Manitoba: Railway ‘back on track,’ poised for northern gain, say advocates

By Eric Westhaver, Flin Flon Reminder; August 26, 2019

Hope, change and making money – that was the general feeling of this year’s Hudson Bay Route Association (HBRA) annual meeting, held earlier this month in Flin Flon.

It was the first time in nearly 60 years the group, organized to advocate for the use of the Hudson Bay Railway and the Port of Churchill, had held their annual meeting in Flin Flon. The HBRA, flush with optimism after the railway’s purchase and reopening last year and the first grain shipment to Churchill earlier this summer, showed their positivity in the event’s name – “Back on Track.” Speakers and organizers preached a gospel of northern and regional economic gain that could come from extensive use of the railway and shipping facilities.

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