Media Advisory - Announcement on improvements to rail line and passenger services to Keewatin Railway Company

    OTTAWA, June 5 /CNW Telbec/ - Media representatives are invited to attend
an event announcing federal funding to the Keewatin Railway Company for
capital improvements to the passenger rail service between The Pas and
Pukatawagan in northern Manitoba. Keewatin Railway is a passenger and freight
rail company owned and operated by three First Nations communities.
    Senator Terry Stratton will be joined at the event by: Chief Arlen Dumas,
Mathias Colomb Cree Nation; Chief Duke Beardy of the Tataskweyak Cree Nation
and Philip Morris, Councillor of the War Lake First Nation.

    Date:        Friday, June 5, 2009
    Time:        1 p.m.(CDT local time)
    Location:    VIA Rail Station
                 380 Hazelwood Avenue
                 The Pas, Manitoba

For further information:

For further information: Chris Hilton, Office of the Secretary of State
(Transport), Rob Merrifield, Ottawa, (613) 991-0700; Amber Wonko, Public
Affairs Branch, Communications Services Manitoba, (204) 984-0602

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