Two Manitoba Airports Land New Snow-Clearing Equipment

Two Manitoba Airports Land New Snow-Clearing Equipment

Snowblower
(MAURICE BRUNEAU / CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — In may only be July, but the talk of snow is already on the minds of officials at two Manitoba airports.

The federal government has awarded $619,000 for the purchase of two snowblowers to assist ground crews at the Bloodvein River Airport and Gillam Airport.

“The Bloodvein River and Gillam Airports are important hubs for residents and businesses in this region,” said Winnipeg South Centre MP Jim Carr.

“This snow-clearing equipment will help ensure continued safe operations for passengers, flight crews, and employees, who rely on these airports to support the regional economy and its social development.”

Bloodvein River Airport is receiving $201,000 to purchase a small snowblower, while the Gillam Airport is receiving $418,000 to replace a medium snowblower.

The funding comes from Transport Canada’s Airports Capital Assistance Program.

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