WINNIPEG, June 14, 2012 /CNW/ - Winnipeg Airports Authority and the Town
of Churchill announce the creation of Churchill Transportation Inc.
Churchill Transportation Inc. ("CTI") will work with the community to
realize the economic potential of transportation assets, notably the
airport and its environs. CTI is the vehicle through which the Town of
Churchill would like to work with the federal government and its
airport, to identify and address any opportunities including marketing
"CTI is all about the unique opportunity to work together and in so
doing to collaboratively promote economic opportunities that are of
regional and common benefit," said Barry Rempel, President & CEO of
Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc. "Both parties in this new venture
share an understanding of the potential. This agreement further
enhances the ties between this region and the Winnipeg Airports
"One of the goals of the town of Churchill is to raise awareness of our
region and opportunities for a sustainable future," said Michael
Spence, Mayor, Town of Churchill. "This agreement moves us toward
taking a direct role in meeting our community's future needs and is
aimed at providing mutual benefits and sharing in economic
opportunities that exist in our combined networks."
Speaking at the news conference, Dr. Arthur Mauro noted, "Winnipeg has
historically played a central role as a supply center for exploration
and supply to Northern Canada. Today's announcement builds on the
Government of Canada's Northern Strategy and recognizes the role of Churchill in the national transportation
The Town of Churchill is committed to incorporating its unique
traditions and values, while continuing to progress toward the future
through planned social, educational and economic growth.
Winnipeg Airports Authority is a non-share capital corporation
responsible for the management and operation of Winnipeg James
Armstrong Richardson International Airport and affiliate
businesses. WAA receives no operating funding from any level of
Winnipeg Airports Authority serves our region by providing value to our
customers and community. A source of pride for our community, we strive
to be a leader in its growth and development.
SOURCE Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc.
For further information:
Director, Communications & Public Affairs
Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc.
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Chief Administrative Officer
The Town of Churchill
Phone: (204) 675-8871 Cell: (204) 675-0095
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