Portage College Works with Government to Build Pipeline Process Loop

Portage College is excited to move forward with building the first Pipeline Training Centre Process Loop in Alberta. The project, which was announced during Government of Alberta’s Speech from the Throne, will be built in Boyle Alberta.

“We’ve been working on this project for four years, and we’re excited to move forward with support from the Government of Alberta,” said Dr. Trent Keough, President and CEO of Portage College.

During an informal public appearance in Boyle last week, Premier Alison Redford complimented Portage College on its innovation, leadership and collaborations with industry. She also spoke about the College’s role in building the first Pipeline Training Centre for Alberta.

The College is committed to supporting the Government in building a Pipeline Institute for Canada, combining the research and expertise of other post-secondary institutions and the hands-on industry training of the Pipeline Training Centre.

“We understand our strengths as an institution, and we understand how to provide hands-on training better than anyone. We are happy to hear that our Government agrees with that,” said Ray Danyluk, Chair of the Board of Directors at Portage College.

The Government of Alberta continued to affirm their commitment to the project, and Portage College will continue to work with the Town of Boyle to move this project forward.

Pipeline Loop

Alberta Energy Showcase Well Received!

The Alberta Energy Corridor’s Industry Showcase held on March 12 was well attended.  Community and Industry came together to support each other in their area initiatives and the feedback from each participant confirmed everyone who attended was well informed and looking forward to putting tasks into action.

“Angela – Great Job on the Showcase Yesterday!!!  Made some new contacts ran out of time to completely get around the room.”  Michelle Plante – Human Services

“Great job…super presentations!  Excellent networking!”  Frank Ponto

“Awesome Event! Great meet n greet! Great job in getting industry at table.”  Gene Wesley – Community Futures

Appreciation to all presenters including a special thank you to Michelle Wright from Access Pipelines Inc. Highlighting on continued support in the Portage College Pipeline Training Centre.  Trent Keough and Stu Leitch with Portage College were passionate and engaged the observers while Kelly Harris-Martin from Community Futures reached out to the entrepreneurs in our midst and how her office can help them with their business plans and start up financing.  Among those present to support the AEC were Enbridge, Northwest Fabricators Ltd. Tri-Gen Construction Ltd, Dirt Digger Services, Lac La Biche County, Athabasca County and both Community Future offices from Tawatinaw and Lac La Biche.

Watch for the Fall edition of our Newsletter and Fall Showcase.

Proposed BlackPearl Resources Inc. Blackrod SAGD Project Update

BlackPearl Resources Inc. submitted an Integrated Application to the Alberta Energy Regulator and Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development for the proposed project.  This proposed project is located on crown land in Lac La Biche County.

BlackPearl believes in building positive relationships and is committed to ongoing engagement with stakeholders and Aboriginal communities.  Stakeholder input and feedback continues to be important throughout this project.  Please contact BlackPearl at:

Gregory Currie, M.Sc.

HSE Manager



BlackRod Documents

Industry & Stakeholder Showcase

The Alberta Energy Corridor & The Village of Boyle Invite You

to present and participate in our Industry Information Showcase in March designed to provide our local contractors, leaders and industry a summary of your activities within and surrounding the corridor.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Boyle Community Centre

The ALBERTA ENERGY CORRIDOR’s primary task has always been to help the region to identify economic assets and to leverage them to increase investment, wealth and sustainable employment in a diverse range of industries and occupations.   This collaboration aims to support and drive strategic thinking about economic development in the region and provide decision makers and practitioners with the best tools to achieve their objectives.


This event will showcase several active Industry players who will share their area activities and initiatives in several presentations throughout the afternoon.  Lunch and networking breaks provided.

Category Cost
Industry Presenter (10 min Presentation) 2,500.00
Industry Booth only 1,500.00
Municipalities 350.00
Small Business & Not for Profit 100.00

Early Bird – Before March 1, 2014 – $10.00

Before March 10, 2014 – $15.00

After March 10, 2014 -  $25.00

Schedule of Events

11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Presentations

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm – Lunch/Refreshments

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm – Presentations

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm – Networking

Please email Executive Director, Angela Betts @ ab.nrg.corridor@gmail.com or call 780.689.0002 for registration and payment options.

Alberta Energy Corridor E-News

AEC JAN 2014 E-Newsletter

Portage College Sportsman Dinner – Friday, April 11, 2014

Portage college Dinner 2014

CastleGlenn Consultants Highway 63 Alignment Presentations

Open House September 17, 2013 Presentation Materials

Hwy 63 Fact Sheet – September 17, 2013

Open House 3 Presentation

AGM – Tuesday, October 8, 2013 7:00 pm


The following article has been motioned to be adjusted at the AGM:

24.               Notwithstanding Article 25, until otherwise determined by all of the Members, there shall be a minimum of seven (7) to a maximum of fifteen (15) Directors of the Corporation.  Each Member will designate one of its appointed or elected officials to be on the Board of Directors of the Corporation.

The adjustments will read should it be accepted:

24.               Notwithstanding Article 25, until otherwise determined by all of the Members, there shall be a minimum of seven (7) to a maximum of fifteen (15) Directors of the Corporation.  Each Member will designate one of its appointed or elected officials to be available to be on the Board of Directors of the Corporation.

Athabasca District Chamber of Commerce Business Awards Gala

Join the Athabasca District Chamber of Commerce at their 60th Anniversary Business Awards Gala on Thursday, October 17, 2013 at the Athabasca Regional Multiplex.  Dinner starts at 6:00pm and Awards Presentations starting at 7:00pm.  Tickets are $50.00 each and available through Noel Major, please call 780.213.4413 or email at nhmajor@telus.net or noel.major@servus.ca

Oil Sands Trade Show

See you at the Oil Sands Trade Show in Fort McMurray on September 10-11, 2013!  Joining us will be Don Logan from CastleRock Metal Buildings and Cal Gayowski from Northwest Fabricators Ltd.  Booth 1301 – Hall A

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