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Thursday, July 4, 2019

Natural Gas Coming to Region

Kincardine | by John Divinski  

However approval to build from the Ontario Energy Board has not been received yet

The questions on natural gas service in Kincardine, continue to be fielded by council and administration.

Kincardine Mayor Anne Eadie says the pipe to carry the natural gas is in the region, but approval to build from the Ontario Energy Board has not been received yet by EPCOR who will build the infrastructure.

Town CAO Sharon Chambers brought councillors up to date on what was happening with EPCOR's application to provide natural gas service to South Bruce communities, saying it has been an exercise in patience and she believes approval will come in the next couple of weeks.

Mayor Eadie is sitting on pins and needles as well.

She was kind of hoping approval would come by the end of June but that didn't happen so she's now aiming for the end of July.

EPCOR, an Edmonton-based firm is ready to begin Phase 1 of three construction phases to South Bruce communities in Kincardine, Arran Elderslie and Huron Kinloss with completion expected in 2021.

Capital work on the 100-million-dollar project will be paid for by EPCOR and once in service, it will be a user-pay system for natural gas.

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