December 8, 2022

Ottawa safety investments for two Saskatchewan airports

Jon Robinson

Ottawa is making a series of safety investments at two Saskatchewan airports through the Transport Canada’s Airports Capital Assistance Program. Airports in La Ronge and Prince Albert will receive more than $1.7 million from the Government of Canada for projects and equipment used in maintaining aircraft movement surfaces and the removal and control of ice and snow from airside surfaces.

La Ronge Airport will receive funds to purchase a loader ($424,990), a sweeper ($391,600), and a 4×4 snowplow ($444,600). Prince Albert Airport will receive funds to purchase a 4×4 snowplow ($420,000) and a material spreader, wet/dry combination ($105,000).

This funding is in addition to the May 2021 announcement under the program to provide the La Ronge Airport with $110,000 for a material spreader and more than $3.2 million to the Prince Albert Airport for the rehabilitation of airfield electrical systems and for airfield drainage improvements.

“Today’s investment of over $1.7 million in the La Ronge and Prince Albert airports is great news for the region’s air sector and for all the communities these airports serve,” said Omar Alghabra, Minister of Transport. “Investments like these will ensure that our air sector comes out strong as we enter post-pandemic recovery, and help us keep our commitment to building safer, stronger communities.”

(Photo: Sasata)