Wednesday, 07 June 2017 09:14

Southwest Sask. airports amongst those getting provincial funding

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The Government of Saskatchewan is investing $700,000 in the Community Airport Partnership (CAP) Program to enhance infrastructure to 15 community and regionally-owned airports.  

 

CAP funding is available to qualifying airports that support economic development, accessibility and safety initiatives.

Grants are cost-shared on a 50/50 basis up to a maximum amount and are used to enhance infrastructure so that community and regionally-owned airports can continue to serve the growing province.

“Whether flying to work, a medical appointment or on a fishing trip, people rely on their community airport to help them reach their destination,” Highways and Infrastructure Minister David Marit said.  “We are pleased to continue to partner with communities across the province to upgrade and maintain their airport infrastructure.”

“We are pleased the government continues to support our local airports year after year,” Saskatchewan Aviation Council President Janet Keim said.  “These investments allow small communities to remain competitive in the global market.”
Airports benefiting from the CAP Program this year include:
    •    Kindersley - $39,000 - Asphalt preservation and runway surfacing
    •    Luseland - $5,350 - Survey, design and installation of GPS
    •    Melfort - $4,323 - Runway lighting engineering
    •    Moose Jaw - $26,790 - Field lighting wiring system
    •    North Battleford - $275,000 - Runway pavement rehabilitation
    •    Oxbow - $15,000 - Lighting project
    •    RM of Eldon #471 (Maidstone) - $10,125 - Crack sealing and line painting
    •    RM of Frontier - $49,350 - Recap airport apron
    •    Shaunavon - $33,100 - Runway repair
    •    Shellbrook - $12,500 - Crushed rock, levelling and packing runway
    •    Swift Current - $15,000 - Asphalt maintenance
    •    Tisdale - $124,337 - Apron structural base enhancement, apron surfacing, and apron and taxiway re-surfacing
    •    Wakaw - $4,125 - Repair and chip seal taxiway
    •    Weyburn - $39,500 - Apron asphalt recapping, lighting repairs, line painting and installing fencing at security gate
    •    Yorkton - $46,500 - Runway and taxiway asphalt crack sealing
The Government of Saskatchewan has invested more than $6.3 million in 37 locally-owned airports through the CAP Program since 2007.

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