LETHBRIDGE, AB, Jan. 17, 2013 /CNW/ - Jim Hillyer, Member of Parliament
for Lethbridge, on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of
Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, today announced $445,255 in
funding for Lethbridge County Airport to make important safety
The Lethbridge County Airport is receiving $410,637 through the Airports
Capital Assistance Program (ACAP) for the replacement of a snowblower
truck that has reached the end of its useful life. The Airport will
also receive $34,618 to replace their existing runway condition
reporting system. This system will provide timely, accurate and
precise wireless reporting and recording of runway conditions.
"Lethbridge County Airport is an important gateway for local residents
and businesses in this region," said MP Hillyer. "These investments
promote the safe and efficient movement of passengers and cargo during
all seasons and will help to ensure the right conditions for growth,
job creation and economic prosperity in Southern Alberta."
"The County of Lethbridge is grateful for the ACAP funding for the
runway snowblower and the runway condition reporting system. Transport
Canada and the County both have the safety of the airport and the
travelling public in mind," said Reeve Lorne Hickey. "These two pieces
of equipment will greatly help airport staff to safely maintain the
runways at the Lethbridge County Airport."
To date, through ACAP, the Government of Canada has invested more than
$587.1 million for 722 projects at 173 airports. Improvements include
purchasing/replacing heavy airside mobile equipment; installing
wildlife fencing; and rehabilitating runway pavements, airfield
lighting and electrical systems. Lethbridge County Airport has
received more than $8.6 million for eight projects, including today's
Canada's Economic Action Plan 2012 provides new opportunities for
growth, job creation and long-term prosperity. Strengthening
infrastructure across the country is an important part of this plan.
Thanks to the Government of Canada's leadership, and our strong
economic and financial fundamentals, the Canadian economy has recovered
from the global recession better than most other industrialized
countries. Canada has been a leader among G-7 countries throughout the
recovery with more than 922,000 net new jobs created since July 2009.
Find out more about the opportunities in Economic Action Plan 2012 at www.budget.gc.ca/2012/home-accueil-eng.html.
SOURCE: Transport Canada
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