Investment at the North Peace Regional Airport - Enhancing Safety in Northern British Columbia

FORT ST. JOHN, BC, Sept. 9, 2014 /CNW/ - Bob Zimmer, Member of Parliament for Prince George-Peace River, on behalf of the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today announced an investment of $349,558 for the replacement of a snow plow truck and a wet/dry de-icing spreader at the North Peace Regional Airport.

This equipment will help ensure continued safe airport operations for passengers, employees and medical evacuations through the timely and effective removal of snow, slush and ice from runways and taxiways.

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

Quick Facts

  • To date, through ACAP, the North Peace Regional Airport has received over $14.3 million in funding for 12 safety projects, including today's announcement.
  • Previous projects included the rehabilitation of Taxiways A and B and, the apron, the rehabilitation of pavement on Runway 11-29 and the replacement of a self-propelled snowblower and two runway sweepers.
  • Since the program started, the Government of Canada has invested more than $650 million for 789 projects at 174 airports across the country.

Quotes

"The North Peace Regional Airport is a vital gateway for local residents, businesses, trade and tourism. This investment will enhance safety for travellers and residents while supporting productivity and economic growth in the region."
Bob Zimmer
Member of Parliament for Prince George-Peace River

"The North Peace Regional Airport continues to be a key component to the economy of the North Peace Region and has provided community support through carrier and route options. ACAP's support with the purchase of a new plow truck and wet/dry spreader will help ensure the safe and efficient operation of the airport."
Lori Ackerman
Mayor, City of Fort St. John

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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; This news release may be made available in alternative formats for persons living with visual disabilities.


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