The Honourable Jim Carr, Minister of International Trade Diversification and Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, today announced Government of Canada investments for safety improvements at two Manitoba airports.
- The Bloodvein River Airport is receiving $201,000 to purchase a small snowblower.
- The Gillam Airport is receiving $418,000 to replace a medium snowblower.
Funding comes from Transport Canada’s Airports Capital Assistance Program (ACAP).
“The Bloodvein River and Gillam Airports are important hubs for residents and businesses in this region. This snow-clearing equipment will help ensure continued safe operations for passengers, flight crews, and employees, who rely on these airports to support the regional economy and its social development,”stated The Honourable Jim Carr Minister of International Trade Diversification and Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South Centre.
“The Government of Canada recognizes the important role played by Canada’s local airports in supporting jobs and tourism, enabling investment and facilitating trade.
Our investments are helping airports increase safety and accessibility for residents and travellers, while supporting the continued growth of local and regional economies,”stated The Honourable Marc Garneau Minister of Transport.