Save the date: The 21st annual STARS & Spurs Gala is here! Join us on January 24, 2015.

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The 2nd annual Rescue on the Island on Sept. 10 raised more than $200,000. Thank you for your generous support! Details on our microsite:

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Visit starsinmanitoba.ca to learn more about the STARS program and how it operates in your province.

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Visit starsinmanitoba.ca to learn more about the STARS program and how it operates in your province.

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Visit starsinmanitoba.ca to learn more about the STARS program and how it operates in your province.

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Visit starsinmanitoba.ca to learn more about the STARS program and how it operates in your province.

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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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Mark your calendars! The 5th annual GPPA Hangar Dance hits Grande Prairie on January 17, 2015.

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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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Meet Sebastian Fraser

For two weeks straight, Sebastian Fraser complained of an earache and neck pain. His parents figured the four year old was injured while swimming during a busy summer vacation and took him to the family doctor. Despite several more doctor visits and physiotherapy sessions the boy’s pain remained a mystery. His parents, Christina and Kevin Fraser grew increasingly concerned.

Soon, Sebastian’s outgoing and bubbly personality changed as the boy was in constant pain and having difficulty breathing. He lost interest in playing.

On Aug. 10, 2012, exasperated medical staff sent Sebastian and his family from Fernie to Cranbrook Regional Hospital in B.C. for further tests. There, doctors found an abscess in his neck though a CT scan. It was rare toxic bacterium, half the size of a golf ball and pushing on his trachea.

“Once the doctors realized what it was we were in panic mode,” said Christina. “An hour after the CT scan, STARS was there to pick him up. We couldn’t believe how quickly the helicopter came.”

While STARS flew Sebastian to Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary, a nurse from Cranbrook kept in touch with Christina, offering assurance that her son was safe...
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Latest STARS News

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...

Reviewing missions is more than just dotting I's and crossing T's

When patient lives are on the line, learning from past experience is a critical component of doing things right.  This is why case reviews – a process where every STARS’ mission is...

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...

Reviewing missions is more than just dotting I's and crossing T's

When patient lives are on the line, learning from past experience is a critical component of doing things right.  This is why case reviews – a process where every STARS’ mission is...

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...

Thank you, Manitobans, for your support

On behalf of everyone at STARS air ambulance I want to say thank you. Over the past several months we have been temporarily out of service. During that time, STARS received many kind words of encouragement from Manitobans across the province, including individual members of the public, former...

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In 2013-14, STARS flew 2,732 missions, carrying only critically ill or injured patients. Since 1985, more than 27,000 missions have been carried out.