Published on : Saturday, July 12, 2014
Crown land transferred to the City of Williams Lake for its airport will provide revenue opportunities from additional hangar space and allow future expansion of aircraft-based firefighting at the Cariboo Fire Centre, announced Coralee Oakes, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development and MLA for Cariboo North.
The Crown grant transfers approximately 25 hectares surrounding the Williams Lake Regional Airport to the city, which owns and operates the airport.
The transfer consists of two parcels of land with a combined value of over $714,000.
The additional land will mean that the city can expand the road in front of the existing hangars to allow for additional hangars and potential lease income for the airport from private and commercial aviation companies.
As well, the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations’ Cariboo Fire Centre will be able to increase its training and other facilities at the airport.
The Williams Lake Airport is an important transportation hub for the region and home for one of six wildland fire centres operated by the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations.
Located 14 kilometres north of the city, the airport is capable of handling large aircraft, has several scheduled daily flights to Vancouver, and services a large volume of air traffic associated with the region’s forestry, mining and tourism industries.
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