Editorial: Snap quiz

What's the fastest growing business in Terrace, B.C.?

SNAP quiz. What’s the fastest growing business in Terrace?

(No. Something legal.)

For the answer, take Hwy37 South, go up that long hill and then turn right at the Northwest Regional Airport sign.

That’s right. Just-released passenger statistics for April reveal 13,150 passenger departures or departures, the highest monthly total recorded save for August 2012, a traditionally high month, with its figure of 13,808 arrivals or departures.

It’s a reasonable bet that a chunk of that April traffic is due in part to  some of the 900-plus delegates at the April 24-26 Minerals North conference here.

It was not that unusual to hear delegates say that while they had been to Terrace before, they have never been to Terrace before in the sense of spending time here. Rather, their connection to Terrace has been the airport – landing, getting baggage, and hopping into truck or bus or helicopter or another aircraft for a trip to camp job, mining project, industrial site, etc.

For that alone, Minerals North 2013 was valuable for placing delegates within the city for an introduction to what it offers. That the conference highlighted a number of potential mines (not forgetting the Red Chris mine already under construction) was invaluable. Should any of these projects go ahead, some of those delegates may one day call Terrace home.

 

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