Central region

Four airports in the Central West region receive CAP dollars

The Government of Saskatchewan is investing $ 1.5 million in the Community Airport Partnership Program.

This funding will make improvements to 19 community airports across the province and, when combined with local matching dollars, will represent a $ 3 million investment in provincial airport infrastructure.

One airport that will receive provincial funding in the Midwest region is the Luseland and District Regional Airport. They will receive $ 47,699, and Luseland and District Regional Airport Board Chairman Blain Thrun explains how the money will help the regional airport.

“This grant will cover about half of the repairs, which is quite significant. Our board of directors is quite small and doesn’t have access to a bunch of money, it’s pretty huge to get this grant, ”Thrun said.

The grant is intended to fill the runway and apron cracks at Luseland Regional Airport and is expected to be completed this summer.

Kindersley Regional Airport, which receives $ 36,715 for crack sealing and light replacement, is another airport in the Midwest region that receives CAP funding. The Leader Airport receives $ 5,453 for line markings and numbers on the runway and aprons, and the highest amount of the four communities receiving money is the RM of Snipe Lake Airport, because they receive $ 50,350 for crack sealing, suspended runway, taxiway and deck.