breaking ground

Construction has begun on the new Bruce County Paramedic Services station just off Highway 21 in Port Elgin. The facility will serve as the headquarters for Paramedic Services and is located on Bruce County’s Lakeshore Hub property on MacKenzie Road, said a June 17 media release from Bruce County.

Construction of this approximately $8 million three-bay paramedic station is expected to be completed by the summer of 2023.

The facility features a paramedic simulator lab for paramedic training, two large meeting rooms, a large training gym, hoteling workstations for County staff, and rough-ins for two double-head EV charging stations.

The facility is also fully generator supported, adds additional parking spaces to alleviate parking issues at the Lakeshore Hub, and shifts Paramedic Services administration staff to the new headquarters, allowing for the reallocation of office space at the Walkerton Administration Centre to other departments.

“With easier access to Highway 21, this new facility enhances our ability to provide emergency care in Saugeen Shores and beyond,” said Paramedic Services Chief Steve Schaus. “Having the additional training and meeting space will also expand our training capabilities and support our paramedicine services.”

“This new Paramedic Services station in Port Elgin is a key long-term investment in emergency services for our region. We are ensuring that our County Paramedics are fully equipped with the training tools they need to deliver emergency care and serve Bruce County residents,” said Warden Janice Jackson.