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STARS Air Ambulance receives $50,000 from Paper Excellence

STARS Air Ambulance has received a sizable donation from Paper Excellence Canada, the company that owns the Skookumchuck Pulp Mill.

Company officials said the $50,000 contribution reflects their commitment to the safety and well-being of those in communities where they operate.

“STARS Air Ambulance, a vital organization in Western Canada, plays a crucial role in providing emergency medical services to those in need,” said Paper Excellence officials. “Their fleet of helicopters and dedicated medical teams are on standby 24/7, ready to respond to life-threatening situations across the province.”

Officials said STARS was activated over 3,300 times from six locations across Western Canada.

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“At Paper Excellence Canada, we recognize the critical role that STARS Air Ambulance plays in saving lives in our communities, especially in Saskatchewan and in the Kootenay region of British Columbia,” said Dale Richardson at Paper Excellence Canada. “We are honoured to support the STARS mission and help ensure that urgent and professional medical assistance is available to those facing emergencies.”

The money will be used to contribute to critical care operations, such as covering the costs of fuel, medical equipment, and training.

“STARS is incredibly grateful for Paper Excellence Canada’s generous donation,” said Katherine Emberly, STARS President & CEO. “This support enables us to continue providing lifesaving critical care to patients no matter who they are or where they live.”

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