Barrows is located on Provincial Trunk Highway 77 between Mafeking and the Manitoba-Saskatchewan border. The highway is the northern boundary of the Porcupine Provincial Forest.

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MMF Status: Active

Métis Local #: 26

Number of Métis Citizens: 29

Population (2021 Census): Barrows (designated place) - 83

Community Government/Council: Barrows Community Council

Role of Elders: Elders give advice and wisdom

Languages Spoken: English

Available Care

Closest Access Hospital with Emergent or Urgent Care: Hudson Bay Hospital, SK (40 miles away)

Closest Pharmacy: Hudson Bay SK (40 miles away)Swan River (70 miles)

Services available at the closest accesible nursing station/health centre/hospital/clinic that serves Métis people:
Hudson Bay Health Care Facility: 24-Hour Emergency, Outpatient Care, Inpatient Acute Care, Palliative Care, Laboratory services, Radiology services, Day Care services, Telehealth, Pre-hospital Emergency (Ambulance), Primary Health Care Team, Mental Health Services, Home Care services, Physiotherapy

Nearest access for being weighed: Hudson Bay Healh Care Facility SK

Cancer Navigation Line:
Prairie Mountain Toll free: 1-855-346-3710 Fax: 1-204-578-2834

Nearest Radiation Therapy Centre:

Nearest Community Cancer Program:
Swan River


closest accessible bloodwork:
Hudson Bay Health Care Facility (Hudson Bay, SK) or Swan River MB

follow-up and primary care:
Citizens go to their doctor and get word from the health facility they go to

closest access to cancer related drugs:
The only cancer related drugs that citizens can get are from the doctors that they have been referred to in Winnipeg or Saskatoon, SK

closest acess to central line cleaning and inspection:
At Husdson Bay Hospital in Saskatchewan

medical transportation:
Ambulance is located 20 miles away in Mafeking, MB

closest access to palliative care:
Husdon Bay and Swan River have palliative care

closest access to homecare:
Swan River can send a homecare aide to provide cooking and cleaning

closest personal care and independent living facilities:
Husdon Bay SK and Swan River MB

closest physiotherapy access:
Hudson Bay SK and Swan River MB

community care resources:
Nearest community recreation is in Swan River: swimming pool, senior community centre, recreation services

closest accessible mental health supports:
Husdson Bay Health Care Facility in Saskatchewan or Swan River

closest access to medical supplies:
From a pharmacy in Swan River

closest access to groceries:
Mafeking, MB is 20 Miles Swan River,MB is 70 Miles Hudson Bay, SK is 40 Miles

transportation routes from the community to winnipeg:
Transportation to drive to Winnipeg is 700KM from Barrows, Bus from Swan River.

transportation routes from the community to the closest cancer program in the community:
Referrals are all made to Winnipeg from Swan River, MB

risk of transportation loss:
Snow storms may affect travel in and out of the community