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BILL MITCHELL Town Council unanimously votes to support STARS
NEW TRUCK SALES by Adrienne Tait Farnden said STARS receives weekly visits from municipal donations. “That is more than $15
the blood bank to ensure there is both adequate million each year that has to be generated through
STARS representative and senior municipal supply and that no blood is wasted. good will,” said Farnden.
relations liaison Glenda Farnden presented town On average STARS flies 18 missions to or near “It has been a rough couple of years,” said
Western Star Trucks (North) Ltd. Edson annually. When combined with Hinton and
26124 TWP Road 531A council with an update of the STARS Air Yellowhead County 2016 saw STARS fly 36 Farnden, “All of us as Albertans have suffered a
Ambulance services.
couple of rough years.”
Acheson, AB T7X 5A1 Since her presentation to town and county missions in the area. Over the past five years Councillor Bevan asked if there was anything council's last year STARS has continued to be on STARS has averaged 45 calls, nearly 4 per month, STARS could do to increase provincial support with
throughout the Yellowhead County area. When
the cutting edge of medical technology and
the new government in place. Farnden replied that advancements. Their helicopters now care an I-Stat broken down the total mission related costs for STARS has to wait their turn just like anyone else.
lab for instantaneous blood work results in the air, a Edson alone is approximately $100,000 per year. Bevan said, “I do support your service. My family
Hamilton T-1 ventilator that is fully ICU function The majority of the calls STARS receives each has had to use you. I know it is a big chunk of
and works on any patient, an EZ-Io drill for year are for the public. Medical emergencies, money to raise especially in a down economy.”
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immediate IV access into the patient's bone marrow, motor vehicle accidents, and trauma account for Farnden said currently they receive a lot of
and a video laryngoscope which Farnden says has 87% on all STARS calls while recreation accounts support from the northern communities but have not
been a “game changer.” for 10%. Onsite workplace calls only account for advocated for the per capita support from the larger
There have also been advancements on the critical 2% of STARS calls while “in the field” agriculture centres.
calls account for 1%.
care side with the “Red Patient Referral System.”
Mayor Greg Pasychny said, “$2 per capita affects
Summers Drilling
Summers Drilling Farnden said, “As soon as a call comes into 911 if it your residents are getting true value at $2 per a town the exact same way it affects Edmonton or
Farnden said, “We want to be sure that you and
is determined to be a STARS call or a critical nature
Calgary. The opportunity is there. They do use
Water Well Drilling call STARS physicians now provide medical resident per year.” your service. People from the city go elsewhere and
Water Well Drilling
The Alberta government, according to agreement
oversight regardless of the mode of transportation.
get hurt, the effect is the same.”
that is in effect until 2020 provides $7 million, or
Edson Town Council voted unanimously to
STARS physicians now have medical oversight of
did not use Summers Drilling specializes in water well all critical care calls.” 21%, of STARS annual funding leaving the support the STARS request of $2 per capita as a line
additional 79% of required fundraising to be raised
item in their budget last year.
STARS is also the first in Canada to bring an on-
A pr
A proud Alberta business, since 1917, oud Alberta business, since 1917,
through annual events such as the STARS lottery,
board universal blood bank to an accident scene.
Summers Drilling specializes in water well
calendar sales, site registrations and corporate and
drilling and water well repairs. epairs.
drilling and water well r
Roof couch leads to recovery of stolen goods
An attempt by a Yellowhead County Peace Officer vehicle. A large amount of copper wire was located
to pull over a truck carrying a sofa on its roof ends in the box of the vehicle and identified as being the
in multiple tickets and criminal charges for the property of Telus. A controlled substance was also
driver. located in the cab of the vehicle.
On April 12 a Yellowhead County Peace Officer The RCMP will be laying several criminal charges,
observed a pickup truck heading north on Range including breach of bail conditions, possession of
Road 93 with a couch on the roof. The furniture was stolen property, and possession of a controlled
4405 50 str 780-963-1282 not visibly tied down, and the County Peace Officer substance.
4405 50 streeteet
Stony Plain, AB attempted to pull over the vehicle. The driver of the In addition to these charges, the suspect was
Stony Plain, AB
truck immediately sped up and attempted to evade served four tickets from the Yellowhead County
the Peace Officer by going off the road. The truck Peace Officer. These tickets were for driving without
became stuck a very short distance later. a license, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, STARS senior municipal relations liaison Glenda Farnden presented
A call for assistance to the Evansburg RCMP failing to stop for a peace officer, and driving an
Detachment was made at that time. unregistered motor vehicle on a highway. Town Council with an update regarding the STARS Air Ambulance
The County Peace Officer was able to detain the A court date has been set for June 10, 2017, in service at the regular council meeting on May 2. photo Adrienne Tait
suspect until the RCMP arrived shortly after being Evansburg Provincial Court.
called, and a search was made of the driver and his
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