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STARS announces 2011 charity dinner/auction

STARS announces 2011 charity dinner/auction

26-Sep-2011Source: STARS

Join us for the 8th Annual Bragg Creek Benefit Dinner & Auction for STARS on Saturday, October 15, 2011. The evening will include a three-course roast beef dinner catered by locally-owned The Steak Pit Restaurant and a chance to bid on a wide array of live and silent auction items. Tickets are $75 each or... Read more

$300,000 donation for STARS Saskatchewan

$300,000 donation for STARS Saskatchewan

16-Sep-2011Source: STARS

Enerplus Corporation, a Canadian independent oil and gas producer, has provided a $300,000 donation to the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) Saskatchewan program. The announcement took place at the Weyburn Golf Club on Thursday, September 15, 2011. Mr. Ian Dundas, Executive Vice-President and COO from Enerplus, presented the donation to Andrea Robertson, President &... Read more

Air Ambulance raises $1.3M from one event

Air Ambulance raises $1.3M from one event

7-Sep-2011Source: STARS

The Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) is pleased to announce that CEO Rescue in the Rockies for STARS raised the single largest dollar amount ever in one day for STARS with a record-breaking $1.3 million. STARS partnered with five prominent Calgary-based CEOs and dropped them in Kananaskis Country, 25 kilometres northeast of Canmore, just... Read more

08-Aug-11 C-GBNH Eurocopter BK117B2 Calgary, Canada

08-Aug-11 C-GBNH Eurocopter BK117B2 Calgary, Canada

8-Aug-2011

Chip light illuminated and standard procedures led to engine shut down. Uneventful single engine long field landing carried out... Read more

Provincial Health Minister plans EMS helipad in Winnipeg

Provincial Health Minister plans EMS helipad in Winnipeg

7-Jul-2011Source: French Tribune

Provincial Health Minister, Theresa Oswald has announced that they are planning to build a helipad at Winnipeg’s Health Sciences Centre (HSC). The helipad will improve the effectiveness of the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) helicopter ambulance (full story)... Read more

Pioneer of STARS air ambulance dies in road accident

Pioneer of STARS air ambulance dies in road accident

4-Jul-2011Source: Calgary Sun

Calgary’s emergency services community is in mourning after a trail-blazing paramedic Eric Arnestad who helped lift STARS off the ground was killed in a Montana motorcycle crash.  (Full story)... Read more

STARS celebrates Husky Energy’s $1 million donation milestone

STARS celebrates Husky Energy’s $1 million donation milestone

29-Jun-2011Source: STARS

Lloydminster, SK, June 27, 2011 – Husky Energy reached a donation milestone today after presenting the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) with a $250,000 cheque toward the establishment of the STARS air ambulance program in Saskatchewan. The donation places Husky’s cumulative giving to STARS at over $1 million. “Our partnership with STARS reflects the... Read more

Manitoba Government makes STARS contract permanent

Manitoba Government makes STARS contract permanent

28-Jun-2011Source: Govt of Manitoba

The province has signed a memorandum of understanding with the non-profit Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) to make the helicopter ambulance program permanent in Manitoba, Health Minister Theresa Oswald announced today. “The STARS team has made a real difference in Manitoba’s flood fight and we thank them for their hard work,” said Oswald.  “Helicopter... Read more

Precision Drilling donates $1 million to STARS

Precision Drilling donates $1 million to STARS

28-Jun-2011Source: STARS

Precision Drilling achieved a cumulative giving milestone of $1.8 million when they presented STARS with $1 million to be donated over the next five years. The organization is the first oil and gas service company to reach this level of giving to STARS. Precision Drilling’s logo was relocated on the STARS helicopter from the upper... Read more

STARS air ambulance helicopters being showcased in Saskatchewan

STARS air ambulance helicopters being showcased in Saskatchewan

10-Jun-2011Source: Melfort Journal

Melfort residents will be able to check out the Shock Trauma Rescue Society (STARS) helicopters on Saturday, June 11. The STARS will be landing one of its medically-equipped helicopters at the Melfort Mall at 12:30 p.m.... Read more

STARS pilot reveals lack of inter-agency cooperation at inquiry

STARS pilot reveals lack of inter-agency cooperation at inquiry

29-May-2011Source: Calgary Herald

The STARS pilot testified that he couldn’t communicate with a fire department boat on the water below, but relayed information to Sutherland-Byers, who was on shore, who then passed on the information.... Read more

STARS Opening Critical Care Simulation Centre

STARS Opening Critical Care Simulation Centre

13-May-2011Source: STARS

STARS is hosting an air medical crew simulation competition together with the grand opening of a new STARS Critical Care Simulation Centre at 11 a.m. on May 12, 2011. There will be three STARS teams involved in the competition, including two from Grande Prairie and one from Calgary. The teams will be competing to represent... Read more

STARS expands into Saskatchewan

STARS expands into Saskatchewan

7-Apr-2011Source: STARS

Saskatchewan is proceeding with a major new component of emergency medical services.  Medical helicopters based in Saskatoon and Regina will support faster, more responsive emergency medical care for patients across the province. The province has signed a service agreement with Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS), a non-profit organization that provides rotary wing air medical... Read more

ConocoPhillips reaches $2M milestone in supporting STARS

ConocoPhillips reaches $2M milestone in supporting STARS

3-Mar-2011Source: ConocoPhillips Canada

ConocoPhillips reached a $2 million donation milestone today after presenting the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) with a $100,000 cheque at the STARS Calgary base hangar. Mr. Joe Marushack, President, ConocoPhillips Canada, presented the donation to Dr. Greg Powell, President and CEO of STARS, with the STARS BK117 helicopter as a backdrop. STARS team... Read more

Western Coal donates C$500K to STARS

Western Coal donates C$500K to STARS

24-Feb-2011Source: STARS

Western Coal Corp today announced a five-year, $500,000 commitment to the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS). Mr. Keith Calder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Western Coal, is presenting a cheque to STARS Grande Prairie Base Major Gifts Manager Glenda Farnden in the community of Tumbler Ridge on February 23, 2011. “In December 2010,... Read more

Oil and gas producer Apache presents $400,000 cheque to STARS

Oil and gas producer Apache presents $400,000 cheque to STARS

17-Feb-2011Source: STARS

Apache Corporation presented the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) with a $400,000 cheque today at the STARS Calgary Base. The cheque presentation elevates Apache’s total cumulative financial support of STARS to more than $1 million since 1990. Approximately $200,000 is being directed to the STARS Emergency Link Centre (ELC) work site registration program. The... Read more

STARS to present Edmonton mayor with a “Red Ring for Life”

STARS to present Edmonton mayor with a “Red Ring for Life”

1-Feb-2011Source: STARS

STARS is presenting Edmonton Mayor Stephen Mandel with a Red Ring for Life (RRFL) in City Council Chambers at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, in recognition of the City of Edmonton’s life-saving work with STARS. STARS representatives will be available for interviews following the presentation. The presentation recognizes the City’s support, through its services... Read more

Teck Resources logo unveiled on STARS helicopters

Teck Resources logo unveiled on STARS helicopters

18-Jan-2011Source: STARS

Teck Resources’ logo was unveiled today on a STARS helicopter in recognition of Teck reaching a $500,000 donation milestone. Boyd Payne, Teck’s Senior Vice President, Coal, and Dr. Greg Powell, STARS President and CEO, took part in the event alongside STARS crew members. “Teck is proud to support STARS in its mission to provide critical... Read more

STARS Lottery launches with $5.1 million in prizes

STARS Lottery launches with $5.1 million in prizes

14-Jan-2011Source: STARS

The 18th annual STARS Lottery officially launches today with 3,200 prizes worth over $5.1 million. The STARS Lottery is the single largest source of funding to keep STARS in the sky. “Last year’s STARS Lottery sold out generating over $10 million,” says Dr. Greg Powell, President and CEO of STARS. “Every individual who purchases a... Read more

Manitoba contracts air ambulance from STARS

Manitoba contracts air ambulance from STARS

6-Dec-2010Source: Winnipeg Free Press

This is a repeat of when an Alberta-based STARS helicopter air ambulance was stationed in southern Manitoba during the last serious spring flood in 2009, and it was credited with saving two lives... Read more

AltaGas logo unveiled on STARS helicopters

AltaGas logo unveiled on STARS helicopters

20-Oct-2010Source: STARS

AltaGas Ltd.’s logo was unveiled today on a STARS helicopter in Calgary, in recognition of AltaGas reaching a $500,000 donation milestone. Since 2001, AltaGas has partnered with STARS to help bring emergency medical services to its field locations in Alberta and British Columbia. “We are passionate about initiatives that better the lives of people in... Read more

STARS Air Ambulance Celebrates 25 Years of Community Support

STARS Air Ambulance Celebrates 25 Years of Community Support

4-Oct-2010Source: STARS

It was an emotional celebration of community support for the Alberta Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS), as the non-profit organization celebrated 25 years of care in the air on Saturday, October 2, 2010. A new “Thank You” logo was unveiled on the organization’s Eurocopter BK117 helicopters in front of event attendees and dozens of... Read more

City of Edmonton to buy STARS hangar at City Centre Airport

City of Edmonton to buy STARS hangar at City Centre Airport

23-Sep-2010Source: Edmonton Journal

The city has reached a tentative deal to buy the STARS air ambulance hangar as part of its long-term plan to redevelop the City Centre Airport.... Read more

STARS employee admits stealing over $260k from employers

STARS employee admits stealing over $260k from employers

4-Sep-2010Source: Vancouver Sun

Olaronke Adunal Fakunle, 40, appeared in court Thursday, where she acknowledged she embezzled money while working as accounts-payable clerk for STARS in Alberta and used it for personal expenses between Sept. 7, 2007, and Oct. 9, 2008.... Read more

STARS red loyalty rings celebrate 25 years

STARS red loyalty rings celebrate 25 years

24-Jun-2010Source: STARS

Alberta, June 23, 2010 – Garry Nargang wears a red ring on his finger because his grand-son was flown by STARS in 2006. The ring is just one of hundreds already being worn across the province as part of a new program called the Red Ring for Life, which provides individuals a unique opportunity to... Read more

STARS inks 10-year deal with Alberta Health Services

STARS inks 10-year deal with Alberta Health Services

4-May-2010Source: Alberta Health Services

The Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) base in Grande Prairie will receive provincial funding for the first time in its history as part of a new agreement between Alberta Health Services and STARS. The new agreement, formally announced by Health and Wellness Minister Gene Zwozdesky in Grande Prairie today, commits to long term partial... Read more

STARS equips BK117 fleet with AKV Cycle Counters from Dart Helicopter Services

STARS equips BK117 fleet with AKV Cycle Counters from Dart Helicopter Services

4-May-2010Source: DART Helicopter Services

Oceanside, CA, May 4, 2010 — The Alberta Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) recently equipped its fleet of five Eurocopter BK117s with AKV engine cycle counters from DART Helicopter Services (DHS). Engine manufacturers require engine cycle counting for maintenance purposes, and turbine engine cycle counters are an efficient, effective alternative to relying on pilots... Read more

Alberta Government raises funding to STARS by Can$1.2M per year

Alberta Government raises funding to STARS by Can$1.2M per year

30-Apr-2010Source: Edmonton Journal

STARS has long been funded through a combination of public and private cash. Beginning this year, the province will up its contribution to the charitable group by $1.2 million, bringing its total annual investment in the group to $5.49 million.... Read more

17th Annual STARS Lottery sells out

17th Annual STARS Lottery sells out

13-Apr-2010Source: STARS

The STARS Lottery has sold out again this year thanks to the generous support of Albertans. This year’s lottery generated over $10 million net for the non-profit charitable organization. “The STARS Lottery is the single largest source of funding to help keep STARS in the sky and continue providing airborne intensive care to critically ill... Read more

Husky Energy donates ultrasound machines to STARS

Husky Energy donates ultrasound machines to STARS

25-Mar-2010Source: STARS

Husky Energy’s President & Chief Executive Officer John C.S. Lau presented the Alberta Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) with a $100,000 cheque today at the Calgary STARS base to fund two new ultrasound machines. “The use of ultrasounds offers another important, sophisticated tool to assist our air medical crew in caring for the critically... Read more

STARS’ top doc to address rural care

STARS’ top doc to address rural care

21-Mar-2010Source: Okotoks Western Wheel

Dr. Greg Powell, president and CEO of STARS air ambulance, will be speaking in Okotoks on March 25 and his message will be clear: The sooner a patient reaches critical care the more likely a positive outcome becomes.... Read more

Night landings approved for helipad at Elk Valley Hospital

Night landings approved for helipad at Elk Valley Hospital

18-Mar-2010Source: STARS

FERNIE: The Elk Valley Hospital’s helipad has been certified by Transport Canada for night landings with the use of night vision goggles (NVG); the helipad is the first day time helipad in Canada to receive this certification.  This means that pilots from STARS (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society) air ambulance are now able to land... Read more

STARS readies itself for CAMTS accreditation audit in early March

STARS readies itself for CAMTS accreditation audit in early March

2-Feb-2010Source: STARS

The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) will conduct the accreditation site visit of the Alberta Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) from March 8 – 9, 2010. STARS has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems since 1998 through this voluntary process. Accreditation renewal occurs every three years.... Read more

STARS kicks off 25th celebration as first patient speaks at annual Gala

STARS kicks off 25th celebration as first patient speaks at annual Gala

26-Jan-2010Source: STARS

The annual STARS and SPURS Gala, hosted by the Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC), was a huge success Saturday night raising approximately $458,000 for the Alberta Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS). The event kicked off STARS’ 25 year anniversary celebrations with an emotional speech by Kelly Hulstein, the first patient to be flown... Read more

STARS Lottery kicks off 25 Years of Care in the Air

STARS Lottery kicks off 25 Years of Care in the Air

21-Jan-2010Source: STARS

The 17th annual STARS Lottery officially launches today with 3,080 prizes worth over $4.8 million. This year’s lottery kicks off STARS 25 Years of Care in the Air celebrations, with every ticket sold helping keep STARS in the sky. “This year’s STARS Lottery kicks off our 25-year anniversary celebrations,” says Dr. Greg Powell.  “Thanks to... Read more

STARS asks Albertans to share stories on new 25 year anniversary weblog

STARS asks Albertans to share stories on new 25 year anniversary weblog

2-Nov-2009Source: STARS

STARS is celebrating 25 years of care in the air next year and is asking Albertans to share their stories on a new STARS Weblog at www.stars.ca... Read more

Nexen logo unveiled on STARS helicopter in recognition of $500K donation

Nexen logo unveiled on STARS helicopter in recognition of $500K donation

23-Oct-2009Source: STARS

Nexen’s logo was unveiled on a STARS helicopter in recognition of Nexen reaching a $500,000 donation milestone in cumulative giving. Nexen President and CEO Marvin Romanow and STARS Foundation Vice President Phil Levson, took part in the event alongside STARS crew members.... Read more

STARS air ambulance service asks city to triple annual donation

STARS air ambulance service asks city to triple annual donation

20-Oct-2009Source: Daily Herald Tribune

STARS Grande Prairie is asking the city for $100,000 more a year from on top of what it is already providing to help fund the organization.... Read more

6th Annual Bragg Creek Benefit Dinner for STARS

6th Annual Bragg Creek Benefit Dinner for STARS

3-Sep-2009Source: STARS

The 6th Annual Bragg Creek Benefit Dinner for STARS is taking place September 12, 2009 at the Bragg Creek Community Centre. Tickets are $75 per person, or $600 for a table for eight... Read more

STARS too slow for area rescues

STARS too slow for area rescues

24-Aug-2009Source: Medicine Hat News

A new helicopter at STARS Air Ambulance might be bigger, faster and have the range to travel into southeastern Alberta, but according to the MedicAir Society it isn’t fast enough.... Read more

New STARS AW139 too big for helipad

New STARS AW139 too big for helipad

21-Aug-2009Source: Brooks Bulletin

The possible grounding of a Medicine Hat helicopter medivac service will leave STARS as the lone service for southern Alberta. MedicAir announced that funding problems could leave them grounded by the end of the month. But even though STARS is available, without the expansion of the helipad at the Brooks Health Centre, their days of... Read more

Follow STARS air ambulance on Twitter

Follow STARS air ambulance on Twitter

14-Aug-2009Source: STARS

Media and the public can now receive ongoing updates about STARS missions, events and general news by following the new “STARSambulance” Twitter account.... Read more

STARS celebrates FortisAlberta’s Can$1 million dollar donation mark

STARS celebrates FortisAlberta’s Can$1 million dollar donation mark

21-May-2009Source: http://www.stars.ca/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-59-571&lang=1&pre=view

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2-May-09 C-FKCM Eurocopter BK117 Calgary, Canada

2-May-09 C-FKCM Eurocopter BK117 Calgary, Canada

2-May-2009

2-May-09 C-FKCM Eurocopter BK117 Calgary, Canada... Read more

21-Mar-09 C-GDGP Eurocopter BK117 Calgary, Alberta, Canada

21-Mar-09 C-GDGP Eurocopter BK117 Calgary, Alberta, Canada

21-Mar-2009

21-Mar-09 C-GDGP Eurocopter BK117 Calgary, Alberta, Canada... Read more

Profile: STARS air ambulance, Alberta Canada

Profile: STARS air ambulance, Alberta Canada

18-Mar-2009Source: Oil & Gas Inquirer

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22-Feb-09 C-GDGP Eurocopter BK117 Calgary, Alberta, Canada

22-Feb-09 C-GDGP Eurocopter BK117 Calgary, Alberta, Canada

22-Feb-2009

22-Feb-09 C-GDGP Eurocopter BK117 Calgary, Alberta, Canada... Read more

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