The town of Edson and the Trans Mountain Expansion Project have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding for a Community Benefit Agreement that will see a $300,000 contribution toward funding the improvement and extension of 4 kms of trails and for the Hillendale Phase II Park Development. Trans Mountain has been pursuing Community Benefit Agreements with those along the pipeline corridor to provide direct benefits to communities if the proposed expansion project is approved and constructed.

“The Town of Edson is very excited to have a great community partner like Trans Mountain.” said Mayor of Edson Greg Pasychny. “It’s always great when a company gives back to the community they’re working in. We’re very happy to sign this Memorandum of Understanding.”

“We are committed to working with the communities we operate in to maximize the benefits of the Project,” said Ian Anderson, President of Kinder Morgan Canada. “This agreement will provide local and direct benefits to the people and the town of Edson. We all appreciate the outdoors and are happy to be able to provide funding towards the extension and improvements of much used trails.”

Kinder Morgan values the relationships it has with the communities along its existing pipeline system and the proposed pipeline project; these span over more than 60 years of history. This agreement was signed as part of an overall effort underway by Kinder Morgan Canada to work with pipeline-affected communities to identify local opportunities to give something back in recognition of the public inconveniences and temporary disruption created by construction of the proposed expansion. Additional agreements with municipalities and communities along the pipeline corridor are expected as project planning continues.