Investment at Peace River Airport - Enhancing Safety in Northern Alberta

PEACE RIVER, AB, Aug. 25, 2014 /CNW/ - Chris Warkentin, Member of Parliament for Peace River, on behalf of the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today announced an investment of $11,395,372 over two years for the rehabilitation of Runway 04-22 and Taxiways A and B, and work on the subdrains at the Peace River Airport.

This work will ensure continued safe operation for passengers, employees, medical evacuations, and firefighting operations.

Funding is provided by Transport Canada's Airports Capital Assistance Program (ACAP).

Quick Facts

  • To date, through ACAP, the Peace River Airport has received over $15.5 million in funding for nine safety projects, including today's announcement. 
  • Previous projects included the rehabilitation of airfield lighting and associated work; the rehabilitation of the runway and taxiways; and the purchase of a snowblower, snow plow truck, and runway sweeper.
  • Since the program started, our government has invested more than $644 million for 786 projects at 174 airports across the country.

Quotes

"The Peace River Airport is a vital gateway for residents, businesses, trade and tourism in northern Alberta. This investment will enhance the safety and efficiency of the air service, while contributing to the economic and social well-being of the local communities in the region."

Chris Warkentin
Member of Parliament for Peace River

"We are very appreciative of the federal government's financial support of the Peace River Airport. This investment supports not only air safety, but also the economic potential and productivity of northwestern Alberta."

Thomas Tarpey
Mayor, Town of Peace River

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SOURCE Transport Canada

For further information: Jana Régimbal, Press Secretary, Office of the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, Ottawa, 613-991-0700; Media Relations, Transport Canada, Ottawa, 613-993-0055