Federal Aviation Administration officials kicked off the start of the high-technology Capstone program that’s expected to improve small plane safety in Southeast Alaska. Meanwhile, LAB Airways has installed a new small plane flight simulator at their Juneau facility that will be available to commerical and general aviation pilots participating in the Medallion safety program. Both of these stories aired separately this week.
- The city thinks Hecla's Greens Creek mine may be responsible. The mine says its discharges in the area meet state requirements.
- Sarah Erkmann, external affairs manager for the Alaska Oil and Gas Association trade group, said the tax amounts to “punishing” oil companies.
- The Tourism Industry Association of the Yukon canceled its annual convention slated to be held in Haines, mainly due to the weak Canadian dollar.
- For now, traffic in Gastineau Channel will not be restricted, but Hilbert said they will likely establish a no-wake zone during the actual salvage operation.