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City of Flin Flon Community Profile:
   
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Name of Municipality / Community Flin Flon
Elevation 980
Latest Census Population (1996) 6572
Incorporated Municipality Type City
Date Municipality Incorporated January 1, 1933
Region Northern
School Divisions Flin Flon
Longitude 101° 51' 51"
Latitude 54° 46' 5"
Land Area Sq. Km Sq.Miles
11.55 4.62

Climate

Weather Office

 Temperature (Seasonal Averages)
January (winter season) -17 1.4
April (spring season) 7 44.6
July (summer season) 24 75.2
October (autumn season) 7 44.6

Precipitation mm inches
Average rainfall per year 343 13.72
Average snowfall per year 137 5.48
Total Precipitation 480 19.2
Average number of frost free days  

Services & Utilities

Services Yes / No
Garbage Pick-up Y
Recycle Program Y
Police / RCMP Y
# of Officers 12
Fire Department Y
911 Service N
Belong to a Planning District Y
Development Plan Y
Zoning By-Law Y
Belong to a Conservation District N


Utilities Yes / No
Public Water System Y
Municipal Sewer Y
Natural Gas N
Telephone Y
Hydro Electricity Y

Communications

Services # of
Fibre Services Available 0
Cable Television ( # of stations) 2
Other Television Services (Non Cable) 3
Cellular Telephone 0
Local Internet Services Provider 1


Media # of
Daily Newspaper 3
Weekly Newspaper 1
Radio Coverage (# of stations received) 2
Local Radio Station 0
Local Television Station 0

Health Care Services

Health Care Facilities Location of Closest Facility
Hospital Flin Flon
Medical Clinic Flin Flon
Personal Care Home Flin Flon
Manitoba Health Website
Regional Health Authorities (RHA's)

Other Services Available Yes/No
Ambulance Service Y
Medical Airlift Y

Health Care Ratios per 1,000 pop. Number
Chiropractors 6.57
Dentists 2.19
Doctors, Family Medicine 1.31
Optometrists 6.57
Physiotherapists 6.57
Registered Nurses 0.07

Education

Educational Institution Location of Closest Facility
Pre-School / Nursery School Flin Flon
Elementary Flin Flon
Junior High School Flin Flon
High School Flin Flon
Public Library Flin Flon
Post-Secondary Institutions Colleges & Universities

Other Social Services Yes / No
Licensed Day Care Facilities & Services Y
Seniors Residences Y
Handi-Transit Y
Community Mental Health Y

Transportation

Facility & Services Yes / No Location of Closest Facility
Taxi Y Flin Flon
Intercity Bus Service Y Flin Flon
Local Bus Service Y Flin Flon
Handi-Transit Bus Service Y Flin Flon
Railroad Y Flin Flon
Freight Terminal / Trucking Services Y Flin Flon
Small Craft Harbours / Marinas Y Bakers Narrows


General Aviation Airports Length of Runway Location of Closest Facility
km miles
Paved 1.7 1.02 8-NMi South East of Flin Flon
Turf 1.05 .63 Channing
Float Plane Base Yes / No Location
N  


Highway Distance Travel Time (Minutes)
km miles
Distance to Winnipeg International Airport 762 457.2  
Distance to 4 lane Trans-Canada Highway      
Distance to 24 Hour U.S. Border Crossing 770 462  

Economic Base Summary

Agricultural Resources

Manitoba Agriculture and Food
Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Association
Keystone Agricultural Producers (KAP)


Major Employers

Top Five Private Sector Employers

Name Product / Service # of Employees
Hudson Bay Mining & Smelting Mining and Smelting 1,440
North of 53 Consumers Coop   75
Victoria Inn Hotel 57
MTF/Northern Freightway Ltd. Freight Trucking 37
Alexander's Auto Ranch Automotive Supplies and Service 30


Top Five Public Sector Employers

Name Sector # of Employees
Royal Canadian Legion   0
Flin Flon Friendship Center   0

Businesses, Trades, & Professional Services

Business, Trades, & Professional Services
Service Number of
Accommodations # of
Bed & Breakfasts 1
Campgrounds 3
Hotels 6
Automotive # of
Auto body repair 1
Auto dealership 2
Auto fuel sales (no mechanic-gas bar) 4
Auto rental 2
Auto/truck parts / accessories (new) 8
Auto/truck parts / accessories (used) 1
Car washes 2
Diesel sales 5
Propane gas 3
Recreational vehicle sales (boats, snowmobiles, off road vehicles, etc) 2
Service stations with mechanic(s) 2
Specialty auto parts / service (tires, muffler shop, oil / lube shop, etc) 1
Construction / Hardware # of
Asphalt suppliers 2
Brick layers, stone workers 1
Building /general contractors (full time) 9
Cabinet makers 1
Concrete / Cement suppliers 2
Electrical contractors (full time) 9
Excavators, Drillers 10
Gravel, sand suppliers 2
Heating / air conditioning sales / service 5
Landscapers, lawn service 2
Lumber / Hardware stores 2
Nurseries / Gardening supplies 3
Painters (full time) 3
Plumbing repair / contractors (full time) 2
Road construction 2
Roofers (full time) 1
Financial # of
Banks 3
Credit unions / caisse populaire 1
Food And Beverages # of
Bakeries 2
Beverage rooms, lounges, etc. 4
Coffee / Tea Rooms, Donut shops 3
Convenience stores 7
Grocery stores 4
Ice cream shop 1
Liquor stores 1
Meat shops, butchers 40
Restaurants, drive-through or drive-in 2
Restaurants, licensed 4
Restaurants, sit-down, not licensed 7
Furniture, Appliance / Home # of
Audio, video, electronics stores 1
Computer stores 2
Flooring and window coverings 1
Furniture / appliance stores 1
Interior decorators 1
Paint / wall covering stores 2
Video rental / sales stores 2
General Merchandise # of
Clothing stores, other 3
Clothing stores, women?s 1
Department stores 2
Florists / indoor plants 2
Gift shops 6
Hobby / craft shops 1
Hunting, fishing, bait stores 2
Music stores 1
Office supplies, stationery 3
Pet sales 1
Pet supplies 2
Pharmacies / drug stores 2
Photography / camera store 1
Sporting goods 3
Other Services # of
Barber shops / hair salons 3
Dry cleaners 1
Funeral services 1
Insurance agents 2
Kennels, commercial 1
Laundromats 1
Printers 1
Realtors 2
Sign makers 1
Travel agents 3
Professional Services # of
Accountants 4
Business consultants 2
Engineers / planning consultants 1
Financial planners, consultants 5
Lawyers 5
Repair Services # of
Appliance repair 4
Machine shops / welding 4
Small engine repair 4
Video, TV, Computer repair 4

Number & Values of Building Permits

Number & Value of Building Permits
Year Residential Commercial Industrial / Other Total $ value
# of Permits $ Value of Construction # of New Housing Starts # of Permits $ Value of Construction # of Permits $ Value of Construction
1998 50 1,184,455 7 0 0 4 1,570,000 2,950,955
1996 84 624,726 2 19 416,071 6 840,000 1,042,797
1995 106 1,710,556 1 18 760,582 6 594,500 3,311,138
1991 84 624,726 2 19 416,071 1 2,000 1,042,797
Total 324 4,144,463 12 56 1,592,724 17 3,006,500 8,347,687

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