Government of Canada Announces New Funding to Strengthen Air Safety in Northern Ontario Français

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Canada’s local and regional airports play an essential role in our country’s economy. Local and regional airports are key connectors for business, health care, social services, and emerging resource development sectors, all in addition to supporting Canadians’ travel.

Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt, Marc G. Serré, on behalf of the Minister of Transport, Pablo Rodriguez, announced today that the Government of Canada is making important investments to enhance air safety in Northern Ontario.

Through Transport Canada’s Airports Capital Assistance Program, two airports in Northern Ontario are receiving over $500,000 in new funding for projects and equipment that will help maintain safe airport operations for passengers, crews, and airport workers.

The Moosonee Airport is receiving $382,500 to purchase a grader to be used in the removal and control of snow and ice on airside surfaces such as runways, taxiways and aprons.

The Greater Sudbury Airport is receiving $163,625 to replace wildlife control fencing that will help protect the airfield against incursions by medium to large size mammals, such as deer, coyotes, foxes and black bears.   

This funding is in addition to the $1.2 million in Airports Capital Assistance Program funding provided in 2022 to the Moosonee Airport for the installation of wildlife control fencing and the purchase of a runway friction tester and a runway sweeper; and the $3 million provided to the Greater Sudbury Airport to purchase a runway sweeper and rehabilitate Taxiways A and B and Runway 04-22.

Source : Cision