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The Arctic Gateway Group is receiving up to 147.6 Million Dollars to Support a Rail Line.

Up to 60 million dollars is coming from the federal government on top of its existing support and up to 73.8 million from the province over two years to support operations and upgrades to the Hudson Bay Railway owned and operated by the Group.  Federal Minister of Northern Affairs Dan Vandal explains the importance of the rail line from The Pas to Churchill…..

 

“It is critical to connect people of northern Manitoba, it is the only affordable year round all weather mode of transportation available to passengers and freight to access the numerous northern Manitoba Bayline communities.  The railway is essential to supply chains, to local food security and is essential for small businesses and tourism operators because it brings people to Churchill from all around the world.”

             

Churchill Mayor and Chair of the Arctic Gateway Group which is a partnership between 41 First Nation and Bayline communities Mike Spence stated this advances their vision to restore a true Arctic gateway and northern trade corridor through Canada’s only rail connected deep sea Arctic port.

 

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