Cathy McLeod, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health and for Western Economic Diversification and Member of Parliament for Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo, on behalf of the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, recently announced that the Government of Canada is investing $4,401,747 to enhance safety at the Kamloops Airport.
Funding will pay for the rehabilitation of pavement on Runway 08-26 and the replacement of two runway sweepers. This work and equipment will allow for timely and effective removal of snow, slush and ice from runways and taxiways, ensuring continued safe operations for flight crews, passengers, employees, and aerial firefighting services.
Funding is provided through Transport Canada’s Airports Capital Assistance Program (ACAP).
To date, through ACAP, the Kamloops Airport has received over $8 million in funding for 13 safety projects, including today’s announcement.
Previous projects included the purchase of a firefighting vehicle and equipment; construction of a shelter for the firefighting vehicle and equipment; rehabilitation of pavement on Taxiways A and B and selective work on Apron 1; and the replacement of a snowplow truck and runway de-icing equipment.
“The Kamloops Airport is an important gateway for residents and businesses in this region. This work will ensure continued safe and efficient operation of the Airport, while contributing to the economic and social well-being of the local community, said McLeod.