Airports

The Cariboo Regional District owns and operates three airports throughout the region:

  • South Cariboo Regional Airport (108 Mile House)
  • Anahim Lake Airport
  • Likely Airstrip

The CRD is currently holding a referendum on a proposed contribution service to the Quesnel Regional Airport. See below for details.

Role of an Airport in the Community

Airports bring many benefits to the communities around them.

  • Airports connect communities to the air transportation network.
  • A community with an airport may become more attractive to industrial and commercial interests, which can improve the region's economic base.
  • An airport can become a focus for both commercial and recreational activities.
  • People with medical emergencies can be quickly transported from airports.

Airport Management

The South Cariboo Regional Airport and the Anahim Airport are overseen by airport commissions appointed by the Cariboo Regional District Board. The commissions consist of local taxpayers and Electoral Area Directors, who are responsible for the general administration of the airports. These bodies recommend annual budget levels, identify maintenance and improvement needs, and make recommendations to the Board regarding the airports' operation. The Likely Airstrip does not have an airport commission.

Airport Funding

The annual operating budget for each of the airports is collected through taxation on a local service-area basis. When large projects or improvements are required, the Cariboo Regional District may apply for funding from senior levels of government to cover costs that could not reasonably be generated through the local tax base.

Proposed North Cariboo Airport Service

The CRD is proposing a new North Cariboo Airport Service. The City of Quesnel owns and operates the Quesnel Regional Airport. The airport requires a contribution from local taxpayers to maintain operations, in addition to revenue from airport users and passengers.

As rural areas of the North Cariboo receive the economic and social benefits of the airport, the Cariboo Regional District is proposing a new tax for rural areas to support the airport. Read more about the proposed service in our Frequently Asked Questions document in the sidebar (desktop) or below (mobile).

Referendum (Assent Vote) Details

In order to establish the proposed new North Cariboo Airport contribution service, the Cariboo Regional District must hold a referendum (assent vote). The referendum will be held in conjunction with the local government general election on Oct. 20, 2018. All eligible voters within electoral areas A, B, C and I will be able to vote in the referendum. Even though there is an acclamation in Areas C and I, the airport referendum will still take place in those areas; see voting locations below.

Referendum Results

After the polls close at 8 p.m. on Oct. 20, results from the North Cariboo Airport Service assent vote will be posted at www.bc.localelections.ca/results. Results will be posted as they become available following the official counts.

North-Cariboo-Airport-Service-Assent-Vote Frequently Asked Questions

Resident: You can vote if you live within Electoral Areas A, B, C and I. You MUST be a Canadian citizen, be at least 18 years old, have lived in BC for at least the last six months and in the area for at least the last 30 days.

Non-resident: You can vote if you have owned property in Electoral Areas A, B, C and I for the last 30 days, but live elsewhere in BC. You must also be a Canadian citizen, be at least 18 years old, and have lived in BC for at least the last six months.

PLEASE NOTE: There is only one vote per property for non-resident property electors.

If more than one person owns the property, the signatures of a majority of the owners are required. You must bring a completed non-resident property owner form with you to vote. Download the form here.

Contact the Chief or Deputy Chief Election Officer prior to voting day for more details.

Please read our Frequently Asked Questions document to learn more about the proposed airport service.

You can also follow our Facebook page and ask your questions there. Feel free to give us a call as well if you have additional questions - 1-800-665-1636.

There is no need to pre-register to vote as the registration of all electors for this election will take place at the time of voting.

Please bring at least two pieces of ID. One of them must have a signature. Between the two, they should prove your address, but if you do not have something with your current address you are allowed to make a formal declaration of residency. Picture identification is not necessary. Typical examples of ID that people use are driver's license, BCID, firearms license, CareCard, credit card, SIN, status card, bank card, etc. Even a utility bill will work as a secondary piece of ID.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are a non-resident property owner and more than one person owns the property, you must bring a completed non-resident property owner form with you to vote. Download the form here.

Qualified electors may vote by mail if they:

  • have a physical disability, illness or injury that affects their ability to vote at another voting opportunity, OR
  • expect to be absent from the jurisdiction on general voting day and at the times of all advance voting opportunities; OR
  • live within the voting jurisdiction but more than 90 kilometres from the closest polling station at which they are entitled to vote.

REQUESTING A MAIL BALLOT PACKAGE:

Before 4 pm on October 18, 2018 you must submit the following information to the Cariboo Regional District office by mail (Suite D, 180 North 3rd Avenue, Williams Lake, BC, V2G 2A4), telephone (250-392-3351 or 1-800-665-1636), fax (250-392-2812) or email (mailbox@cariboord.ca):

(1)   Full name,

(2)   Residential address,

(3)   Address of the property in relation to which you are voting (for non-resident property electors),

(4)   Method of delivery of your mail ballot package:

  • pick up at CRD office, OR
  • regular letter mail through Canada Post to residential address, OR
  • regular letter mail through Canada Post to an alternate address that you provide when requesting the ballot package, and

(5)   To ensure you receive the correct registration application form in your package, you must indicate whether you are going to be registering as a resident or non-resident property elector.

The CRD will send out mail ballot packages commencing on or about October 5, 2018. To be counted, your mail ballot must be received by the Chief Election Officer no later than 8 pm on Saturday, October 20, 2018.

GENERAL VOTING DAY

Saturday, Oct. 20 - 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

  • CRD Library Quesnel Branch, Program Room
  • Kersley School
  • Red Bluff School
  • Bouchie Lake School
  • Parkland School
  • Barlow Creek School
  • Nazko School
  • West Fraser Fire Hall

** Note that even though there will not be an election for Electoral Area Director in Areas C and I, there will still be voting stations available for the assent vote as listed above. **

ADVANCE VOTING OPPORTUNITIES

CRD Library Quesnel Branch, Program Room

  • Wednesday, Oct. 10 - 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Monday, Oct. 15 - 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
After the polls close at 8 p.m. on Oct. 20, preliminary results from the North Cariboo Airport Service assent vote will be posted at www.bc.localelections.ca/results. Official results will be announced on Tuesday, Oct. 23 on our website and social media pages.

Use our interactive map to determine whether your property falls within Electoral A, B, C or I. To use the search function (magnifying glass) in the top right hand corner of the map, simply type your address in the search bar and search. The pop-up will tell you which Electoral Area or Municipality you are in. 

All eligible voters within electoral areas A, B, C and I will be able to vote in the referendum. See eligibility details above or in our FAQ document.

Contact us:

Alice Johnston, Chief Election Officer
Lore Schick, Deputy Chief Election Officer
mailbox@cariboord.ca
(250) 392-3351 or 1-800-665-1636


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