Saskatchewan First Nation in dispute with province over airport funding

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A funding dispute has emerged between a remote First Nation and the Saskatchewan government over money to upgrade its runway.Fond du Lac Denesuline First Nation Chief Louie Mercredi is accusing the province of abandoning its commitment to improving the runway of the airport near his northern community.READ MORE: Transportation Safety Board makes recommendations after Fond du Lac plane crashHe began lobbying for improvements to the airport after one person died after a plane crash there in December 2017.The federal government announced in February it was giving $12 million for safety upgrades at the airport.Mercredi says the province also promised funding for the runway.WATCH: Survivor describes Fond du Lac plane crash scene on 1-year anniversary.

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