UPDATE: Chilliwack turns down $800,000 donation from oil pipeline giant Kinder Morgan

Chilliwack city council essentially killed an offer by oil pipeline giant Kinder Morgan that offered to donate $800,000 for a pedestrian bridge across the Vedder River at the Southern Rail Bridge. - Paul J. Henderson

Chilliwack city council essentially killed an offer by oil pipeline giant Kinder Morgan that offered to donate $800,000 for a pedestrian bridge across the Vedder River at the Southern Rail Bridge.
— Image Credit: Paul J. Henderson

 

Chilliwack is one of the first communities along the Kinder Morgan pipeline to turn up its nose at hundreds of thousands of dollars of free money from the Texas oil giant for local amenities.

The offer of $800,000 to pay for 80 per cent of a pedestrian bridge across the Vedder River was called a bribe by critics of the company and its plan to triple capacity of the 62-year-old Trans Mountain pipeline that runs from the Alberta oil sands to Burnaby.

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