MLA Babchuk says funding for local airport will support services in Campbell River

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CAMPBELL RIVER – New Democrat MLA Michele Babchuk says people and businesses will benefit from funding announced today for regional airport upgrades.

“Our airport in Campbell River helps support the needs of the whole region, and we’ve especially seen the importance of having this local airport during wildfire season” said Michele Babchuk, MLA for North Island. “This investment will help the airport handle more air traffic and provide better service for the community, including wildfire supports throughout the warmer season.”

The Campbell River Airport is getting $996,100 for a fuel system expansion.

Across the province, the New Democrat government is investing $11 million this year to support 26 projects at two dozen regional airports through the BC Air Access Program. The program is open to facilities that serve fewer than one million passengers per year.

Since 2017, the BC Air Access Program has provided more than $63 million in grants to support infrastructure improvement projects at 71 regional airports and air facilities.

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