Train Arrives in Churchill after Weeks of Limited Food

Posted by on Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Churchill's welcome sign

After three weeks without a train delivering goods to the remote town, the train finally arrived on Monday afternoon and the Northern Store extended its hours to accommodate any community members.

Before the train arrived, there was no bread or vegetables for sale and meat products were scarce.

Churchill was forced to declare a state of emergency.

An airplane is expected to make another delivery on Wednesday and there could be another train shipment on Friday.

Churchill is a town on Hudson Bay in the far north of Manitoba.

Churchill has a subarctic climate with long very cold winters. Churchill's winters are colder than a location at a latitude of 58 degrees north should warrant, given its coastal location. The shallow Hudson Bay freezes, eliminating any maritime moderation.

The Team

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