In a Friday release from the Government of Saskatchewan, they announced $889,000 towards 12 Saskatchewan community airports.

"This particular infrastructure plays a key role in our transportation system," Highways Minister Lori Carr said. "Community and regional airports support air ambulance, policing and firefighting services, along with the agricultural sector and other industries, while positioning rural and northern communities for growth."

The Village of Lucky Lake and Town of Leader were the only local spots on the list. Lucky Lake will be getting $60,750 towards runway rehabilitation, while Leader is receiving $30,570 going towards airport crack sealing and repairs.

"The aviation sector across Saskatchewan is grateful for this ongoing partnership with the provincial government,” Saskatchewan Aviation Council President Janet Keim said. “As we all know, airports are drivers of economic growth. Thanks to this important program, key infrastructure investments are maintaining and improving airports servicing communities throughout Saskatchewan, thereby contributing to the economic and social wellbeing of the region."

The funding is coming as part of the Ministry of Highways' Community Airport Partnership. It helps upgrades to runways and taxiways, lighting, security fencing and navigational systems according to the release, and projects are funded "on a 50/50 cost-sharing basis between the recipient and the provincial government to a maximum $275,000."

The Community Airport Partnership has resulted in 43 communities airport's receiving $12 million worth of upgrades since 2007-08.