It’s finally over.
Following over a year and a half of back and forth, the Town of Churchill has announced that the Hudson Bay Rail Line, Port of Churchill and Churchill Marine Tank Farm are no longer owned by OmniTrax.
Michael Spence, the Mayor of Churchill, confirmed that the assets are now owned by a consortium of northern communities, along with Fairfax and AGT.
The Federal Government, who Spence lauded as crucial in a deal being reached, have said that repairs will begin immediately with a goal to have them completed by winter.
Ottawa also said that they are extremely happy that the deal includes local First Nations ownership.