Town & Country – February 6, 2018 Pipeline training centre progressing despite lack of provincial funding

Athabasca-Sturgeon- Redwater MLA Piquette said in an interview the project “makes huge sense” for the province and for Boyle, due to it being a focal point of pipelines in the province. “Considering the kilometres of pipeline we have across North America, and how important it is not only environmentally – but also politically — to be able to demonstrate that pipelines really are the safest way to transport oil and bitumen, having a worldclass training facility to make sure the next generation of pipeline workers and inspectors have the best training they can get, i think it makes a lot of sense and that’s what I’ve been communicating,” he said.
The current New Democratic government has not announced funding for the project to date. Piquette said he has highlighted funding for the PTC as a priority in Budget 2018, and he is “hoping for the best.

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