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Only Land Link to Churchill May Be Sold and Revived: Rail Company

Only Land Link to Churchill May Be Sold and Revived: Rail Company

By The Canadian Press

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The company that owns the broken rail line to Churchill, Manitoba says negotiations to sell the line and restore it are back on. The closed rail line and port in Churchill, Mba., is seen on Monday, July 2, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

CHURCHILL, Man. – The company that owns a broken rail line to Churchill in northern Manitoba says talks to sell the line and restore it are back on.

Hudson Bay Railway says negotiations with a consortium of northern communities resumed on Monday — almost one week after talks broke down.

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Hopes Dashed as Talks Break Down Over Churchill Rail Sale

Hopes Dashed as Talks Break Down Over Churchill Rail Sale

By The Canadian Press

Port of Churchill
Hudson Bay Railway says after months of negotiations to transfer ownership of their broken rail line to a consortium of northern communities, talks have now fallen apart. A “no trespassing” sign at the closed Port of Churchill, Mba., is seen on Monday, July 2, 2018. The closure of the port and the rail line has resulted in a propane shortage and economic hardship for the Northern community. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

CHURCHILL, Man. – Residents of Churchill are devastated after learning efforts to restore rail service to the northern Manitoba town have fallen apart.

Hudson Bay Railway said talks broke down on Tuesday after months of negotiation to transfer ownership of the crippled rail line — the community’s sole land link — to a consortium of northern communities.

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‘That Can’t Come Soon Enough:’ Churchill Hopes Propane Crisis Sparks Railway Repair

‘That Can’t Come Soon Enough:’ Churchill Hopes Propane Crisis Sparks Railway Repair

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

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Churchill Mayor Mike Spence is photographed at the rail line outside the closed Port of Churchill, Mba., on Monday, July 2, 2018. The closure of the port and the rail line has resulted in a propane shortage and economic hardship for the Northern community. Churchill is critically low on propane — a fuel that is used to heat many buildings. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

CHURCHILL, Man. – People in Churchill wrapped up in scarves and mittens as they walked down the streets of the northern Manitoba community over the weekend, but despite the weather many homes maintained the chill inside.

Churchill is critically low on propane — a fuel that is used to heat many buildings.

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Company Appeals Churchill Rail Ruling in Year-Long Attempt to Restore Service

Company Appeals Churchill Rail Ruling in Year-Long Attempt to Restore Service

By The Canadian Press

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Aerial view of the port of Churchill, Manitoba Friday, Oct. 5, 2007. The company that owns the broken rail line to Churchill, Manitoba says it is appealing a federal regulatory ruling that requires it to repair the track. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – The company that owns a broken rail line into Churchill, Man., says it is appealing a federal regulatory ruling that requires it to repair the track.

Hudson Bay Railway Co. was ordered last week by the Canadian Transportation Agency to immediately begin repairs to the track, which is the only land link to the subarctic community of 900 people.

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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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RCMP Seize Drugs, Cash from Churchill Home; Woman Charged

RCMP Seize Drugs, Cash from Churchill Home; Woman Charged

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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.

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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.

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Repairs Planned for Churchill Town Centre Complex

Repairs Planned for Churchill Town Centre Complex

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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.

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Christmas Arrives Early to Churchill with Hamper, Gifts Delivery

Christmas Arrives Early to Churchill with Hamper, Gifts Delivery

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Christmas hampers are delivered to Churchill, Manitoba on Sunday, December 17, 2017. (MMF)
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The Manitoba Metis Federation sorts hampers in Churchill on Sunday. (MMF)

Christmas came early over the weekend to some less fortunate residents living in Churchill.

The northern Manitoba community received 100 hampers and nearly 200 gifts at the hands of the Manitoba Metis Federation.

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RAW:almond Touring Manitoba with Three Pop-Ups

RAW:almond Touring Manitoba with Three Pop-Ups

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RAW:almond’s winter pop-up restaurant is visiting Gimli, Winnipeg and Churchill this season. (STATIONPOINT PHOTOGRAPHIC)

The high-in-demand wintry pop-up restaurant Manitobans have come to love is branching out to three separate locations this season.

RAW:almond is extending its table to include Gimli, Winnipeg and Churchill as it marks its sixth year.

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