West Interlake (Municipality)

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MMF Status: Active

Métis Local #: 56

Number of Métis Citizens: Approximately 500

Population (2021 Census): Ashern (designated place) - 616 West Interlake (Municipality) - 2,228

Community Government/Council: West Interlake

Languages Spoken: English, Saulteaux, Tagalog

Available Care

Closest Access Hospital with Emergent or Urgent Care: Ashern (Lakeshore General Hospital)

Closest Pharmacy: Ashern

Services available at the closest accesible nursing station/health centre/hospital/clinic that serves Métis people:
Lakeshore General Hospital (Ashern): Acute Care, Dental Clinic, Diagnostic Imaging and Lab Services, Hemodialysis Program, Emergency / Out Patient ServicesEMS / Ambulance, Palliative Care Services, Rehab Services, Spiritual Care, Dietician

Nearest access for being weighed: Lakeshore General Hospital (Ashern)

Cancer Navigation Line:
Interlake Eastern Toll free: 1-855-557-2273 Fax: 1-204-785-9242

Nearest Radiation Therapy Centre:

Nearest Community Cancer Program:


closest accessible bloodwork:
Lakeshore General Hospital (Ashern)

follow-up and primary care:
Make an appointment with Doctor. However, doctors are very transient here.

closest access to cancer related drugs:
None available here, patients must travel to Winnipeg

closest acess to central line cleaning and inspection:
Lakeshore General Hospital (Ashern)

medical transportation:
Lakeshore Handivan service

closest access to palliative care:
Lakeshore General Hospital has palliative care

closest access to homecare:
Home Care is available here in Ashern

closest personal care and independent living facilities:
Ashern Personal Care Home

closest physiotherapy access:
C.T Physiotherapy in town

community care resources:
Ashern has an arena

closest accessible mental health supports:
There is the Ashern Support Centre for drop-ins, a local who does councelling and phone help lines

closest access to medical supplies:
There is a place in town (Ashern)

closest access to groceries:
There are two here in Ashern

transportation routes from the community to winnipeg:
Ashern is a 2 hour drive from Winnipeg

transportation routes from the community to the closest cancer program in the community:
Winnipeg is the closest Cancer Care program

risk of transportation loss:
Highway closures in winter, and Number 6 highway is very busy