Canadian feds ready to deliver on lawsuit ultimatum over stalled Churchill, Manitoba rail repairs

By Josh K. Elliott,; November 13, 2017

The federal government is preparing to sue U.S.-based Omnitrax over the company’s refusal to pay for much-needed repairs to the only rail line supporting Churchill, Man.

Transport Canada says Omnitrax has failed to meet a 30-day ultimatum to begin repairs on the crucial Hudson Bay Railway line, which serves as the only land route for delivering fuel and supplies to Churchill. The remote community has been without rail service since flooding destroyed its only land link on May 23, sparking fears of a propane shortage through the winter.

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