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Dilapidated Corner Gas set an eyesore

Mayor of Rouleau says he could slap producers with nuisance bylaw charge

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The filling station and cafe made famous by Brent Butt’s Corner Gas have been largely abandoned since the show wrapped up last year, and Allen Kuhlmann, mayor of Rouleau, Sask.—AKA Dog River—ain’t happy. Overgrown by weeds, the windows boarded up, the set is no longer the happy tourist destination Rouleau needs. “We have a lot of tourists who are really disgusted with the state that the set is in and the fact that there’s no access and it’s just kind of been abandoned,” says Kuhlmann. Barry Janyk, the mayor of Gibsons, B.C., where famed ’80s Canadian show The Beachcombers was long shot, may have a solution for Rouleau. Gibsons transformed the set of the show’s cafe, Molly’s Reach, into the real deal. It’s now one of the busiest places in town. “We’d be lost without having a place like Molly’s Reach.”

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