Also known as Highway H2O, the shipping lane facilitates other products such

as soybeans, iron ore, petroleum, stone and even coal — from both Canada

and the US.

"It's the busy time of the season for shipping grain as well as potash and

other Western Canadian commodities," Chris Heikkinen, the Port of Thunder Bay's

chief executive officer, told the CBC. "So every day that the strike continues

has an impact here in Thunder Bay."

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