LNG Canada has contributed $1.2 million for the purchase of a new snowblower for the Northwest Regional Airport (YXT).
The airport has recently taken possession of the Snow Wolf SB-1050. According to an LNG Canada media release, it will make snow removal on its two runways, taxiways and tarmac quicker and more efficient, improving flight arrival and departure time reliability during cold weather months.
“Our new Snow Wolf airport snowblower is a welcome piece of equipment that allows for complete removal of snow in a short amount of time,” said Carman Hendry, Northwest Regional Airport general manager, in the release.
The funding was contributed through the social investment program. The Snow Wolf is considered the “fastest, most powerful snowblower in the industry” and replaced an older machine.
“Northwest Regional Airport Terrace-Kitimat is a vital transportation hub and plays an increasingly important role in British Columbia’s economy. It serves a diverse client base that includes thousands of LNG Canada project workers,” said Denita McKnight, LNG Canada vice president of corporate affairs.
Northwest Regional Airport is located south of Terrace and serves both Terrace and Kitimat.