New signs will go up along the west and south sides of the Revelstoke airport to warn people of the active runway.

Warning signs to go up alongside Revelstoke airport

Columbia Shuswap Regional District opts for signage on flats along runway to help keep people away, instead of controversial fence.

New signage will go up around the Revelstoke airport runway, instead of a controversial fence, the Columbia-Shuswap Regional District decided on Thursday.

The board of the CSRD agreed to a new airport security policy that will see signs posted along the west and south sides of the runway that will alert people recreating on the Flats of the active runway.

In the spring the district announced plans to install a fence blocking off access to the lands around the airport. A huge outcry opposing the fence led the district to alter its plans.

The new security plan will also see information posted to the Canada Flight Supplement warning pilots of the unfenced runway and the potential for contact with people and animals on the runway.

The airport will also look at installing a perimeter fence around the runway at the cost of $100,000, if the capital budget permits.

Airport manager Ed Wozniak said they will see if the signage addresses security concerns. “Hopefully it does and we don’t have to go any further.”

 

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