A federal government decision to allow the sale of the railway that serves the Port of Churchill and then a later decision to eliminate the Canadian Wheat Board’s marketing monopoly are blamed for the sad state of the rail line.  |  File photo

Omnitrax not solely to blame

For more than 100 years, the Port of Churchill on Hudson Bay was the gateway to northern Manitoba and communities in Nunavut. Served by 820 kilometres of railway line from The Pas, Man., it shipped western grain to European markets until the port was stranded, then closed and the hundreds of remote northern communities along […] Read more