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Come on Down: ‘Price Is Right’ Contestant Wins Winter Trip to Winnipeg, Churchill

Come on Down: ‘Price Is Right’ Contestant Wins Winter Trip to Winnipeg, Churchill

By The Canadian Press

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WINNIPEG – Who wants to visit Winnipeg in the dead of winter?

“Come on Down!”

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Churchill Welcomes First Passenger Train in 16 Months

Churchill Welcomes First Passenger Train in 16 Months

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The first passenger train to visit Churchill, Manitoba in 16 months arrived in the community on Tuesday, December 4, 2018. (TOWN OF CHURCHILL)

The first passenger train to arrive in Churchill in 16 months rolled into the northern Manitoba community on Tuesday.

The VIA Rail train departed Winnipeg last weekend and was welcomed just a few short weeks after the first freight train returned in November.

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Child Porn Charges Laid in Northern Manitoba

Child Porn Charges Laid in Northern Manitoba

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(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Two people are facing charges related to child pornography after two separate investigations in northern Manitoba.

A 21-year-old man from Churchill was sentenced on October 23 following an investigation into child pornography being uploaded to KIK, a social media app, in January 2017.

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‘We Are Free:’ Churchill Celebrates Return of Train Service with Prime Minister

‘We Are Free:’ Churchill Celebrates Return of Train Service with Prime Minister

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

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Patricia Kandiurin burns an OmniTrax banner at a street party celebrating the opening of the repaired railway in Churchill, Manitoba Thursday, November 1, 2018. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited Churchill today to announce the opening of the railway and the Port of Churchill. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

CHURCHILL, Man. – Residents of Churchill crowded around a bonfire during a street party to celebrate the return of rail service and a visit by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to the northern Manitoba town.

Patricia Kandiurin held a banner with the label of the rail line’s former owner, Denver-based Omnitrax, over the fire, slowly letting the flames destroy the white and black symbol as a nearby crowd cheered.

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Manitoba Makes Lonely Planet’s Best Travel Destinations for 2019

Manitoba Makes Lonely Planet’s Best Travel Destinations for 2019

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A polar bear shakes the snow off himself after a swim in Wapusk National Park on the shore of Hudson Bay near Churchill, Man., on November 6, 2007. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
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A beluga whale surfaces for air as whale watchers head out in kayaks on the Churchill River in Churchill, Manitoba, Wednesday, July 4, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba’s heart is beating a little faster after hearing our province lauded by Lonely Planet.

The travel media company has singled out Manitoba on its annual list of the best travel destinations, where we placed No. 8 in the Top Regions category.

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Up Close and Personal with Churchill’s Whimsical Beluga Whales

Up Close and Personal with Churchill’s Whimsical Beluga Whales

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

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A beluga whale surfaces for air as whale watchers head out in kayaks on the Churchill River in Churchill, Manitoba, Wednesday, July 4, 2018. All it takes is a quick paddle from the western shore of the Hudson Bay and the smiling, curious face of a beluga whale peeks out of the water to greet kayakers floating by. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

CHURCHILL, Man. – All it takes is a quick paddle from the western shore of Hudson Bay and the smiling, curious face of a beluga whale peeks out of the water to greet kayakers floating by.

The northern Manitoba community of Churchill is known as the polar bear capital of the world, but the largest population of beluga whales also calls its Hudson Bay coastline home.

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‘This is Historic:’ Deal Reached on Broken Rail Line to Churchill in Manitoba

‘This is Historic:’ Deal Reached on Broken Rail Line to Churchill in Manitoba

By The Canadian Press

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An aerial view of the rail line and Via Rail station is shown in Churchill, Manitoba, Wednesday, July 4, 2018. A deal has been reached to sell and repair a broken rail line that is the only land link for the northern Manitoba town of Churchill. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

CHURCHILL, Man. – A deal has been reached to sell and repair a broken rail line that is the only land link for the northern Manitoba town of Churchill.

The community on Hudson Bay has been isolated since spring flooding in 2017 damaged the line and forced fuel and food to be flown in at skyrocketing costs.

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Company Pulls Out of Running to Takeover Northern Manitoba Rail Line

Company Pulls Out of Running to Takeover Northern Manitoba Rail Line

By The Canadian Press

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Aerial view of the port of Churchill, Manitoba Friday, Oct. 5, 2007. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – A company that announced a surprise bid earlier this month to revive a troubled rail line in northern Manitoba has pulled out.

iChurchill accuses the federal government of not taking its bid seriously and of focusing on a competing bid that includes many of the communities in the region.

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