Winnipeg

Provincial Health Minister plans EMS helipad in Winnipeg

Provincial Health Minister, Theresa Oswald has announced that they are planning to build a helipad at Winnipeg’s Health Sciences Centre (HSC). The helipad will improve the effectiveness of the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) helicopter ambulance (full story)

Source: French Tribune, 07-Jul-11

Eurocopter Canada delivers EC120 to Winnipeg Police

Eurocopter Canada delivers EC120 to Winnipeg Police

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… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter Canada, 07-Dec-10

Winnipeg EC120 delayed to Monday; Live from January

Winnipeg EC120 delayed to Monday; Live from January

The helicopter will not be put into regular service until the New Year, city officials say.

Source: CBC, 04-Dec-10

Winnipeg Police to unveil EC120 on Friday 3rd

Winnipeg Police to unveil EC120 on Friday 3rd

The Winnipeg Police Service has invited dozens of justice officials and politicians to a 10:30 a.m. reception Dec. 3 at 17 Wing Winnipeg, where the new Eurocopter EC120 Colibri will be unveiled.

Source: Winnipeg Free Press, 30-Nov-10

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Winnepeg Police expect to be airborne with EC120 early December

Winnepeg Police expect to be airborne with EC120 early December

Winnipeg Police Chief Keith McCaskill said last week the new police helicopter should be in the air in early December.

16-Nov-10

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Winnipeg Police place order for Eurocopter EC120

Winnipeg Police place order for Eurocopter EC120

Winnipeg’s first police helicopter won’t take to the skies before October, police Chief Keith McCaskill said Friday as the city confirmed the awarding of a $3.49-million contract to purchase the aircraft.

Source: Winnipeg Free Press, 09-May-10

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MPI touted as sponsor for Winnipeg Police helicopter

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: Winnipeg Free Press, 20-Apr-10

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Province of Manitoba commits extra money for Winnipeg Police helicopter

Province of Manitoba commits extra money for Winnipeg Police helicopter

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

Source: CBC, 17-Feb-10

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Plan for Winnipeg Police helicopter thrown in doubt

Plan for Winnipeg Police helicopter thrown in doubt

Winnipeg won’t have a police helicopter without additional funding from the province, Mayor Sam Katz said Friday.  The province promised $1.3 million a year in operating costs for the chopper but will not cover inflationary costs

Source: CBC, 13-Feb-10

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Winnipeg Council approves police helicopter

Winnipeg Council approves police helicopter

Councillors approved spending Can$3.5 million to outfit the police with a helicopter.

17-Dec-09

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Police helicopter added to Winnipeg’s capital budget

Police helicopter added to Winnipeg’s capital budget

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: Winnipeg Free Press, 08-Dec-09

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Winnipeg’s police chief continues to push for helicoptere purchase

Winnipeg’s police chief continues to push for helicoptere purchase

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: CBC, 12-Nov-09

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Winnipeg Police Service “could have a helicopter as early as 2010”

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… Read more »

Source: Winnipeg Free Press, 08-Sep-09

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Police helicopter for Winnipeg looking likely to be approved

Source: Winnipeg Sun, 24-Jun-09

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Winnipeg Police Chief puts helicopter debate back on front burner

Source: CTV, 27-Jan-09

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