The City Of Weyburn will be hosting an open house on November 28th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Weyburn Credit Union Spark Centre, to provide an opportunity for the public to learn more about the heliport proposed for the new hospital.
City Manager Mathew Warren said a letter of non-opposition needs to be provided from Weyburn City Council before Transport Canada can make the final approval for the heliport.
"So we thought it'd be best if we have an open house and provide an opportunity for people that need to learn more about the heliport."
He said at this time, whenever STARS Air Ambulance needs to land in Weyburn, it has to go to the airport in north Weyburn, whereas, with the new hospital, they will be landing on the hospital site.
"So we will have an opportunity for the project team to take the time to answer any questions the public may have and we thought an open house is a great opportunity for that," Warren explained. "So we are encouraging as many people to come up from the public. This is something new to the community, and it's always great to have more education and to understand a little more about what this means to the community."
He said they are, "really appreciative of the time that the project team has put in and for them to come down to Weyburn and to take that time to ask the questions to the people who have questions they want to know a little more about."
Warren noted the project team will also be making an appearance at a future meeting of Weyburn City Council.
"We want to make sure we have proper feedback from the community and then we'll bring that back to a future Council meeting to make sure that we have that proper approval required by Transport Canada."
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