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Plan underway to supply Churchill with ice road as rail remains knocked out – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 20, 2017 15:23 WINNIPEG _ Plans are underway to supply Churchill, Man., with an ice road as the rail link that normally provides a lifeline to the community remains out of commission. Mark Kohaykewych, president of Polar Industries, said Friday the company has partnered with the Fox Lake Cree Nation and Churchill-based Remote Area Services to […]

by pmnationtalk on October 20, 20173 Views

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Manitoba chiefs sue province for $888M – Winnipeg Free Press

Suit alleges First Nations shut out of casino deal The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs and Sand Hills Casino Resort are suing the Manitoba government and Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries, claiming they broke a promise to share the province’s gaming wealth with First Nations. The 41-page statement of claim filed in Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench […]

by ahnationtalk on October 20, 20173 Views

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Province Receives Look North Report And Action Plan for Manitoba’s Northern Economy

October 20, 2017 Many Opportunities for Growth, Economic Development in the North: Pedersen THOMPSON—Following extensive input from communities across northern Manitoba, the Look North Economic Task Force presented its report and action plan to government to help advance economic growth and prosperity in the region, Growth, Enterprise and Trade Minister Blaine Pedersen announced here today. […]

by pmnationtalk on October 20, 20175 Views

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Manitoba chiefs suing government for almost $1B over denial of Winnipeg casino – CBC

Suit alleges government breached obligations to foster First Nations gaming Oct 19, 2017 The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs is suing the Government of Manitoba for almost $1 billion, alleging the decision to approve the Shark Club Gaming Centre while refusing to open a First Nations-owned casino in Winnipeg cost First Nations millions of dollars in […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 201710 Views

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Manitoba chiefs say federal lawsuit could delay repairs to Churchill rail line – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 18, 2017 WINNIPEG _ The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs is urging Ottawa not to throw a plan off track that could lead to the fixing of a broken rail line that services Churchill and other northern communities. Omnitrax, the owner of the line, has released details of a plan to temporarily fix […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 20176 Views

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Eight stories in the news for today, Oct. 18 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 18, 2017 4:15 Eight stories in the news for Wednesday, Oct. 18 B.C. AMMONIA LEAK LEAVES THREE DEAD Three people are dead after a possible ammonia leak at an arena in Fernie, B.C. Tuesday night that also forced an evacuation of homes, businesses and a retirement home in the immediate area. WorkSafeBC said based […]

by pmnationtalk on October 18, 20178 Views

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Seven stories in the news for today, Oct. 17 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 17, 2017 Seven stories in the news for Tuesday, Oct. 17 ___ BOMBARDIER PARTNERS WITH AIRBUS ON CSERIES JETS Airbus Group is buying a majority stake in Bombardier’s CSeries program and will assemble the plane in the U.S. to avoid import duties. The partnership comes weeks after the U.S. announced 300 per […]

by ahnationtalk on October 17, 201711 Views

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OmniTRAX Responds to Latest Government of Canada Actions re: the Hudson Bay Railway

WINNIPEG, Oct. 13, 2017  – OmniTRAX Canada today provided the following response to recent actions taken by Transport Canada with respect to the ongoing negotiations regarding the repair and future ownership of the Hudson Bay Railway (HBR): Merv Tweed, President of OmniTRAX Canada, said, “Culminating in the threat of legal action from Transport Canada today, it […]

by pmnationtalk on October 16, 201710 Views

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Ship brings propane to Churchill, will leave with stranded Via Rail train – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 15, 2017 CHURCHILL, Man. _ A ship has arrived in Manitoba’s northern port of Churchill, bringing fuel to heat the town through the winter and also carrying away a train that’s been stranded there since the rail line to the community washed out in the spring. Churchill mayor Mike Spence says the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 16, 20178 Views

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Statement by the Honourable Jim Carr, Minister of Natural Resources, on Rail Service to Churchill, Manitoba

October 13, 2017 Winnipeg, Manitoba Natural Resources Canada The Honourable Jim Carr, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, today issued the following statement regarding actions taken against OmniTRAX Inc., the status of the Hudson Bay Rail line and continued federal support to Churchill, Manitoba: “The Government of Canada recognizes the importance of the rail line to […]

by pmnationtalk on October 16, 20179 Views

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