Government of Canada investing in safety at Fort Chipewyan Airport

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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.

On Dec. 4, Transport Minister Marc Garneau announced a $1.588 million investment to rehabilitate the airfield lighting system at the Fort Chipewyan Airport in Alberta.

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A well maintained airfield lighting system is key to ensuring safe airport operations for passengers and crews, especially for airports such as Fort Chipewyan which only has six hours of daylight each day during the winter months.

Funding comes from Transport Canada’s Airports Capital Assistance Program (ACAP).

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