Cranberry Portage

Cranberry Portage is an unincorporated community recognized as a local urban district located in the Rural Municipality of Kelsey, Manitoba.

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MMF Status: Active

Métis Local #: 28

Number of Métis Citizens: Approximately 75

Population (2021 Census): Cranberry Portage (designated place) - 608 Kelsey (RM) - 2,181

Community Government/Council: RM of Kelsey

Role of Elders: Very limited

Languages Spoken: English, Cree, French

Available Care

Closest Access Hospital with Emergent or Urgent Care: Flin Flon General Hospital (30 min drive)

Closest Pharmacy: Flin Flon (30 min drive)

Services available at the closest accesible nursing station/health centre/hospital/clinic that serves Métis people:
Flin Flon General Hospital: Acute Care, Inpatient Services, Palliative Care, Minor Surgery, Outpatient Services, Emergency Department, Diagnostic Services (Lab, X-ray, EKG, Ultrasound), Emergency Medical Services, Ambulance Station, Home Care Services, Adult Day Program, MB Telehealth

Nearest access for being weighed: Flin Flon Clinic or Flin Flon Primary Health Centre

Cancer Navigation Line:
Northern Toll free: 1-855-740-9322 Fax: 1-204-677-5388

Nearest Radiation Therapy Centre:

Nearest Community Cancer Program:
Flin Flon


closest accessible bloodwork:
Flin Flon Clinic

follow-up and primary care:
Make an appointment with a care provider in Flin Flon or walk-in clinic in Flin Flon

closest acess to central line cleaning and inspection:
Flin Flon General Hospital or Primary Health Centre

medical transportation:
Ambulance Services in Cranberry Portage

closest access to palliative care:
Flin Flon General Hospital has palliative care

closest access to homecare:
Home Care is available at Flin Flon General Hospital. There are some homecare providers living in Cranberry Portage

closest personal care and independent living facilities:
Flin Flon Personal Care Home, Northern Lights Manor in Flin Flon

closest physiotherapy access:
Flin Flon General Hospital

community care resources:
Cranberry Portage: arena, curling club coming soon, hiking and ski trail, therapy & wellness centre

closest accessible mental health supports:
Flin Flon has mental health services, or there is telephone help lines

closest access to medical supplies:
Flin Flon

closest access to groceries:
There are two corner stores in Cranberry Portage, but main shopping would be in Flin Flon

transportation routes from the community to winnipeg:
Winnipeg is 650 kms away. Bus runs three times a week and daily air flights from the Flin Flon Airport located at Bakers Narrows

transportation routes from the community to the closest cancer program in the community:
Flin Flon offers cancer services (30 mins away)

risk of transportation loss:
Highway closures due to extreme winter weather happen one to two times a year.