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Access Credit Union donates $250,000 to STARS

Access Credit Union donates $250,000 to STARS

The Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS) is pleased to announce a $250,000 donation by Access Credit Union to STARS, which will be allocated over five-years and directly contribute to providing time, hope and life-saving transport to critically ill and injured patients in Manitoba. “Access Credit Union seeks to invest in organizations for the betterment… Read more »

Source: STARS, 25-Aug-17

STARS receives $250,000 donation from Access Credit Union

STARS receives $250,000 donation from Access Credit Union

The Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS) is pleased to announce a $250,000 donation by Access Credit Union to STARS, which will be allocated over five-years and directly contribute to providing time, hope and life-saving transport to critically ill and injured patients in Manitoba. “Access Credit Union seeks to invest in organizations for the betterment… Read more »

Source: STARS, 17-Aug-17

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Rocky Mountain Heliport Now Open

Rocky Mountain Heliport Now Open

Transport Canada has finally received the green card to land at the new heliport at the Rocky Mountain House Health Centre. The town’s iconic water tower had to be demolished in order for Transport Canada to have a clear flight path. The STARS helicopter had to land at Rocky Mountain House airport with their patients… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Aug-17

AeroBrigham seals Deal to Represent Serastar

AeroBrigham seals Deal to Represent Serastar

Aircraft customizing, maintenance and support provider, AeroBrigham has announced the company will provide integration, distribution and support services for a revolutionary and cost-effective means to send encrypted video and audio from aerial platforms anywhere in the world.  Serastar Technologies Corporation’s Surveillance, Target Acquisition, Recon System (STARS) equipment allows streaming video in a compact ISR video transmission and recording… Read more »

Source: AeroBrigham, 28-Jul-17

STARS turns 5 in Saskatchewan

STARS turns 5 in Saskatchewan

The Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS) is celebrating its 5th anniversary of saving lives in Saskatchewan. Since 2012, STARS has carried out more than 4,000 missions to more than 500 locations across the province, and today Health Minister Jim Reiter, Rural and Remote Health Minister Greg Ottenbreit and Crown Investments Corporation Minister Joe Hargrave… Read more »

Source: Saskatchewan, 12-Jul-17

Canadian potash miner gives $1M gift to STARS air ambulance

Canadian potash miner gives $1M gift to STARS air ambulance

Saskatchewan’s newest solution potash mine may draw its product from underground, but the company that built it is already looking to the sky to give back to its employees and the people of the province. At the grand opening of their Legacy mine today, K+S Potash Canada (KSPC) announced a $1 million gift to STARS… Read more »

23-May-17

Helipad Plans Scrapped for Alberta Health Services

Helipad Plans Scrapped for Alberta Health Services

The $3 million helipad plan for Banff’s Mineral Springs Hospital is no longer needed. Alberta Health Services was made aware of this when STARS air ambulance relocated their new Augusta Westland-139 helicopter from Calgary to Edmonton. The proposed helipad construction was scheduled to begin in 2016, but due to tendering costs it was delayed, much… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 30-Jan-17

Airwork Upgrade of STARS BK117 fleet to meet Transport Canada H1 Helipad requirements

Airwork Upgrade of STARS BK117 fleet to meet Transport Canada H1 Helipad requirements

Airwork has signed an agreement with STARS (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service) Canada to upgrade three of their eight BK117-B2’s to BK117-850D2’s. The first aircraft upgrade has been carried out and it is anticipated that the next two will be completed during January. The aircraft upgrade involves removing the LTS101-750B1 engines and installing LTS101- 850B2… Read more »

Source: Airwork, 18-Jan-17

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First EMS Helipad for Manitoba

First EMS Helipad for Manitoba

Winnipeg’s Health Sciences Centre is excited to open Manitoba’s first helipad. The project has been in the works since 2011, as part of a new diagnostic imaging facility, reports CBC. The new helipad was tested this past Friday, by STARS air ambulance. The use of the helipad will cut transporting time by half an hour,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Dec-16

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CEO Rescue in the Rockies fundraiser raises nearly $400,000

CEO Rescue in the Rockies fundraiser raises nearly $400,000

The Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS) has announced that the fifth edition of CEO Rescue in the Rockies fundraiser has been one of their biggest years yet, raising $387,675. Since it started in 2011, the fundraiser has seen the Alberta community come together and raise more than $4.1 million for STARS. This morning, STARS… Read more »

Source: STARS, 26-Sep-16

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STARS Rescue raises more $516,000

STARS Rescue raises more $516,000

More than $516,000 was raised by five Saskatchewan community and business leaders at the second annual Rescue on the Prairie fundraising event for STARS air ambulance, held Thursday at a remote prairie location near St. Denis, SK. “I was really honoured that I was chosen to participate,” said Kindersley-based participant Garth MacDonald. “It’s been fun…. Read more »

Source: STARS, 19-Sep-16

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STARS Lottery Saskatchewan gives away over $4 Million in prizes

STARS Lottery Saskatchewan gives away over $4 Million in prizes

Celebrations are taking place across the province today following the announcement of the 2016 STARS Lottery Saskatchewan winners. The fifth annual lottery was the most successful to date in terms of revenue generated, and organizers are grateful to supporters for helping the fundraiser do so well, despite recent economic constraints in the province. “The people… Read more »

Source: STARS, 14-Aug-16

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Viterra Renews Partnership With STARS Air Ambulance

Viterra Renews Partnership With STARS Air Ambulance

Viterra Inc. (“Viterra”) is pleased to announce that it is continuing its partnership with STARS Air Ambulance (STARS) to sponsor its 2017 calendar. The calendars will be available for purchase at most Viterra facilities in Western Canada. This year’s campaign kicked off at Viterra’s Crossfield, AB grain facility at an event with officials from both… Read more »

Source: Viterra, 29-Jul-16

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STARS now carries blood for life-saving transfusions

STARS now carries blood for life-saving transfusions

The Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS) is the first air medical program in Canada to begin stocking blood in advance for life-saving transfusions. Manitoba Minister of Health, Seniors and Active Living, Kelvin Goertzen visited the STARS Winnipeg base today to announce the new service offered by STARS in Manitoba. “A prompt response can mean… Read more »

Source: STARS, 22-Jun-16

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STARS Lottery Saskatchewan celebrates fifth anniversary

STARS Lottery Saskatchewan celebrates fifth anniversary

STARS has flown more than 3,000 missions to more than 400 communities across Saskatchewan since it established operations in the province in 2012. The missions have been made possible with the help of STARS Lottery, which is now celebrating its fifth birthday. The lottery officially kicked off today with 2019 prizes valued at more than… Read more »

Source: STARS, 16-May-16

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STARS Air Ambulance warns of Alberta scam

STARS Air Ambulance warns of Alberta scam

In a post on its Facebook page, STARS says a number of Albertans have received calls from someone claiming to be a STARS lottery representative telling the would-be victim they have won a prize, but in order to have it shipped to them they must first transfer a certain amount of money  See full story

Source: Global News, 26-Apr-16

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STARS gives away four houses and six cars in $5.6M of lottery prizes

STARS gives away four houses and six cars in $5.6M of lottery prizes

Many Albertans have cause to celebrate, following the announcement of the 2016 STARS lottery grand prize winners today. The lottery raised more than $11.5 million net for the non-profit, with 3,200 prizes worth more than $5.6 million retail. Lethbridge residents and Edmonton show home winners Ed and Marlene Grinnell were thrilled to learn they had… Read more »

Source: STARS, 15-Apr-16

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STARS thanks Albertans with a symbol of gratitude on helicopters

STARS thanks Albertans with a symbol of gratitude on helicopters

In February, we issued a plea to Albertans. A stormy economic climate had led to slumping STARS lottery ticket sales, and it was in danger of not selling out for the first time in its 23-year history. The response from Albertans was overwhelming. Our phone lines were jammed and website traffic surged. Albertans from rural… Read more »

Source: STARS, 13-Apr-16

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STARS Alberta Lottery is in danger of not selling out

STARS Alberta Lottery is in danger of not selling out

For the first time in more than two decades, STARS’ Alberta Lottery is in danger of not selling out. The lottery has a 23-year history in the province and is the only charitable home lottery in Canada to set records by selling out every year since it began. However, our stormy economic climate has led… Read more »

Source: STARS, 09-Mar-16

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STARS prepares for CAMTS accreditation audit

STARS prepares for CAMTS accreditation audit

The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) will conduct a site visit of the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) on Feb. 22 and 23, 2016. STARS has been accredited by CAMTS since 1998 with renewal occurring every three years. CAMTS accreditation standards deal with standards of patient care and safety in the… Read more »

Source: STARS, 22-Jan-16

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Winnipeg hospital rooftop helipad to open this spring

Winnipeg hospital rooftop helipad to open this spring

A new helipad slated to open this spring at Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg is expected to speed up helicopter transport times by as much as half an hour. The opening of the helipad located atop the new Diagnostic Centre for Excellence building will allow the Shock and Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) air ambulance helicopter… Read more »

Source: HSC, 14-Jan-16

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Ornge and STARS collaborate on snowmobile safety initiative

Ornge and STARS collaborate on snowmobile safety initiative

– STARS and Ornge air ambulance services are partnering to raise awareness of snowmobile safety in an effort to reduce snowmobile related injuries and fatalities in Canada this winter season. The partnership marks the first time two air ambulance services in Canada have jointly promoted safe riding. Since 2013, Ornge has transported more than 140… Read more »

Source: Ornge, 09-Dec-15

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STARS and NJ State Police sign long-term AW139 training contracts

STARS and NJ State Police sign long-term AW139 training contracts

AgustaWestland announced today that long term training service contracts have been signed with customers operating AW139 intermediate twin helicopters in the United States and Canada. Signing a five year training contract, helicopter emergency medical services provider STARS, operating three AW139s throughout Western Canada, is extending its agreement with AgustaWestland to provide recurrent training for its… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 19-Nov-15

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Calgary hospital helipad named after STARS founder

Calgary hospital helipad named after STARS founder

The heliport at Foothills Medical Centre (FMC) will be officially named the Dr. Gregory Powell Helipad in recognition of Dr. Powell’s role as founder of STARS air ambulance and the STARS Foundation, and his exemplary service over a 35-year career. Since retiring as STARS President and CEO in March 2012, Dr. Powell continues to volunteer… Read more »

Source: Alberta Health Services, 12-Nov-15

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Viterra partners with STARS Air Ambulance

Viterra partners with STARS Air Ambulance

Viterra is pleased to announce that it has partnered with STARS to sponsor its 2016 calendar. As part of the agreement, the calendars will be available for purchase at many Viterra facilities across Western Canada. The partnership was formally launched earlier today at an event at Viterra’s Balgonie grain terminal, with farm customers, employees and… Read more »

Source: STARS, 30-Sep-15

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STARS long-standing supporter Rawlco Radio donates $250K

STARS long-standing supporter Rawlco Radio donates $250K

Rawlco Radio Ltd. has announced a gift of $250,000 to the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) in Saskatchewan. The donation reinforces the company’s ongoing support of the service, helping to ensure that STARS can continue to maintain its vital service of providing time, hope and life-saving transport to critically ill and injured patients. This… Read more »

Source: STARS, 29-Sep-15

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STARS Rescue on the Prairie raises more than $425,000

STARS Rescue on the Prairie raises more than $425,000

More than $425,000 was raised by five community and business leaders at the first annual Rescue on the Prairie fundraising event for STARS air ambulance, held at a remote location near Dundurn, SK, on Wednesday. “It’s a pleasure to be here and be able to raise these funds for STARS,” said participant Ron Carson, founder… Read more »

Source: STARS, 04-Sep-15

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STARS Lottery Winners Take Home Big Prizes

STARS Lottery Winners Take Home Big Prizes

Celebrations are taking place across Saskatchewan today following the announcement of the 2015 STARS Saskatchewan LOTTERY WINNERS. This is the first sell-out in the event’s four-year history and organizers are grateful to supporters for helping them reach a milestone for the annual lottery. The Lottery offered 2,100 prizes worth more than $4.1 million and netted… Read more »

Source: STARS, 13-Aug-15

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First sell out for STARS Lottery in Saskatchewan

First sell out for STARS Lottery in Saskatchewan

The STARS organization is thrilled to announce their annual lottery in Saskatchewan has sold out for the first time in the event’s four year history. The lottery provides significant funding for STARS’ bases in Saskatoon and Regina. “Approximately 50 per cent of the funding for our two bases in Saskatchewan comes from local supporters. Each… Read more »

Source: STARS, 17-Jul-15

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STARS receives biggest single donation of $2.5M

STARS receives biggest single donation of $2.5M

Canadian Natural Resources Limited (Canadian Natural) announced a gift of $2.5 million to the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) at the STARS Calgary base today. This reinforces the company’s ongoing support of the service, helping to ensure that STARS can continue to maintain its vital service of providing time, hope and life-saving transport to… Read more »

Source: STARS, 12-Jun-15

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FCC commits $500,000 over five years to STARS air ambulance

FCC commits $500,000 over five years to STARS air ambulance

Farm Credit Canada (FCC) today announced a $500,000 contribution over five years to STARS air ambulance, providing life-saving transportation to patients in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. “STARS provides critical care and transportation for rural residents who don’t have quick or easy access to health care in emergency situations,” said Michael Hoffort, FCC president and CEO…. Read more »

Source: FCC, 02-Jun-15

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STARS refunds $5M to Manitoba Government

STARS refunds $5M to Manitoba Government

The STARS air ambulance service has paid back almost $5 million to the Manitoba government in the last two years. See Full Story

Source: CBC News, 12-May-15

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STARS Horizons – Spring 2015

Source: STARS, 01-Mar-15

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STARS raises over $1M in one event

STARS raises over $1M in one event

Despite a troubling economic forecast amid falling oil prices, Canada’s energy sector showed its support for STARS Saturday night by helping to raise more than $1 million, yet again. The long-running STARS and Spurs Gala, an annual fundraiser in Calgary presented by the Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC), has raised more than $11 million… Read more »

Source: STARS, 30-Jan-15

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STARS stocks blood on board to perform transfusions on missions

STARS stocks blood on board to perform transfusions on missions

STARS is the first helicopter air ambulance service in Canada to begin stocking blood in advance for life-saving transfusions on air medical missions. The STARS base in Edmonton is now the fourth to carry blood, following STARS locations in Regina, Saskatoon and Calgary. This initiative, in conjunction with Alberta Health Services Transfusion Services and Canadian… Read more »

Source: Stars, 15-Dec-14

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STARS stocks blood on board to perform transfusions on missions

STARS stocks blood on board to perform transfusions on missions

STARS is the first helicopter air ambulance service in Canada to begin stocking blood in advance for life-saving transfusions on air medical missions. The STARS base in Edmonton is now the fourth to carry blood, following STARS locations in Regina, Saskatchewan and Calgary. This initiative, in conjunction with Alberta Health Services Transfusion Services and Canadian… Read more »

Source: STARS, 10-Dec-14

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STARS CEO one of top 100 most powerful women in Canada

STARS CEO one of top 100 most powerful women in Canada

STARS air ambulance is pleased to announce that today STARS President and CEO Andrea Robertson has been named a Women’s Executive Network’s (WXN) 2014 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner. The Top 100 Awards recognize Canada’s strong, fearless female leaders who have become agents of change in reshaping Canadian organizations at the highest… Read more »

Source: STARS, 27-Nov-14

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STARS and Alberta Snowmobilers partner to spread safety awareness

STARS and Alberta Snowmobilers partner to spread safety awareness

STARS air ambulance is looking to prevent injuries involving snowmobiles for the upcoming winter season. In 2013, the helicopter air ambulance service responded to 20 serious snowmobiling and related incidents. It’s about mass times velocity and the potential for injury with these machines now is huge,” agreed Chad Hegge, flight paramedic with STARS. “They are… Read more »

Source: STARS, 26-Nov-14

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STARS and Snoman partner to reduce risks

STARS and Snoman partner to reduce risks

STARS air ambulance and Snoman (Snowmobilers of Manitoba) Inc. are partnering to promote snowmobile safety this winter, as more than 34,500 Manitoba snowmobilers get ready to hit the trails. There were seven fatalities in total last season, including five off-trail, and two on-trail incidents. Media are invited to the STARS Winnipeg base on Tuesday, Nov…. Read more »

Source: STARS, 26-Nov-14

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Business leaders raise almost $1 Million for STARS during annual CEO Rescue in the Rockies

Business leaders raise almost $1 Million for STARS during annual CEO Rescue in the Rockies

STARS has announced that the annual CEO Rescue in the Rockies fundraiser has once again been a staggering success, raising $974,869.77 in one day. Since it started in 2010, the fundraiser has seen the Alberta community come together and raise close to $4 million for STARS. Earlier this morning, STARS partnered with influential business leaders… Read more »

Source: STARS, 30-Sep-14

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STARS and PotashCorp celebrate partnership to enhance patient care

STARS and PotashCorp celebrate partnership to enhance patient care

Community leaders and dignitaries attended a celebration today recognizing the generosity of a Saskatchewan-based organization and their dedication to safety. PotashCorp, the world’s leading potash producer by capacity, helped STARS establish their life-saving organization in the province, and provided the AW139 helicopter and Saskatoon base, valued at $27 million, which were officially launched today. The… Read more »

Source: Stars, 29-Sep-14

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Rescue on the Island for STARS raises $200,000

Rescue on the Island for STARS raises $200,000

More than $200,000 was raised by eight community and business leaders in one day at this year’s Rescue on the Island STARS air ambulance fundraising event on Elk Island, north of Victoria Beach on Sept. 10, 2014. “Manitoba is a very caring community,” said event participant Andy Dutfield, vice president of Lafarge Canada Inc. “I… Read more »

Source: STARS, 12-Sep-14

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STARS Horizons – Fall 2014

Source: STARS, 01-Sep-14

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Manitoba Health releases report on STARS Air Ambulance Service

Manitoba Health releases report on STARS Air Ambulance Service

The Manitoba government has released the report and recommendations of the Clinical Oversight Committee on the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) air ambulance service, led by Dr. Brian Postl, Health Minister Erin Selby said today. “Our first priority is to deliver safe, high-quality care to Manitoba families.  We are confident these recommendations and the… Read more »

Source: Manitoba, 05-Aug-14

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STARS offers time, hope and life-saving transport to critically ill and injured patients.

STARS offers time, hope and life-saving transport to critically ill and injured patients.

STARS officially introduced its new AW139 helicopter today during an unveiling ceremony at the STARS base in Saskatoon. The Saskatoon-based AW139 helicopter is the first of its kind for STARS in Saskatchewan. Two AW139 aircrafts are in operation at the STARS bases in Calgary and Edmonton. The new helicopter will enhance access to emergency pre-hospital… Read more »

Source: STARS, 24-Jul-14

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STARS stocks blood on board to perform transfusions on missions

STARS stocks blood on board to perform transfusions on missions

The Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) is the first medical service in Canada to begin stocking blood in advance for life-saving transfusions on air medical missions. The STARS base in Saskatoon is now the third base to come on line. This new approach, spearheaded by Saskatoon Health Region’s Hospital Transfusion Lab staff, allows the… Read more »

Source: STARS, 08-Jul-14

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Rotary Club of Estevan purchases hospital helipad naming rights

Rotary Club of Estevan purchases hospital helipad naming rights

Rotary Club of Estevan president-elect Charles Olsen presented a cheque for $20,000 to St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation executive director Becky Conly last night at Lobsterfest. It’s the first payments in our $120,000 commitment for the naming rights to the helipad at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Last night’s presentation included $10,000 from the Rotary Club of Estevan… Read more »

Source: Rotary Club of Estevan, 13-Jun-14

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STARS air ambulance not a good value in Manitoba, says union

STARS air ambulance not a good value in Manitoba, says union

Manitoba’s contract with Alberta-based STARS came under fire on Wednesday, noting that the province did not follow proper tendering procedures when it signed the $159-million, 10-year service agreement in 2011.  See full story

Source: CBC, 23-Mar-14

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STARS Resumes Service in Manitoba

STARS Resumes Service in Manitoba

On the advice of medical professionals, the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) air ambulance will resume responding to calls for emergency service effective immediately, Health Minister Erin Selby announced today. “The decision to temporarily suspend STARS was a difficult one, but I rely on the advice of medical experts,” Minister Selby said.  “The medical… Read more »

Source: Manitoba Health, 10-Mar-14

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STARS Horizons – Spring 2014

Source: STARS, 01-Mar-14

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Banff hospital on priority list for helipad upgrade

Banff hospital on priority list for helipad upgrade

STARS Air Ambulance’s donor-funded AW139s are forcing Alberta to upgrade priority helipads over the next two years   See full story

21-Feb-14

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Gala raises nearly $1.1 million for STARS Air Ambulance

Gala raises nearly $1.1 million for STARS Air Ambulance

Saturday’s gala raised in excess of $1 million, helping the total contributions from the 20 years of the gala to surpass the $10 million mark.  See full story

Source: CTV, 26-Jan-14

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STARS expects to raise $10M with 21st annual lottery

The 21st annual STARS Lottery officially launches today with 3,217 prizes worth more than $5.6 million retail. The STARS Lottery raises over $10 million net each year and continues to be STARS’ single largest source of funding in Alberta, helping critically ill and injured patients across the province. “In 2013 STARS responded to more than… Read more »

Source: STARS, 20-Jan-14

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STARS provides update on Winnipeg base

STARS provides update on Winnipeg base

As you may have seen in recent media reports, the Manitoba government, in consultation with STARS, has made a decision to temporarily place the Winnipeg base out of service. This has been done to allow the government to conduct a review of an interhospital transport mission that occurred on Thursday, November 28th. The care and… Read more »

Source: STARS, 09-Dec-13

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Rooftop pad opens at Regina General Hospital

Rooftop pad opens at Regina General Hospital

The Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) is ready to land at Regina General Hospital now that Transport Canada has certified the new $3.4 million rooftop heliport for use. “Landing directly at Regina General will allow our emergency services to get patients in southern Saskatchewan to a critical care team about 15 minutes faster,” Health… Read more »

Source: Regina Qu’Appelle, 04-Dec-13

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Manitoba Minister of Health temporarily suspends STARS

Manitoba Minister of Health temporarily suspends STARS

Following a recent patient transportation incident with STARS air ambulance service and advice from medical professionals, Health Minister Erin Selby announced today the temporary suspension of STARS. “On the advice from medical professionals, I’ve instructed my department to take this action.  Up until now, I’ve been assured that STARS is providing appropriate emergency care, but… Read more »

Source: Manitoba Health, 03-Dec-13

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Blood storage gives STARS Regina head start on transfusions

Blood storage gives STARS Regina head start on transfusions

The Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) in Regina has become the first air medical service in Canada to begin stocking blood in advance for life-saving transfusions on air medical missions. This new approach, spearheaded by Regina General Hospital Transfusion Lab staff, allows the helicopter emergency medical service to begin a blood transfusion early. The… Read more »

Source: Regina Qu'Appelle Health, 07-Nov-13

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STARS officially unveils new AW139 at Calgary base

STARS officially unveils new AW139 at Calgary base

STARS air ambulance officially announced the arrival of its new donor funded AW139 helicopter today during an unveiling ceremony at the STARS Calgary base. The Calgary-based AW139 helicopter is the second of two new donor-funded AW139s purchased by STARS for service in Alberta, with the first already in service in Edmonton (arrived in Dec. 2012)…. Read more »

Source: STARS, 25-Oct-13

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Building Trades of Alberta Charitable Foundation commits $549K to STARS

Building Trades of Alberta Charitable Foundation commits $549K to STARS

STARS air ambulance will unveil the Building Trades of Alberta Charitable Foundation’s logo on the helicopter on Friday, Oct.11 at the Edmonton base. This logo unveiling will recognize the organization’s commitment of more than $549,000 to STARS. The logo will be revealed on the helicopter’s tailfin, a place reserved for donors who have pledged $500,000… Read more »

Source: STARS, 10-Oct-13

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Third annual STARS “CEO Rescue” raises almost $700K in one day

Third annual STARS “CEO Rescue” raises almost $700K in one day

The Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) has announced that the annual CEO Rescue in the Rockies for STARS fundraiser has once again been a staggering success. Today, four prominent CEOs worked together to raise more than $696,314 in a single day. STARS partnered with influential business leaders in Edmonton and Calgary and dropped them… Read more »

Source: STARS, 08-Oct-13

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Ceremony marks opening of new helipad in Estevan

Ceremony marks opening of new helipad in Estevan

The helipad at St. Joseph’s Hospital is the first certified helipad in the province of Saskatchewan   See full story

Source: Estevan Mercury, 27-Sep-13

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Canada – Helipad upgrades begin at East Kootenay Regional Hospital

Canada – Helipad upgrades begin at East Kootenay Regional Hospital

East Kootenay Regional Hospital’s heliport is receiving approximately $450,000 in Interior Health funded upgrades to maintain an important transport link for patients of the region. The hospital upgrades will increase the heliport size and elevate it to accommodate new Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) helicopters. “Interior Health relies on STARS helicopters to provide life-saving… Read more »

Source: Interior Health, 15-Sep-13

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Some STARS air ambulance missions under review in Manitoba

Some STARS air ambulance missions under review in Manitoba

Health sources in Manitoba tell CBC News there is growing concern over the STARS air ambulance program and patient management, as several cases are currently under clinical review by the province.  See full story

Source: CBC, 15-Sep-13

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County of Grande Prairie reaches $1M in support of STARS

County of Grande Prairie reaches $1M in support of STARS

STARS air ambulance unveiled the County of Grande Prairie’s logo on the STARS helicopter on Sept. 8, during the County of Grande Prairie Sportsplex grand opening. This logo unveiling recognized the County’s commitment of more than $1 million to STARS. The logo has been upgraded from its original location on the helicopter’s doors to the… Read more »

Source: STARS, 11-Sep-13

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Saddle Hills County reaches $1M in giving to STARS

Saddle Hills County reaches $1M in giving to STARS

Saddle Hills County has been supporting STARS since 2007. Their 2012 commitment of $450,000 over three years, which equals $61 per capita, pushed the municipality past the significant milestone mark. “We are a busy remote location with lots of oil and gas companies coming in to work, and response times on ground can be high,”… Read more »

Source: STARS, 05-Sep-13

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STARS hangar in Saskatoon close to completion

STARS hangar in Saskatoon close to completion

STARS’ Saskatchewan vice president of operations Ron Dufresne said today that construction of the future STARS helicopter base in Saskatoon is progressing on schedule and expects the helicopter air ambulance service to move into its new home in November. “We’re very excited to move closer to having a permanent home for our Saskatoon team,” said… Read more »

Source: STARS, 02-Sep-13

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STARS Horizons – Fall 2013

Source: STARS, 01-Sep-13

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Grande Prairie Petroleum Association raises $397K in support of STARS

Grande Prairie Petroleum Association raises $397K in support of STARS

STARS air ambulance unveiled the Grande Prairie Petroleum Association (GPPA)’s logo on a STARS helicopter on August 8, during the annual GPPA Golf Tournament, which took place at the Grande Prairie Golf & Country Club. This logo unveiling recognized the GPPA’s cumulative total contribution of over $397,000 to STARS. Funds were raised through the GPPA’s… Read more »

Source: STARS, 27-Aug-13

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Grande Prairie Petroleum Association raises $397K in support of STARS

Grande Prairie Petroleum Association raises $397K in support of STARS

STARS air ambulance unveiled the Grande Prairie Petroleum Association (GPPA)’s logo on a STARS helicopter on August 8, during the annual GPPA Golf Tournament, which took place at the Grande Prairie Golf & Country Club. This logo unveiling recognized the GPPA’s cumulative total contribution of over $397,000 to STARS. Funds were raised through the GPPA’s… Read more »

Source: STARS, 23-Aug-13

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Parents sue STARS over Manitoba toddler’s injury

Parents sue STARS over Manitoba toddler’s injury

The incident happened May 2, when a STARS (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society) crew picked up Morgan in Brandon for a transfer to Winnipeg’s Children’s Hospital.  See full story

Source: CBC, 19-Jul-13

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Hospital helipad construction underway in Regina

Hospital helipad construction underway in Regina

Construction crews have a deadline: by November, the heliport at the Regina General Hospital should be operational. For STARS air ambulance, it can’t come soon enough.  see full story and pictures

Source: Global News, 16-Jul-13

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STARS receives major gift from Young’s Equipment

STARS receives major gift from Young’s Equipment

The Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) is excited to announce a $500,000 donation from Young’s Equipment Inc., a Saskatchewan agricultural equipment business. “We are committed to our customers and during our 25th anniversary year, wanted to invest in an organization that would make a meaningful difference to our customers across the province,” said Tim… Read more »

Source: STARS, 18-Jun-13

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Estevan helipad closer to reality

Estevan helipad closer to reality

Outside of a few finishing touches, the new helipad at St. Joseph’s Hospital is almost ready for use. (See Full Story)

Source: Estevan Mercury, 06-Jun-13

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RBC makes C$500K donation to STARS

RBC makes C$500K donation to STARS

Lacy Panno, a flight nurse with the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS), is excited. (See Full Story)

Source: Leader~Post, 16-May-13

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STARS launches second lottery in Saskatchewan

STARS launches second lottery in Saskatchewan

The STARS Lottery in Saskatchewan officially launches today with 2,206 prizes worth over $3.8 million. In its inaugural year in 2012, STARS generated more than $1.6 million – a significant source of funding to help keep STARS in the sky. “STARS’ success depends on the people across this great province. All proceeds from the lottery… Read more »

Source: The STARS Lottery, 10-May-13

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