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Ottawa to Offset Higher Gas Prices After Churchill Lost Its Rail Link

Ottawa to Offset Higher Gas Prices After Churchill Lost Its Rail Link

By The Canadian Press

Churchill Flooding
A portion of the Hudson Bay Railway to Churchill, Man., is shown in this 2017 handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-OmniTrax)

CHURCHILL, Man. – The federal government says it will help residents of Churchill, Man., offset the higher prices for gasoline they’ve been paying since the northern Manitoba community lost its rail link.

Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr announced Friday that $132,870 from the Churchill and Region Economic Development Fund will allow a fuel supplier to restore prices to where they were when the rail line was washed out last year.

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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.

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Christmas Arrives Early to Churchill with Hamper, Gifts Delivery

Christmas Arrives Early to Churchill with Hamper, Gifts Delivery

Churchill Hampers
Christmas hampers are delivered to Churchill, Manitoba on Sunday, December 17, 2017. (MMF)
Churchill Hampers
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

RAW:almond
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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Ottawa Files Lawsuit in Dispute Over Broken Northern Manitoba Rail Line

Ottawa Files Lawsuit in Dispute Over Broken Northern Manitoba Rail Line

By The Canadian Press

Port of Churchill
Aerial view of the port of Churchill, Manitoba Friday, Oct. 5, 2007. The owners of a port and broken rail line in northern Manitoba are filing a complaint against the federal government under the North American Free Trade Agreement. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

OTTAWA – Ottawa filed a lawsuit against the owners of a broken rail line in northern Manitoba on Tuesday, hours after the company said it would file a complaint against the federal government under the North American Free Trade Agreement.

The legal salvos are the latest in a battle over the damaged track that is the only land link to Churchill, a town of 900 on the western coast of Hudson Bay.

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Mural Artists in Churchill Channel Creativity in Spite of Rail Closure

Mural Artists in Churchill Channel Creativity in Spite of Rail Closure

Kal Barteski - Sea Walls
Winnipeg artist Kal Barteski in Churchill, Manitoba for Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans. Since its inception in 2014, the Sea Walls program has created nearly 300 murals in over 12 countries with 200+ artists from 25 different nationalities. (HANDOUT)

Celebrated Winnipeg artist Kal Barteski has assembled a team in Churchill, Manitoba to turn 16 blank canvases into large-scale public murals.

Barteski is the Churchill curator of Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans, which has invited artists from around the world to the northern Manitoba community for the 10-day experience in polar bear country.

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