NELSON, BC, Oct. 16 /CNW/ - A decommissioned locomotive maintenance
building near the Nelson waterfront will be demolished announced Canadian
Pacific Real Estate Vice-President John Walsh and Nelson Mayor John Dooley
today. CP anticipates the demolition will be complete next year.
"I am very pleased that Canadian Pacific has agreed to demolish the
diesel shop," said Mayor Dooley. "We have been working with CP on a number of
issues over the past three years and have been really impressed with the
cooperation we have received from all their staff, and in particular, John
Walsh. It is because of this joint spirit of cooperation that we are very
confident we will be able to move other projects forward in the near future."
CP used the Diesel Shop Building for heavy locomotive maintenance from
1954 to 1975. The building was fully decommissioned in 1988 and is vacant
today. Negotiations with the City of Nelson on the future of the Nelson
Station building continue.
"We have worked closely with the Mayor and Council while reviewing
options for the site," said Walsh. "After careful study of the structure, and
a review of alternate uses, we have concluded demolition is the best option."
CP issued a request for proposals to demolish the building earlier this
summer. The contract will be awarded to Hazco Environmental. The company and
the contractor will work closely with the City of Nelson during the demolition
project to ensure minimal disruption to the surrounding community.
About Canadian Pacific:
Canadian Pacific provides freight and intermodal rail solutions in more
than 900 communities across Canada and the United States. Canadian Pacific
employees work every day to be the safest and most fluid railway in North
America. Canadian Pacific's mainline network serves major Canadian ports and
cities from Montreal to Vancouver, and distribution centers in the United
States Midwest and Northeast. Canadian Pacific is proud to be the official
rail freight services provider for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.
Canadian Pacific solutions are online at www.cpr.ca.
For further information:
For further information: Kevin Cormack, City Manager, City of Nelson,
(250) 352-8203; Mike LoVecchio, Senior Manager - Media Relations, Canadian
Pacific, (778) 772-9636