Canadians, tourists and businesses benefit from safe and well-maintained airports. From visiting friends and family, to traveling 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.
Terry Sheehan, Member of Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie, on behalf of the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, today announced a $156,000 investment for the retrofit of airside essential power relays at the Sault Ste. Marie Airport.
In a release, Sheehan said “The Sault Ste. Marie Airport is an important hub for residents and businesses in this region. This project 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 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.