|M.D. airports receive extra funding|
|Local Content - Local News|
|Written by Stan Ashbee|
|Wednesday, 20 March 2013 16:26|
Vauxhall and the M.D. of Taber airports will continue to fly high as both aviation hubs will be injected with a little government spending fuel, surely to keep lift off and landing of local planes safe with upgrades to infrastructure.
Medicine Hat MP LaVar Payne, on behalf of the Honourable Lynne Yelich, minister of state for western economic diversification, announced support for upgrades to the Taber and Vauxhall airports under the federal government’s Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF).
“It provides funding through communities right across the country. It’s really important of course that we partner with communities and of course, in this case, would be to provide funding for the Taber Airport and the Vauxhall Airport. I know those upgrades are going to be really important for the community here and in Vauxhall. I’m just absolutely delighted to make the announcement that we are providing $73,000 for those airports and the improvements that are going to be there,” said Payne at a recent press conference held last Tuesday afternoon at the M.D. Administration Building.
“Through that process there will be jobs created, opportunities and certainly long-term prosperity and an opportunity for the community,” added Payne.
The federal government’s investment of $73,450 will support improvements to both the Taber and Vauxhall airports, including the extension of their aircraft loading and parking areas.
The Taber Airport will also receive a new global navigation satellite system, while the Vauxhall Airport’s terminal will undergo repairs. These upgrades will allow both airports to accommodate a wider range of flights and contribute to economic growth in the region.
“The Municipal District of Taber is pleased to have received this investment from the Community Improvement Infrastructure Fund to support aviation operations at the Taber and Vauxhall airports,” said Brian Brewin, reeve of the M.D. of Taber in a recent media release.
“These two airport facilities support air medevac, private and corporate aviation activities and aerial spray operations that provide a critical link in agricultural crop production and pest management.”
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