REGINA — The Saskatchewan government is wading into the discussion over the future of the set of the hit TV show 'Corner Gas.'
Tourism Minister Dustin Duncan says a meeting will be held Tuesday to talk about the potential development of the site in Rouleau, Sask. — the town that stood in for the fictional community of Dog River.
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Rouleau officials say the exterior set for the show’s filling station is falling into disrepair since production on the series ended last fall and tourists are disgusted.
But the show’s producers say the filling station was designed as a set, not as a tourist destination, and it would be expensive to make renovations.
Duncan, who visited 'Corner Gas' as a tourist, says there’s a lot of interest in the site and pride in the show.
The minister says it’s early in the talks, but he hopes a compromise can be reached that would satisfy the community, the production company and Tourism Saskatchewan.