Saskatchewan

Abandoned Corner Gas set gets fixup

The neglected Corner Gas buildings in Rouleau, Sask., will receive much-needed repairs, thanks to a local business owner.

The neglected Corner Gas buildings in Rouleau, Sask., will receive much-needed repairs, thanks to a local business owner.

Mark Westrum, the owner of a lumber yard, told CBC News on Wednesday he has agreed to cover a portion of the costs associated with improving the look of the former TV series sets.

Production of the popular comedy program starring Brent Butt wrapped up last fall. The series finalé aired in April on CTV.

Since then, many tourists have visited the old set and expressed disappointment with how it had been left.

Westrum said he will fix up the set and split the costs with Verité Films, the production company behind the program.

Westrum said some of the familiar signage associated with the program would also be returned to the buildings, including the Ruby restaurant and Corner Gas station.

As well, boarded-up windows will be replaced with Plexiglas. Security barriers are also planned, to make the area safe.

Westrum said the project should not cost more than $10,000 and he hopes to have the work done by the end of the summer.

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