FNJE Restoration Project gets notice in the Calgary Hearld : Save the Canso - Update
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FNJE Restoration Project gets notice in the Calgary Hearld

by Doug Roy on 02/19/11

Robert Remington is a member of The (Calgary) Herald's editorial board. In his editorial comment about the City of Calgary setting aside $800,000 for the restoration of a Mosquito and a Hawker Hurricane, he makes reference to the restoration of our Canso FNJE PBY in Fairview:  

"In Fairview, near Peace River, a group of farmers have formed a non-profit society to rebuild a 1943 Canso. The Second World War patrol bomber was used to protect Allied convoys from U-boats and was later converted to civilian use as a water bomber to fight forest fires.

The Fairview group dragged the Canso out of the wilderness near Inuvik in the Northwest Territories, hauled it 2,500 kilometres to Fairview, and are raising $250,000 on their own to restore it, including $100,000 of their own money."

Read more: http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/Remington+Giving+city+money+restore+Mosquito+should+sting+council/4305005/story.html#ixzz1ETtprwJ2

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