September 5, 2018 Tulita, Northwest Territories Transport Canada
Canadians, tourists and businesses benefit from safe and well-maintained airports. From visiting friends and family, to travelling 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 $323,000 investment for the replacement of a runway sweeper at the Norman Wells Airport. The announcement was made during MP McLeod’s address at the Sahtu Secretariat Incorporated & Sahtu Dene Council Annual General Meeting in Tulita.
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 $825.8 million for 927 projects at 185 airports across the country.
“The Norman Wells Airport is an important hub for residents and businesses in the Sahtu. 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.”
Member of Parliament for 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
Executive Assistant to Michael McLeod
Transport Canada, Ottawa