A great radio documentary from CBC Radio’s The Doc Project: “Adrienne Pan is a host at CBC Edmonton. Her husband, Ben, is a utility welder who works on pipelines. When they first met, Ben had decided to leave that life behind. Then, three years into their marriage, he got back into it. Ben is now on a seven-month Enbridge contract, living over 1,000 km away from his wife. This is not the marriage Adrienne had in mind. So, she’s reaching out to a group she’s suddenly found herself a part of – a group she calls ‘The Pipeliner Wives Club.'” Listen online. Originally broadcast Nov. 26, 2018.
Related online articles:
Uprooted by their partners’ work, pipeliner wives ‘basically live two lives’
Giving up home and career to follow a partner working the line? For some women, it’s a choice they’re proud of by Adrienne Pan · November 26, 2018
‘Write your stories’: The advice that led one woman to coin a new music genre
Inspired by a unique lifestyle, Chelsea Savage’s “pipeline music” is a hit within the community by Adrienne Pan · November 26, 2018