Masset to build new airport terminal

  • Jul. 6, 2011 6:00 p.m.

The village of Masset plans to start construction of a new airport terminal this fall, after hearing that it will be receiving $400,000 from the provincial government for the project. The $400,000 grant through the “Towns for Tomorrow” program was the final piece of funding for the terminal, chief administrator Trevor Jarvis said. The village has been planning the new building for a while and will hold a public meeting to review the design before it advertises the tender, Mr. Jarvis said. Meanwhile, the village is trying to get its airport certified by Transport Canada and will be introducing a “safety management system”. “We’re trying to create an organization-wide safety management plan that has not only our village staff but other users of the airport. all working together with the same goals and objectives, to operate the airport safely,” Mr. Jarvis explained. “We’re hoping to have that done soon.”

Just Posted

Haida Gwaii seabird conservation highlighted at international congress

Bird Studies Canada’s David Bradley is co-convening a symposium on biosecurity for island species

‘Beauty amongst such tragedy:’ B.C. photographer captures nature’s trifecta

David Luggi’s photo from a beach in Fraser Lake shows Shovel Lake wildfire, Big Dipper and an aurora

Ferry sailing delayed after divers check Northern Adventure

Divers called in to check propeller shaft, sailing to Haida Gwaii now 140 minutes behind

Haida Gwaii fishery staff gear up for marine mammal rescues

Haida fishery guardians and DFO fishery officers better equipped to rescue marine mammals

B.C. team stays alive in Little League World Series after another nail-biter

Surrey-based squad scored a 6-4 win over Mexico reps in Williamsport on Monday

Kids, seniors at risk as smoke from distant fires hangs over parts of B.C.

B.C. Centre for Disease Control says children’s lungs don’t fully develop until about age 10

B.C. mother charged in 7-year-old daughter’s death appears in court

The 36-year-old mother, of Langley’s Aaliyah Rosa, has been charged with second-degree murder

VIDEO: Teen soccer phenomenon Alphonso Davies to visit B.C. kids camp

The 17-year-old Vancouver Whitecap player is one of the youngest players in MLS history

New plan to lift more than two million people past the poverty line

Anti-poverty strategy will aim for 50 per cent cut in low-income rates: source

Liberals scrap lottery system for reuniting immigrants with their parents

Lottery for parent sponsorship to be replaced, more applications to be accepted

Bear kills off-leash dog in B.C. park

There have been nearly 200 pet or livestock and bear encounters so far this year

Most Read