In a media release the party argues that communities like Dawson Creek deserve the same health care and ambulance services available to the rest of the province, especially considering the economic impact that comes from the area’s resource and industrial opportunities.

“By conducting a full review of BC Ambulance operations in Northern BC, we are confident that we can find a solution to give Northern British Columbians the ambulance response times they deserve,” says Cummins.

The review would look at land, fixed wing and helicopter services.

The issue of ambulance service was recently brought up by the parents of a woman who died after allegedly waiting five hours for an ambulance south of McLeod Lake in 2009.