Kenora Airport to See $2 Million in Improvements

Bob Nault
Bob Nault

KENORA – The Kenora Airport is going to received needed funds for upgrades. “This is an extremely important announcement for the city of Kenora as well as the surrounding communities. The streamlining of these services will improve the experience for someone traveling through the Kenora airport. As the tourism industry grows, being able to attract new visitors with an improved airport is an exciting step forward,” said Nault.

Bob Nault, the Member of Parliament for the Kenora Riding, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, announced an investment of $2,076,667 in the Kenora Airport Authority Inc. Services Consolidation.

The project will consolidate numerous airport services in the construction of a facility to house the terminal, CBSA, FBO, and security/screening. The project will also realign the apron and taxiway to comply with Transport Canada regulations, and airport hangar.

This investment is part of 35 municipal infrastructure projects in Ontario valued at $141 million that will move forward immediately, thanks, in part, to the federal government’s Small Communities Fund. The federal government has committed $44 million to the projects, of which more than $6.5 million will be invested in the Kenora riding. The provincial government is also providing equal funding ($44M) in support of these projects in communities that have less than 100,000 residents across Ontario.

Other projects in the Kenora riding receiving funding include:

* $195,040 – Ignace, Ignace water conservation project;
* $1,833,333 – Lac Seul First Nation, upgrades to water and sewer facilities;
* $610,000 – Eagle Lake First Nation, Eagle Lake watermain upgrade;
* $1,333,333 – Naotkamegwanning (Whitefish Bay) First Nation, water treatment plant upgrades;
* $500,000 – Grassy Narrows First Nation, water treatment plant upgrades.

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· Investing in Canada, the Government of Canada’s new $120 billion infrastructure plan:

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· Federal infrastructure investments in Ontario:

· Small Communities Fund:

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