News

Innisfail Town Council approves reconstruction of Innisfail Heliport

Jan 12, 2022 | 0 comments

On Monday, January 10, 2022, Innisfail Town Council approved funding that will eventually see the Innisfail Heliport re-open to air ambulance service.
Council, upon the recommendation of Town administration, awarded the contract to Timcon Construction Ltd. of Red Deer, Alberta. Timcon submitted a bid of $489,955 in response to the Town’s public request for tenders.
With the approval of funding from the General Capital Reserve, the Town will work with Timcon to ensure the facility is in compliance with federal transportation regulations.
Over the past year, Council heard from many members of the community who believe that the facility is integral to ensuring the quality of health care residents have come to expect.
“After many months of stakeholder consultations, I am pleased to see the Innisfail Heliport project moving forward,” said Innisfail Mayor Jean Barclay. “STARS provides an invaluable service to our community and having the Heliport across from the hospital saves critical time for the patient when it is most needed.”
In 2020, a risk assessment recommended the voluntary suspension of the facility’s operations to allow for required upgrades and improvements. The assessment indicated the facility was non-compliant with federal regulations and identified a number of operational challenges stemming from outdoor recreational uses around the site.
As a result, the Town – on June 18 of that year – suspended the Heliport’s operations and moved service from the current location to the Innisfail (Big Bend) Airport.
The Innisfail Heliport is unique among those in similar-sized communities, with the majority of others in the province operating under the direct ownership and management of Alberta Health Services.

Upcoming Events

January 2022

MO
TU
WE
TH
FR
SA
SU
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
Events for January

1st

No Events
Events for January

2nd

No Events
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Events for January

3rd

No Events
Events for January

4th

Events for January

5th

No Events
Events for January

6th

No Events
Events for January

7th

Events for January

8th

Events for January

9th

10
11
12
13
14
15
16
Events for January

10th

No Events
Events for January

11th

Events for January

12th

No Events
Events for January

13th

No Events
Events for January

14th

Events for January

15th

Events for January

16th

17
18
19
20
21
22
23
Events for January

17th

No Events
Events for January

18th

Events for January

19th

No Events
Events for January

20th

No Events
Events for January

21st

Events for January

22nd

Events for January

23rd

24
25
26
27
28
29
30
Events for January

24th

No Events
Events for January

25th

Events for January

26th

No Events
Events for January

27th

No Events
Events for January

28th

Events for January

29th

Events for January

30th

31
1
2
3
4
5
6
Events for January

31st

No Events
Events for February

1st

Events for February

3rd

Events for February

4th

Events for February

5th

Events for February

6th