Castlegar and regional airport partners like Nelson and Red Mountain are giving Air Canada a friendly prod.
Councillor Sue Heaton-Sherstobitoff says the city sent a letter only last week calling on the airline to come up with a much-awaited business plan for the new Q-400 aircraft.
The hope is they can justify a business case to Nav Canada to complete hi-tech navigational upgrades at the airport that would allow the new planes to land at much lower ceilings when visibility is poor.
But Heaton-Sherstobitiff admits there’s nothing to suggest Air Canada will start landing its new Q-400’s with all the new navigation technology in place for this winter.
In the meantime with the onset of Fall weather-cancellations have already started.