OTTAWA, Dec. 5, 2018 /CNW/ - Canadians, tourists and businesses benefit from safe and well-maintained airports. From visiting friends and family, to travelling to medical appointments, or getting goods to market, we rely on our local airports to support and sustain vibrant communities. These airports also provide essential air services including community resupply, air ambulance, search and rescue and forest fire response.
The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, today announced a $282,900 investment to purchase a loader and attachments which will assist with the removal of snow and ice from runways, taxiways and the apron at the Moosonee Airport.
The funding comes from Transport Canada's Airports Capital Assistance Program (ACAP).
Since the ACAP started in 1995, the Moosonee Airport has received more than $16.6 million in funding for 16 safety projects, including the rehabilitation and resurfacing of the runway and the purchase of snow clearing equipment and vehicles.
"The Government of Canada recognizes the important role played by Canada's local airports in supporting jobs and tourism, enabling investment and facilitating trade. Our investments are helping airports increase safety and accessibility for residents and travellers, while supporting the continued growth of local and regional economies."
The Honourable Marc Garneau
Minister of Transport
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SOURCE Transport Canada
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