Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids is a town on the northwestern shore of Lake Winnipeg where the Saskatchewan River enters the lake. The community is across the river from the Misipawistik Cree Nation. It is approximately 250 km from The Pas.

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MMF Status: Active

Métis Local #: 31

Number of Métis Citizens: Approximately 20-40

Population (2021 Census): Grand Rapids (town) - 213 Grand Rapids 33 (reserve) - 947

Community Government/Council: MMF Grand Rapids Local, The Pas Region

Languages Spoken: English, Cree

Available Care

Closest Access Hospital with Emergent or Urgent Care: The Pas (2.5 hrs away)

Closest Pharmacy: Ashern (2.5 hrs)

Services available at the closest accesible nursing station/health centre/hospital/clinic that serves Métis people:
There is a nursing station on the reserve

Nearest access for being weighed: At the nursing station

Cancer Navigation Line:
Northern Toll free: 1-855-740-9322 Fax: 1-204-677-5389

Nearest Radiation Therapy Centre:

Nearest Community Cancer Program:
The Pas


closest accessible bloodwork:
At the nursing station

follow-up and primary care:
Make an appointment in The Pas

closest acess to central line cleaning and inspection:
They would have to travel to The Pas

medical transportation:
Ambulance and air ambulance available

closest access to palliative care:
Pallaitive care is available in The Pas (2.5 hrs away)

closest access to homecare:
The Pas Primary Health Centre

closest personal care and independent living facilities:
The Pas

community care resources:
Grand Rapids: arena, campground and cabins

closest accessible mental health supports:
The Pas has mental health supports

closest access to medical supplies:
The Pas and Ashern may have basic supplies in their pharmacies

closest access to groceries:
There is an grocery store here in Grand Rapids

transportation routes from the community to winnipeg:
From Grand Rapids to Winnipeg it is a 4.5 hour drive 6 hour bus ride, 6.5 hour bus to The Pas then fly-in

transportation routes from the community to the closest cancer program in the community:
3.5 hour drive from Grand Rapids to Dauphin, 4.5 hour drive to Winnipeg

risk of transportation loss:
Snow storms can cause delays which happens often in Winter