TIMELINE | Two decades of turmoil at the Port of Churchill

It was supposed to be a link to the world, but now the Port of Churchill stands as a reminder of just how isolated the community is in danger of becoming.
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: