Alberta Energy Corridor Industry Newsletter

The third edition of the Alberta Energy Corridor industry  newsletter is now available online. Read about upcoming industry projects in the region and a feature article on local business JLG Ball Enterprises.

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2011 Mayor’s & Reeve’s Brunch

The Alberta Energy Corridor in conjunction with the Village of Boyle and Boyle District Chamber of Commerce is hosting our first annual Mayor’s and Reeve’s Brunch, Thursday October 13th, 2011 at the Boyle Community Centre. Brunch begins at 9:30.

Guest Speakers include MEG Energy, Portage College and Alberta Energy Corridor.

This year we are thrilled to have Portage College provide their Heavy Equipment Operator Training Program Simulator unit to our event for visitors to discover their hidden heavy equipment talents. Guests can experience the simulator program first hand, understanding this new tool in training students for practical application on heavy equipment.

Tickets are $25.00 each and are available by calling Jodie at 780-689-0002 or email.

Alberta Energy Corridor Releases Land Use Strategy Maps

The Alberta Energy Corridor had recently submitted its final Land Use Strategy plan to the municipalities of Athabasca County and the Village of Boyle for approval. This spring, those two municipalities have accepted those documents and are adopting the proposed Land Use Strategy. As a result, these documents are now public for information and have been introduced to the AEC website. For detailed land use maps on our 5 growth nodes, Boyle, Donatville highway 55 and 63 junction, Al-Pac Industrial Region, Grassland and Wandering River, visit our community profiles page. Click on the land use map for expanded images.

For a full copy of the report, please contact the office at 780-689-0002 or email requests to

Alberta Energy Corridor Annual General Meeting Update

On June 27th, 2011 the Alberta Energy Corridor held its second Annual General Meeting in Boyle Alberta Canada.

The Board of Directors adopted two new Community Members at large as well as renewing one former M.A.L position. The Community Members at large for the Alberta Energy Corridor are: Colin Derko of Boyle Alberta, Michael Mallock of Athabasca County and Sharan Khurana of the Town of Athabasca. The AEC annual overview discussed the milestones and accomplishments of the last year for the AEC as the efforts have resulted in 4 different companies actively pursuing development opportunities in the Alberta Energy Corridor Region.

Over 25 guests attending the AGM included local dignitaries,  neighbouring municipalities , Associate Members, Portage College, Provincial and Federal program representation, with some travelling from as far away as Cochrane Alberta to participate in the evening event.

Guest speakers included Stuart Leitch from Portage College, delivering an update on the Heavy Equipment Operator Training Program. The AEC also hosted Doug Griffiths, author of 13 Ways to Kill your Community. His dynamic presentation of “13 Ways” left the audience motivated and inspired, with a message of building community capacity and increasing collaboration.

The Alberta Energy Corridor is looking forward to another productive and rewarding year through 2011, 2012 and would like to thank the continued commitment and support of its Government, Municipal, Industrial and Community members

Alberta Energy Corridor Community Member at Large

The Alberta Energy Corridor is inviting applications from citizens interested in serving as

Community Director (3 Positions)

Community Members, who can demonstrate skills, experience and interest in

  • governance and volunteer boards
  • community, corporate and government networking
  • marketing and public relations
  • experinence and connectivity to oil, gas or forestry
  • strategic planning and finance
  • industry attraction and economic growth

Those individuals are invited to submit their Expression of Interest to:


Alberta Energy Corridor Ltd  P.O Box 149 Boyle Alberta T0A 0M0

Deadline date is June 1st 2011.

Wandering River Billboard Installed

The AEC recently installed the final component to the highway 63 billboard campaign in the Hamlet of Wandering River. This billboard sports a reverse color image and has been designed to be fully reflective to maintain visibility to highway traffic at all hours.
Thank you to JLG Ball for providing the volunteer manpower and heavy equipment to assist the installation. We could not have done it so quickly without their support.

Alberta Energy Corridor Newsletter.

The Alberta Energy Corridor newsletter is here! Copies are available online, encouranging a carbon neutral communication. Click on the link below to view.

AEC newsletter March 2011

Premier Ed Stemach visits Athabasca region

Premier Ed Stelmach visited our region on March 4th. Speaking to a crowd of more than 600 at the Athabasca Regional Multiplex. The Alberta Energy Corridor was there! Read more…

Photo Courtesy Athabasca Advocate
Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach gets warm reception at Premier’s Dinner
Mar 08, 2011 06:00 am | By Derek Clouthier | The Athabasca Advocate
Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach entered the Rotary Fieldhouse at the Athabasca Regional Multiplex to the hum of a bagpiper and thunderous applause last Friday evening.

Six hundred and fifty people attended the Premier’s dinner, the culmination of a visit to Athabasca that began seven hours prior.

Athabasca-Redwater MLA Jeff Johnson, who introduced the premier, addressed his constituency.

“Certainly the last few years have been very interesting. It’s been a time filled with significant global challenges and opportunities,” Johnson said. “And I don’t know if there’s anywhere in the country or in the world where this is more true than in Alberta, and certainly in northern Alberta.”

Stelmach’s address touched upon a myriad of topics, both personal and political, carrying a flare that Stelmach admitted only an outgoing politician could bear.

The speech began with the premier thanking all those involved, quickly moving on to a humorous story of his Ukrainian heritage, and then into a recount of his and his wife’s various visits around town throughout the afternoon.

Politically, the premier did not hold back. He spoke to the recent Alberta budget, the importance of infrastructure, oil and gas, and passionately about the recent land use bylaw controversy.

“There’s this group in Alberta that is saying that we are, as a government, taking away landowner rights … and it does tick me off,” Stelmach said. “To me, when people know the difference and still intend on delivering that message to Albertans, it’s totally immoral.”

For more on Stelmach’s visit to Athabasca, please see next week’s Town and Country.

Enbridge Open House In Boyle

Enbridge Pipelines will be hosting an open house to discuss their pipeline extension project and Norlite Diluent Pipeline Project. The community open house will be held on Feburary 16th at the Boyle Community Centre – 5002 3st Boyle Alberta. Hours are from 4 -7pm.
Team members from both projects will be available during this open house to provide detailed information regarding the projects and answer any questions that may arise from stakeholders.

email for more information or call 1888-263-3564

Athabasca County Open House Regional Waterline

Wandering River Pipeline and Reservoir
Project Brief and Pipeline Alignment Presentation

Athabasca County, in association with the Aspen Regional Water Services Commission, Alberta Transportation and Associated Engineering Ltd. have undertaken the planning of a water pipeline from Boyle to Grassland and Wandering River. The proposed pipeline is required to ensure a safe and reliable water supply to each community.

You are invited to view plans and learn more about the project on:

February 8, 2011

4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Grassland Community Centre

Grassland, AB


February 9, 2011

4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Breynat Community Hall

Breynat, AB

Representatives from Athabasca County, Associated Engineering and AMEC (land agent) will be in attendance to outline the project and answer questions.

For more information regarding this project please contact Chad Maki, P.Eng. from Associated Engineering at

780-451-7666 or email

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