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Omnitrax Ordered to Repair Rail Line

The Canadian federal transportation regulator ruled last week that Omnitrax Canada is responsible for long-overdue repairs to the Hudson Bay Rail line linking Churchill with the south. The order mandates the tracks restored to usable condition, as quickly as possible....

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Polar Bears on the Rocks

Summer is here and polar bears appear on the rocks and tundra of Churchill's Arctic landscape seemingly out of nowhere. If you keep a keen eye the chances are great that you will see polar bears in the north country!...

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Churchill Weekly Photos – Signs of Summer

There is no better time than summertime in Churchill. The sights around the tundra and out on the Churchill River and Hudson Bay take up days and days of exploring. There's never enough time to discover all the treasures of the summer season. Here are some images to...

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Churchill News

Gypsy’s Bakery Destroyed in Fire

The iconic Churchill deli and restaurant that was the most popular gathering place in Churchill was destroyed in an early morning fire early this morning.. The building, described as a total loss by Churchill mayor Mike Spence, caught fire just after midnight. Fire...

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China Firm Enters Ring to Buy Port

Just when you thought the Port of Churchill and accompanying Hudson Bay Line were in a negotiated sale...again...another potential suitor has arisen to acquire the assets and begin shipping from the port. Executives from Herun Group Co. Ltd., a Chinese company with...

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Great White Bear Mini Monster Build

  Great White Bear and Anything Custom has done it again. They created this mini monster ATV, "Sherpa", with a top speed of  28mph on land and 3.8mph in the water. The Walkoski crew is testing it out as they drive to Churchill. They left Gillam late last night and we...

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Conservation

 

Canadian Government Will Protect Caribou Herd

  The Canadian government will be implementing a protection plan for the threatened boreal or woodland caribou herd in the north. The decision comes three months after the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPWS) filed a judicial review application in Federal...

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Churchill Sea Walls Murals Top Choices

Churchill received a makeover recently and the murals that now adorn some formerly vacant walls are nothing less than breathtaking. Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans is the official sponsor and organizer for these magnificent art works. The foundation seeks to convey...

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Seed Vault Needs Repairs After Leaks

Norway will make critical improvements to the Global Seed Vault located on Svalbard Island in the  Arctic. Melting permafrost in an unusual Arctic summer caused water to enter the front section of the vault. No stored seeds were damaged though safeguards will be taken...

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From the Field

 

Churchill Family Trip—Amazing End-of-Season Action

This exceptional post my Natural Habitat Adventures guide Brad Josephs is a story of perseverance and making the best of a situation out of one's control. An experience can take on a life of its own if the effort is put in!   This last polar bear season proved to be...

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Polar Bear Season from Churchill

The 2017 exciting polar bear season is moving along with some of the most incredible wildlife in recent years being seen daily. While the fox population, all varieties, is burgeoning, there have been some rare sightings of large caribou herds and even a...

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Churchill November Wildlife Paradise

This is the time when the polar bear season is a double-edged sword in that the polar bear numbers are building and so is the ice that could allow them to disperse overnight. However, this time is also one to rejoice in with the uncanny wildlife around the tundra. Nt...

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