by EVAN MATTHEWS
McBride’s Charlie Leake Field and the Valemount Regional Airport will see $20,887 and $75,000 respectively in added funding this year.
MLA for Prince George-Valemount, Shirley Bond, says the money comes as part of the B.C. Air Access program. Most of the funding will be allocated to runway maintenance and repair, such as tarmac repairs, sealing cracks and other superficial runway repairs.
“Upgrading our regional airports is a priority,” says Bond in a release. “We understand the important role they play in connecting the people of our province, connecting businesses to consumers and in connecting B.C. to the world,” she says.
About three dozen airports in B.C. received funding from the Air Access program this year.