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Federal government to invest $1.5M in Fort Chipewyan Airport

PHOTO. Supplied. Northern Alberta hamlet, Fort Chipewyan.

Transport Canada’s Airports Capital Assistance Program (ACAP) will help fund some upgrades at the Fort Chipewyan Airport.

The Hon. Marc Garneau announced the $1.588 million investment Tuesday.

“The Government of Canada recognizes the important role played by Canada’s local airports in supporting jobs and access to remote communities, enabling investment and facilitating trade.”

The money will be put towards the airfield lighting system, which is crucial for the hamlet since it only has about six hours of daylight during the winter.