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In 2015, STARS celebrates 30 years of care in the air. Please join us in commemorating this milestone.

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The 2015 STARS Lottery in Saskatchewan is now sold out. Thank you for your generous support. Draws will be held August 10 - 12. 

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The 3rd annual Rescue on the Island is on Sept. 15. More details here:

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STARS is committed to providing highest level of care available. Here's how we deliver on that commitment.

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Learn more about the STARS program and how it operates in your province.

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Horizons magazine is the best way to stay current on the latest developments at STARS.

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The 2015 STARS Lottery and Lucky STARS 50/50 winners are now posted. Click here to see the full list. 

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Meet Lorne Smyth

Not long after Lorne Smyth was carried by STARS, his family found ways to express thanks to the Manitoba first responders and health-care workers who cared for their son after he was critically injured.

When it came to STARS, Cindy Smyth, Lorne’s mother, decided words weren’t enough to convey their gratitude. Instead, she worked with her employer, the Heart & Stroke Foundation as well as a supplier, to donate an automated external defibrillator (AED) for use internally by staff at the STARS Manitoba base. Her family then donated a battery pack and other essential supplies to ensure it remained operational.

For the crew at STARS, the gift is a lasting, practical reminder of the family’s support.

“It’s humbling to receive a thank-you like that,” said base director, Dave Harding, who was there when the family came for an emotional visit with Lorne’s crew.  “We couldn't believe the progress he had made in such a short time compared to when we last saw him after the incident.”

Cindy said of supplying the AED was the least they could do after Lorne, then 21, collided with a tree during a motocross race in Grunthal, MB on June 3, 2012 and was flown...
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STARS nurse has deep roots in Manitoba

Margeaux Baunemann was a teenager, struggling to decide what she wanted to be when she grew up, when her father offered some sage advice. “The world needs more nice nurses,” John Niziol said. Baunemann always knew she wanted to work in...

21st annual PSAC STARS & Spurs Gala raises more than $1 million

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...

STARS nurse has deep roots in Manitoba

Margeaux Baunemann was a teenager, struggling to decide what she wanted to be when she grew up, when her father offered some sage advice. “The world needs more nice nurses,” John Niziol said. Baunemann always knew she wanted to work in...

Chief Medical Officer offers best of both worlds

The scene: a rural Alberta hospital in the early 1990s. A patient desperately needs an airway tube inserted to protect his breathing. Complicating factors have stymied the local doctor, and he’s requested STARS to come and assist. The STARS nurse and paramedic arrive and attempt to...

Winnipeg base open house on May 23

Please join STARS air ambulance at our public open house on  Saturday May 23, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 155A West Hangar Road Winnipeg, Manitoba 204-786-4647 11 a.m. - doors open to the public 11:30 a.m. - Opening speeches...

STARS nurse has deep roots in Manitoba

Margeaux Baunemann was a teenager, struggling to decide what she wanted to be when she grew up, when her father offered some sage advice. “The world needs more nice nurses,” John Niziol said. Baunemann always knew she wanted to work in...

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In 2014-15, STARS flew 3,084 missions, carrying only critically ill or injured patients. Since 1985, more than 29,000 missions have been carried out.