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The Thompson Local News


The Manitoba Chambers of Commerce recently polled its members with regards to the ongoing situation with Omnitrax and the rail line connecting Churchill to the rest of the province.

 

Over half of the respondents said the rail should be fixed by both the federal and provincial governments, while a quarter said that the rail line and port should be bought by a new private investor.

 

A little over 15% said that Omnitrax should be held responsible for fixing the damaged line.

 

Last week, Manitoba Chambers of Commerce President Chuck Davidson met with business owners and local government officials in Churchill to hear first-hand the challenges facing the community.

 

The Chamber has requested a meeting with Growth Enterprise and Trade Minister Cliff Cullen to discuss the creation of a fund that could be used to offset the increased costs business owners are experiencing in affected area.

 

The community has been without the rail line for over two months.

 

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