Fog delays travellers

Fog thicker than seen in at least 12 years delayed several flights at the airport this week

  • Oct. 26, 2013 2:00 p.m.

FOG THICKER than seen in at least 12 years delayed several flights at the airport this week.

From Oct. 18 to 21, Air Canada cancelled five flights and diverted three.

Hawkair cancelled nine and diverted one flight, which includes the new Central Mountain Airlines flights to Calgary, which are run by Hawkair, said Kitimat-Terrace regional airport manager Carman Hendry.

Oct. 22 saw one or two delays, he added.

“I haven’t seen the fog this thick in the province all at the same time in one day ever and we don’t usually have fog for this length of time in Terrace,” he said, adding the fog is usually here one day and gone tomorrow.

Hendry stressed that  those flights weren’t all due to the weather in Terrace as the fog in Vancouver also affected many flights.

“Usually we get about three fog days a year and this is not the time of year for them,” said Hendry.

“We might get one or two around the beginning of December.”

He said the fog stretched from Seattle to Prince George during those days.

“So all airports are being affected by it in the northwest,” he said.

Planes leaving from here heading to Vancouver need to have an alternate airport which can be Penticton or Fort St. John, which did result in some passengers’ bags being bumped so the planes had to be fuelled up with enough fuel to get them here plus enough to divert to those places, if needed, he said.

The normal alternate is usually Abbotsford but that was fogged in as well, he added.

A planned trip with various stops across the northwest for provincial finance minister Mike deJong earlier this month was kiboshed because of the weather.

The fog is expected to lift over the weekend, with Environment Canada issuing a statement Friday that a cold front would move the fog away from the coast.






Just Posted

First Tears to Hope Relay Run to Terrace for MMIWG

Over 50 participants are running the Highway of Tears from both Prince Rupert and Smithers

Antique window destroyed during latest break-in at George Little House

“I feel like I let the house down,” says manager

First dedicated rugby field in northern B.C. opens in Terrace

The Northmen Rugby Club held the ribbon-cutting celebration

Terrace’s first licensed marijuana store opens

KJ’s Best Cannabis will sell cannabis, pre-rolled joints and oils for customers

Under pressure: SD82 takes heat over principal reassignments

School district hears demands during packed board meeting in Terrace

Protesters rally in Victoria over newly approved Trans Mountain pipeline

The Still No Consent! No Trans Mountain! 20 kilometre march will end at Island View Beach

Wildfire burning in coastal forest

A fire beside the Sea to Sky Highway is burning up a steep slope

PHOTOS: Event marks one year since soccer team rescued from Thai cave

Nine players and coach took part in marathon and bike event to help improve conditions at cave

Rock climber dies after fall at Stawamus Chief in Squamish

The man had fallen about 30 metres while climbing in the Grand Wall area

Five B.C. students taken to hospital after playing with vaping device

School district said students were taken to hospital ‘out of an abundance of caution’

Being a pot dealer is not what it used to be

Sunday Big Read: the business of selling marijuana in B.C. is a slow bureaucratic slog

VIDEO: Two more pride flags have been stolen from Langley woman

Lisa Ebenal was “angry” and “fed up” after the latest theft. Then people started showing suppport

B.C. couple who has raised 58 children turns to community amid cancer diagnosis

Family who raised, fostered and adopted many kids hoping to gain some precious together time to fight cancer

Canucks acquire forward J.T. Miller from Lightning

J.T. Miller, 26, had 13 goals and 34 assists for the Lightning last season

Most Read