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Our MLA has Raised Concerns in the Legislature About Northern Manitoba Airports.

 

MLA Tom Lindsey accused the government of lowering the standards when it comes to snow clearing at airports creating a riskier situation for people in the north.  He explained the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs Arlen Dumas says that the Province’s decision to cut northern airports borders on negligence adding the government’s new policy, and it is a new policy that belongs to this government, means that airports will only be cleared on the weekend if there’s a medical emergency maybe.  He added Manitoba Hydro crews often need access to remote communities to make repairs on the weekend and northern airports are also vital for bringing in food and supplies.

             

Lindsey asked Minister of Infrastructure Ron Schuler if he thinks that northern communities should go without food and power if there’s too much snow on a runway on a weekend to which Schuler replied we should be very clear that the runways are always cleared when there’s an emergency as they have staff that are trained to go up there, they have the equipment and they clear the runways.

 

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