Hey thank you for tabling my edits, I am brand new to Wikipedia and greatly appreciate the upgrade of what I posted!! I only have to add another 2000 words for my history project on Louis Riel on to Wikipedia, do you have any topics by chance i should improve, or new ones that i could right about by chance? Theflashsaunders (talk) 20:54, 2 December 2013 (UTC)
Thank you very much for the recognition. The Louis Riel article itself is fairly mature; there's not to much left to add to it. But there are related articles that could be created or added to, such as details on Middleton's expedition, or details on the three columns he launched, from Qu'Appelle, Swift Current, and Calgary.
Is it really defunct? I can't find a source for that. --Ysangkok (talk) 02:05, 14 February 2016 (UTC)
Yes, the line was sold back to CN ten years ago, and Mackenzie Northern stopped operations at that time. The contemporary news releases might not be online anymore, but it should not be difficult to verify that the former Mackenzie Northern line is now owned and operated by CN. Indefatigable (talk) 20:20, 14 February 2016 (UTC)
The article doesn't mention whether it is about a company or a piece of track. For example, Frankfurt–Mannheim high-speed railway is no separate company. So would you say that the article out Mackenzie Northern should be in past tense or not? CN is still driving trains on these tracks, I presume? --Ysangkok (talk) 00:49, 15 February 2016 (UTC)
Yes, the line is still in operation, and Mackenzie Northern (the company) is defunct. The railway line, however, existed for about 30 years before the Mackenzie Northern company was created and purchased the lines from CN. In this case, I don't think it is natural to consider the physical line to Hay River as "the Mackenzie Northern Railway", as that company ran it only for a relatively short period of its history. If we need a name for this stretch of track, I feel "Great Slave Lake Railway" would be best, as that is the name it was built under. So Mackenzie Northern should be past tense. Indefatigable (talk) 05:15, 15 February 2016 (UTC)
DYK for Commander-in-Chief Unit Commendation