Jack Garland Airport receives FedNor dollarsSaturday, March 09, 2013 by: Kate AdamsFedNor News Release
Jay Aspin, Member of Parliament for Nipissing–Timiskaming, on behalf of the Honourable Tony Clement, Minister for FedNor, today announced an investment by the Harper Government to support two community infrastructure projects in the City of North Bay.
“The Jack Garland Airport is key to North Bay’s economic wellbeing and is a major factor in ensuring business development and growth in the region,” said MP Aspin. “These investments by our Government will help create jobs and ensure the community’s continued prosperity for years to come.”
“The Harper Government is making targeted investments in infrastructure projects across the country to support job creation, boost economic activity and create safe and accessible community facilities,” said Minister Clement. “The projects announced today will benefit the people, communities and businesses throughout the North Bay area.”
Funding of $148,858, through FedNor’s Northern Ontario Development Program, will enable the North Bay Jack Garland Airport Corporation to extend hydro services to its airside development park and complete renovations to Hangar #9. This investment will help the organization attract new private-sector investment to the area by completing the upgrades needed to capitalize on the demand for fully-serviced industrial land at the airport.
FedNor’s Northern Ontario Development Program supports projects that strengthen community economic development, enhance business development and growth, and facilitate innovation throughout the region.
An additional $69,597, provided through the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF), will enable the North Bay Jack Garland Airport Corporation to create 61 additional parking spaces at its airport terminal. The funding will also be used to restore functionality to two aviation hangers by installing new door systems that will accommodate larger aircraft.
Introduced as part of Economic Action Plan 2012, CIIF supports, on a cost-shared basis, repairs and improvements to existing community infrastructure that is accessible for use by the public. Recipients of the Fund may receive contributions of up to $1 million and must leverage a minimum of 50 percent of funding from other sources. The Government of Canada’s contribution to recipients is contingent on the successful execution of a contribution agreement. Please see the backgrounder for more information on CIIF.
“By investing in these two important infrastructure projects, the Government of Canada is paving the way for continued business development and growth at the Jack Garland Airport,” said John Severino, Chair of the North Bay Jack Garland Airport Corporation. “The announcement made today will help create and maintain local jobs, while maximizing the economic potential of our facilities.”
"Our Government remains focused on four priorities, as outlined by the Prime Minister, that Canadians care most about: their families, the safety of our streets and communities, their pride in being a citizen of this country, and of course, their personal financial security," concluded MP Aspin.