A Nova Scotia company is buying MD Ambulance of Saskatoon.

The sale is effective January 1, 2014. 

"I have very mixed emotions today," said MD Ambulance president David Dutchak in a news release.

"I'm very proud to have created this company with my father and to be part of this nationally-recognized EMS team. It was a difficult decision."

Medavie EMS already operates ambulance services in five provinces and one state.

MD Ambulance manages more than 28,000 patient trips in the Saskatoon Health Region. It has 21 vehicles and 150 employees.