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By The Canadian Press
WINNIPEG — The federal government is putting up $117 million to restore rail service to the town of Churchill in northern Manitoba.
The rail line is the only land link to the subarctic town of 900 people, and was washed out by heavy flooding in the spring of 2017.
Since then, goods and people have had to be flown in and prices for groceries and fuel have skyrocketed.
A consortium of northern communities reached a deal recently to take over the rail line and port from Denver-based Omnitrax.