The cost of food in northern Manitoba could rise due to the recent cut to rail service.
Last week, OmniTrax reduced rail service to Churchill from twice weekly to only once a week.
That means grocery providers, like North West, will now have to fly in perishable food items to meet demand.
The company says they won’t increases prices right now, but if a solution isn’t found, they estimate the price on food could increase by 13 per cent.
North West says they’re working with the province to develop solutions to lower food prices in northern communities.