NORTH BAY, ON, June 21, 2013 /CNW/ - Jay Aspin, Member of Parliament for
Nipissing—Timiskaming, on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel,
Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, Minister of the
Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, and
Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, today announced $299,892 in
funding for two safety improvement projects at the North Bay Jack
The North Bay Jack Garland Airport is receiving through the Airports
Capital Assistance Program (ACAP), $299,892 for the replacement of a
runway sweeper and the rehabilitation of a sand storage building. The
new sweeper will ensure the timely and effective removal of snow, slush
and ice from runways and taxiways while the rehabilitated sand storage
building will protect the sand used for ice control from moisture.
"The North Bay Jack Garland Airport is a vital gateway for local
residents, businesses, trade and tourism," said MP Aspin. "This funding
will enhance the safety of all those who use this airport, especially
the communities and businesses in Northern Ontario."
"The North Bay Jack Garland Airport is an important part of our
strategic economic plan to create growth and jobs for our region. This
investment helps us to move forward as we build our great city," said
Mayor Al McDonald. "This continued investment in our future will go a
long way in helping us to be successful."
To date, through ACAP, the North Bay Jack Garland Airport has received
more than $9 million for 17 projects, including today's announcement.
Since the program started, the Government of Canada has invested more
than $606 million for 751 projects at 174 airports. Improvements
include purchasing/replacing heavy airside mobile equipment; installing
wildlife fencing; and rehabilitating runway pavements, airfield
lighting and electrical systems.
Canada's Economic Action Plan provides new opportunities for growth, job
creation and long-term prosperity. Thanks to the Government of
Canada's leadership and our strong economic and financial fundamentals,
the Canadian economy has recovered from the global recession better
than most other industrialized countries. Canada has been a leader
among G-7 countries throughout the recovery with over one million net
new jobs created since July 2009.
SOURCE: Transport Canada
For further information:
Press Secretary Office of the Honourable Denis Lebel
Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and
Communities, Minister of the Economic
Development Agency of Canada for the Regions
of Quebec, and Minister of Intergovernmental
Transport Canada, Ottawa
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