April 12, 2018 Fort Smith, Northwest Territories Transport Canada
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.
Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for Northwest Territories, on behalf of the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, today announced a $2,043,888 investment for the rehabilitation of airfield runway lighting at the Fort Smith Airport.
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 Fort Smith Airport is an important facility for local residents and businesses. This project will help the airport ensure continued safe operation for passengers, flight crews, and employees, and all who rely on the airport as it supports Northern economic and social development.”
Member of Parliament, Northwest Territories
“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.”
The Honourable Marc Garneau
Minister of Transport
Office of the Minister of Transport, Ottawa