Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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National Audio 9:15 PM ET

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NAT171 - (Churchill-Rail-Line) WINNIPEG. x-09s. An agreement in principle has been reached to restore rail service to Churchill and revive the northern Manitoba community's port. The federal government and a consortium of northern communities called One North are among the partners in the project to take over the rail line, which have been out of service since severe flooding last spring. Christian Sinclair, co-chairman of One North, says details of the agreement still have to be finalized. ("..at that time.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: The rail line's current owner, Denver-based Omnitrax, has said it cannot afford the tens of millions of dollars in repairs and has been in discussions for months to sell the assets. The rail line is the only land link to Churchill, a town known for its polar bears. …

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