The City of Spruce Grove and the Trans Mountain Expansion Project have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding for a Community Benefit Agreement that will see a $200,000 contribution toward funding enhancements to Jubilee Park. 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.

“We are extremely excited about entering into this Memorandum of Understanding with the Trans Mountain Expansion Project and thank them for their commitment to providing benefits to the communities they work in,” said Spruce Grove mayor, Stuart Houston. “Jubilee Park is enjoyed by thousands of people each year and the ability to enhance the park through a partnership such as this further adds the quality of living we all enjoy in Spruce Grove.”

“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 City of Spruce Grove. We all appreciate the outdoors and are happy to be able to provide funding toward enhancing local parks.”

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.