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Three Manitoba Airports to Receive Safety Upgrades

June 18, 2012 9:29 AM | News

St. Andrews Airport north of Winnipeg (HARVSAIR.COM)

Three Manitoba airports received a funding boost Sunday from the federal government.

Steven Fletcher, Minister of State (Transport), announced the St. Andrews Airport will receive $16,211 to install fibre optic signs, The Pas Airport is receiving $186,756 to purchase a snowplow truck, and the Thompson Airport will see $554,448 to purchase a towed runway sweeper and a snow blower.

“Infrastructure investments at regional airports are a key part of our government’s plan to create jobs and generate economic growth,” Fletcher said. “I am pleased that this funding will directly and indirectly create jobs for the airports and local suppliers.”

Fletcher made the announcement in a hangar at the Western Canada Aviation Museum in Winnipeg.