Government of Canada investing in safety at R. Elmer Ruddick Nakina Airport

News release

July 19, 2018    Nakina, Ontario    Transport Canada

Canadians, tourists and businesses benefit from safe and well-maintained airports. From visiting friends and family, to travelling to medical appointments, or getting goods to market, we rely on our local airports to support and sustain vibrant communities. These airports also provide essential air services including community resupply, air ambulance, search and rescue and forest fire response.

The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, and Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay — Superior North, on behalf of the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, today announced a $412,755 investment for the purchase of a loader and loader-mounted snowblower for the R. Elmer Ruddick Nakina Airport.

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


“The R. Elmer Ruddick Nakina Airport is an important hub for residents and businesses in this region. This investment will help the airport ensure continued safe operation for passengers, flight crews, and employees, who rely on the airport as it supports the regional economy and its social development.”

The Honourable Patty Hajdu
Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour
Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay – Superior North

“The Government of Canada recognizes the important role played by Canada’s local airports in supporting jobs and tourism, enabling investment and facilitating trade. Our investments are helping airports increase safety and accessibility for residents and travellers, while supporting the continued growth of local and regional economies.”

The Honourable Marc Garneau
Minister of Transport

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Delphine Denis
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Transport, Ottawa

Media Relations
Transport Canada, Ottawa

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