The Municipality of Red Lake was formed on July 1, 1998, when the former Unorganized Territory of Madsen, the Township of Red Lake, and the Township of Golden amalgamated as a result of provincial consolidation requirements.
The population of the Municipality is approaching 5000 and is spread throughout the communities of Red Lake, Madsen, Balmertown, Starratt-Olson, Cochenour and McKenzie Island. The Municipality is located in the upper northwest corner of Ontario in the heart of Canada. Residents enjoy the area’s natural beauty, with pristine lakes, rivers, streams, forests and clear blue skies.
The Municipality of Red Lake is a thriving, prosperous and progressive area that supports major economic sectors such as mining, forestry, tourism, retail, and service businesses.