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MLA Leonard says funding for local airport will support services in Comox Valley

April 2, 2024 at 12:18 pm  Politics, Provincial

COMOX – New Democrat MLA Ronna-Rae Leonard says people and businesses will benefit from funding announced today for regional airport upgrades.

“Travellers may not see it, but our Comox Airport is well on its way to electrify its ground operations, providing more climate- friendly operations,” said Ronna-Rae Leonard, MLA for Courtenay-Comox. “With this funding, it will continue to be an exemplary facility for local travellers and visitors alike as it works towards a cleaner, electric future.” 

The Comox Airport is getting $220,000 for a battery-electric ground power unit.

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.

Learn More: https://news.gov.bc.ca/30579

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