Inuvik, Northwest Territories, June 23, 2021— The safety and well-being of people is a top priority of the governments of Canada and the Northwest Territories. Supporting local infrastructure during this extraordinary time will help create jobs, support local economies, and make our communities healthier, more inclusive and more resilient.
Today, Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for the Northwest Territories, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Diane Archie, Territorial Minister of Infrastructure, announced joint funding for the construction of a new air terminal building at the Inuvik Mike Zubko Airport.
The Government of Canada is investing $31.5 million in this project through the Green Infrastructure Stream (GIS) of the Investing in Canada plan, and the Government of the Northwest Territories is providing $10.5 million.
The aging air terminal building will be replaced with a more modern building with improved structural features that will greatly increase the safety and efficiency of the airport.
The main level will include a public space, baggage systems, concessions, and air carrier operations. The airport administration and building services will be located on the second level, and the opportunity for occupancy by Nav Canada has been identified on levels 2 through 5.
Once completed, the new air terminal building will improve the overall capacity of the airport and operations facilities. It will also result in enhanced structural capacity to adapt to climate change impacts, natural disasters and extreme weather events.