Highlights/Churchill

Economy, Environment, Indigenous

Some hope at last for Arctic port of Churchill, Manitoba

Rail line to be revived. It’s a small community on the shore of Hudson Bay, currently with a population of perhaps 1,000 souls. Washed out in 2017, the town has been without rail access as the owners and government argue» 

Society

Beluga tour operators protest new government regulations

Tour operators in the northern town of Churchill, Manitoba say new government rules to protect whales could put them out of business. Regulations were announced in June 2018 obliging vessels to keep a distance from whales, porpoises and dolphins. The» 

Environment

Polar bears, climate change and growing concern

There are 19 subpopulations of polar bears spread throughout the Arctic, and while some are doing alright, others have already begun to feel the effects of climate change. Among them is the population around the western shore of Hudson Bay,» 

Society

Company faces lawsuit over remote rail line

The Canadian government is threatening to sue the owner of a broken rail line which serves the remote community of Churchill, Manitoba, reports Canadian Press. Denver-based OmniTRAX has 30 days to fix the track which was washed out by flooding» 

Economy, Environment, Indigenous, International, Politics

Canadian town stranded by weather and an American-owned railway

The Arctic town and port of Churchill  in northern Manitoba is remote. There are no roads to get there and only a single rail line running from the port, some 900 km south to the town of The Pas where» 

Society

Remote Churchill short of food after huge blizzard

Residents of the remote community of Churchill are hoping a train will finally get through heavy snow and bring them food this afternoon. Store shelves are almost empty after a major blizzard hit the area 1,000 km northeast of Winnipeg.» 

Environment

Fierce Arctic predator cuddles up to man’s best friend

A cellphone video of a giant polar bear cuddling up and patting a sled dog in northern Manitoba is rapidly turning into an Internet sensation. David De Meulles  recorded the video over the weekend in Churchill, on the western coast of» 

Environment

Camera provides close look at rare bird

Thousands of people are going on line to look at a rare white gyrfalcon who has been gazing steadily into a camera in Churchill, in the province of Manitoba. The camera was set up to capture the northern lights, which»