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:
- to purchase a 4×4 snowplow truck – $420,000
- 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.