Churchill faces a Now or Never momentSome of the people who call Churchill home. Clockwise from top left: Dave Daley, Erin Greene, Brian Ladoon, Molly Meeko and family. What would you do if your community's lifeline to the rest of the world was almost cut off? You may know Churchill, Manitoba as the polar bear capital of the world. But for the hundreds of people who live here, it's home. And their future has never been so uncertain. The port is closed. The rail line is washed out.