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Truckers denied access to Corridor Pipeline

DRAPER, Alta. -- Draper residents erected a road blockade over the weekend, to prevent Corridor Pipeline trucks fro...


DRAPER, Alta. — Draper residents erected a road blockade over the weekend, to prevent Corridor Pipeline trucks from accessing the plant.

Residents claim Corridor owes them up to $50,000 which residents incurred during negotiations with the company that took place when they wanted to run a pipeline through the community.

Protesters allowed trucks to leave the Corridor plant, but advised them to find a new way to get to work. Truckers did just that, accessing the plant by avoiding Draper Road altogether.

“It’s a minor disruption to our field activities,” company spokesman, Doug Ford told local media.

When it became clear truckers were avoiding Draper Road, the roadblock was lifted. Meanwhile, the dispute rages on.

“They assured up at a number of times, in various situations, they were going to pay us for all our expenses and time we took off from work,” says resident Harry Ostenack. “We’ve been waiting six months and Corridor still hasn’t paid.”


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