Proposed North Cariboo Airport Service

The CRD is proposing a new North Cariboo Airport Service. The City of Quesnel owns and operates the Quesnel Regional Airport. The airport requires a contribution from local taxpayers to maintain operations, in addition to revenue from airport users and passengers.

As rural areas of the North Cariboo receive the economic and social benefits of the airport, the Cariboo Regional District is proposing a new tax for rural areas to support the airport. Read more about the proposed service in our Frequently Asked Questions document in the sidebar (desktop) or below (mobile).

Referendum (Assent Vote) Details

In order to establish the proposed new North Cariboo Airport contribution service, the Cariboo Regional District must hold a referendum (assent vote). The referendum will be held in conjunction with the local government general election on Oct. 20, 2018. All eligible voters within electoral areas A, B, C and I will be able to vote in the referendum.

Scrutineer Applications Available

Applications are available for scrutineers. Scrutineers observe voting procedures and scrutinize the ballot-counting process. In assent voting, people apply to the local government's local Chief Election Officer to be appointed as scrutineers. See the scrutineer notice  and application form for more details.

Voting Requirements

There are two types of voters. Resident and non-resident. There is no need to pre-register to vote, as the registration of all electors for voting will take place at the time of voting.

Resident: You can vote if you live within Electoral Areas A, B, C and I (see the map attached or the interactive map on the CRD website). You MUST be a Canadian citizen, be at least 18 years old, have lived in BC for at least the last six months and in the area for at least the last 30 days.

Non-resident: You can vote if you own property in Electoral Areas A, B, C and I, but live elsewhere in BC. You must also be a Canadian citizen, be at least 18 years old, and have lived in BC for at least the last six months. For non-resident voters, there are additional documentation requirements that may need to be completed before the day you vote. Contact the Chief or Deputy Chief Election Officer prior to voting day for more details.

Bring Identification

Please bring at least two pieces of ID. One of them must have a signature. Between the two, they should prove your address, but if you do not have something with your current address you are allowed to make a formal declaration of residency. Picture identification is not necessary. Typical examples of ID that people use are driver's license, BCID, firearms license, CareCard, credit card, SIN, status card, bank card, etc. Even a utility bill will work as a secondary piece of ID.

Mail Ballot Voting

Mail ballot voting is available if you will be away on all three voting opportunities, are physically unable to attend or live 90 km away from a polling station. You can request a mail ballot by phoning the Chief or Deputy Chief Election Officer starting on September 25, 2018 until 4 p.m. on October 18, 2018. A mail ballot package will be sent to you around October 5, 2018, and you are able to drop it off or mail it back. It must be received by the Chief Election Officer no later than 8 p.m. on October 20, 2018 to be counted. Information on requesting a mail ballot package will be available on the CRD website.

Where and When to Vote


CRD Library Quesnel Branch, Program Room

  • Wednesday, Oct. 10 - 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Monday, Oct. 15 - 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.


Saturday, Oct. 20 - 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

  • CRD Library Quesnel Branch, Program Room
  • Kersley School
  • Red Bluff School
  • Bouchie Lake School
  • Parkland School
  • Barlow Creek School
  • Nazko School
  • West Fraser Fire Hall

** Note that these voting opportunities are being held in conjunction with the General Local Government election. **

Assent Vote Map

Use our interactive map to determine whether your property falls within Electoral A, B, C or I. To use the search function (magnifying glass) in the top right hand corner of the map, simply type your address in the search bar and search. The pop-up will tell you which Electoral Area or Municipality you are in. 

All eligible voters within electoral areas A, B, C and I will be able to vote in the referendum. See eligibility details above or in our FAQ document.

Voting Questions?

Alice Johnston, Chief Election Officer
Lore Schick, Deputy Chief Election Officer
(250) 392-3351 or 1-800-665-1636



The Cariboo Regional District owns and operates three airports throughout the region:

  • South Cariboo Regional Airport (108 Mile House)
  • Anahim Lake Airport
  • Likely Airstrip

Role of an Airport in the Community

Airports bring many benefits to the communities around them.

  • Airports connect communities to the air transportation network.
  • A community with an airport may become more attractive to industrial and commercial interests, which can improve the region's economic base.
  • An airport can become a focus for both commercial and recreational activities.
  • People with medical emergencies can be quickly transported from airports.

Airport Management

The South Cariboo Regional Airport and the Anahim Airport are overseen by airport commissions appointed by the Cariboo Regional District Board. The commissions consist of local taxpayers and Electoral Area Directors, who are responsible for the general administration of the airports. These bodies recommend annual budget levels, identify maintenance and improvement needs, and make recommendations to the Board regarding the airports' operation. The Likely Airstrip does not have an airport commission.

Airport Funding

The annual operating budget for each of the airports is collected through taxation on a local service-area basis. When large projects or improvements are required, the Cariboo Regional District may apply for funding from senior levels of government to cover costs that could not reasonably be generated through the local tax base.

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