The Portage District General Hospital in Manitoba has accomplished their fundraising goal. Together with the community and a lottery, they were able to raise over $350,000 for a new STARS Air Ambulance helipad at the hospital. Construction work for the helipad will begin this week, reports Global News.
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 »
Winnipeg’s Health Service Centre (HSC) is eager to see the opening of a long delayed rooftop helipad. HSC and the City of Winnipeg are doing final safety tests to prove that all systems are operational and up to standard, once these tests are done they will receive an occupancy permit, reports Global News. The helipad… Read more »
The Winnipeg Police Force is currently relying on a borrowed RCMP infrared camera from Alberta RCMP. As reported by CRC Connection, Winnipeg’s Air1 helicopter was almost grounded for good due to financial issues, and has been grounded since mid-July. But with the lent camera, the helicopter has now resumed full time duty. A new camera… Read more »
The Winnipeg Police Service is pleased to announce that funding for a new thermal imaging camera has been put in place for AIR1. The commitment for complete funding was approved today by the Winnipeg Police Board. The Province of Manitoba and the City of Winnipeg had each allocated monies for the camera. However, due to exchange… Read more »
A new helipad slated to open this spring at Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg is expected to speed up helicopter transport times by as much as half an hour. The opening of the helipad located atop the new Diagnostic Centre for Excellence building will allow the Shock and Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) air ambulance helicopter… Read more »
Winnipeg police have apologized and launched an investigation after officers flying in a helicopter mistakenly broadcast a cockpit conversation that one person says referred to a sex act. See Full Story.
STARS air ambulance and Snoman (Snowmobilers of Manitoba) Inc. are partnering to promote snowmobile safety this winter, as more than 34,500 Manitoba snowmobilers get ready to hit the trails. There were seven fatalities in total last season, including five off-trail, and two on-trail incidents. Media are invited to the STARS Winnipeg base on Tuesday, Nov…. Read more »
The Manitoba government has released the report and recommendations of the Clinical Oversight Committee on the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) air ambulance service, led by Dr. Brian Postl, Health Minister Erin Selby said today. “Our first priority is to deliver safe, high-quality care to Manitoba families. We are confident these recommendations and the… Read more »
The Cadorath Group, a supplier of extended repairs, modifications, and overhaul solutions for rotary and fixed wing customers has announced the addition of Rod Kucheran to the Business Development Team for their Cadorath Aerospace and Meridian Helicopters divisions. Kucheran brings his extensive helicopter industry experience, energy and passion into his new role at Cadorath where… Read more »
Manitoba’s contract with Alberta-based STARS came under fire on Wednesday, noting that the province did not follow proper tendering procedures when it signed the $159-million, 10-year service agreement in 2011. See full story
On the advice of medical professionals, the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) air ambulance will resume responding to calls for emergency service effective immediately, Health Minister Erin Selby announced today. “The decision to temporarily suspend STARS was a difficult one, but I rely on the advice of medical experts,” Minister Selby said. “The medical… Read more »
STARS “strongly disagrees” with a Manitoba Health report which says their crews lack adequate training, are not familiar with pediatric patients and do not understand patient oxygen needs. See full story
As you may have seen in recent media reports, the Manitoba government, in consultation with STARS, has made a decision to temporarily place the Winnipeg base out of service. This has been done to allow the government to conduct a review of an interhospital transport mission that occurred on Thursday, November 28th. The care and… Read more »
Following a recent patient transportation incident with STARS air ambulance service and advice from medical professionals, Health Minister Erin Selby announced today the temporary suspension of STARS. “On the advice from medical professionals, I’ve instructed my department to take this action. Up until now, I’ve been assured that STARS is providing appropriate emergency care, but… Read more »
Health sources in Manitoba tell CBC News there is growing concern over the STARS air ambulance program and patient management, as several cases are currently under clinical review by the province. See full story
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. â€œThese paramedics, nurses and pilots are a critical link in patient care and their training and expertise will truly help… Read more »
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… Read more »
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 onÂ January 12, 2012. The Corporation paid a total purchase price ofÂ $29 million, of whichÂ $4.3 millionÂ was paid through the issuance of 170,121 common… Read more »
Exchange Income Corporation (TSX:Â 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 atÂ $29 million, and will be paid through a combination of cash and… Read more »
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. â€œThe STARS team has made a real difference in Manitobaâ€™s flood fight and we thank them for their hard work,â€ said Oswald. Â â€œHelicopter… Read more »
Winnipeg, MB – Law enforcement in Manitobaâ€™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 â€˜force multiplierâ€™ providing versatile aerial support… Read more »
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… Read more »
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 theÂ Free Press under freedom-of-information legislation.
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
Winnipeg’s police chief, backed by Manitoba’s Progressive Conservative Party, is pushing for a helicopter to be added to the service’s resources.Â Chief Keith McCaskill said the chopper would be a “huge benefit” but the question of who would pay for it must first be answered.
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.Â 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 »