Saskatchewan

High-voltage power line sparks protest

Some landowners near Saskatoon say they will fight a high-voltage power line project for as long as they can.

Some landowners near Saskatoon say they will fight a high-voltage power line project for as long as they can.

The 24-kilometre, 138 kilovolt line will run from the Queen Elizabeth Power Station power station to the Agrium potash mine at Vanscoy.

SaskPower has already made deals with a number of landowners and says it plans to start construction in the next few weeks.

Some owners say the line will hurt property values and they don't want to sign.

However, SaskPower says if it can't come to an agreement, it will expropriate people's land. That's something that worries landowner George Rathgaber.

"We feel that SaskPower should treat us fairly, they shouldn't come in and say 'We're taking your land," he said.

The group is holding a protest rally this weekend.