Railway Closure In Churchill Still Causing Major Economic Issues

Posted by Randy Kerr on September 26, 2017

If only there was someone who had proposed a solution to this huge problem...

 

Railway Closure In Churchill Still Causing Major Economic Issues

With the closure of the railway to Churchill, we are told communities in northern Manitoba are forced to shop outside the province which is costing double and resulting in millions of dollars in loss of revenue for Manitoba.

Mike Reimer owner of Churchill wild, based out of Iles Des Chenes, says for their company it has been a real struggle getting groceries and essential opperating goods up to their lodges in northern Manitoba. He notes their shipping costs are up probably around 150% but says they have no choice but to operate because guests are booked one to two years in advance. 

Reimer notes the closure of the port and railway have dramatically impacted the cost of living for families living in Churchill. 

Read more about this tragic situation here.


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