FORT NELSON, B.C. – The Northern Rockies Regional Municipality (NRRM) is seeking support from the Premier after Central Mountain Air (CMA) announced the suspension of its service.

The Municipality issued a letter to Premier John Horgan after it was announced that services were suspended between Fort Nelson and Prince George on February 3rd.

The Fort Nelson route is one of three routes the airline has suspended, saying its “continuing to deal with the crushing economic impact of the pandemic.”

In the letter, Mayor Gary Foster discusses how the suspension will affect the rural and remote community.

“Losing scheduled air service puts more distance between our remote community and those that our residents rely on — for medical services, for training and education, and for filling labour force needs, among others.

To the same point, impacts will inevitably be felt within the already suffering local and regional tourism sector.”

Earlier this month, CMA also suspended flights between Fort St. John and Prince George until March 1st.