Nearly A Year Later, AHS Takes Air Ambulance Contract Away From Northern Air
Late last night Alberta Health Services announced that CanWest Aviation will begin servicing northern communities with an ambulance service this April. One fixed wing aircraft will be stationed in Peace River and another in Grande Prairie.
However, CanWest and Northern Air are still at odds, with a judicial review set for this June.
And Northern Air didn’t hold back in a press release issued earlier today:
Original story (May 2017):
Some believe that if Northern Air is passed over for an air ambulance contract in the Peace River area, it could be the end of their commercial service province-wide.
Woodlands County has sent the health ministry letters, indicating their support for Northern Air.
Mayor Jim Rennie on the potential disruption.
Rennie says he is confident that commercial service would continue if Northern Air was unable to operate.
Atom Provincials Continue Around the Province With Local Teams
The Atom AA provincials are set for Chestermere this week. Edson made their way to the tournament, with their first game set for 4:45 this afternoon against Bonnyville.
The kids will play once tomorrow and once Saturday, against Glenlake and Coaldale.
The Fox Creek Bulldogs will play in their Atom D provincials this week in Bentley. They’ll take on Smoky River, with the puck dropping at 9:00 am tomorrow morning.
They’ll play twice Saturday, against Bentley and Fort McLeod.