The Sault Ste. Marie Airport Development Corporation is a private, independent, not-for-profit corporation that owns and operates the Sault Ste. Marie Airport (CYAM). The Corporation took control of the airport from Transport Canada through the National Airports Policy in 1998. Of the 23 Regional, Local, and Small airports in Ontario, Canada that have been transferred from the Federal Government, YAM is the only airport that is not directly affiliated with a municipality. The Airport provides most of its own services, including emergency response and firefighting, water supply, sanitary sewage treatment, snow removal, vegetation control, and facility maintenance and repair. We have industrial capacity in all of our utilities. All business decisions are carried out by the Board of Directors free of political influence, and with an entrepreneurial philosophy.