FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – NAV Canada is planning to eliminate overnight services at the North Peace Regional Airport, according to the Air Traffic Specialists Association of Canada.

In a letter to Council, ATSAC President Elizabeth O’Hurley says the plan to eliminate overnight services comes as NAV Canada announced earlier this month that it would be conducting an Aeronautical Study at the airport.

According to O’Hurley, with the proposed elimination of overnight services, they are concerned about the loss of safety that might occur as Flight Service Specialists aid in the safety of sky and runway traffic.

Over the past year, many jobs in the airline industry were cut due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.

O’Hurley says they will continue to work with NAV Canada to find alternate plans to reduce costs, rather than risk safety.