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Chemco superintendent Robin Lega (far left), Chemco project manager Steven McEwen (second from left), Enbridge L3RP facilities project engineer Shannyn Darling (second from right) and Enbridge's Hardisty area manager Shane Thompson (far right) present Carrie Olson of Provost Family & Community Support Services (center) with a donation on Dec. 6, 2018.

Enbridge and Chemco contribute $8,470 to support needy families over the holiday season

METISKOW, ALBERTA (Dec. 6, 2018)—Scrap metal, electrical cable, wood and other surplus materials—collected and recycled during construction of a new Enbridge pump station at Metiskow—have been exchanged for money that will be pumped back into the Municipal District of Provost to support families, individuals and seniors who could use a hand up this holiday season.

“It’s a good time to give back,” says Joe Dhaliwal, Manager, Project Facilities with the Enbridge Line 3 Replacement Program, which includes the work at Metiskow. “We contribute to communities operationally as well as when we set up major projects and, in this case, when we’re beginning to wrap things up.”

With construction of the Metiskow facility nearing completion, Enbridge and its local contractor, Chemco, today announced a contribution of $5,970 to Provost & District Family and Community Support Services (FCSS). Enbridge is also chipping in an additional $2,500 contribution under the company’s ongoing community investment program.

The combined proceeds ($8,470) will assist the FCSS to purchase and distribute some 50 hampers stuffed with gift certificates to local businesses and a Christmas present for each recipient in a household.

“The timely and generous contributions by Enbridge and Chemco are very much appreciated by the individuals and families who receive them,” says FCSS Director Carrie Olson. “We receive hugs and share some tears—it can be very difficult for many to make ends meet at this time of year and they are very grateful for the hand up.”

The Provost & District FCSS serves a huge area—the MD of Provost covers more than 3,600 square kilometres and stretches from east of Hardisty to the Alberta-Saskatchewan border – with up to 150 people receiving the hampers each year. While the community organization has a small nest-egg from past fund-raising efforts, Olson says it is shrinking and “without donations from community minded companies like Enbridge and Chemco, the hamper project wouldn’t be running much longer.”

 

ABOUT THE METISKOW FACILITY

Enbridge’s Metiskow Station is one of 18 facilities being constructed or rebuilt under the company’s Line 3 Replacement Program (L3RP).  A new pump station is being constructed at the site, approximately 260 km southeast of Edmonton.  Construction at the station is anticipated to be complete by year-end 2018, followed by commissioning in 2019.

Metiskow has multiple pump stations that serve the Enbridge mainline pipeline system, which runs from Edmonton to Superior, Wisconsin. Pump stations are located along our liquids pipelines to keep product moving through the pipeline. The location of these stations is determined by topography, the product being transported, and the operating conditions of the pipeline.

 

MEDIA CONTACT:

David Coll

Phone: (W) 403-266-7974

Email: david.coll@enbridge.com