The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, today announced the government’s $360,000 investment to purchase a grader at the Peace River Airport. This is in addition to $338,597 announced earlier this year to replace a material spreader and to install wildlife fencing.
The grader and material spreader are used in combination with other snow removal equipment to apply liquid and/or sand to runways, taxiways and aprons to clear snow, and melt ice. The wildlife fence is an important tool for keeping mammals, especially bears, off airport runways and surrounding land.
The funding comes from Transport Canada’s Airports Capital Assistance Program (ACAP). Since the Program’s launch in 1995, the Government of Canada has invested more than $785.9 million for 904 projects at 182 airports across the country.
“The Peace River Airport is a vital link for residents and businesses in this region. This project will help ensure continued safe airport operation for passengers, flight crews, and medical evacuation activities, while contributing to the community’s economic and social well-being.
“The Government of Canada recognizes that safe and efficient airports are vital to the economic and social well-being of smaller communities. In addition to supporting personal travel and tourism, local and regional airports are key connectors for business, health care, social services, and emerging resource development sectors. Our investments help improve access to safe and efficient air transportation options, and deliver on our promise to help build safer, healthier and stronger communities across Canada.”
The Honourable Marc Garneau
Minister of Transport
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