August 14, 2013 11:16 pm
Updated: August 14, 2013 11:44 pm

Chilliwack farmers concern grows over gas pipeline replacement

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A Chilliwack corn farmer is worried that his crops will be destroyed when a gas pipeline running through his field is replaced.

Spectra Energy has the largest processing business in Canada and is set to begin work on a 2.4 km stretch of pipeline next year. Ian Sparkes says in 2011; which was the last time the company went in his farmland, they worked on a wet field and mixed the soil together.

This procedure was against the farmers wishes and since then, the corn growing in that area has failed to thrive.

Sparkes says this time, he and other farmers in the area want a written assurance that Spectra Energy will leave the land as they found it.

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