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…

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10 Of The Most Beautiful Train Journeys In North America

By Evan Alexander, The Travel; August 3, 2019 Roaring steam engines might no longer boast the same allure of days gone…

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Manitoba/Hudson Bay Railway: High gas prices spark Churchill, Arctic Gateway clash

By Dylan Robertson, Winnipeg Free Press; July 31, 2019 OTTAWA — The Town of Churchill is accusing the new owners of…

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‘Start of a new normal’: First grain train since 2015 rolls into Churchill, Manitoba

By Dana Hatherly, CBC News; July 23, 2019 Residents in a northern Manitoba town rejoiced upon seeing the first grain…

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Supply shipments resume for Churchill, Manitoba after railway washout

By Dylan Robertson, Winnipeg Free Press; July 10, 2019 OTTAWA — Winnipeg’s surface link to Nunavut is back in service, with…

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Stretch of train ride to Churchill, Manitoba cancelled due to track defects, further delays likely

From CTV News Winnipeg; July 1, 2019 Track defects led to disruptions of passenger train service to a tourism hub…

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Off the beaten path – discovering VIA Rail Canada’s adventure routes

From Travelweek Group; June 3, 2019 Canada has so much to offer when it comes to experiencing nature and VIA…

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Saskatchewan and Manitoba: Closed railway could cut 200 miles on way to Churchill

By Jessica R. Durling, East Central Recorder; March 27, 2019 MISTATIM — The Tisdale east subdivision railway track was closed…

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‘If it gets me, it gets me’: the town where residents live alongside polar bears, and you can visit by riding VIA Rail Canada

By Kieran Mulvaney, The Guardian; February 13, 2019 Spend enough time in Churchill, and you will hear the stories. Of…

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Manitoba: City of Thompson officially becomes Missinippi Rail partner at January 21 council meeting

By Kyle Darbyson, Thompson Citizen; January 23, 2019 At the tail end of 2018, residents of Churchill celebrated the return…

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Return of train to Churchill, Manitoba raised spirits — but mayor says fuel, food costs remain high

By Bryce Hoye, Reporter, CBC News; January 18, 2019 It’s been well over a month since the first passenger trains…

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Return of rail service means freedom for Churchill, Manitoba residents to head south for shopping, family visits

By Rachel Bergen, CBC News; December 09, 2018 Earlier this week, Churchill celebrated the arrival of the first visitors travelling…

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Churchill, Manitoba residents gather to see first passenger train in 18 months pull into town

By Rachel Bergen, CBC News; December 5, 2018 After 18 months without service, Churchill, Man., residents gathered to welcome the…

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VIA Rail Canada service resumes in northern Manitoba, between Gillam and Churchill

A press release from VIA Rail Canada; November 26, 2018: MONTRÉAL, Nov. 26, 2018 /CNW/ – VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail)…

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Freight services back between Churchill and Thompson, Manitoba

By Aidan Geary, CBC News; November 19, 2018 After a year and a half of waiting, Churchill, Man., is expecting…

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Manitoba: When Churchill needed Ottawa, the town was ignored. Now, Ottawa needs Churchill

Opinion By Ken Hansen, MacLean’s; November 13, 2018 The first train in 18 months on the Hudson Bay Railway pulled…

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Churchill, Manitoba celebrates return of train service with prime minister, saying ‘We are free’

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press, The Toronto Star; November 1, 2018 CHURCHILL, MAN.—Residents of Churchill, Man. crowded around…

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Opening of rail line and federal investments to revitalize Churchill, Manitoba

A press release from the Prime Minister of Canada’s Office; November 1, 2018 CHURCHILL, MB, Nov. 1, 2018 /CNW/ – In…

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Rail Service returns to Churchill, Manitoba – Can Passenger Train Service resume between Ontario’s Sault Ste. Marie and Hearst?

From Wawa-News.com; November 1, 2018 In May of 2017, spring flooding damaged the rail line leading into Churchill, Manitoba. Omnitrax…

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‘Our hearts are just filled with joy’: 1st train in over a year arrives in Churchill, Manitoba

From CBC News; October 31, 2018 A train rolled into Churchill, Man., on Wednesday evening for the first time in…

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Hudson Bay Railway’s Churchill line washout cost VIA Rail Canada $1.7M in revenue

By Dylan Robertson, Winnipeg Free Press; October 15, 2018 OTTAWA — Via Rail estimates it lost almost $1.7 million in…

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Excitement builds in Churchill, Manitoba as 1st rail vehicles arrive in town in more than a year

By Cameron MacLean, CBC News; October 8, 2018 The first rail traffic in more than a year rolled into Churchill…

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Manitoba: ‘To us, it’s a miracle’: Churchill residents celebrate repair of railway washouts

By Austin Grabish, CBC News; October 7, 2018 Churchillians are getting ready to celebrate the completion of repairs to their…

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Manitoba: Churchill railway may be closed a second winter

By Dylan Robertson, Winnipeg Free Press; October 4, 2018 OTTAWA — The new owners of the railway to Churchill warned…

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Canada: Ottawa budgets $117 million to reconnect Churchill, Manitoba

By Glacier Farm Media; Manitoba Co-Operator; September 15, 2018 The federal government’s latest commitment to restore and maintain rail service…

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