NB Premier Blaine Higgs, Pro-Resource Rally

In the latest news for the Pro-Resource Rally in Moosomin this Saturday, Feb. 16., New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs has planned to visit the prairies and stand alongside Federal Opposition Leader Andrew Scheer, Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe, and Senator Denise Batters.

The 11 a.m. start will see oil company trucks lining up along the North Service Road, with the rally at the newly constructed IJack assembly plant just north of Moosomin on Highway 8.

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Moosomin would have played a part in the cancelled Energy East project, with a 1,050,000-barrel tank farm planned for the Moosomin Compressor Station and a feeder pipeline from Cromer, MB to the Moosomin Compressor Station, both part of the Energy East plan.

After taking resolutions to SUMA and SARM on the issue, in the summer of 2018, the town and RM of Moosomin appointed former SARM president Sinc Harrison to take the lead for the community on trying to restart the national discussion on Energy East.

In December, a delegation from Moosomin met with Saskatchewan Deputy Premier Gord Wyant to discuss ways the province could help rally the support among provincial governments for creating the conditions at the federal level for pipeline projects to move forward.

The pro-pipeline, pro-resource rally will focus not just on the energy industry, but on the challenges to other local resource industries, such as potash and agriculture, caused by the amount of oil being transported by rail because of lack of pipelines.

The rally will begin at 11 am sharp, and a barbecue lunch will be served following the rally.  

More information on the local efforts on supporting the resource industry can be found at www.moosomin.com/energy-east

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