FORT NELSON, BC, Nov. 9, 2013 /CNW/ - Bob Zimmer, Member of Parliament
for Prince George—Peace River, on behalf of the Honourable Lisa Raitt,
Minister of Transport, today announced $297,952 in funding for two
safety improvement projects at the Northern Rockies Regional Airport.
The Northern Rockies Regional Airport is receiving through the Airports
Capital Assistance Program (ACAP) $258,500 for the replacement of a
runway sweeper and $39,452 for a runway condition reporting system. The
new runway sweeper will ensure the effective removal of snow, slush and
ice from runways and taxiways and the runway condition reporting system
will provide timely, accurate and precise wireless reporting and
recording of runway conditions.
"The Northern Rockies Regional Airport is a vital gateway for local
residents, businesses, trade and tourism," said MP Zimmer. "This
funding will enhance the safety of all those who use this airport,
especially the communities and businesses in this region that rely on
"We are very excited to have this new sweeper to further enhance our
runway maintenance at the airport," said Bill Streeper, Mayor of the
Northern Rockies Regional Municipality. "This type of equipment is
essential to ensure that our airport is prepared for the significant
growth and development expected in our region."
To date, through ACAP, the Northern Rockies Regional Airport has
received more than $4.4 million for 10 projects, including today's
announcement. Since the program started, the Government of Canada has
invested more than $608 million for 758 projects at 174 airports.
Improvements include purchasing/replacing heavy airside mobile
equipment; installing wildlife fencing; and rehabilitating runway
pavements, airfield lighting and electrical systems.
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SOURCE: Transport Canada
For further information:
Senior Communications Advisor
Office of the Honourable Lisa Raitt
Minister of Transport, Ottawa
Transport Canada, Ottawa
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