Northern airport improvements continue to take flight

October 28, 2014

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Northern Development recently approved $189,000 in funding for the North Peace Regional Airport terminal enhancements, in an effort to better serve their growing customer base.

Due to a growing increase in demand, the North Peace Airport Society is upgrading the North Peace Regional Airport through a series of improvements to their terminal. The enhancements include modern terminal furniture, extra outlets for charging mobile devices, additional business use areas and improvements to main terminal washrooms.

This is the third in a series of funding approvals provided to the North Peace Regional Airport from Northern Development. Previously, the Trust provided a total of $500,000 for two phases of parking upgrades and expansions to support the rising number of travellers through the Fort St. John area.

The project is approved under the Trust’s Economic Diversification Infrastructure program, which provides up to $250,000 in funding to municipalities, regional districts, First Nations and non-profit organizations in Northern Development’s service area.


“The North Peace Regional Airport terminal improvements will enhance service for travellers in and out of the north,” said Evan Saugstad, Chair, Northern Development Initiative Trust. “The Trust is pleased to support this exciting project through our Economic Diversification Infrastructure program.”

“Thanks to Northern Development for their ongoing support for the infrastructure projects at the North Peace Regional Airport,” said Fred Jarvis, Chair, North Peace Regional Airport Society. “There is a lot of growth happening in our region, and this support enables us to serve the travelling public and industry that access the airport.”

Quick Facts

• Over the past two years, the Trust has approved airport improvement projects in Masset, Prince Rupert, Terrace/Kitimat, Fraser Lake, Quesnel, Anahim Lake, Fort Nelson and Fort St. John
• The North Peace Regional Airport’s completion date for the terminal improvement is projected to be November, 2014.
• Northern Development has already approved 20 projects through the Economic Diversification Infrastructure program in 2014, with a combined total funding commitment of $4,098,083.

Joel McKay
Director, Communications
Northern Development Initiative Trust

Caitlin Hartigan,
Manager, Market Development
Northern Development Initiative Trust