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Airports receive funding

Four northern airports will receive funds through the B.C. Air Access Program.

Through the B.C. Air Access Program, the ministry will cost share with public airports on projects such as lighting and navigational systems, terminal building expansion or upgrades, and runway improvements. These types of projects will allow airports to improve safety, accommodate larger aircrafts and more frequent flights, and further support the continuing growth of local and provincial economies.

The ministry is investing $24 million over the next three years for the B.C. Air Access Program.

Airports receiving funding include:

  • South Cariboo Regional Airport (108 Mile): $26,250 for the purchase and installation of a new emergency generator.
  • Northwest Regional Airport (Terrace-Kitimat): $4.42 million toward expansion of the airport facility.
  • Williams Lake Airport: $486,387 to rehabilitate the runway and taxiway.
  • Dawson Creek Regional Airport: $82,311 to replace the terminal roof, add CCTV to the grounds and replacing the secure key control access system.

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