Housing in Hornepayne is not only abundant, but economically viable. Combine this with our low cost of living and our healthy wage rates and you have a recipe for success.
The Family Medicine Clinic operates out of the Hornepayne Community Hospital. We currently have one full-time physician who is supported by a competent team of medical personnel. Hornepayne Community Hospital is a host hospital for medical students and residents from the Northern Ontario School of Medicine – actively trying to keep physicians in the north. Our lab and imaging (x-ray and ultrasound) departments are state of the art and the hospital offers 24 hour emergency care. There are 8 Acute Care beds and 12 Long Term Care beds. The Long Term Care facility services those from the surrounding area. Our small size ensures that personalized care at the hospital is a given. Air ambulance service is readily available and frequently used.
In addition, the community is also serviced by two registered massage therapists, a pharmacy, the Porcupine Health Unit, the Children’s Aid Society, Algoma Family Services, Community Living Algoma, Home Care, Meals on Wheels, and also has access to Integrated Services for Northern Children and North Algoma Counselling Service. Hornepayne falls under the protection of the Ontario Provincial Police, a volunteer Fire Department and Algoma EMS (ambulance) service.
There are two financial institutions in Hornepayne, one grocery store, a post office, an LCBO, two convenience stores, two gift shops, two gas stations, 2 service stations, a hardware store, three restaurants (one fine dining), and one hotel. Cellular, satellite, cable and internet services are all available.
There is a weekly local newspaper and the Chronicle Journal from Thunder Bay is delivered daily. Canada Post and various courier services keep us connected to outside sources on a daily basis.
Hornepayne has an active chapter of the Masonic Lodge. The Hornepayne First Nation serves the native population of the community and the Club Phenix celebrates French culture. The Royal Canadian Legion, Br. 194 is very active, as is the Ladies’ Legion Auxiliary and the Hospital Auxiliary.
There are four churches in Hornepayne – Calvary Gospel Church, Grace United Church, Holy Name of Jesus Parish, and St. Luke’s Anglican Church, the last two of which are serviced by out of town clergy. Women’s groups are active for all but one. Volunteers run the Sunday Schools and a Youth Group.
There is an annual Trade & Craft show run by the Hornepayne Economic Development Corporation, showcasing the talents and wares of locals and those from surrounding communities. Each winter there is also a Winterfest Celebration where various groups host winter themed events, i.e. moonlight walk, sliding, community bonfire.