New EMS Station Opens in Altona

By Sarah Klein

The Province of Manitoba has invested in a new $700,000 emergency medical services (EMS) station in Altona, which officially opened Tuesday to coincide with EMS Week.

The 2,176-square-foot building includes green features such as a geothermal heating and cooling system. It will house the local ambulance as well as a meeting room, kitchen and crew quarters.

“We are pleased with the community’s eagerness and look forward to their continued support in ensuring emergency medical services to the region,” said Kathy McPhail, chief executive officer of Regional Health Authority — Central Manitoba. “The new EMS station is a result of the tremendous collaborative efforts by the region and various levels of government.”

Minister of Health Theresa Oswald took part in the ribbon cutting ceremony earlier this morning.

Tours of the facility will be given to the public from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. today at 240-5th Avenue NE in Altona.