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Media Release - Village of Pemberton receives $56,250 from the Provincial Government for Pemberton Regional Airport Runway Upgrades

Posted on July 14, 2016

For Immediate Release
July 15, 2016

Upgrades coming to Pemberton Regional Airport

PEMBERTON - Pemberton Regional Airport will be receiving a grant of $56,250 to fund upgrades under the B.C. Air Access program announced West Vancouver - Sea to Sky MLA Jordan Sturdy.

The funding will Repair surface cracks and restore painted markings on the runway.

"This funding contributes to the necessary work of maintaining our airport" said Sturdy. "It is a very important part of our community as well as the other communities that depend on it."

"The funding from the BC Air Access Program will have an enormous impact on the operations of the Pemberton Airport", says Mayor Mike Richman. "This funding will enable us to rehabilitate our runway for the improved safety and enjoyment of its users while enabling us to expand our capacity for increased services and future investment at the airport."

Through the B.C. Air Access Program, the government cost shares with public airports on development projects. These types of projects will allow airports to improve safety, accommodate larger aircraft and more frequent flights, and further support the continuing growth of local and provincial economies.

The government is investing $24 million over three years for the B.C. Air Access Program.
The program also encourages funding partnerships with the federal government, local and regional governments and agencies, and the private sector. Last year, the program provided just over $6 million towards improvements at ten regional airports across the province.

B.C. on the Move is government's 10-year plan for the improvement of the province's transportation network. Over the next three years, the B.C. government will invest almost $2.7 billion in transportation improvements.

Learn more:

For information on the B.C. Air Access program, go to:http://www.gov.bc.ca/BCAirAccessProgram

B.C. on the Move is available online at:http://engage.gov.bc.ca/transportationplan/

Media Contact:
Micah Haince
Senior Communications Advisor
BC Government Caucus Communications
Cell: (250) 952-0778
Email: Micah.Haince@leg.bc.ca

Jill Brooksbank
Communications & Grant Coordinator
Village of Pemberton
Phone: (604) 894-6135
Email: jbrooksbank@pemberton.ca

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