Muskoka Airport is located 4 nautical miles south of Bracebridge, Canada. The airport is classified as an airport of entry by Nav Canada and is staffed by the Canada Border Services Agency on a call-out basis from the Toronto Island Airport. CBSA officers at this airport can handle general aviation aircraft only, with no more than 15 passengers; the airport was opened in 1936 as Reay Airport and renamed to the current name in 1938. From 1942 to end of World War II, it served as a training facility for the Royal Norwegian Air Force. Known as "Little Norway", it replaced the Toronto Island Airport as their main training base in Canada; the Royal Canadian Air Force used this as an auxiliary airfield to CFB Borden during World War II. Military use ended and the airport transferred to Department of Transport; the airport has been owned by the District Municipality of Muskoka since 1996. During the mid 20th century the airport was an emergency landing facility for Trans Canada Airlines and the RCAF; the airport is used by general aviation and other operators: Royal Canadian Mounted Police Canadian Forces Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources Official site Past three hours METARs, SPECI and current TAFs for Muskoka Airport from Nav Canada as available
Perimeter Aviation is an airline with its head office on the property of Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport in Winnipeg, Canada. Perimeter Aviation operates 32 aircraft on scheduled and medevac service, it was established and started operations in 1960. It operates scheduled passenger services from Winnipeg to 23 destinations, freight and MEDEVAC services, its main base is Winnipeg International Airport. Perimeter is the largest carrier in Manitoba, in terms of number of number of flights; as of January 2017, Perimeter provides scheduled passenger service to the following destinations: Manitoba Berens River Brochet Cross Lake Gods Lake Narrows Gods River Island Lake/Garden Hill Lac Brochet Norway House Oxford House Red Sucker Lake St. Theresa Point/Wasagamack Shamattawa South Indian Lake Tadoule Lake Thompson Winnipeg York Factory First Nation Ontario Bearskin Lake First Nation Deer Lake First Nation North Caribou Lake First Nation or Weagamow First Nation North Spirit Lake First Nation Pikangikum First Nation Sachigo Lake First Nation Sandy Lake First Nation Sioux Lookout Perimeter Aviation operates more than 30 aircraft and as of July 2018 there were 46 aircraft registered to Perimeter Aviation with Transport Canada: In addition Transport Canada lists a Beechcraft Travel Air but with a cancelled certificate.
Perimeter operates more than 30 aircraft on scheduled, MEDEVAC service with all aircraft having two engines for safety reasons. These include 10 Metros variants, 5 Dash-8's; the Metros can be configured from straight freighter configuration to 19-seat commuter interior. The Dash-8s can be configured to 37 seats, 29 seats, 21 seats, for the 100 series or 45 and 50 seat configuration for the 300 series. Straight freighter configuration can accommodate up to 12,000 lb of cargo. Perimeter Airlines has had five reported accidents. 1 November 1996, a Swearingen SA.226TC Metro II aircraft was on a scheduled flight to Gods River from Gods Lake Narrows. With about 345 ft to the threshold of runway 27 the right hand main gear touched the ground and collapsed. After travelling about 20 ft they hit a ridge of snow; the left gear touched down about 326 ft ahead of the threshold and the aircraft went off the right side of the runway. The aircraft had two pilots and five passengers on board and there were no fatalities or injuries but the aircraft was a write off.
11 or 12 October 2001, a Swearingen SA.226TC Metro II Perimeter Flight 962 arrived at Shamattawa on a MEDIVAC flight to pick up a patient. It was night and the aircraft was coming into runway 01 too fast and too high so the crew performed a missed approach. Flying to the left of the runway centreline the aircraft hit some trees and came to rest in some muskeg. There were three people on board, both pilots were killed and the third person required hospitalization. 8 November 2006, a Swearingen SA.226TC Metro II was touching down at Norway House. The crew selected propeller reverse and the aircraft turned to the left with the main tire making contact with some loose snow; the aircraft climbed an embankment where the landing gear collapsed. The seven passengers and two crew evacuated the plane safely but it was a write off. On 23 December 2012, a Swearingen SA227-AC Metro III passenger plane with nine people aboard, operated by Perimeter on behalf of Kivalliq Air crashed at Sanikiluaq Airport in Sanikiluaq, killing an infant boy and injuring all the others.
The aircraft was on a second approach at the time. Perimeter Aviation
Canada Flight Supplement
The Canada Flight Supplement is a joint civil/military publication and is a supplement of the Aeronautical Information Publication. It is the nation's official airport directory, it contains information on all registered Canadian and certain Atlantic aerodromes and certified airports. The CFS is published, separately in English and French, as a paper book by Nav Canada and is issued once every 56 days on the ICAO AIRAC schedule; the CFS was published by Natural Resources Canada on behalf of Transport Canada and the Department of National Defence until 15 March 2007 edition, at which time Nav Canada took over production. The CFS presents runway data and departure procedures, air traffic control and other radio frequencies and services such as fuel, hangarage that are available at each listed aerodrome; as well, the CFS contains useful reference pages, including interception instructions for civil aircraft, chart updating data and search and rescue information. Most pilots flying in Canada carry a copy of the CFS in case a weather or mechanical diversion to another airport becomes necessary.
The Canada Flight Supplement is made up of seven sections: Special Notices — list of new or amended procedures. General Section — glossary, airport code listing, list of abandoned aerodromes, other introductory information. Aerodrome/Facility Directory — list all aerodromes alphabetically by the community in which they are located. A sketch of the airport is included showing runway layout, locations of buildings and tower. Included in the sketch is an obstacle clearance circle. Planning — general flight planning information, including flight plans and position reports, lists of significant new towers and other obstructions, chart updating, preferred IFR routes, similar information. Radio Navigation and Communications — listing of radio navigation aids and communication outlets, together with all known commercial AM broadcasters and their locations and frequencies. Military Flight Data and Procedures — military flight and reporting procedures for Canada and the U. S. Emergency — emergency procedures and guidelines for hijacks, fuel dumping and rescue, etc.
Carrying "current aeronautical charts and publications covering the route of the proposed flight and any probable diversionary route" is a requirement under CAR 602.60 for night VFR, VFR Over-The-Top and instrument flight rules flights. This Canadian Aviation Regulation does not require carriage of a copy of the CFS, but, one way to satisfy the regulation; because information in the CFS may be out of date with regard to such issues as runway closures and fuel availability, pilots should check NOTAMs before each flight. NOTAM information in Canada can be obtained from the Nav Canada Aviation Weather Website or by contacting the appropriate regional Nav Canada Flight Information Centre. While Nav Canada's CFS has the monopoly on paper-version airport directories in Canada, there are several competing internet publications, including the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association's Places to Fly user-editable airport directory. Nav Canada publishes the Water Aerodrome Supplement, as a single volume in English and French.
This contains information on all Canadian water aerodromes as shown on visual flight rules charts and other information such as navaids. The WAS is published on an annual basis. Airport/Facility Directory – U. S. publications equivalent to the Aerodrome/Facility and Planning chapters of the CFS, but divided into several volumes covering different regions. Official website
Region of Waterloo International Airport
Region of Waterloo International Airport or Kitchener/Waterloo Airport is an international airport serving the Regional Municipality of Waterloo in Woolwich, Canada, northwest of Toronto. The airport is classified as an airport of entry by Nav Canada and is staffed by the Canada Border Services Agency. CBSA officers at this airport can handle any general aviation aircraft up to 180 people with two hours prior notice; the terminal building has an international/domestic lounge. There are one for domestic and the other international. There are four gates at this terminal to handle scheduled flights. There is a licensed sit-down eating area and a vending area for people travelling through the airport; the airport used to be named Waterloo Regional Airport but it changed its name in March 2004 after Northwest Airlines announced that it would run daily flights to Detroit. Construction began on the Kitchener-Waterloo Municipal Airport known as Lexington Airport, in 1929 on the Heinrich farm on Lexington Road in Waterloo.
The towns of Kitchener and Waterloo and the Ontario Equitable Life and Accident Insurance Company acquired the lands to build a land and water airport facility. Completed in 1930, the airfield was used for flying instruction. Gilles Air Service began to operate from the airfield from 1930 to 1932 and was succeeded by Kitchener-Waterloo Flying Club from 1932 to 1951. During World War II civilian aviation ceased at the airfield and it was used by the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. At the end of the War there was a push for a larger and more appropriate place for private and commercial aviation in the area. In 1948 the Waterloo-Wellington Airport Commission acquired a larger site in Breslau, Ontario area and a new airfield was completed there in 1950; the original airport was sold in 1951 to A. B. Caya and re-developed into a mixed commercial area; the new K-W Municipal Airport became a general aviation facility in 1969. From 1951 to 1973 the Waterloo-Wellington Flying Club ran the airport and sold it to Waterloo Region and the City of Guelph.
It was renamed Waterloo Regional Airport. Today it operates seven days a week; the airport's former name, Waterloo Regional Airport, is now used by Waterloo Regional Airport in Waterloo, Iowa. Using an aerial photograph A10055-8 1946 from the Geospatial Library at the University of Waterloo, it seems that the airport had two runways, crossing each other in their middles. Runway 11/29 was 2000 feet long and 175 feet wide. Runway 01/19 was 125 feet wide; the threshold of 01 is in the parking lot of Sandowne Public School, the threshold of 19 is in the properties on Kane Drive, the threshold of 11 is on Bairstow Crescent and the threshold of 29 is in the properties on Dunvegan Drive opposite a playground. The current Lexington Park is between the thresholds of 11 and 19; the baseball diamond and soccer pitch at Lexington Park, 291 Lexington Road in Waterloo, are the site of the original hangar built in 1930. The airfield extended along the southeast side of Lexington Road to University Ave. A historical plaque near the entrance of Lexington Park describes the runways.
In 2013, it was the 16th busiest airport in Canada by aircraft movements, underwent a major expansion in 2003. Starting in 2008, the airport started expanding again to accommodate larger aircraft on the aprons and taxiways. In 2010, Taxiway Charlie was widened to prepare for a new development area called "LL4." A new General Manager recruited from the Greater Toronto Airports Authority, Chris Wood, was appointed in September 2009. Two commercial airlines serve the area: WestJet to Sunwing Airlines to Cancun. Mesaba Airlines, a Northwest Airlines affiliate, suspended service to Detroit in June 2009. American Eagle suspended service to Chicago on October 5, 2016. In late 2005, major vacation charters began to operate during their peak season. On 17 January 2007, Westjet announced new daily seasonal flights to Calgary started on 14 May 2007. On 27 June 2007, WestJet announced. On 1 October 2007, Bearskin Airlines started daily non-stop flights to Ottawa. On 17 December 2009, WestJet announced new daily seasonal flights to Vancouver as part of WestJet's enhanced summer schedule for 2010.
However, the Vancouver flights did not return to YKF for 2011. On 22 March 2011, Bearskin Airlines announced daily flight to Montreal beginning on 1 May 2011. On 13 December 2011, American Airlines announced new daily nonstop flights to Chicago beginning on 14 June 2012, the airport's first destination in the United States since 2009; the service was operated by Envoy. In September 2012, Bearskin Airlines terminated service to Montreal. Service to Ottawa with connections to/from. In September 2013, Nolinor Aviation began three weekly and four every other week charter service from the airport to Mary River via Iqaluit with a Boeing 737-200 combi; this service was expected to bring $400,000 annually to the airport through landing and ramp fees with no additional costs to the region. On 25 March 2014, Bearskin Airlines announced that it would terminate all scheduled service from the airport effective 1 April 2014, they continued to operate charter flights at the airport. On 22 June 2016, American Airlines announced they would be suspending flights from the airport effective 5 October 2016.
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Government of Ontario
The Government of Ontario, formally Her Majesty's Government of Ontario, is the provincial government of the province of Ontario, Canada. Its powers and structure are set out in the Constitution Act, 1867; the government includes the cabinet of the day, selected from members of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, the non-political civil service staff within each provincial department or agency. The civil service that manages and delivers government policies and services is called the Ontario Public Service; the province of Ontario is governed by a unicameral legislature, the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, which operates in the Westminster system of government. The province's head of government, known as the Premier of Ontario, is appointed by the Lieutenant Governor; the Premier, invariably the leader of a political party represented in the Legislative Assembly, selects members of the Cabinet, who are appointed by the Lieutenant Governor. The Premier and Cabinet, who are responsible for the overall direction and functioning of the government, are entitled to remain in office so long as it maintains the confidence of the elected Legislative Assembly.
The Premier has been the leader of the party holding the largest number of seats in the Legislative Assembly, but this is not a constitutional requirement. The 26th and current Premier of Ontario is Doug Ford of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party after the PCs won a majority of seats in 2018. Owing to the location of the Ontario Legislative Building on the grounds of Queen's Park, the Ontario government is referred to by the metonym "Queen's Park"; the functions of the Sovereign, Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada, known in Ontario as the Queen in Right of Ontario, are exercised by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. The Lieutenant Governor is appointed by the Governor General of Canada on the recommendation of the Prime Minister of Canada; the executive powers in the province lie with the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, but these are exercised always on the advice of the Premier of Ontario and the rest of the Executive Council of Ontario. The legislative powers in the province lie with the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.
The premier and other ministers in the Cabinet are members of, responsible to, the Legislative Assembly. For the 2013-2014 fiscal year, the Ontario government planned to spend C$127,600,000,000, including a deficit of C$11,700,000,000; as of March 31, 2014, the total Ontario debt stood at $295.80 billion. The Ontario Public Service was named one of "Canada's Top 100 Employers" by Maclean's newsmagazine in 2009, again in 2010; the Ontario Public Service was named one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers by the Toronto Star in 2009, was named one of "Canada's Best Diversity Employers" in 2009 by Bank of Montreal Association of Management and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario Cabinet of Ontario Family Responsibility Office Ontario general election, 2007 Ontario Public Service Employees Union Performance indicator Politics of Ontario Government of Ontario official website
Bearskin Lake Air Service LP, operating as Bearskin Airlines, is a regional airline based in Thunder Bay, Canada. It operates services in northern Manitoba, its main base is with a hub at Greater Sudbury Airport. The airline was established in 1963 by bush pilot Otto John Hegland and started operations in July 1963 from its base at Big Trout Lake, Ontario, it started out by providing only charter services to the remote First Nations reserves in northern Ontario, using bush planes equipped with floats in the summer and skis in the winter. In 1977, it began its first regular scheduled flights between Big Trout Sioux Lookout. From on, other scheduled flights were progressively added, first to Thunder Bay, followed by Kenora and Winnipeg; this was the period when the Government of Ontario began constructing new airfields that would make the northern communities accessible year-round. Therefore, in the late 1970s to the early 1980s, Bearskin made the transition of bush planes to wheeled commuter planes.
Following the collapse of NorOntair in 1996, Bearskin picked up over two thirds of that carrier's routes, thereby adding scheduled service to all the major northern Ontario cities. Three years it expanded operations to destinations in northern Manitoba. In 2003, it sold its routes and assets servicing northern First Nations communities to Wasaya Airways; this marked. It was owned by Harvey Friesen, Cliff Friesen, Karl Friesen, Rick Baratta and Brad Martin, but in 2010 it was sold to Exchange Income Corporation for $32 million. EIC owns Calm Air, Perimeter Aviation, Keewatin Air. Bearskin has 240 employees; as of April 1, 2014, all service at Region of Waterloo Airport and Ottawa Airport was cancelled, affecting seven routes and decreased the flight operations. The company indicated that a softening mining sector and high tech sectors were to blame for cutting the routes. Additional factors included the introduction of new competitors; the company indicated. Bearskin is a major provider of flights for Hope Air, a charity that organizes free non-emergency medical flights for people in financial need from remote communities.
Bearskin Airlines operates services to the following Canadian domestic scheduled destinations: The Bearskin Airlines fleet includes the following aircraft: Bearskin Airlines has flown the following aircraft in the past: Beechcraft 18 Beechcraft 99 Beechcraft King Air 100 Cessna 180 Cessna 185 de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver de Havilland DHC-3 Otter Noorduyn Norseman Pilatus PC-12 Piper Aztec Piper Navajo and Navajo Chieftain Saab 340 The airline offers Aeroplan rewards points, both to collect and to redeem. May 1, 1995: Flight 362, a Swearingen Metroliner, collided with an Air Sandy Piper Navajo Chieftain while on approach to Sioux Lookout Airport, destroying both aircraft and killing all persons on both aircraft, a total of 8 dead. December 4, 1997: Flight 310, a Beechcraft 99 hit the runway at Webequie Airport when it descended too quickly. No injuries were reported. January 29, 2003: A Beechcraft 99 climbed and entered a turn, but the captain had trouble seeing the artificial horizon; the first officer called.
He took control, but was not fast enough to prevent the aircraft from striking a frozen lake and bouncing back into the air. Believing that both propellers were damaged, he crash landed on the lake. No fatalities were reported. November 10, 2013: A Swearingen Metroliner crashed on approach into Red Lake Airport in Ontario after a flight from Sioux Lookout Airport, killing five of seven people aboard; the crash occurred south of the airfield where the aircraft struck trees and a power line before being destroyed by impact and fire. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada concluded that there was a total failure of the left engine about 500 feet above ground due to an internal component; this caused it to stall. This led Honeywell, the engine manufacturer, to issue a change to inspection procedures for fuel nozzles. Bearskin Airlines
Bearskin Lake First Nation
Bearskin Lake First Nation is an Oji-Cree First Nation reserve in Kenora District, Canada, located 425 kilometres north of Sioux Lookout. Bearskin First Nation's total registered population as of March 2014 was 900, of which their on-reserve population was 461. Three settlements make up the Bearskin Lake First Nation. Located on Bearskin Lake 50 kilometres to the southwest, their main community moved to its present site on Michikan Lake in the 1930s and is accessible only by air from Bearskin Lake Airport or winter road; the main village is situated on the west shore of the lake and all three settlements are linked to one another by all weather gravel roads. The First Nation still retains the 12,626.3-hectare Bearskin Lake Indian Reserve in which all three lie. The reserve contains a segment of the Severn River, into which Michikan Lake flows, of Severn Lake. Prior to achieving full Band and reserve status in 1975, Bearskin was a satellite community of the Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation, 72 kilometres to the east.
Today, Bearskin Lake First Nation is a member of the Windigo First Nations Council, a regional tribal council, a member of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation. Bearskin Lake is policed by an Aboriginal-based service. Bearskin First Nation is governed by Chief Rosemary McKay and her Deputy Chief Leonard "Wayne" Brown. In addition, the First Nation's Council is four councillors: Stuart Kamenawatamin, Gary Kamenawatamin, George Kamenawatamin, Roderick Kamenawatamin. Chiefs of Ontario profile AANDC profile