To date, we’ve signed 19 agreements along 95 per cent of the pipeline route that will provide funds to help with everything from education and training opportunities, to infrastructure improvements and investing in park and trail improvement projects. The funds help compensate for the disruption caused in these communities during the construction phase of the proposed Project.

Local investments like these are in addition to the $52 million in annual property tax payments to pipeline corridor communities with the proposed expansion, landowner compensation and economic development opportunities created by the construction and operation of the pipeline.

We’re in constant communication with communities affected by the proposed expansion and expect more communities in the near future. Trans Mountain is also supporting educational institutions and has signed agreements with Thompson Rivers University, Camosun College and Coquitlam Foundation.

Communities count: Learn more about our Community Benefits Program

 

150225_Hope CBASigned on October 27, 2014, the funds from Hope, BC’s Community Benefit Agreement (CBA) will go towards improving the Hope Community Recreation Park.

 

150225_Barriere CBASigned November 6, 2014, the District of Barriere plans to use the $290,000 from its CBA to upgrade bike and pedestrian trails, build a playground splash pad, plant trees and provide funding for education to support students in trades, technology and environmental programs.

 

150225_Hinton CBAHinton’s CBA, signed January 22, 2015, will provide the town with $250,000 to help expand and connect its regional trail systems, expand a parking lot for its bike park and provide funds to support students in trades, technology and environmental programs.

 

150225_Stony Plain CBAAlso signed on January 22, 2015, Stony Plain plans to use the $225,000 from its CBA to construct new trails in the community.

 

150225_Strathcona County CBAStrathcona County, which signed on February 4, 2015, is planning to make improvements and upgrades to the Sally Stewart Regional Parks with its CBA of $225,000.

 

150226_Edson CBAThe town of Edson plans to use the $300,000 from its CBA, signed on February 10, 2015, to improve and extend four kilometres of trails for the Hillendale Phase II Park development.

 

150225_Kamloops CBAThe city of Kamloops plans to use the $700,000 received from its CBA signed on February 26, 2015 for a variety of community projects.

 

150225_Merritt CBAThe town of Merritt plans to use the $420,000 from its CBA, signed on February 26, 2015 towards community infrastructure.

 

150225_TNRD CBAThe CBA signed with the Thompson Nicola Regional District (TNRD) on February 26, 2015 is an investment in four electoral areas. Vavenby, Birch Island and Black Pool plan to put funds towards community parks. Blue River and Avola will put funds towards parks, trails and education funding. Little Fort plans to use its share for road upgrades and landscaping, and Black Pines plans to spend the funds on infrastructure.

 

150225_Clearwater CBAAlso signed on February 26, 2015, the CBA with Clearwater will see $390,000 go towards a variety of community projects as well as funding for education and training opportunities.

 

150225_Valemount CBASigned on February 26, 2015, the CBA with the community of Valemount will see $185,000 go towards funding municipal infrastructure projects and local education programs.

 

150312_Parkland County CBA

Parkland County’s CBA, signed on March 3, 2015, will see a $225,000 contribution towards funding the Intelligent Community Project to develop reasonably priced high speed broadband and may also be used towards investing in equipment to help in advancing economic and community development.

 

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Signed on May 11, 2015, the City of Spruce Grove’s CBA will see a $200,000 contribution go towards funding enhancements to Jubilee Park.

 

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Signed on October 14, 2015, Yellowhead County’s CBA will see a $140,000 contribution towards funding for a new outdoor ice rink and landscaping in the Hamlet of Marlboro.

 

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The City of Abbotsford’s CBA, signed on February 15, 2016, will see a $1.3 million contribution toward the revitalization of the city-owned Ledgeview Golf Course.

 

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The CBA signed with the City of Coquitlam on July 22, 2016 will see a $1 million dollar contribution toward funding improvements to Mackin Park.

 

160926_MOU_Chilliwack

Signed with the City of Chilliwack on August 17, 2016, the CBA will see a $1.2 contribution toward funding a new Vedder Greenway Pedestrian Trail Bridge.

 

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The CBA signed with Fraser Valley Regional District Electoral Area ‘D’ on September 9, 2016 will see a $75,000 contribution toward funding improvements to the Thompson Community Park development and upgrades to the Mount Cheam trailhead.


Signed in November of 2016, the CBA with the Village of Wabamun provides $125,000 to fund the Wabamun Common Project, a plan to beautify the “heart” of the community which includes the addition of a public square for events and celebrations.