The Trudeau government has revealed details of its financial support to restore service to the Port of Churchill.
The federal government is providing 74 million dollars for ownership transfer and necessary repairs, with another 43 million dollars to subsidize operations for the next 10 years.
The consortium buying the facilities from Omnitrax includes Northern Manitoba First Nations, Fairfax financial of Toronto and AGT foods of Regina.
AGT president Murad Al-Katib says Churchill is an important grain port and work is underway to restore the rail link.
He says there are about 20 wash outs and workers are trying to repair the line and restore service before winter.
The executive director of the Inland Terminal Association of Canada, Kevin Hursh is optimistic about the future of the port of Churchill with the new ownership.
But the executive director of the Western Grain Elevators Association, Wade Sobkowkich, is concerned about federal subsidies going to grain exports.
Grain has not moved through the Port of Churchill for three years.
Exports were only 184-thousand metric tonnes in 2015.
Prior to that, the long-term average had been in the half million tonne range.