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Group gauging Grande Prairie’s interest in national corridor network

Feedback on the concept of a new national corridor network is being sought in Grande Prairie. The University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy is putting on an engagement session in the city Thursday to get input on the feasibility, acceptability, and desirability of a connected series of pathways linking Canada’s northern communities and development projects to three coasts and the southern trade and transportation corridor.

Those pathways could come with infrastructure like road, rail, transmission, pipeline, and communication. It’s argued southern parts of the country benefit from trade along these means, which the more northern parts lack.

People can give their feedback online or by registering for the in-person engagement session. The discussion online so far revolves around the biggest infrastructure needs in Grande Prairie, how they differ from other places in Alberta, and the impact a network of corridors could have on the region.

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