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Federal government issues ultimatum over broken rail line to Churchill

Federal government issues ultimatum over broken rail line to Churchill
From CTV - October 13, 2017

WINNIPEG - The federal government is threatening to sue the owner of a broken rail line that has left people in the northern Manitoba town of Churchill without a land connection to the outside world.

The government says Denver-based Omnitrax has 30 days to fix the Hudson Bay Railway to Churchill or face a lawsuit.

The government says Omnitrax, which bought the rail line from Ottawa in 1997, has a legal obligation to fix and maintain the line.

The rail link was severely damaged by flooding last spring and Omnitrax has said it cannot afford an estimated $43 million in repairs.

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