|photo courtesy of the Rocky View Weekly|
First, I will compliment former Village councillor Fred Walters who seems to be holding this project together single handedly, through all the troubles it has faced. Thank you Fred, your effort and dedication are appreciated!
It looks to me that the well-intentioned railway museum was the victim of con-artists, and fraud! By my math, the museum group is out around $155,000 or more because some folks took their money under false pretences! They'd be in a worse situation if Mammoet Canada hadn't helped them out. Everyone involved should thank Mammoet from the bottom of their hearts!
And what's this about the walls of the new foundation falling in? What kind of a builder doesn't do soil testing to make sure he's working on firm ground? This project appears to be lurching for one catastrophe to the next. Village council has attempted to contact the full executive of the museum to no avail. Village council needs to talk to them, very soon!
In my opinion the project has progressed too far to stop now, but how do we progress? Railway museums are a great tourist attraction, but how do we get this project from where it is to a functioning museum? I do not want this building (the world's largest pigeon roost) to sit up on those beams through another year!
The rest of the railway museum folks need to step up and help Fred through this mess, and soon!