The Canadian Press Published Monday, May 3, 2021 12:50PM EDT Last Updated Monday, May 3, 2021 12:59PM EDT TORONTO — Ontario’s air ambulance service says it’s committed to serving patients without disruption as labour strife with its paramedics continues. Unifor, the union representing Ornge workers, says paramedics voted overwhelmingly in
The union that represents air ambulance paramedics in Ontario is set to announce the results of a strike vote today. Paramedics who work for Ornge have been without a contract since July 31. Union members voted on whether or not to strike on Friday. If they do choose to strike,
The Canadian Press Published Sunday, May 2, 2021 6:37AM EDT Last Updated Sunday, May 2, 2021 1:21PM EDT The union that represents Ontario’s air ambulance paramedics says its members are prepared to go on strike if they can’t land an exemption from a provincial law capping salaries for public employees.
As Ontario moves to Phase 2 of its vaccine rollout, the Ford government has tapped the head of the province’s air ambulance service to lead its vaccine task force. Dr. Homer Tien, the president and chief executive officer of Ornge, has been appointed as the chair of Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccine
John Chidley-Hill, The Canadian Press Published Saturday, March 13, 2021 2:07PM EST Ontario’s air ambulance service says there have been several recent laser strikes on its aircraft in northern Ontario, which police are now investigating. Ornge said the incidents happened on three consecutive nights starting March 4, with lasers beamed
TORONTO – The impact of COVID-19 on intensive care units remains “alarming” despite a recent steadying of the number of patients treated there, says a group representing Ontario’s hospitals. Anthony Dale, president of the Ontario Hospital Association, said there are, on average, 25 new COVID-19 patients being admitted to ICUs
Police are investigating after the pilot and paramedic aboard an ORNGE air ambulance helicopter were injured by a green laser beam fired at them from a downtown Toronto rooftop earlier this month. An ORNGE spokesperson said the helicopter was flying over Richmond and Sherbourne streets at 8:50 a.m. on Feb.