Canadians rely on safe and well-maintained local and regional airports to keep communities connected across the country.
These airports also support essential air services including community resupply, air ambulance, search and rescue, and forest fire response.
Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, announced that the Government of Canada is making important safety investments at the Sarnia Chris Hadfield Airport.
Through Transport Canada’s Airports Capital Assistance Program, the Government of Canada is providing the airport with $370,000 for the purchase of a sweeper, used to keep runways and taxiways clear of ice and snow.
This funding will help ensure continued safe and reliable airport operations for residents, many of whom depend on their local airport for personal and business travel, as well as for access to routine and emergency medical care in larger centres.
“Our country’s airports help keep our supply chains moving and our communities connected from coast to coast to coast,” The Honourable Omar Alghabra, Minister of Transport.
“With this funding for Sarnia’s Chris Hadfield Airport, communities in and around Sarnia will have better access to safe and reliable air transportation.
“Investments like these in our local airports will help us deliver on our commitment to build safer, healthier, and stronger communities for everyone.”