Manitoba

Province withholds ambulance funding equal to salary increases

The City of Winnipeg may have to make cuts to its ambulance services.

City may have to make cuts to service

The city has learned Shared Health won't fund increases to first responder salaries. (Riley Laychuk/CBC )

The City of Winnipeg is forecasting cuts to its ambulance services, after learning the province won't fund first responder salary increases.

"It is beyond comprehensible that they're asking us to cut our system at this time," said Coun. Sherri Rollins, chairwoman of the protection, community services and parks committee.

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