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Williams Lake Airport Receives $150,000 to Enhance Fuel Storage

The Williams Lake Airport received provincial funding to enhance their fuel tank storage.

Airport manager Shea de la Mare, says they’re pleased of Thursday’s announcement of $150,000.

“We identified several years ago that our fuel system was outdated and needed to be redone and rebuilt, so this funding application is just wonderful news for the airport.”

Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett says the funding comes through the Ministry of Transportation.

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“There’s a program, it’s called B.C Access Safety Program and it’s a four-year program with $10 million dollars in and a lot of the regional airports will be getting funding. Kamloops got some, South Cariboo got some, and it’s all for safety.”

Barnett adds that the funding will not only be a benefit to the airport but those landing and forestry fire suppression crews.

“They have a portable one now (fuel tank) and they need a bigger one because they have lots of traffic-commercial airlines and of course the forestry suppression crew is here and when there is a fire, fuel goes out of here every day.”

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