Saturday October 21, 2017

TIMELINE | Two decades of turmoil at the Port of Churchill

Kim Kushniryk worked for OmniTrax in Churchill for nine years before the port closed.

Kim Kushniryk worked for OmniTrax in Churchill for nine years before the port closed. (Lyzaville Sale/CBC)

It was supposed to be a link to the world, connecting a remote northern town to markets around the globe. 

But now, the Port of Churchill stands as a reminder of just how isolated the community is in danger of becoming.

A lot has happened to the port — and the people it supports — in the twenty years since it was purchased by American rail company Omnitrax. Here's a timeline charting those tumultuous two decades: