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July 4, 2007
Group Proposes ‘On Demand’ Air Taxi Service
Mayor Ken Knox (on the wing) looks into the cockpit of the Cirrus SR-22 single engine airplane that was flown in from Kalispell, Montana so other town and M.D. 52 councillors and the reeve could see it up close. The plane is equipped with a parachute attached to the frame in case of engine failure. A Calgary group presented a proposal that would quickly connect Provost area residents with Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Fort McMurray and hundreds of other air centres around Western Canada. Story in this paper. ©Provost News Photo.
• Looks For Capital from Community;
• Calgary 1 Hour Away, Lloydminster 12 Minutes
A group of Calgary businessmen say they are willing to put in an air service for non-scheduled flights with a plane and pilot based in Provost, as long as certain economic conditions are met.

Representatives from Canadian Air Taxi Service (CATS) Inc. met on Tuesday afternoon and evening with members of town and M.D. 52 councils for three proposals.

The first proposal dealt with the air service while another was from Jiffy Networks for setting up a wireless non-line of sight Internet system to serve residents in the area while the third idea was for developing land and living accommodations in town.

After being taken to the airport in a luxury motor coach brought to town by the company, councillors and others saw the airplane that would be used—a Cirrus SR-22 aircraft that holds four people.

CATS says to get established it is looking for the community to pay them a start up fee of $15,000 per month for one year. At the end of the eighth month CATS says it will reduce the fee by the amount of the gross revenue collected from the eighth to 12 months and after that the viability of the Provost market would be evaluated to determine market acceptance.
“We want that asset working every day.”

Speaking later in the Alberta Room, vice president of CATS, Ken Lucas who spoke of his experiences with regional air line operation. He said that it takes six months to one year to convince people the system of using small aircraft makes sense. “It’s a better way” than flying larger aircraft, it’s faster in and out of airports with smaller airplanes and, says Lucas, it’s a trend in the industry for such an aircraft. He says the Provost system would be for an “on demand” service that would take passengers when they wanted to fly, not when the airline set a schedule.

The vice president of sales and former employee of QuikAir, Inc. and Regional 1 Airlines added that the Provost proposal is “a long term commitment.” He added that in United States market the trend is for smaller aircraft to serve markets like this one.

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Nature Conservancy of Canada Reserves Calls Donated Property as “Gift to Canadians”
The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) says that it is offering the Cairns property, an area of “great ecological importance” as a gift to Canadians for Canada Day. A celebration event took place at the property on Friday afternoon, June 29, with local community members, NCC supporters, NCC Alberta regional vice president, Larry Simpson and local government representative, MP Leon Benoit attending.

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Amisk Girl to Compete in Miss Teen Canada Pageant
• After Being Named Miss Teen Western Alberta
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This week we ask : "What’s the Most Interesting Car You Have Ever Driven?"
. . . and we heard opinions from Larry Okerstrom, Diane Fix, George Erickson, Melanie Deslauriers, and Bruce Blackler.
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