Could the Winnipeg Police be losing its helicopter?
As work continues to balance the budget at city hall, the future of the chopper is uncertain.
Chief Devon Clunis didn’t exactly guarantee it would stay in the sky when asked on Winnipeg’s Morning News.
“I can tell you this – right now I can’t address that specific piece. I can tell you it’s here right now, but just like with anything else that happens in policing, we always have to be evaluating, so that decision will be made sometime down the road,” he said.
Funding for the helicopter moving forward is uncertain with the upcoming provincial election another factor.
Clunis says police have handed in their “preliminary” budget but they could still face cuts when the real one comes out later this year.