Kamloops, B.C.; (August 16, 2019) Transport Canada has announced funding for safety upgrades at the Kamloops Airport. The most recent announcement will fund the renovation and expansion of YKA’s firehall to shelter an additional Aircraft Rescue Firefighting vehicle. The upgrade to YKA’s Emergency Response service is attributed to continued passenger growth at the City’s airport. Earlier this summer, Minister Bernadette Jordan was on hand at the Kamloops Airport to announce funding for the second Aircraft Rescue Firefighting Vehicle which will also be contributed to YKA from the Government of Canada’s Airport Capital Assistance Program.
“Our Government recognizes that local airports are major contributors to the economic growth and social well-being of smaller communities. In addition to supporting travel and tourism, local airports are key connectors for business, health care, social services, and emerging resource development sectors. These investments will improve access to safe, efficient and accessible air transportation options, and will help us deliver on our promise to build safer, healthier and stronger communities across Canada.”
The Honourable Marc Garneau
Minister of Transport
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