More funding has been provided to the Smithers Airport expansion.
The Northern Development Initiative trust has put $125,000 dollars towards the expansion.
Airport Manager Rob Blackburn says grants like this one really help take the load off the airport and the share they have to provide.
Blackburn says the expansion gives the airports much needed repairs since it was built around 1960.
The project is expected to be up for tender in April with shovels in the ground as early as June. The $8.17-million project is expected to take 14 months to complete.