Province backs development near Winnipeg airport

The provincial government looks set to remove a key hurdle that prevents new homes from being built near Winnipeg’s airport — potentially overriding a city effort to update those rules.

The Manitoba government is proposing a new map for Winnipeg’s airport-vicinity protection area. Residential construction has been severely restricted within that zone since 1994, over concerns new residents would complain about airport noise, thereby threatening the airport’s 24-7 operations.

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