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Federal Investments Coming to Four NWT Airports


Four Yellowknife Airports will be receiving considerable funding donations from the Government of Canada

The last two years have underscored the crucial role regional airports play in supporting essential air services. By ensuring community resupply, air ambulance, search and rescue, and forest fire response, these airports contribute to keeping Canadians safe and connected from coast to coast to coast.

Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, announced that the Government of Canada is making important safety investments at local and regional airports in the Northwest Territories. Through Transport Canada’s Airports Capital Assistance Program, four airports in the Northwest Territories will receive over $1.5 million for the purchase of critical safety equipment that will assist in the removal and control of ice and snow from airside surfaces such as runways, taxiways, and the apron.

The airports receiving funding are:

Fort Simpson

  • to purchase a 4×4 snowplow truck – $420,000

Hay River

  • to purchase a grader – $410,000


  • to purchase a loader – $381,425


  • to purchase a sweeper – $314,500
  • to purchase a 4×4 snowplow truck – $357,000
  • to purchase a de-icing trailer – $89,250  

These investments are in addition to the more than $19.8 million in funding provided through the program in May 2021 for safety-related projects at the Fort Simpson, Fort Smith, and Yellowknife airports.

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