KAMLOOPS, BC, May 30, 2013 /CNW/ - Cathy McLeod, Parliamentary Secretary
to the Minister of National Revenue and Member of Parliament for
Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo, on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel,
Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, Minister of the
Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, and
Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, today announced funding for an important safety improvement project at
the Kamloops Airport.
The Kamloops Airport is receiving $21,442 through the Airports Capital Assistance Program (ACAP) to purchase an
electronic runway condition reporting system. This new system will
provide timely, accurate and precise wireless reporting and recording
of runway conditions.
"The Kamloops Airport is a vital gateway for local residents,
businesses, trade and tourism," said MP McLeod. "This funding will
enhance the safety of all those who use this airport, especially the
communities and businesses in the Interior of British Columbia."
"The City of Kamloops and the Kamloops Airport Authority are pleased
with the assistance from Transport Canada through ACAP, which will
allow for a new electronic runway condition reporting system," said
Mayor Peter Milobar. "This system will support our airport's improved
operations and ensure greater service, as well as our commitment to
To date, through ACAP, the Kamloops Airport has received more than $3.6
million for 10 projects, including today's announcement. Since the
program started, the Government of Canada has invested more than $606
million for 749 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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For further information:
Office of the Honourable Denis Lebel
Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and
Communities, Minister of the Economic
Development Agency of Canada for the Regions
of Quebec, and Minister of Intergovernmental
Transport Canada, Ottawa