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DAWSON CREEK, B.C. — The Peace River Regional District has approved a grant request from STARS Air Ambulance. 

STARS requested that the board authorize a multi-year grant of $170,000 per year for three years, starting in 2023, for a total of $510,000. 

STARS is a non-profit organization, and the funding from the board would go towards helping with core operational costs. 

The regional district said it’s been a supporter of STARS since 2009 and, since that time, has provided over $2 million in grants towards the air ambulance service. 

The air ambulance service operates out of Alberta and has run a total of 15 missions into the Peace River area in 2022. Ten of these missions were to municipal sites, and five were to rural sites. 

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Katherine Caddel is a recent graduate of Laurentian University's English Media and Rhetoric program. They grew up in Northern Ontario and recently decided to make the North Peace their new home. When not at work, Katherine enjoys horror movies, playing video games and Dungeons and Dragons.