Sask. farmers hope to see Churchill port, rail line revived

Norm Hall takes his crop off his land in Wynyard, Sask. Hall says many farmers in northeast Saskatchewan are hoping to see the Port of Churchill and the railway leading to it revived. (APAS)

By Guy Quennville, CBC News, August 3, 2017 

Producers say the port offers them a cheaper alternative to more distant terminals in Canada

Residents of the remote northern Manitoba town of Churchill aren’t the only people who want to see the railway leading to the community repaired and back in operation.

As many as 500 northern Saskatchewan farmers used the railway and the Port of Churchill “on a somewhat regular basis” to export everything from fava beans to wheat and barley before the port was closed down more than a year ago, said Norm Hall, the vice-president of the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan.

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