The Village of Beisker is seeking financial support to help demolish the old train station in its downtown.
 
The station, which once housed a railway museum, has been sitting vacant since September 2015 after a fire ravaged a large portion of the structure.
 
"We've contacted the provincial government before on it and with no answer," stated Beisker Mayor Ray Courtman. "Since the money given to the now almost defunct railway museum was provided by a federal grant we felt maybe contacting Prime Minister Trudeau would be a step we could take. We're running out of options.:"
 
The museum sits on TrailNet property, which is a not for profit organization that helps with the development of the Wild Rose Trail System. Courtman says the Village has no jurisdiction over the property.
 
"And the second is that we really can't afford to do anything. We're a small village of 800 people and we can't afford to demolish the burned out station, the remains of it, or remove all the existing train memorabilia that they have in a yard over there," added Courtman.
 
The station sits on 1st Avenue in the village, which is a key access point to the Village. Courtman believes it's an eyesore for visitors entering the community. Despite the setbacks, Courtman says they will continue to knock on doors until they find somebody to deal with the mess.    
 

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