There is a new communication system coming for first responders here in Manitoba.
Premier Brian Pallister was in Thompson yesterday to announce that the government has awarded the replacement of the FleetNet system to Bell Mobility at a cost of $380M.
The Premier said that ensuring the safety of Manitobans is the duty of the Province, and that this new digital two-way mobile radio system will provide expanded coverage over a more secure network.
Pallister said that the project was awarded based on tender, saying that Manitobans are smart shoppers who expect the government to do the same.
The new system will include radios with built-in GPS and advanced radio encryption, ensuring the safety of those using it.