Letter: What will it cost to make rail corridor usable?

Is CN taking out the rails and ties or will the purchasers have to bear those costs too?

To the editor:

Currently our elected officials are considering the purchase of the abandoned CN rail corridor by Kelowna, Coldstream and Lake Country. Note: Vernon is not involved in the purchase.

Do you realize that originally, CN may have paid for some of this land, but a lot of the properties were donated by the people who owned the land because having a railroad was considered a great gain?

Let me also share two other points:

1. When the rail line in Surrey and one in the Kootenays were abandoned the land was donated to the two districts free of charge.

2. What are the costs of making the trail useable? Is CN taking out the rails and ties or will the purchasers have to bear those costs too?

Phil Rawsthorne,

Lake Country


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