Rail Shipments of Oil to Churchill Topic of Town Hall

Wilderness CommitteeA town hall discussion tonight will outline a campaign to stop rail shipments of crude oil to the northern Manitoba port of Churchill.

The Wilderness Committee is hosting the meeting with a series of town halls to follow in Thompson (October 15) and Churchill (October 18).

Organizers say the meeting will provide concerned Manitobans with an opportunity to participate in a critical discussion about plans from Omnitrax Inc. to ship millions of barrels of crude oil by rail to Churchill.

“The Wilderness Committee continues to advocate against this proposal because of the potential impact of derailments and spills on the region’s fragile wilderness and wildlife, as well as the climate impacts associated with increasing shipments of fossil fuels,” the group said in a release.

Tonight’s town hall will be held from 7-9 p.m. in Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall (3rd floor of Centennial Hall) at the University of Winnipeg.


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