With no deliveries in nearly three weeks, residents are desperate for groceries.
19 Mar 2017 – Just two week after an historic blizzard hit the Northern Manitoba town, yet another blizzard is blasting the area.
Churchill has been under a local state of emergency since March 10, after the area was hit with 60 cm of snow over three days.
No bread or vegetables are for sale at the local store and meat is scarce, said local resident Lana Bilenduke.
“Everyone’s in a crisis until we get our groceries in.”
The company the owns the rail line that brings supplies into Churchill has cleared the tracks and is trying to get supplies delivered as soon as possible.
Churchill Deputy Mayor Shane Hutchins said a freight train hasn’t come into town in nearly three weeks, and people are still digging out from the earlier historic blizzard.
“I’ve lived here 50 years and no, we’ve never had anything like this.”
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