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Province funding runway repairs in North Bay

$2.4 million allotted for upgrade to crosswind runway

The province is providing $2.4 million for repairs at the Jack Garland Airport in North Bay.

Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli made the announcement on Sept. 13.

The funds will be used to repair and extend the airport’s crosswind runway and approach light system.

The 4,500-foot crosswind runway is a secondary runway that provides room for aircraft to land safely in high winds.

“Our government is committed to supporting Northern communities, making them attractive places to both live and work," Fedeli said in the release.

"This project provides the critical infrastructure needed to retain and attract new business to North Bay, sending a signal to the world that Northern Ontario is open for business."

At 10,000 feet, Jack Garland’s main runway is the longest in Northern Ontario. The airport is served by Bearskin Airlines and Air Canada Jazz, as well as Sunwing Airlines for seasonal service to sun destinations.