You think there is not a lot going on and now there isn’t. The iconic Corner Gas set in Rouleau was torn down Friday morning.
The set of the Ruby and the gas station was erected 13 years ago when filming on the now classic Canadian television show began. But despite the fact fans and tourists alike have come to see the set, it was built on a bog and was deemed unsafe.
“The gas station wasn’t built to last, it’s a set, and it is now not safe for public use,” explained Virginia Thompson, executive producer of Corner Gas.
But Corner Gas fans can still relive the memories of Brent, Hank and the gang. The self-guided walking tour currently offered in Rouleau is being expanded in time for summer 2017.
“It won’t be the same as coming and visiting the set but it will be the next best thing,” confirmed Rouleau Mayor Grant Clarke.
Discussions are ongoing for a permanent Corner Gas exhibit at the Western Development Museum in Moose Jaw where other iconic set pieces can be displayed, including the famous Ruby sign.
Bye bye Corner Gas. pic.twitter.com/e3hycSUWJD
— Sarah Mills (@smillsSK) November 4, 2016