Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Winnipeg Silos Deemed Illegal

Fort Distributor silos in Winnipeg
Remember the controversial silos erected in Winnipeg? Both the CBC and the Winnipeg Free Press are reporting that the city's legal department has deemed the silos erected by BNSF in Winnipeg contravene city bylaws.

Fort Distributors is apparently "getting notice". I am not a lawyer, nor do I play one on TV, so I have no idea whether they are in the right or not. Neither article mentions what bylaw(s) were allegedly violated.

As I said before, I don't see them as being a huge eyesore but they should have been painted, at least.


Unknown said...

After reading some of the comments by Free Press; railway land/right of ways.. etc etc....should be interesting to see how this all plays out.

Are railways exempt from obeying city by laws if it is railway property ?? But what if they lease it out to 3rd party?

Sounds like this "silo" argument could be tied up in litigation for years.

GP9Rm4108 said...

Too many NIMBY's. They need to go crawl back into their closets.