The Yukon government has spent $310,000 on two new ambulances for Whitehorse.
They are “state of the art” and optimized for use in harsh winter conditions, according to a government news release.
Two older ambulances will be retired from the fleet.
“With the holiday season upon us, Yukoners are urged to take special care to prevent injuries and medical emergencies,” said Jeff Simons, acting director of Yukon Emergency Medical Services, in the release.
“We ask Yukoners to pull over and come to a halt when an ambulance approaches with its lights flashing, to pace themselves when decorating and shovelling snow, to stay rested and to remember to take their medications on time while in the excitement of the holiday season.”