Happy Valley-Goose Bay — Defence Minister Peter Mackay is in Happy Valley-Goose Bay this morning, announcing millions in funding for work at the airbase.
Mackay announced a little over a million dollars for work on improvements to the airfield itself, including work on the ramp in particular.
There will also be about a million dollars spent on re-roofing work on the joint training centre at the base.
The largest announcement was 10 contracts totalling $4 million for continued remediation work on the base — contracts Mackay emphasized will go to local companies and local workers.
Begun in 2009, the remediation work includes fence installation, soil removal, risk assesment and screening and is expected to continue until 2013.