Binscarth/Ste. Madeline/Birtle

Binscarth is an unincorporated urban community in the Municipality of Russell – Binscarth. It is located approximately 167 km northwest of Brandon, 16 km south from Russell, and 16 km east of the Saskatchewan border.

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MMF Status: Active

Métis Local #: 92

Population (2021 Census): Binscarth (designated place) - 420 Birtle (designated place) - 625

Community Government/Council: Municipal Government

Languages Spoken: English

Available Care

Closest Access Hospital with Emergent or Urgent Care: Russell/Hamiota

Closest Pharmacy: Russell MB and Birtle MB

Services available at the closest accesible nursing station/health centre/hospital/clinic that serves Métis people:
Russell: Palliative Care, Rehabilitation Services, Diagnostic Services, Emergency Services, Home Care Services, Mental Health Services, Primary Care, Cancer Care Services // Birtle: Palliative Care, Diagnostic Services, Emergency Services, Home Care, Elderly Persons Housing, Primary Care, Mental Health Services

Nearest access for being weighed: Russel Health Centre

Cancer Navigation Line:
Prairie Mountain Toll free: 1-855-346-3710 Fax: 1-204-578-2835

Nearest Radiation Therapy Centre:

Nearest Community Cancer Program:


closest accessible bloodwork:
Russell Health Centre by appointment

follow-up and primary care:
In clinic or phone call appointment, Telehealth

closest access to cancer related drugs:
Some people go to Saskatchewan

closest acess to central line cleaning and inspection:
Russell Community Cancer Care program

medical transportation:
Handivan and ambulance

closest access to palliative care:
Palliative care in Birtle and Russell

closest access to homecare:
Home care in Birtle and Russell

closest personal care and independent living facilities:
Personal care homes in Russell and Birtle

closest physiotherapy access:
Through Prairie Mountain Health

community care resources:
Binscarth drop-in centre, adult day program

closest accessible mental health supports:
Community mental health services-Prairie Mountain Health, Russell

closest access to medical supplies:
Brandon or purchase at pharmacy

closest access to groceries:

transportation routes from the community to winnipeg:
This community is about a 3.5 hour drive from Winnipeg

transportation routes from the community to the closest cancer program in the community:
There is a Cancer program in Russell and Brandon

risk of transportation loss:
Snow storms could delay travel if roads are blocked