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Small airstrip in Northwestern BC set to be decommissioned
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Small airstrip in Northwestern BC set to be decommissioned

A campaign has sprouted up to save a remote northwestern BC airstrip.

The small airstrip, located just south of Meziadin Junction on Highway 37, is being decommissioned so that the land can be used by a forestry company.

Laurie Reynolds, who is heading the campaign, says that while the Ellsworth airstrip has never been officially sanctioned, many pilots utilize it for emergency landings and refueling.

Around half of the 800 meter airstrip is being decommissioned as crews have already begun work on a new logging facility nearby.

According to Reynolds, the remaining 400 metres is just not enough to accomodate many of the aircraft that have used the strip for emergency landings through the years.

About Jeff Blagden

News Reporter/ Anchor. Originally from Hamilton, Ontario, Jeff has a background in sports journalism, and radio hosting. He comes most recently from his post as a morning show host in Chetwynd.

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