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$1.27 million in new funding for Long Beach Airport

The Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District, the districts of Tofino and Ucuelet, local tourism groups and other community members celebrate the Province's $1.27 million funding support for the Long Beach Airport project to add new runway lighting.


MLA for West Vancouver-Sea to Sky Jordan Sturdy was joined by (left to right): Ucuelet Mayor Dianne St. Jacques, Managing Director of the Wickaninnish Inn Charles McDiarmid and Tofino Mayor and Chair of the ACRD Josie Osborne.


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The funding comes from the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure's BC Air Access Program, part of government's BC on the Move 10-year transportation plan.


Adding new runway lighting will allow the airport to expand its services, especially with the expected increase in tourists visiting the area, and also allow for enhanced emergency health care services to the area.

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Taken on August 5, 2015