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Yvonne Jones, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Intergovernmental and Northern Affairs and Internal Trade and Member of Parliament for Labrador, on behalf of the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, has announced a $98,215 investment for the purchase of a pre-wetting material spreader for the Churchill Falls Airport. This equipment spreads liquid de-icing chemicals onto the rock salt which speeds up the melting of ice on airside surfaces.
The funding comes from Transport Canada’s Airports Capital Assistance Program (ACAP). Since the program’s launch in 1995, the Government of Canada has invested more than $834 million for 935 projects at 185 airports across the country.
“The Churchill Falls Airport is an important hub for residents and businesses in this region,” said Jones. “This investment will help the airport ensure continued safe operation for passengers, flight crews, and employees, who rely on the airport as it supports the regional economy and its social development.”
“The Government of Canada recognizes the important role played by Canada’s local airports in supporting jobs and tourism, enabling investment and facilitating trade,” said Garneau. “Our investments are helping airports increase safety and accessibility for residents and travellers, while supporting the continued growth of local and regional economies.”