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Pipeline ‘man camp’ on hold

Posted on April 21, 2014 by Maple Creek

Construction is on hold for a pipeline and worker camp which would have brought between 500 and 550 workers to Maple Creek.

It was revealed in December 2013 that Alberta-based company OJ Pipelines would be constructing a pipeline close to town and developing a camp and warehouse facility within the town limits. The company had plans to build a pipeline near Maple Creek that would travel south to the U.S. border.

“Unfortunately that project is on hold. It’s all about the States and so forth with regards to if they go ahead with that pipeline,” said Town of Maple Creek administrator Michele Schmidt. She noted the company had originally planned to begin work in early spring.

The company was to build a warehouse on the north side of the railway tracks along Highway 21 in the industrial park close to pasture land. The worker camp was to be built in the industrial park at Second Avenue North and Jasper Street.

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