“Our government is pleased to announce its support for the North Peace Airport Society,” MP for Prince George-Peace River, Bob Zimmer said in a written statement. “Investments in vital infrastructure, such as the North Peace Regional Airport, ensure that the Western Canadian economy can continue to grow and prosper.”

The money will be allocated through the country’s Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF).

These upgrades to the airport’s water infrastructure include the replacement of valves, hydrants, and portions of the water line; which the feds says “will allow the North Peace Regional Airport to conserve resources by elimination system water loss and ensure the reliability of fire response in the area.”

“The North Peace Airport Society would like to thank the Hourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State form Western Economic Diversification, for this CIIF funding,” Chairperson for the North Peace Airport Society, Fred Jarvis writes. “The investment by the federal government in the airport will allow us to replace aging infrastructure and reduce the demands on our water system.”

The sourcing of funds dates back to the Economic Action Plan 2012, when Stephan Harper’s Conservatives promised further support to help communities across the country modernize their infrastructure. So far, the federal government has dedicated $150 million over two years through the fund.

Other eligible sources of funding towards infrastructure include community centers, recreational buildings, local arenas, and other community/cultural facilities.

The North Peace Airport Society has held ownership of this particular airport since 1997.