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Living

Local real estate is country living at its best; large tracts of land with attractive market prices.  Residents maintain both, their own water and septic services. The area is crisscrossed with a series of municipal roads for easy access throughout the community.

The municipality provides an elementary school, a community hall, an early childhood education drop-in centre for parents and children, a well stocked library with high speed internet, as well as a municipal administrative services.

Municipal Fire protection is provided by local volunteers. The fire station consists of both, a pumper truck and tanker truck. Mutual aid support is provided by the nearby community of Hurkett.

Amenities

“Canyon Country Service”provides residents with a convenience store and includes fuel, post office, courier, liquor store, propane. Local residents have the option of travelling east to the neighbouring community of Nipigon to access their groceries, a pharmacy, hardware stores or they can travel west to the City of Thunder Bay for such amenities, including the Thunder Bay International Airport.

Child Care

The “Brass Bell” Early Years Centre offers parents and children access to daily, drop-in pre-school learning materials and activities. Child care is provided primarily by local neighbours and friends within the community.

Medical Care

Access to 24-hr emergency services is available to local residents in the nearby community of Nipigon. Nipigon District Memorial Hospital is an accreditated  37- bed facility with both acute and longterm care accommodations. Five family physicians provide non-emergent care. Specialist care is provided at the state-of-the –art Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre in Thunder Bay. A travelling health van from Norwest Community Health Centre attends the community monthly and offers the services of a nurse practitioner as well as foot care. Immunization is available as well as seniors’ workshops on issues ranging from  diabetes and medications through to arthritis care.

Emergency Services

911 calls for ambulances services are provided from the Red Rock EMS base. Residents can expect response times to be less than 20 minutes for most calls. Policing services are provided by the Ontario Provincial Police out of the Nipigon Detachment.

Municipal Fire protection is provided by local volunteers. The fire station consists of both, a pumper truck and tanker truck. Mutual aid support is provided by the nearby community of Hurkett.

Communications

Although rural in nature, both Tbaytel and Bell provide high speed internet access. Several areas within the community still depend on dial-up services, but this is expected to improve in the near future. Cellular services are provided throughout the community by Tbaytel.

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