Though the community of Red Lake is less than a century old, people have lived in the area for hundreds of years. Early inhabitants were the Cree and Sioux Nations but approximately 300 years ago the Ojibway people became the dominant culture.
Nowadays the population of Red Lake is approaching 5,000 and is spread throughout the towns of Red Lake, Madsen, Starratt-Olsen, Balmertown, Cochenour and McKenzie Island. The municipality is strategically located in the upper northwest corner of Ontario, where residents enjoy the natural beauty of the area’s pristine lakes, rivers, streams, forests and clear blue skies.
Small-town life in Red Lake offers residents minimal commutes, ample housing, excellent education, low crime rates and an abundance of recreational and cultural facilities. The municipal government of Red Lake is committed to developing a sustainable community that provides high quality opportunities in all areas.
The Red Lake Margaret Cochenour Memorial Hospital is a newer 18-bed facility and is served by the Red Lake/Ear Falls Ambulance Service. Offering 24/7 emergency services, the hospital is equipped to meet basic health care needs. Patients with more complex medical needs travel to larger centres for specialized care and some secondary services are available through local health providers or visiting specialists. The Red Lake Medical Clinic for example offers non-emergency care, usually with minimal waiting time.
The Municipality of Red Lake website www.red-lake.com provides more information about living in Red Lake and its health care, local infrastructure and municipal services.
Visit www.myredlake.com to find all the information you will need when considering making Red Lake your new home.