Flight time regulations posing problems, say outfitters and First Nations 

By Eric Shih  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter A northern Ontario tourism organization and Indigenous communities are among those who say new federal regulations for pilots and flight duty times are having a negative impact. Laurie Marcil, the executive director with the Northern Outdoor Tourist Outfitters Association, said the new regulations for pilots doesn’t work for members she represents. Transport Canada enacted the new regulations in December regarding pilots and flight duty times. Marcil said the fly-in season starts in May, with flights running supplies up to lodges, running owners up to post camps to get ready for the season and then starting to bring the first guests in. “What we’re hearing from operators is that there’s less flights available, because of these  regulations   and the air carriers are quoting that…

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