The Government of Canada announced that through Transport Canada’s Airports Capital Assistance Program, eight airports in British Columbia will receive over $14 million for projects and equipment that will help maintain safe airport operations for passengers, crews, and airport workers.

“Airports play a crucial role to keeping Canadians connected across our vast country, and the last two years have only underscored this. Today’s investment of over $14 million in eight airports across British Columbia is great news for the region’s air sector and for all the communities these airports serve. Investments like these will ensure that our air sector comes out strong as we enter post-pandemic recovery, and help us keep our commitment to building safer, stronger communities,” said Omar Alghabra, Minister of Transport.

The airports receiving funding are:

Cranbrook

  • $1,610,312 to rehabilitate airfield electrical systems
  • $336,525 to purchase a 4×4 snowplow truck

Fort St. John

  • $217,360 to purchase a sweeper

Masset

  • $448,700 to purchase a 4×4 snowplow truck
  • $428,905 to purchase a loader with attachments

Nanaimo

  • $224,350 to purchase a 4×4 snowplow truck

Powell River

  • $8,025,527 to rehabilitate Runway 09-27

Terrace

  • $299,452 to construct a mobile equipment shelter
  • $217,360 to purchase a sweeper

Tofino

  • $2,333,104 to replace wildlife control fencing
  • $261,751 to construct a sand and equipment shelter

Williams Lake

  • $502,200 to purchase a medium-sized snowblower

This funding is in addition to the more than $61 million provided under the Program in 2021 to support safety-related projects at the Castlegar, Fort Nelson, Fort St. John, Kamloops, Masset, Nanaimo, Powell River, Prince George, Qualicum Beach, Quesnel, Smithers and Terrace airports.

Featured image: Cranbrook’s Canadian Rockies International Airport. (Integral Group)

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