700-thousand dollars will be invested in 15 community and regionally-owned airports this year.
The funding comes from the Government of Saskatchewan’s Community Airport Partnership.
Grants are used to enhance infrastructure so the airports can continue to serve the province.
“These investments allow small communities to remain competitive in the global market,” said Saskatchewan Aviation Council President Janet Keim said.
Airports benefiting from the CAP Program this year include:
- Kindersley – $39,000; Asphalt preservation and runway surfacing
- Luseland – $5,350; Survey, design and installation of GPS
- Melfort – $4,323; Runway lighting engineering
- Moose Jaw – $26,790; Field lighting wiring system
- North Battleford – $275,000; Runway pavement rehabilitation
- Oxbow – $15,000; Lighting project
- RM of Eldon #471 (Maidstone) – $10,125; Crack sealing and line painting
- RM of Frontier – $49,350; Recap airport apron
- Shaunavon – $33,100; Runway repair
- Shellbrook – $12,500; Crushed rock, levelling and packing runway
- Swift Current – $15,000; Asphalt maintenance
- Tisdale – $124,337; Apron structural base enhancement, apron surfacing, and apron and taxiway re-surfacing
- Wakaw – $4,125; Repair and chip seal taxiway
- Weyburn – $39,500; Apron asphalt recapping, lighting repairs, line painting and installing fencing at security gate
- Yorkton – $46,500; Runway and taxiway asphalt crack sealing
CAP funding is available to qualifying airports that support economic development, accessibility and safety initiatives.