Bob Nault Announces Northern Airport Improvements

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Kasper Air Quest Kodiak 100 at Kasabonika - Part of the airline's training efforts
Kasper Air Quest Kodiak 100 at Kasabonika - Part of the airline's training efforts
Hollywood North in Deer Lake
Hollywood North in Deer Lake

KENORA – Robert Nault, Member of Parliament (Kenora Riding), on behalf of the Hon. Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, announced funding for four First Nations airports in the Kenora riding:

“I am proud to announce that the federal government will invest in airports in Sachigo Lake, Lansdowne House, Deer Lake, and Bearskin Lake, to help increase safety and efficiency of the air transportation infrastructure that is vital to the economic and social wellbeing of residents living in these rural and remote communities.

“As communities that are accessible only by air or winter road, these airports are the lifeline to their respective communities. Planes bring supplies, fuel deliveries, and provide charters for passengers, hydro crews, and other essential services.

“This investment, totaling over $2.7M between the four airports, will go towards the rehabilitation of the airfield lighting systems, which includes replacing the runway, taxiway, apron edge lights, and other essential upgrades.”

Airport Backgrounder

The Bearskin Lake Airport is receiving $746,556 through the Airports Capital Assistance Program (ACAP) for the rehabilitation of its airfield lighting system. This rehabilitation will include the replacement of runway, taxiway and apron edge lights; threshold/end lights; airfield guidance signs; wind direction indicator; airport beacon and apron floodlight; and replacement of the electrical conduit and cabling.  This is the first time the Bearskin Lake Airport has received funding through the ACAP since the Program started in 1995.

The Lansdowne House Airport is receiving $682,177 through the Airports Capital Assistance Program (ACAP) for the rehabilitation of its airfield lighting system. This rehabilitation project will include the replacement of runway, taxiway and apron edge lights; threshold/end lights; airfield guidance signs, wind direction indicator, airport beacon and apron floodlight; and replacement of the electrical conduit and cabling.

The Sachigo Lake Airport is receiving $629,432 through the Airports Capital Assistance Program (ACAP) for the rehabilitation of the airfield lighting system. This project includes the replacement of the runway, taxiway, and apron edge lights; installation of a new airport beacon, apron floodlights, airfield lighting control panel, airfield guidance signs; and replacement of the electrical conduit and cabling. To date, the Sachigo Lake Airport has received more than $1 million in funding for two safety projects, including today’s announcement.

The Deer Lake Regional Airport is receiving $732,186 through the Airports Capital Assistance Program (ACAP) for the rehabilitation of its airfield lighting system. This rehabilitation project will include the replacement of runway, taxiway and apron edge lights; airfield guidance signs, wind direction indicator, airport beacon and apron floodlight; and replacement of the electrical conduit and cabling.  This is the first time the Deer Lake Regional Airport has received funding through the ACAP since the Program started in 1995.

 

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