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“What I’ve come to realize is that Hudson Bay Railway is a utility. It is a service to the North and it provides that service to many First Nations communities.”  – Merv Tweed, OmniTrax

First Nations leaders proving adept at train transition

First Nations ownership and utility-like business model will be key ingredients of a successful transition

OmniTrax might be pulling out of northern Manitoba, but that doesn’t mean the railway is doomed. Merv Tweed, OmniTrax Canada’s president, told the Hudson Bay Route Associations’ Mar. 23 annual meeting in Yorkton a consortium of First Nations communities is poised to take over the Hudson Bay Railway. Facing tough questions from the crowd about