Tag Archives: Churchill

Crews Working Daily to Repair Broken Rail Line to Churchill in Northern Manitoba

Crews Working Daily to Repair Broken Rail Line to Churchill in Northern Manitoba

By The Canadian Press

Via Rail - Churchill
An aerial view of the rail line and Via station is shown in Churchill, Man., on July 4, 2018. A partnership taking over a railway in northern Manitoba says work is underway to repair its damaged tracks. Murad Al-Katib of Arctic Gateway Group says repairs began last week on the line between Gillam and Churchill. He says crews are working each day but it’s not known when repairs will be complete. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

CHURCHILL, Man. – The partnership taking over a railway that runs to Churchill in northern Manitoba says work is underway to repair tracks that have been washed out for more than a year.

Murad Al-Katib of Arctic Gateway Group says repairs began last week on the line between Gillam and Churchill.

Continue Reading

Advertisements

Ottawa to Provide Long-Term Support for Churchill Rail Line, Port: New Owner

Ottawa to Provide Long-Term Support for Churchill Rail Line, Port: New Owner

By The Canadian Press

Port of Churchill
The closed rail line and Port of Churchill in Churchill, Man., Tuesday, July 3, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

CHURCHILL, Man. – A partnership taking over a port and broken railway in northern Manitoba says it hopes it’s the start of a new era of jobs and economic growth in the Churchill region.

First Nations and municipalities that are part of the deal will be first in line for jobs and contracts.

Continue Reading

Churchill Residents Hopeful Railway Deal Will Revitalize Their Shuttered Port

Churchill Residents Hopeful Railway Deal Will Revitalize Their Shuttered Port

By The Canadian Press

VIA Rail Churchill
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. – News of a deal to sell and repair a Manitoba town’s broken rail line means more than just a return to reasonably priced groceries and easier access for visitors to the polar bear capital of Canada.

It has brought hope that Churchill, the once-bustling port on Hudson Bay, will soon be busy again.

Continue Reading

Sports Highlights

‘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

Churchill Rail Line - Via
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.

Continue Reading

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

Port of Churchill
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.

Continue Reading

RCMP Seize Drugs, Cash from Churchill Home; Woman Charged

RCMP Seize Drugs, Cash from Churchill Home; Woman Charged

Churchill - Seized Money Drugs
Cash and drugs seized from a home in Churchill, Manitoba on May 5, 2018. (RCMP HANDOUT)

RCMP in Churchill, Manitoba arrested a woman last weekend and charged her with numerous drug offences.

Officers executed a search warrant on May 5 at a home on Radisson Street, where they found 37 grams of cocaine, 10 grams of marijuana, a large sum of Canadian currency and various drug paraphernalia.

Continue Reading

Future Polar Bears International House in Churchill Lands $1M Donation

Future Polar Bears International House in Churchill Lands $1M Donation

By Sarah Klein

Erica and Dani Reiss- 2018 Polar Bear Gala
Erica and Dani Reiss, dedicated polar bear conservationists, kicked off the Polar Bears International House Campaign with a $1 million donation at PBI’s Polar Bear Affair Gala in Toronto on February 27, 2018. (STEVE BLACKBURN / YYZEVENTS)

A $1 million donation from the CEO of Canada Goose is going towards the construction of the Polar Bears International House in Churchill, Manitoba.

Dani Reiss announced the donation Tuesday night during a gala in Toronto raising funds for Polar Bears International’s conservation efforts.

Continue Reading

Repairs Planned for Churchill Town Centre Complex

Repairs Planned for Churchill Town Centre Complex

Churchill Town Centre Complex
Churchill Town Centre Complex (GOOGLE STREET VIEW)

The Churchill Town Centre Complex is receiving major repairs funded by the Manitoba government.

The 225,000-square-foot facility is home to a number of services and amenities in the northern community, including a school, hospital, personal care home, arena, theatre, bowling alley, curling rink, child-care centre, gymnasium, radio station, industrial arts centre, library, playground, pool and fitness centre.

Continue Reading

logo