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Trans Mountain Pipeline Open House

by Adrienne Tait pipeline and 120km of 42 inch pipeline between people here. It just makes sense,” said George.
Edmonton and Burnaby. The project has received opposition in the lower
Representatives from Kinder Morgan's Trans George said the contractor Trans Mountain is mainland, including in Burnaby where the pipeline
Mountain pipeline expansion project were in hoping to use for all of Alberta has indicated they ends. A number of the representatives commented
Edson on January 24 as they hosted an open house will hire locally as much as possible. “If they hire that the last meeting they had with the
information session at the Galloway Station local people, there is less disruption to local municipality was more collaborative and positive
Museum and Travel Centre. accommodations hotels and makes it easier to in nature than it had been previously.
While they are still waiting on a few final coordinate. We know there are a lot of skilled
approvals, the company is hoping to start
construction on the pipeline in September 2017. If
all goes as planned, they could be working in the
Edson area by December.
Working in the winter months is preferable for a
number of reasons, so they don't interrupt
migratory birds, the marshy ground surrounding
Edson, and construction will not interfere with the
annual events such as the Kinsman ball
Trans Mountain has been working with the Town
of Edson to ensure that their project will minimize
any loss of trees or disruption to the trails system
and local events.
Trans Mountain representative Kevin George
said pipeline integrity is something that the
company takes seriously and will be constantly
monitored. “They run a smart tool right after
construction that gives us a baseline, something to
compare against,” said George. There are discrete
points along the pipeline that gather information
including pressure, temperature, and flow rates
that data is fed into a computational model so that
SCATA system, which is constantly monitored by
operators, can identify any potential issues.
The pipeline will run wherever possible within
the current pipeline right of way alongside the An open house information session regarding Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline
existing pipeline. The project will involve expansion project was hosted at the Galloway Station Museum and Travel Centre on January
building approximately 860km of new 36 inch 24. Photo Adrienne Tait

Edson Citizens on Patrol offer wonderful surprise birthday party they put
I would like to thank my family for the

on for me.
extra eyes and ears for RCMP Thanks to all my friends from Heatherwood

who came to make the party so much fun.

Citizens on Patrol Edson had a busy year in Tickets will be on sale soon. Anyone interested Thanks to Irene for the delicious cakes.
2016 being an extra set of eyes and ears for the in purchasing tickets or sponsoring the event can
Edson RCMP. The organization conducted 74 contact Kevin at 780-712-9786 or Kristie at 780- Your thoughtfulness will not be forgotten.
patrols in both the Town of Edson and 712-9081.
Yellowhead County covering 9177 kilometers. The group has 14 active volunteers and has Elma
Volunteers were able to assist with traffic three applicants that are currently in the approval
control, located suspects and helped remove process. Anyone interested in joining the
over a dozen suspected impaired drivers from organization can pick up an application form at
area roadways. the Edson RCMP Detachment or at Bannister
“We appreciate the on-going positive GM. Applicants must be 18 years of age, be of
relationship we have with our dedicated COP good character, and be able to pass a criminal
volunteers who have contributed hundreds of record check.
hours patrolling. Community policing For more information about the Citizens on
initiatives such as this are important to Patrol Program, visit the Alberta Citizens on
reducing crime and making a safer Patrol Association website at or
community,” said Staff Sgt. Peter King of the the Edson Citizens on Patrol Facebook Page at
Edson RCMP.
Edson COP members contributed 770 hours
to patrolling area streets and roadways and
spent 59 hours volunteering at local events
including the Pokemon Go Safety BBQ and
the Edson Summer Festival.
“We'd like to thank the RCMP for their
continued support along with Town Council, DUCT CLEANING
Bannister GM, Garva Petroleum and other
businesses and organizations in Edson and Furnace & Water Heater
Yellowhead County that provide us with Repairs & Replacements
funding to pay for training, equipment, fuel, Financing Available OAC
food, and insurance for our volunteers while
out on patrol,” said Mary Cliff, President of 780-728-4584 Happy 40th Birthday
Citizens on Patrol Edson.
Edson Citizens on Patrol, along with Edson Princess Toni
Victim Services and the Edson Friendship Conveniently located to serve
Centre, are once again working together to Edson, Niton Junction, Love, your family
host the 2 annual First Responders Wildwood, Evansburg,
Appreciation Dinner and Dance on February Mayerthorpe, Entwistle
25 at the Royal Canadian Legion in Edson.
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