The District

Red Lake/Ear Falls Area at a Glance


Economic Indicators

Population:

4,107

Labour Force:

2,725

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Economic Base

Timber, Gold, Base Metals, Aggregate, Hydro-Electric Generation, Granite, Tourism, Service Industry

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Geographic Data

Land Area:

Ear Falls: 400 km2

Red Lake: 681 km2

Location:

Lat: 50' 42"N

Long: 93' 42"W

Annual Sunshine:

1950 to 2000 hrs.

Daily Temp:

+18.3C Summer

-14.7C Winter

Annual Precipitation:

661 mm

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Urban Infrastructure

Natural Gas:

Union Gas

Hydro:

Ontario Power Gen

Communications:

Bell Canada

Industrial Parks:

3

Sewer/Water:

Municipal

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Services

Clinics:

2 (Ear Falls and Red Lake)

Hospital:

(1) 18 bed Red Lake

Long Term Care:

(1) 32 Bed Red Lake

Doctors:

7 active & 2 associates

Dentists:

2

Chiropractor:

1

Libraries:

3

Fire Department:

5 Stations

Ambulance:

2 Stations

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Educational Facilities

Daycare:

4

Public Schools:

4

Catholic/Christian:

3

High Schools:

1

Special Needs:

2

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Other Government Services

Ministry of Natural Resources

Ministry of Northern Development and Mines

Ontario Provincial Police (2 stations)

Ministry of Community and Social Services

Firefly (Child and Family Services)

Employment Resource Centre

Community Care Access

Chukuni Communities Development Corp.

Northwestern Health Unit

Ministry of Probation and Parole

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Social, Culture & Sports

Arenas:

2 (indoor skating)

Golf Courses:

(1) 9-hole Ear Falls

(1) 18-hole Red Lake

Curling Rinks:

5 sheets Red Lake

 

Ski Areas:

24 km XC trail Ear Falls

50 km XC trail Red Lake

Squash Courts:

2 regulation-size

Public Pools:

1 indoor Red Lake

Recreation Parks:

6 (5 with beaches)

8 ballfields

Tennis Courts:

3

Museums:

3

Churches / Org:

18

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Communications

Newspaper:

The Northern Sun News

Radio:

CBC, CBQ, CKY, CKDR

Internet:

3 Providers (56K)

Television:

Cable, Satellite

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Transportation

Highways:

Hwy 105 to Trans Canada

Airports:

150x5000 Paved Red Lake

100x4000 Paved Ear Falls

Customs:

no

Services:

Taxi, Trucking, Courier, Charters, Rentals

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Major Industries

Goldcorp Inc.

Gold Mine

Ontario Power Gen

Power

Esker Logging

Harvesting, Sawmill

Boart Longyear

Diamond Drilling

Wellaire Concepts

Forestry

Lakewood Industries

Wood Pellet Plant

Saskosky Logging

Forest Harvesting

Eacom

Sawmill

 Hydro One

 Power

Barrens Northern Transportation

Forest Harvesting

Draco Logging

Forest Harvesting

Dynatec Corp

Mining

Abitibi Consolidated

Forest Harvesting

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Service Industry

Tourist Resorts:

100+

Hotels/Motels:

Restaurants:

11

Grocery Stores:

4

Convenience Stores:

6

Furniture Outlets:

2

Hardware/Lumber:

3

Clothing:

3

Banks:

3

Post Offices:

3 (2 sub-offices)

Marinas:

4

Sporting Goods:

2

Gas/Auto:

6

Mechanical Supply:

 4

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