PM Visits CranbrookTuesday; Announces $5.5 Million In Airport Improvements
Cranbrook, British Columbia -- Prime Minister Stephen Harper Tuesday announced funding for vital safety and infrastructure upgrades to the Canadian Rockies International Airport.
"The essential upgrades announced today will allow the Cranbrook Airport to sustain excellent and safe service to passengers and businesses throughout the community," said Prime Minister Harper. "Our Government is taking action to ensure that communities from coast to coast to coast will benefit from safe, modern and efficient airports now and in the future."
This year, through the Airport Capital Assistance Program (ACAP), the Government will invest in safety-related improvements at airports across the country. The funding provided to Cranbrook Airport will allow for the replacement of essential equipment as well as the rehabilitation of runways and taxiways.
"Local airports are important lifelines for small and remote communities throughout Canada," said the Prime Minister. "Through ACAP, our Government is ensuring that these communities get the supplies they need and that they stay connected."
ACAP finances capital projects related to safety. Since 2006, including today's announcement, ACAP has funded 211 projects at 93 airports.
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