EDMONTON, July 23, 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 Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Natural Resources and Member of Parliament for Edmonton Mill Woods, on behalf of the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, today announced Government of Canada investments for safety improvements at three Alberta airports:
- High Level Airport - $5,714,821 for the rehabilitation of Runway 13-31 and Taxiways A and B.
- Lethbridge Airport - $98,000 to purchase a de-icer which is used in combination with other snow removal equipment to apply sand to runways, taxiways and aprons to clear snow, and melt ice.
- Red Deer Airport - $271,450 to replace a wheeled loader which is used for pulling snow removal or de-icing equipment.
Funding comes from Transport Canada's Airports Capital Assistance Program (ACAP).
"The High Level, Lethbridge and Red Deer Airports are important hubs for residents and businesses in this region. This investment will help ensure continued safe operations for passengers, flight crews, and employees, who rely on these airports to support the regional economy and its social development."
The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi
Minister of Natural Resources and Member of Parliament for Edmonton Mill Woods
"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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