WINNIPEG, 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 Jim Carr, Minister of International Trade Diversification and Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, today announced Government of Canada investments for safety improvements at two Manitoba airports.
- The Bloodvein River Airport is receiving $201,000 to purchase a small snowblower.
- The Gillam Airport is receiving $418,000 to replace a medium snowblower.
Funding comes from Transport Canada's Airports Capital Assistance Program (ACAP).
"The Bloodvein River and Gillam Airports are important hubs for residents and businesses in this region. This snow-clearing equipment 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 Jim Carr
Minister of International Trade Diversification and Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South Centre
"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
For further information: Delphine Denis, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Transport, Ottawa, 613-991-0700, [email protected]; Media Relations, Transport Canada, Ottawa, 613-993-0055, [email protected]