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Corner Gas Production Co: We’re Not In The Tourism Business

All is not well in Dog River.

Some residents in the small Saskatchewan community of Rouleau are upset because sets used on the television show Corner Gas have been boarded up and are overgrown with weeds since the comedy stopped production in 2008.

Rouleau Mayor Allan Kuhlman says the tourist draw is being reduced to shambles.

“People blame Rouleau,” Kuhlman said. He says the town does what it can but says they have limited resources.

“I lay the blame squarely on the lap of the people who produce the show and if that includes CTV well so be it,” Kuhlman said.

Virginia Thompson, the Executive Producer of the production company behind Corner Gas tells News Talk Radio the old set is a shared responsibility between her company and CTV.

She says the set was never designed with tourists in mind saying she is in the television industry not the tourism industry. Thompson contends that making the set tourist friendly would likely cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. Thompson says even the upkeep on the old set is expensive and funds for maintenance are scarce.

Thompson says a fundraising plan in the works that would allow for upkeep of the property.

The set needs to be kept in working order because Thompson indicated she wants to film a Corner Gas movie at the location within the next year or two.

Source: Newstalk 560

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Headline, Industry News

Corner Gas Production Co: We’re Not In The Tourism Business

All is not well in Dog River.

Some residents in the small Saskatchewan community of Rouleau are upset because sets used on the television show Corner Gas have been boarded up and are overgrown with weeds since the comedy stopped production in 2008.

Rouleau Mayor Allan Kuhlman says the tourist draw is being reduced to shambles.

“People blame Rouleau,” Kuhlman said. He says the town does what it can but says they have limited resources.

“I lay the blame squarely on the lap of the people who produce the show and if that includes CTV well so be it,” Kuhlman said.

Virginia Thompson, the Executive Producer of the production company behind Corner Gas tells News Talk Radio the old set is a shared responsibility between her company and CTV.

She says the set was never designed with tourists in mind saying she is in the television industry not the tourism industry. Thompson contends that making the set tourist friendly would likely cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. Thompson says even the upkeep on the old set is expensive and funds for maintenance are scarce.

Thompson says a fundraising plan in the works that would allow for upkeep of the property.

The set needs to be kept in working order because Thompson indicated she wants to film a Corner Gas movie at the location within the next year or two.

Source: Newstalk 560

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Headline, Industry News

Corner Gas Production Co: We’re Not In The Tourism Business

All is not well in Dog River.

Some residents in the small Saskatchewan community of Rouleau are upset because sets used on the television show Corner Gas have been boarded up and are overgrown with weeds since the comedy stopped production in 2008.

Rouleau Mayor Allan Kuhlman says the tourist draw is being reduced to shambles.

“People blame Rouleau,” Kuhlman said. He says the town does what it can but says they have limited resources.

“I lay the blame squarely on the lap of the people who produce the show and if that includes CTV well so be it,” Kuhlman said.

Virginia Thompson, the Executive Producer of the production company behind Corner Gas tells News Talk Radio the old set is a shared responsibility between her company and CTV.

She says the set was never designed with tourists in mind saying she is in the television industry not the tourism industry. Thompson contends that making the set tourist friendly would likely cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. Thompson says even the upkeep on the old set is expensive and funds for maintenance are scarce.

Thompson says a fundraising plan in the works that would allow for upkeep of the property.

The set needs to be kept in working order because Thompson indicated she wants to film a Corner Gas movie at the location within the next year or two.

Source: Newstalk 560

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