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

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Why do you choose to support STARS? See stories from our donors and supporters here.

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

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Meet Stephanie Wierenga

When STARS paramedic Duane Kugelstadt learned that former patient Stephanie Wierenga planned to visit the Edmonton base, he was thrilled to see her again. "We go to a lot of tragic, life-changing calls and Stephanie's is one I will always remember," he said. "It was tough to keep it together, but seeing her so happy and full of life - that's why I do this job."

Stephanie's car was crushed by a semi-trailer, hauling two combines on Nov. 19, 2010, while on her way to work near the hamlet of Neerlandia, AB. While fire fighters worked to free her from the wreckage, Duane, who has worked at STARS since 2006, sat with her in the cold. “The car roof was off so EMS began treating her while she was in the vehicle,” said Duane.

Stephanie was not conscious, her breathing was abnormal and she was trapped for some time. Duane said he felt privileged to treat Stephanie, as he does with every patient he touches. “We protected and warmed her, too, as she was so cold and suffering from catastrophic injuries.”

Once she was free, Stephanie was flown by STARS to the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton. The accident has taken a tremendous toll on Stephanie's body. In addition to having...
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Latest STARS News

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...

Stars Tracker

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.