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