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STARS

#1 Post by EPR » Sun Oct 27, 2013 9:50 pm

STARS, small market and ahead of it's time in Saskatoon?
The story is on page 5.
http://issuu.com/saskatoon_express/docs/sx20131021
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#2 Post by Heliian » Sun Nov 10, 2013 6:21 am

Wow, that would have to be the most uneducated, non researched article that I've seen in a long time. STARS is the name of the company, not the mission profile. Also, the nice thing about helicopters is that they can land almost anywhere, even a parking lot next to a hospital, don't need pads, but they help for sure. If the pilot elected to not land at an unprepared site like said, that is really a non event, they are not going to risk more lives by trying to do something dangerous. And she says herself stupidly putting a cost on peoples lives. I'll gladly pay 35000 to save a life, but that is just a number made up for the article not the actual cost per patient. Health care in this country needs and deserves the funding. The funding for that rag of a newspaper should be pulled.
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#3 Post by Schooner69A » Sun Nov 10, 2013 8:53 am

Heliian: I was about to sling a bucket of abuse at the writer of the article until I realized that you had done it for me. For some time, I have been of the opinion that a lot of "newspaper columnists" pen articles that are designed to promote discussion/p*ss off people/raise emotion etc. and have nothing to do with their personal beliefs. The article was a case in point for all the items you raised.

A pox on all their houses!

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#4 Post by The Mole » Sun Nov 10, 2013 6:51 pm

STARS is private for profit "charity". They got a no bid government contract. The public perceptions is that STARS is free, because they fundraise. In reality they charge handsomely for there services. They fundraise to buy aircraft. Then bill cost recovery to the provinces. Its the perfect scam. At least they pay there pilots well..
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#5 Post by godsrcrazy » Mon Nov 11, 2013 2:25 pm

The Mole wrote:STARS is private for profit "charity". They got a no bid government contract. The public perceptions is that STARS is free, because they fundraise. In reality they charge handsomely for there services. They fundraise to buy aircraft. Then bill cost recovery to the provinces. Its the perfect scam. At least they pay there pilots well..

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#6 Post by EPR » Mon Dec 02, 2013 5:57 pm

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