Churchill, Manitoba residents reeling from rail closure after unprecedented flooding

June 14, 2017

Joe Stover worked at the Port of Churchill for a decade. Since the port’s abrupt closure in mid-2016, however, he said he’s found odd jobs to keep him going.

But the cost of living in Churchill, Man. has only got a “whole lot worse” since May 23, he explained, when OmniTrax Canada suspended all use of its Hudson Bay Railway rail tracks to the town after catastrophic flooding damaged at least five bridges and washed away 19 sections of trackbed.

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Op-Ed: Rail service suspended to Churchill in northern Manitoba

By Ken Hanly, Digital Journal; June 13, 2017

Churchill – The northern Manitoba town of Churchill has lost its only rail service into the town as OmniTrax the Denver-based company that owns the rail line into the community from the south announced that the rail bed was washed away in 19 locations.

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