October 6, 2022

Government of Canada invests in Kenora Airport

Jon Robinson

Minister of Transport Omar Alghabra on October 4 announced the Government of Canada is providing the Kenora Airport with more than $8.8 million in funding, through the Airports Capital Assistance Program, for the rehabilitation of Runway 08-26, Taxiway A, and Apron I.

The work includes the removal of the granular base and subbase layers, and the placement of new granular base layers and asphalt paving.

This investment is in addition to the more than $370,000 in Airports Capital Assistance Program funding provided to the airport in May 2021, to purchase a sweeper used in the removal of ice and snow.

“Local airports play a crucial role in communities across Canada, and our government is committed to supporting them,” said Alghabra. “This investment in the Kenora Airport will ensure residents in Kenora continue to have access to safe and reliable air transportation options.”

Since the Airports Capital Assistance Program started in 1995, the Government of Canada has invested over $1.2 billion for 1,215 projects at 199 local, regional and National Airports System airports across the country.
(Photo: Kenora Airport Authority)