Enbridge Invests in Line 3 Replacement Right-of-Way Communities
CALGARY, Alberta (Sept. 5, 2017)—Enbridge is pleased to announce that it will invest nearly $600,000 this year in community focused initiatives in right-of-way areas of construction as part of the company’s Line 3 Pipeline Replacement Program. The funding is over and above what Enbridge already provides through its ongoing Community Investment program and will go toward everything from playground construction, fire trucks, emergency response equipment upgrades, facility upgrades, landscaping, and more—initiatives that support safe, healthy and sustainable communities.
The funding will be allocated to more than 20 right-of-way communities across the three areas of Alberta and Saskatchewan where construction commenced earlier this summer. The initial wave of investment is part of $3-million allocated to the project in support of community driven projects, programs and events.
“As a company that delivers the energy that we all need for our daily lives, there’s nothing that matters more to Enbridge than safe, healthy and sustainable communities,” said Enbridge Major Projects Director Guy Krepps. “We don’t just operate in communities, we live in them. As a good neighbour, we are committed to doing our part to help improve the quality of life in communities where we operate by supporting initiatives that focus on areas of the environment, community and safety.”
In August, Provost, AB was the first community to receive support from this supplementary community investment funding toward the campground, playground, museum, library programs for children and seniors, and emergency services equipment. Additional cheques will be delivered throughout September.
In areas where Line 3 construction has not yet commenced, supplementary community investments will be timed to coincide with construction startup. As the project moves into future phases of construction, community investment and economic benefits will follow.
“We have a close relationship with communities along the Line 3 right of way and will continue to evaluate community investment opportunities as the project moves forward, under both our ongoing community investment and Line 3 supplementary programs,” added Mr. Krepps.
Enbridge Community Investment Facts
- In 2016, more than $13.4 million was invested in more than 750 organizations across North America in community-strengthening initiatives aligned to our three focus areas.
- In 2016, $5.93 million was donated to the United Way through our fundraising events, employee pledges and matching corporate contributions.
- In 2016, more than $1.47 million was invested in our Safe Community program—bringing the total investment since the program’s inception to more than $10.7 million.
- About 875 of our employees participated in Enbridge’s Our Community Partners program in 2016 by volunteering more than 31,000 hours for causes they care about; in recognition of their efforts, we contributed nearly $260,000 to communities in Canada and the U.S.
Life takes energy. And for more than 65 years, Enbridge has played an essential role in connecting people to the energy they need to live their lives to the fullest. Enbridge is North America’s premier energy infrastructure company with strategic business platforms that include an extensive network of crude oil, liquids and natural gas pipelines, regulated natural gas distribution utilities and renewable power generation. We also have a rapidly growing renewable power generation business. When the energy people invest in life meets the energy we fuel it with, beautiful things happen. For more information, visit www.enbridge.com.
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Enbridge Line 3 Replacement Program Community Investments: Twenty four communities will receive financial support totaling approximately $600,000 from Enbridge in 2017.
|ACTIVE CONSTRUCTION SPREADS IN ALBERTA|
|Hardisty||community hall improvements, including smart lighting and alarm systems|
|Amisk||contribution toward a planned memorial gazebo in honour of a local family killed in a motor vehicle accident in February 2017|
|Hughenden||to be determined, ongoing discussions with community leadership|
|Czar||repairs for a well-used walking path that connects the north and south sides of the village|
|Metiskow||to be determined, ongoing discussions with community leadership|
|Cadogan||to be determined, ongoing discussions with community leadership|
|Provost||contributions to a local campground, playground, museum, laptop computers at the library, and mobile generators to enhance local emergency services *previously announced|
|ACTIVE CONSTRUCTION SPREADS IN SASKATCHEWAN|
|Macklin||repairs to the community hall roof and a playground at Macklin Lake Regional Park|
|Luseland||to be determined, ongoing discussions with community leadership|
|Rosetown||contributions toward Civic Centre renovations including windows and masonry, a sun shade for the swimming pool, playground equipment at the St. Andrews and Kinsmen parks, and purchase of a LifePack for local emergency medical services|
|Milden||walking trail and park upgrades including signs, gazebos, picnic tables and benches|
|Conquest||a new fence for the local museum; additional funding under Enbridge’s Safe Community Program for the local fire department|
|Outlook||contributions toward a new indoor swimming pool, a playground expansion at the community RecPlex, and a new fire truck serving the RM of Rudy|
|Broderick||a new sewage/wastewater lift station to replace aging infrastructure|
|Macrorie||playground upgrades including a new picnic table, basketball net, and play structure|
|Strongfield||fire department needs including a defibrillator and firefighting trailer (some funds from Enbridge’s Safe Community Program)|
|Loreburn||repairs to the roof of the community hall and Wi-Fi installation at the campground|
|Elbow||contribution toward a cement pad that will be added to the community park|
|Tugaske/Eyebrow||fire hall supplies and a second quick-response truck|
|Craik||community skating rink and upgrades to Craik & District Regional Park|
|Lumsden||an air pack and mini-rescue pack for the fire department|
|Pense||renovations to the community hall, including windows and siding|
|Grand Coulee||upgrades to the outdoor skating rink|