By Penny Schreiner | 6 May 2021
The Shaunavon Airport will receive CAP funding. Photo by Penny Schreiner
Recently the Government of Saskatchewan announced that they would be investing $1.5 million in the Community Airport Partnership Program.
This funding provides improvements to 19 community airports across the province, and Shaunavon is one of those communities that will be receiving funding for work at their airport.
The Town of Shaunavon will receive $3,500 in funding for replacement of an airport beacon light.
Shaunavon Mayor, Kyle Bennett, said, “Ya, we’ve got an existing beacon. It’s a high powered light bulb , so they need replaced every so often. And, with this grant from the government we’re able to save our ratepayers 3500 bucks by replacing this through this program.”
Bennett adds that they are hoping to replace the beacon light as soon as possible.
Since 2007, more than $10.5 million has been invested in Saskatchewan’s community airports. When coupled with 50-50 matching community contributions, the CAP Program has generated more then $21 million in airport improvements.
A total of 38 different communities have benefited since the program began.