Calm Air adds new flights linking Baker Lake and Winnipeg

New weekly service starts Feb. 15, includes stop in Churchill, Man.

People from Baker Lake travelling south for medical treatment could see reduced travel time when Calm Air starts offering weekly flights to Winnipeg via Churchill, Man. next month, says Mayor Richard Aksawnee. The flights, which start Feb. 15, mean that Baker Lake and Churchill residents will now get one more flight each week. They’ll be...

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