North Star Air, Northwestern Ontario and Beyond
THUNDER BAY – AVIATION – North Star Air shared continued growth through 2016. Here are some of the highlights of the year, as all of us here at North Star Air work to make 2017 even better.
North Star Air expanded to new routes, expanded the fleet to include new aircraft, and signed agreements and contracts that will ensure continued growth and success moving forward.
Fort Severn First Nation joined the growing number of North Star partner communities in 2016. A letter of understanding between community leadership and North Star will see the community join the revenue sharing program which has seen over $1 million dollars shared between the company and partner communities.
In Sachigo Lake, the community shared the success of that program with North Star Air with the building of a new home in the community. Sachigo Lake used their revenue sharing funds to train young people in construction and work toward ensuring future success.
It is an example of how First Nations and a private company can mutually benefit while working together.
North Star Air through 2016 delivered over one million litres of vital diesel fuel for a competitor to northern communities. This demonstrates North Star Airs determination to ensure communities receive the needed fuel, food, medical travel and other vital needs in a timely manner.
Working with the Wawatay Native Communications Society, North Star has created Wanakoosh, a new quarterly magazine for the north. The name Wanakoosh which means ‘Star’ in Oji-Cree, and was chosen as a part of a contest.
North Star Air, in partnership with the “O” Division of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police worked this past December on the Toys for the North program. Toys are flown from the Thunder Bay International Airport to make sure children across the North have some extra smiles over the holiday season.