Regulate elevator demolitions, says Raymore group

Governments should regulate the abandonment and demolition of prairie grain elevators similar to how they regulate rail line abandonment and removal, says the head of a community group trying to save an elevator in Raymore, Sask. Terry Fazakas says governments should require grain companies to offer mothballed elevators and other grainhandling assets for sale to […] Read more


Elevator sale rejected, demolition to proceed

A grassroots plan to save a concrete elevator from demolition in Raymore, Sask., has hit a dead end. Terry Fazakas, a local business owner, has confirmed that efforts to buy the elevator have failed. Fazakas had been in contact with officials at Cargill and Canadian National Railway and had ex-pressed an interest in buying the […] Read more


Cargill says it can’t sell grain elevator to local group

A grassroots effort to save a concrete grain elevator from the wrecking ball in Raymore, Sask., has hit a roadblock, but there is still a glimmer of hope that the building can be preserved. Officials with Cargill confirmed June 2 that the company will not be putting its Raymore elevator on the market, despite a […] Read more



Raymore elevator not for sale, demolition to proceed

A grassroots plan to save a concrete elevator from demolition in Raymore, Sask., has hit a dead end. Terry Fazakas, a local business owner, confirmed this week that efforts to buy the elevator have failed. Fazakas had been in contact with officials at Cargill and Canadian National Railway and had expressed an interest in buying […] Read more


Looming elevator demolition strikes nerve with farmers

UPDATE: Tuesday June 14, 2016 – 1455 CST – This story has been updated. View the updated version here. A grassroots effort to save a concrete grain elevator from the wrecking ball in Raymore, Sask., has hit a roadblock, but there is still a glimmer of hope that the building can be preserved. Officials with […] Read more