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Another work camp threatens Alaska Highway lodge, owner says – Prince George Citizen

Lodge and camp owners in Northern B.C. say the addition of another work camp will harm the local business community.

Pink Mountain lodge owner Melody Magaton says another work camp along the Alaska Highway could put her out of business, and approached the Peace River Regional District at their November 16 meeting to explain the situation to board directors.

The 200 to 300 person work camp would be located near Attic Creek Road along the highway and would house workers for oil and gas development in the region. The regional district did approve the permit after a brief discussion by directors.

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Fort St. John Mayor Lilia Hansen and Area B director Jordan Kealy agreed that it isn’t the regional district’s mandate to decide who can run a business, and that they need to focus on zoning requirements, which the camp did meet.

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