ichimama Posted April 9, 2008 Report Share Posted April 9, 2008 Banff airstrip reopens calgary.ctv.ca csc POSTED AT 5:36 PM Tuesday, April 8 The airstrip in Banff will officially reopen for emergency landings and that decision has environmental groups upset. In the late 1990s Parks Canada announced the closure of the airstrip and since then it has sat unused. The federal government reopened the airstrip for emergency landings in mid march of this year. Environmentalists worry this is the first step toward a complete reopening of the airfield. “Everybody that's been involved understood that airstrip was closed and all we were waiting for was the federal government to sign the signature that would make that final,” said Wendy Francis of the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative. In the same announcement the federal government also reopened the airport in Jasper to both emergency and recreational landings. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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