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Polar Bear Capital of the World Debating Sale of Legalized Marijuana

Polar Bear Capital of the World Debating Sale of Legalized Marijuana

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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

WINNIPEG – The northern Manitoba town known as the polar bear capital of the world may be remote, but it’s dealing with the same issue as many of the province’s municipalities — whether cannabis should be sold in the community once recreational use is legalized in July.

Town council has called a public forum for Tuesday to allow Churchill’s 900 residents living on the shores of Hudson Bay to weigh in.

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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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Feds Announce Funding for Churchill, Man., as Rail Dispute Continues

Feds Announce Funding for Churchill, Man., as Rail Dispute Continues

By The Canadian Press

Jim Carr
Federal Minister of Natural Resources Jim Carr speaks during the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade’s annual Energy Forum, in Vancouver on November 30, 2017. Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr visited Churchill, Man. Friday to announce new economic diversificatiion funding for the town that lost rail service last spring. Without a rail line to the south, goods and people are being flown into the community at much higher cost. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

CHURCHILL, Man. – The federal government has announced millions of dollars in economic diversification and research money for a northern Manitoba town that lost its rail service this year.

Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr says the money will be used to help create jobs in Churchill, which is dealing with higher shipping costs and a drop in the vital tourism industry.

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Ottawa Says Fairfax Financial Holdings Interested in Broken Churchill Rail Line

Ottawa Says Fairfax Financial Holdings Interested in Broken Churchill Rail Line

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)

OTTAWA – The federal government says a Toronto-based holding company is interested in becoming a new partner in a possible deal for a takeover of the broken rail line that runs to Churchill in northern Manitoba.

Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr says Fairfax Financial Holdings Inc. has expressed interest in the Hudson Bay Rail line, the Port of Churchill and other associated assets.

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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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