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CP Rail has found itself at the centre of a firestorm after angry farmers in Manitoba and Saskatchewan received letters telling them they would have to pay to upgrade private rail crossings or face having them shut down.
The crossings are often a farmer’s only way to get from one field to another.
Keystone Agricultural Producers has been working to resolve the issue for the past 10 days, KAP president Bill Campbell said Saturday.
KAP’s transportation committee held a virtual ZOOM meeting with CP Rail on Friday to discuss its plans.
Farmers and other landowners who have private crossings along the Bredenbury Subdivision rail line, which runs from Minnedosa to Bredenbury, Sask., received letters from CP that were sent out March 26.
This article first appeared on www.brandonsun.com
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