Government of Yukon

FOR RELEASE     #10-034
March 9, 2010

Design contract awarded for second Whitehorse ambulance station

WHITEHORSE – The contract for the design of the new Whitehorse Integrated Emergency Response Facility has been awarded to Kobayashi + Zedda Architects Ltd., Community Services Minister Archie Lang announced today.

“The new facility will house Whitehorse’s primary Emergency Medical Service (EMS) ambulance station,” Lang said. “This project further demonstrates the Government of Yukon’s commitment to provide Yukon’s vital emergency responders with the facilities and equipment they need to help keep Yukoners safe.”

“This new facility will enhance EMS response times to serve a growing community that includes neighbourhoods along Hamilton Boulevard and the Alaska Highway,” Elaine Taylor, MLA for Whitehorse West said. “The additional emergency facility will further improve services to all residents of Whitehorse and surrounding areas.”

This second EMS facility will be located near Two Mile Hill and the Alaska Highway. The existing EMS ambulance station located at the Whitehorse General Hospital will continue to serve the community.

The value of the design contract is approximately $420,000.



Roxanne Vallevand
Cabinet Communications


Matt King
Communications, Community Services