Strathcona County and the Trans Mountain Expansion Project have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding for a Community Benefit Agreement that will see a $225,000 contribution toward improvements and upgrades to the Sally Stewart Regional 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.

“This is another fine example of how partnership between Strathcona County and industry benefits all residents within the County,” said Mayor Roxanne Carr. “Our parks contribute greatly to healthy active living, and Sally Stewart Regional Park will surely contribute to our goal of making Strathcona County Canada’s most livable community.”

“Our goal is to make sure we fully acknowledge the communities in which we operate who may be impacted by construction of the proposed expansion Project,” said Ian Anderson, President of Kinder Morgan Canada. “This agreement with Strathcona County will provide local and direct benefits to the people of this community, especially to those who enjoy the outdoors.”

Kinder Morgan values the relationships it has with the communities along its existing pipeline system and the proposed pipeline Project; these relationships span 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.