Freight services back between Churchill and Thompson, Manitoba

By Aidan Geary, CBC News;

After a year and a half of waiting, Churchill, Man., is expecting a freight shipment to arrive by the end of the week.

Churchill Mayor Mike Spence confirmed freight service is operational from Thompson, Man., to Churchill, about 1,000 kilometres north of Winnipeg. The service has been suspended since severe flooding washed out portions of the Hudson Bay Railway in May 2017, severing the town’s only land-link and sending cost of living in the area soaring.

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