The Federal government is ready to announce support for air transportation services in North Bay at a news conference scheduled for Wednesday morning.
MPP Anthony Rota and Terry Sheehan, Parliamentary Secretary to the minister responsible for FedNor, will announce funding in support of air transportation in North Bay and across the region.
The virtual announcement will take place over Zoom.
North Bay councillor Chris Mayne told BayToday that business is down about 90 per cent at Jack Garland Airport. That comes from Air Canada pulling out its regional flights from North Bay back in the early summer last year plus Sun Wing not renewing its contract to offer flights to the Dominican Republic and Cuba from the local airport.
Mayne notes the board is forecasting an $800,000 shortfall in revenue.
BayToday will be covering the announcement with a full story to follow.