Business plan backing for regional airport

In this Feb. 27, 2015, file photo, Cornwall Regional Airport Commission Chairman Frank Prevost and South Glengarry Infrastructure General Manager Ewen MacDonald make a presentation to the Cornwall budget committee. Cornwall and South Glengarry are having a third party review of their 32-year-old airport agreement. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

SUMMERSTOWN – The Cornwall Regional Airport has received a cheque for $20,000 to help develop and expand the regional transportation hub.

Municipal stakeholders held a news conference Friday to make the announcement of the money through the Cornwall and the Counties Community Futures Development Corporation.

The money will go toward a business plan for the airstrip in South Glengarry.

Both Cornwall and South Glengarry have been working since September 2015 toward a new funding formula for backing the 32-year-old airport.

Up until last year, the funding had been an 85-15 split between Cornwall and South Glengarry.

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