This from Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett who was on hand Tuesday afternoon to announce $60,000 for safety upgrades.
The funding comes from the BC Air Access Program where the Province cost shares with public airports on projects such as lighting and navigational systems, terminal building expansion or upgrades, and runway improvements.
Bennett admits it’s not an incredible amount of money, but in the long run, it will save the facility millions.
The money will upgrade concrete panels on the apron to prevent debris from getting into aircraft engines which is said to be one of the greatest hazards to aircraft.
– Josh Hoffman
– Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett