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Feds grant Fort Nelson airport $328,322

The federal government announced $328,322 in funding for the Northern Rockies Regional Airport on Tuesday. It's part of an $18.8-million funding package announced for 11 airports and two air carriers in B.C.
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Northern Rockies Regional Airport

The federal government announced $328,322 in funding for the Northern Rockies Regional Airport on Tuesday.

It's part of an $18.8-million funding package announced for 11 airports and two air carriers in B.C., which the federal government says will ensure they can continue operations and essential routine maintenance during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Air transportation is essential to community well-being and regional economic development,” said Harjit Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, in a news release.

Funds are coming from the Regional Air Transportation Initiative.

Central Mountain Air, which services small communities in northern and interior B.C., also received $5 million in funding.

Airports in Dease Lake, Tofino, Kelowna, Smithers, Williams Lake, Castlegar, Cranbrook, Anahim Lake, and Quesnel also received funding, as did Pacific Coastal Airlines.