The city of Cold Lake has agreed to fund the local Ambulance Society 40,000 dollars to help buy a new ambulance.
The society needs a new ambulance about once every year and a half due to frequent trips back and forth between Edmonton. The society doesn’t receive enough funding from AHS at the moment, losing between 10 to 15,000 dollars a month. The city more often than not finds itself having to help out on the financial front, a state of affairs Craig Copeland is not happy with “The bottom line is we’re under serviced and we have been for years… we’ve been watching everybody else in Alberta get more funding , but for whatever reason this part of the province does not get the level of funding it deserves.”
The average ambulance for the Cold Lake Ambulance Society only last about 6 years before it hits its breaking point.