Grain leaves Churchill for first time in four years

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — The first grain vessel in four years left the northern Manitoba port of Churchill over the weekend, according to social media posts from port owners Arctic Gateway Group. “Happy to report the successful completion and departure of the first grain vessel of the season from Churchill,” Arctic Gateway said on Twitter and Facebook. […] Read more

Rail service to Churchill set to resume as line reopens

Reading Time: 2 minutes CNS Canada – After being shut down for 18 months, rail service to Churchill, Man. officially reopened on Nov. 1. The northern Manitoba community and deep water port on Hudson’s Bay lost its only land link to the rest of Canada in May 2017 when flooding and washouts severed the line. Omnitrax, which had owned […] Read more

Ottawa budgets $117 million to reconnect Churchill

Reading Time: 3 minutes The federal government’s latest commitment to restore and maintain rail service from the eastern Prairies up to Hudson Bay will involve $117 million over the next 10 years. Ottawa’s pledge follows the Aug. 31 announcement of a deal for a private/public partnership group to buy the Hudson Bay Railway line, which has been closed since […] Read more

AGT sees ‘further port access’ in Hudson Bay deal

Reading Time: 3 minutes The grain industry player in a deal to restore and restart the Hudson Bay Railway and Port of Churchill has factored the port’s access to Arctic tidewater into its business plan. Regina-based pulse processor AGT Food and Ingredients is one of the members of the Arctic Gateway Group, which on Friday confirmed a deal to […] Read more

Transport agency orders Hudson Bay Railway to start repairs

Reading Time: 4 minutes The Canadian Transportation Agency has ordered the current owners of the Hudson Bay Railway to get repair work underway by July 3 at the latest. The CTA — the quasi-judicial tribunal and regulator for the Canadian transport sector — on Wednesday granted a request filed by an unnamed representative of Manitoba’s provincial opposition New Democrats […] Read more


Deal in principle announced for Churchill railway, port

Reading Time: 3 minutes The federal government has announced an “agreement in principle” which will see a new partnership fix up northern Manitoba’s washed-out Hudson Bay Railway and take over the mothballed Port of Churchill. Details of the agreement were slim at best in the government’s announcement Wednesday, except to say the buying group slated to take over the […] Read more


Ottawa threatens suit for Hudson Bay rail line repairs

Reading Time: 2 minutes The federal government says the owner of the Hudson Bay Railway has 30 days to get the washed-out line repaired and running or will face a lawsuit for breach of contract. Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr, the MP for the Manitoba riding of Winnipeg South Centre, said in a statement Friday that U.S. rail operator […] Read more


Feds step in to restore rail service to Churchill

Reading Time: 3 minutes CNS Canada — The federal government says it’s prepared to restore rail service to Hudson Bay at Churchill, Man. The Hudson Bay Railway, running from The Pas to Churchill, was closed in the spring of 2017 after flooding damaged multiple sections of the route to the northern Manitoba community. U.S. rail operator OmniTrax, the line’s […] Read more

Washouts shut Hudson Bay Railway for shipping season

Reading Time: 3 minutes Flooding and rail bed washouts on sections of northern Manitoba’s Hudson Bay Railway have led the line’s owner to suspend its operations indefinitely. The closure of the portion of the line running from Amery, Man., about 50 km northeast of Gillam, north to Hudson Bay at Churchill, all but ensures no Prairie grain, other than […] Read more