One of the most notable features of the Municipality of Oliver Paipoonge is the variety of lifestyles which are accommodated within its borders. Those looking to purchase property can consider numerous options within the municipal area. Families seeking small-town living and friendly neighbours close by can look to the hamlets of Kakabeka Falls, Rosslyn Village and Murillo. Some may prefer planned community living on a 27-hole championship golf course, and be interested in the King George’s Park Estates. Others may seek privacy and large tracts of land, generally found between the municipality’s hamlets. Residential properties are available in a range of lot sizes, population densities and proximity to Thunder Bay and are all taxed at a significantly lower rate than those found in the City and most other regional municipalities.
Trans Canada Highway 11-17, Highway 102 and Highway 61 run through the Municipality. These main routes make travel within the Municipality fast and simple and provide quick access to the City of Thunder Bay. This makes day-to-day living easy, as groceries are available within 15 minutes’ drive of most homes and children can be bussed or driven to school in minutes. As well, community activities and faith services are within easy distance and emergency services can be provided quickly. Post offices are found within the three major hamlets. A hardware store operates near Rosslyn and offers everything from paint to plumbing supplies to snowmobiles. Hair salons, restaurants, dentists, veterinarians and chiropractors offer services within the municipality. Grocery stores operate in the major hamlets and many residents find it attractive to purchase meat and produce from neighbouring farmers.
Eleven churches serve area residents within the municipal boundaries and offer Lutheran, Catholic, United, Baptist, Anglican and Baha’i services. A larger number are located in nearby Thunder Bay.
Health care for most Oliver Paipoonge residents is served from Thunder Bay, where a state-of-the-art hospital, medical specialists, family medical practitioners, walk-in clinics and health units offer emergency and non-emergent care. Ambulance services are provided by Superior North EMS which has bases in Thunder Bay and neighbouring Conmee.
Fire Services are provided by a number of volunteer teams located in the hamlets of Murillo, Kakabeka Falls, Rosslyn, Stanley, Slate River and Intola. Police services are contracted out to the Thunder Bay Police, who provide emergency police response and regular patrols throughout the Municipality.
Oliver Paipoonge is home to a number of service clubs; others are within easy travel in Thunder Bay. Within the municipality a Girl Guide and a Boy Scout troop operate as does an active branch of the Royal Canadian Legion. Groups like the Oliver Agricultural Society and various Women’s Auxiliary units organize special events regularly. In addition, a collection of cooperative residences and organizations provides support services for seniors; among them are the Rural 60+ Centre and the Royal Canadian Legion’s senior residences.