The Red Lake Municipal Airport is set to receive a $10 million cheque from the federal government. The funds will be going towards the rehabilitation of a runway, a taxiway and an apron for the Air Terminal Building.

“The Red Lake Municipal Airport is an extremely important hub for residents and businesses in Northwestern Ontario,” said Kenora MP Nault, who announced the investment on behalf of Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport.

“Upgrading the runway will help ensure the continued safe operation for passengers and employees alike. These types of investments in Northern communities are significant as they help ensure the long-term viability of the airport which residents and businesses have come to rely on.”

“The Municipality of Red Lake welcomes ACAP funding in support of our airport’s operations,” said Phil Vinet, Mayor of Red Lake.

“The Red Lake airport continues to be an important economic driver in the area and region. This runway project will ensure that our airport continues to be a regional transportation hub in the movement of passengers and freight. We appreciate the work of our MP Bob Nault and our staff in securing this significant funding for the Red Lake Airport.

The funding comes from Transport Canada’s Airports Capital Assistance Program. Since the program started in 1995, Red Lake’s airport has received more than $14.7 million for 16 safety projects.