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
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.
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