Dawson Creek airport to receive expansion funding

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – MLA Mike Bernier announced today that Dawson Creek Airport will be receive a grant of $128,250 to fund upgrades under the B.C. Air Access program.

The funding will be used to upgrade the ground lighting outside of the air terminal building, remove and replace sidewalks, install metal/glass walkway cover and replace front windows in the terminal building.

Bernier says the work is important for the airport to help connect people and remain accessible.

“Improving vital transportation links like the Dawson Creek Airport is important for ensuring that communities like ours remain accessible and connected. This funding will benefit businesses, visitors and all residents”.

Airport manager Ian Darling says the government realizes how important it is to have structures that support a strong transportation system.

“The Government of British Columbia recognizes the importance of having a strong provincial transportation system. This was evident with the introduction last year of the British Columbia Air Access Program which identified the need to assist communities with their airport infrastructure. The British Columbia Air Access Program is ground breaking and has shown its importance in keeping B.C. connected. We are looking forward to many years of continued success.”

Through the program, the government shares the costs of development and expansions with public airports. The government is investing $24 million over three years for the B.C. Air Access Program.