OTTAWA — Churchill’s mayor is inviting the prime minister to visit the cut-off northern community after gas prices jumped to $2.33 a litre Thursday and further enraged town residents. Omnitrax, which owns the town’s port and rail line, later said the price hike was a mistake. Rail service to the town was shut down May 24, cutting off ground transportation in and out of Churchill, whose 900 residents must rely on costly air shipments of food and supplies.
OTTAWA — Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says he’s waiting for Ottawa to decide on the future of the Port of Churchill, before choosing whether to pay for repairs to the rail line that has cut off the northern community for eight weeks. Both the rail line and port are owned by Omnitrax, a Denver-based company that refused Tuesday to pay $20 million to $60 million to repair the rail line.
CHURCHILL, Man. - Most of the talk since rail service to Churchill in northern Manitoba was indefinitely interrupted by washouts and other track damage last month has focused on how to get goods and tourists in to the remote Hudson Bay community. Via Rail has a different problem — how to get one of its trains out. There are no roads or other rail lines to Churchill and the two locomotives and five passenger cars are sitting, silent, at the station.
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