The alternative approval process is between March 16 and April 19 for the Smithers Regional Airport.

The alternative approval process is between March 16 and April 19 for the Smithers Regional Airport.

Public airport meeting today

An open house on the Smithers airport expansion answering questions from the public is 4:30-8 p.m. today at town hall.

  • Mar. 6, 2017 3:00 p.m.

An open house is being hosted at Smithers town hall today from 4:30 to 8 p.m. to answer question about the $8.17-million Airport Terminal Modernization Project.

A second alternative approval process (AAP) is scheduled for March 16 to April 19 after the expansion and renovation at Smithers Regional Airport went $2.17 million — or more than one-third —¬†over its previous $6-million budget. Ten per cent or more of eligible voters must oppose the project for it to be stopped by the AAP.

The Town of Smithers was awarded a $4 million federal gas tax strategic priorities grant, plus $400,000 from the Regional District of Bulkley-Nehako Area A, to help pay for the project scheduled to start this spring after the AAP.