OTTAWA, Dec. 18, 2012 /CNW/ - Greg Rickford, Member of Parliament for
Kenora, on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport,
Infrastructure and Communities, today announced funding for the Red
Lake Airport to make an important safety improvement.
The Red Lake Airport is receiving $32,428 through the Airports Capital
Assistance Program (ACAP) for the purchase of an electronic runway
condition reporting system. This system will provide timely, accurate
and precise wireless reporting and recording of runway conditions.
This funding is in addition to $261,255 announced earlier this year to
replace a snowplow truck and sand spreader as well as the partial
replacement of electrical cabling for omni-directional approach
"The Red Lake Airport is a vital gateway for local residents and
businesses in this region," said MP Rickford. "This investment promotes
the safe and efficient movement of passengers and cargo during all
seasons and will help to ensure the right conditions for growth, job
creation and economic prosperity in Northern Ontario."
"The Municipality of Red Lake welcomes ACAP funding in support of our
airport's continued safety and improved operations," said Phil Vinet,
Mayor of the Municipality of Red Lake. "Red Lake continues to grow and
prosper as a hub for the North, serving residents, tourism and industry
that have come to rely on the service and efficiency provided by the
Red Lake Airport."
In 2012-2013, the Government of Canada will invest more than $27.1
million for 42 safety-related improvements at 28 airports across
Canada. Improvements include purchasing/replacing heavy airside mobile
equipment; installing wildlife fencing; and rehabilitating runway
pavements, airfield lighting and electrical systems.
To date, through ACAP, the Government of Canada has invested more than
$587.1 million for 722 projects at 173 airports. The Red Lake Airport
has received more than $3.9 million for 12 projects, including today's
Canada's Economic Action Plan 2012 provides new opportunities for
growth, job creation and long-term prosperity. Strengthening
infrastructure across the country is an important part of this plan.
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 more than 883,000 net new jobs created since July 2009.
Find out more about the opportunities in Economic Action Plan 2012 at www.budget.gc.ca/2012/home-accueil-eng.html.
SOURCE: Transport Canada
For further information:
Office of the Honourable Denis Lebel
Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and
Transport Canada, Ottawa
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