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STAR-7 lifts-off during a mock accident exercise in the RM of Rosser in 2018.

STARS sees summer spike in calls

The Manitoba base saw a near-record 81 calls in August

STARS air ambulance saw its second-highest number of monthly calls to date last month, with 81 calls during August this year. Of those, 45 were on-scene emergencies, while the remaining 36 were inter-facility transfers. Why it matters: With so many farms being remotely located, STARS unfortunately responds to a number of agricultural accidents each year, with call

HyLife officially announced a gift of $125,000 to STARS air ambulance at Bethesda Regional Health Centre in early October. From left to right: Brent Bekiaris, STARS flight paramedic and mobile education leader; Grant Lazaruk, HyLife CEO; Don Janzen, HyLife chairman and Grant Therrien, STARS director of Manitoba operations.

STARS flying high after HyLife Foods donation

STARS says the $125,000 received from HyLife Foods 
will go to an as-yet unannounced innovation

STARS has another $125,000 to work with thanks to HyLife Foods. The pork company announced the six-figure donation Oct. 3 at Steinbach’s Bethesda Regional Health Centre. Grant Lazaruk, HyLife Foods CEO, said the donation reflected their continuing support of STARS, support that the company dates back to 2013. “At HyLife, our mission is, ‘We take


Rescue on the Island strandees raised $155,000 for STARS air ambulance Sept. 6.

STARS fundraiser nets over $155,000

Rescue on the Island fundraiser has raised $1.4 million in six years

Five Manitoba business and community leaders have helped raise $155,000 for the STARS air ambulance. The annual Rescue on the Island event is a one-day fundraiser that’s brought in more than $1.4 million in the six years it’s been running. The participants were stranded on an uninhabited island in Whiteshell Provincial Park the morning of