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Despite challenging market energy

companies continue aiding community The solar electricity hype

by Adrienne Tait when they volunteer 20 hours or more. that and everyone benefits.”
2015 also marked significant contributions to While Kirillo is proud to see the support of
sports and youth initiatives as Repsol invested many local initiatives, the Grizzly bear
Despite a challenging commodity market and
changes within the economic and political $5,000 into various sports teams and the Edson research being conducted is one that strikes a
cord for him personally. “There are so many
environment the energy industry has continued and District boys and girls club. Other [projects] this year, but certainly the utilization
to make contributions to the local community. sponsorships included hot meal programs in of our Investing in our communities through
local schools and seven scholarships.
Repsol, the corporation that acquired the province not just the region as it touches a
Talisman in December 2014, has released their The total social investment in the Edson area lot of programs that are in need of funds, but
2015 community report which chronicles their amounted to $341,517 in 2015. locally I'm proud to sponsor the Grizzly bear blind view
contributions made to communities throughout Repsol has unveiled a “Trout Unlimited research that the fRI research is conducting
Canada monetarily, through service, and Canada's Million Mile Effort” partnership which is recognized globally and it's
corporate responsibility. project which will strive to connect one million happening in our back yard.” window
The Bigstone team of the Edson branch miles of river across Canada with properly With approximately 2,700 kilometers of
achieved a 100% rate of employees who installed culverts. The goal is to identify pipeline and four processing plants in the
volunteer within the community. The Edson culverts which have degraded or are currently greater Edson area Repsol remains a major fashions Conservative
office as a whole reached an 80% rate of causing harm and replacing them. Repsol has competitor in the area's mid-stream industry.
employees who volunteer within the committed $150,000 to improve four crossings As for supporting the local economy, Respol iews
community. throughout Canada within Repsol's operating worked with local vendors retaining Guest Column by Clyde Corser
“The guys in the Bigstone area up in Fox $18,604,351 worth of services in Edson and
Creek have been doing exceptional work over “Not all four are going to be in the Edson area $1,717,039 in Yellowhead County. $6.9
the last few years. I think what puts them in a we will be looking at all our operating area for million in provincial and municipal taxes and January 4, January 25
category all of their own is not unlike Edson opportunities, but his year we will be evaluating $12.2 million in royalties were paid by Repsol
or Hinton it takes a lot of volunteers to make a a couple of crossings in the Edson area for from the Edson operating area.
small community successful and they replacement in 2017,” said Kirillo. “I'm glad to say in 2016 that we have not cut
recognize that and take it to heart. To see When asked why it is important that Repsol our budget for our local investment programs February 15
100% participation speaks volumes of their employees to become invested in the
commitment to the community,” said Jesse community, Kirillo said, “I think it's a culture as we recognize the need to invest in our Conservative
communities where the impacts are felt the
Kirillo stakeholder relations representative for we all recognize as vital to the company's greatest. In 2016 you will see some exciting March 7, 28
Repsol. success. If we all participate in the economy of things happening throughout the region along iews
Employees and retirees are eligible to receive a community we work in great, but to with the rebranding of some of our sponsored Guest Column by Clyde Corser
a $500 grant from Repsol for the not-for-profit participate in the building of a community programs and facilities,” said Kirillo. April 18
or charitable organization for their choice through its programs there is a real reward in
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