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Press Release: Federal Government invests more than $10 million into Red Lake Municipal Airport

These types of investments in northern communities are significant as they help ensure the long-term viability of the airport which residents and businesses have come to rely on.

(RED LAKE) April 12, 2018 – Today, the Honourable Bob Nault, Member of Parliament for the Kenora riding, on behalf of the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, announced a $10,042,768 investment for the rehabilitation of Runway 08-26, Taxiway A, B, C, and Air Terminal Building apron IIA at the Red Lake Municipal Airport.

“The Red Lake Municipal Airport is an extremely important hub for residents and businesses in Northwestern Ontario,” stated Nault. “Upgrading the runway will help ensure the continued safe operation for passengers and employees alike. These types of investments in Northern communities are significant as they help ensure the long-term viability of the airport which residents and businesses have come to rely on.”

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 $819.3 million for 917 projects at 185 airports across the country.

“The Municipality of Red Lake welcomes ACAP funding in support of our airport’s operations,” said Phil Vinet, Mayor of Red Lake. “The Red Lake airport continues to be an important economic driver in the area and region. This runway project will ensure that our airport continues to be a regional transportation hub in the movement of passengers and freight. We appreciate the work of our MP Bob Nault and our staff in securing this significant funding for the Red Lake Airport.

Since the ACAP started in 1995, the Red Lake Municipal Airport has received more than $14.7 million in funding for 16 safety projects, including today’s announcement.

“From visiting friends and family, to travelling to medical appointments, or getting goods to market, we rely on local airports to support and sustain our communities,” concluded Nault. “I am pleased our government is committed to making the right investments to keep our airports safe and effective.”

Backgrounder:

Since the ACAP started in 1995, the Red Lake Municipal Airport has received more than  $14.7 million in funding for 16 safety projects, including today’s announcement.

ACAP – RED LAKE Municipal AIRPORT
Year  Project Title Funding
2018-2019 Rehabilitation of Runway 08-26, Taxiway A, B, C, and Air Terminal Building apron IIA $10,042,768
2017-2018 Purchase De-icer $99,549
2017-2018 Replacement of Omni Directional Approach Lighting System Flash Heads, Power Converters and Transformers for

Runway 26

$53,394
2014-2015 Install Omni-Directional Approach Lighting System on Runway 08, Replace Airfield Lighting Control Panel and Constant Current Regulators in the Field Electrical Centre $549,112
2012-2013 Runway Condition Reporting System $32,428
2012-2013 Replace Snow Plow Truck and Sand Spreader $219,696
2012-2013 Partial Replacement of Omni Directional Approach Lighting Systems Electrical Cabling $41,559
2011-2012 Install Wildlife Control Fencing $504,566
2006-2007 Replace Snow Blower $417,420
2003-2004 Construction of Sand Shed $224,000
2002-2003 Rehabilitation of Runway 08-26 and Airfield Lighting Upgrade $1,943,120
1999-2000 Side Tilt Sander Box $47,000
1998-1999 Selective Restoration of Runway 08-26 $48,300
1998-1999 Runway Sweeper $154,000
1998-1999 Front End Loader $144,000
1998-1999 Airfield Lighting Power Centre $185,000
TOTAL $14,705,912

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Ryan Young

807-407-4362

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