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Improvements coming to B.C. airports

Airports receiving B.C. Air Access Program funding:

  • Anahim Lake: $41,250 for runway enhancements.
  • Bella Coola: $280,525 for obstacle clearance.
  • Chetwynd: $1.3 million to resurface the runway.
  • Canadian Rockies (Cranbrook): $60,000 for apron safety upgrades.
  • Fairmont Hot Springs: $23,429 for renewable energy upgrades to hazard beacons.
  • Grand Forks: $165,000 for navigation and auxiliary power systems.
  • Kelowna: $1 million for apron rehabilitation.
  • Nanaimo: $175,607 for apron expansion.
  • Osoyoos: $60,000 for perimeter fencing and site clean-up.
  • Pemberton: $194,755 for apron rehabilitation and emergency access road.
  • Pitt Meadows: $280,000 for helipad development.
  • Powell River: $1.03 million for runway end safety improvements.
  • Prince George: $1.47 million for an elevator providing barrier-free terminal access.
  • Prince George: $459,958 for apron rehabilitation.
  • Salmon Arm: $225,000 for a fuel system upgrade.
  • Smithers: $750,000 for terminal improvements and safety upgrades.
  • Valemount: $27,000 for line painting and tree removal.
  • Vernon: $823,701 for runway rehabilitation.
  • Williams Lake: $37,500 for obstacle clearance.

In addition, these two airports will receive the second year of funding through the B.C. Air Access Program for multi-year project commitments announced last year:

  • Alberni Valley (Port Alberni): $364,000 for runway lighting.
  • Kamloops: $1.33 million for apron rehabilitation.