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Manitoba secures air ambulance agreement

March 24, 2011  By The Canadian Press

March 24, 2011, Winnipeg - The Manitoba government says an ambulance-helicopter promised in last fall's throne speech will be in place in time for the flood season.

Premier Greg Selinger says the province has reached a leasing agreement with an Alberta-based emergency response company called Stars.

Selinger says the aim is to make sure emergency workers can reach anyone who gets isolated by flooding.

Last November, the NDP government promised a permanent ambulance-helicopter that could serve in any emergency.

Selinger says the leasing deal with Stars is temporary.


The province may end up with a different agreement for a permanent chopper.


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