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Turner Valley Gas plant historic site

Postby newsposter » Mon Dec 29, 2008 9:24 am

Turner Valley hails province's move to clean up historic well site

Kelly Cryderman, Calgary Herald
Published: Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Alberta government is asking for bids to clean up a 94-year-old gas well in Turner Valley that still flares sour gas, a move residents say could go a long way to addressing environmental concerns...

Some in town hope work on the Dingman No. 2 well will clean up the area enough to lead to the opening of an interpretive centre and tours through the historic gas plant...

Full story:
http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/new ... 50907b3337

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Postby newsposter » Tue Sep 01, 2009 2:14 pm

Symbolic flame extinguished
Province cleans up historic gas well site at Turner Valley

Herald June 15 2009

http://www.calgaryherald.com/Symbolic+f ... story.html

More on the Turner Valley Gas Plant:
http://www.culture.alberta.ca/museums/h ... fault.aspx
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Postby newsposter » Mon Sep 07, 2009 4:37 pm

Turner Valley plant restoration on hold for now

http://www.calgaryherald.com/technology ... story.html

Calgary Herald, September 7 2009

The Alberta government says it wants to move forward on plans to restore Turner Valley's old gas plant to a viable historic and tourist site -- but it doesn't have the cash for it right now.

Culture and Community Spirit Minister Lindsay Blackett has formally accepted the recommendations of an advisory panel that made proposals for developing the site, but he has made no firm commitments to actually doing it.

The minister said the timing and extent of restoration work will depend on future budgets.

"It's a great piece of our history, but unfortunately, we can't fund everything," Blackett said...

Full story at the link above

NEW: Here is the link to the Alberta government's page on the Turner Valley Gas plant and a news release related to this story:
http://culture.alberta.ca/museums/histo ... fault.aspx
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Postby newsposter » Fri Apr 29, 2011 9:28 am

Push is on to preserve Turner Valley's history
100th anniversary looms for natural gas discovery
By Kelly Cryderman, Calgary Herald April 19, 2011

...This is no ordinary abandoned building -its grit and grime is testament of the first years of Alberta's oil and gas industry. Many see this gas plant located just southwest of Calgary as a historical gem that should have its gates flung open to the public...

Read more: http://www.calgaryherald.com/Push+prese ... z1KvjATF5Q

Letters to the Editor:

Industry should preserve historic Turner Valley gas plant
By John Hutchins, Calgary Herald April 19, 2011
http://www.calgaryherald.com/travel/Ind ... story.html

By Joy Hinman, Calgary Herald April 24, 2011
http://www.calgaryherald.com/travel/ene ... story.html


Respecting our past
Calgary Herald April 25, 2011 Comments (5)

Perhaps the biggest testament to the importance of the energy industry is the series of skyscrapers in downtown Calgary. The highrises, which carry the names of multinational giants, are proof of the city's and province's weight as an energy power.

Much less prominent is the aging Turner Valley gas plant southwest of the city, which is credited with being among a handful of projects that ushered in Alberta's prosperity. "It's because of this oilfield that companies came to Alberta," says David Finch, a Calgary historian working to create an interpretative centre at the Turner Valley site.

It's a pitch the provincial government should accommodate, beginning with next year's budget, so the centre can open by 2014 -the 100th anniversary of the discovery of natural gas in the area. The province assumed control of the site in 1988, after all, and has spent $16 million on environmental cleanups and dealing with local health concerns. It seems short-sighted to step in and save the historic plant from destruction and then fail to ensure it plays a role in educating the public about a pivotal sector of the economy.

The government should follow up on hints from industry that it is willing to share in the cost of the project, estimated to be a minimum of $10 million. Because despite those shining towers downtown, Alberta's link with its most important natural resource is in danger of being lost.

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