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Government to give Grande Prairie Airport funds to install wildlife fencing

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The Grande Prairie Airport has gotten some extra funds to install wildlife fencing around its runway. The Canadian government has said it will provide $469,139 in funding to put up a 3-metre high barrier to keep out animals like deer and moose.

“These investments will improve access to safe, efficient and accessible air transportation options, and will help us deliver on our promise to build safer, healthier and stronger communities across Canada,” said Minister of Transport Marc Garneau.

The money comes from Transport Canada’s Airports Capital Assistance Program. To date, the Grande Prairie Airport has received $22.1 million in funding for 19 projects including buying an aircraft rescue firefighting vehicle and new snow-clearing equipment.

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