Chamber in the News
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Please Note:   Our office is closed for June and July.   Emails will be checked occasionally.  The office will re-open in August.  Enjoy your summer!

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Roy Osmond with Colleen Arnold, General Meeting May 24, 2022

Regional Coordinator for Metis Employment and Training with the Manitoba Metis Federation The Pas Roy Osmond spoke on services available at their Flin Flon sub office.  He noted they have programs dealing with job opportunities, training, student employment and career counseling emphasizing a job opportunities subsidy and targeted wage subsidy.           

  “We want to be a partner, we want to help you get them trained so we always say the job opportunities subsidy is to get someone with multiple barriers the skills they need so they can move on after six months and hopefully find a job elsewhere.  The targeted wage subsidy is a little more restricted.  Our contribution would be higher but we would expect the employer to commit to hiring the person at the end of the program.”            

Osmond adds he also expects to have about 33 summer students working in this area.

              For information on the many jobs related and other support programs available contact the Manitoba Metis Federation sub office on Main Street and they will refer you to the appropriate person.

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President Colleen Arnold with David Chartrand, President of Mb. Metis Federation

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At the opening of their Flin Flon sub office Saturday President David Chartrand reported the Manitoba Metis Federation is really active in the province. He stated they have invested in a lot of successful projects noting they’re building hotels, building apartment blocks, pharmacies, clinics and like Ronald McDonald House they’re asking if they come to the city it’s so expensive to stay at a hotel so they already bought the land by Notre Dame by the hospital so they’ll be building a 12 or 18 family facility there for when families come in they have a place to stay.  He said they started a fur company so he put a million dollars into a separate account and it’ll be buying fur starting this year and onward noting they believe in the industry of fur and particularly the cultural connection with their history.

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Brian Lin - guest speaker - General Meeting April 26, 2021

 

Brian Lin spoke to the membership about the activities and focus of the Economic Development committees which includes Flin Flon, Creighton, & Denare Beach.  Among other points, Brian let us know that he believes strongly that the strength of our region will continue to be natural resource driven.  He also informed us that with funding from the provincial government & the Mb. Mineral Development Fund, they have been developing an “Investment Attraction Tool Kit”.  Two key areas of improvement are needed:  residential development and retention & attraction of work force.  Brian let us know that there are a lot of exciting initiative coming up to help with these concerns.  

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Member in the Spotlight

Flin Flon Arts Council - Uptown Emporium

What Is The Uptown Emporium?   

We support artisans in northern Manitoba and Saskatchewan by providing visibility to their products

with our physical storefront and online platform.  We are proud to say that all the items for sale are hand crafted by talented makers from Northern Canada. When you make a purchase, over 70% of the money

goes back to the maker.  Our mission is to expand opportunities in the north highlighting arts and culture

small business owners and tourism sector.

You can shop the Uptown Emporium online or in person at 83 Main Street, Flin Flon.

Sophia - store manager

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Home & Living

Clothing & Accessories

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Food & Beverages

Health & Beauty

Fine Arts & Collectibles

Denare Beach
Denare Beach

is rich in heritage of the Native Canadian culture, the fur trade, exploration and prospecting. Denare Beach is hugely popular in the summer and the winter months, well known for its fishing and outdoor adventure opportunities.

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Pioneer Square
Pioneer Square

is located at the corner of Main Street and First Avenue, at the heart of Flin Flon’s central business district. Named in honour of the early residents who came to Flin Flon to work in the copper mine and smelter, and who stayed to build the settlement into today’s City.

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Family Fishing Derby
Family Fishing Derby

held on Phantom Lake during Creighton's "Bust the Winter Blues" festival is just one of the many different fishing derbies held annually in our district.

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Sunsets
Sunsets

Beautiful Sunrises & Stunning Sunsets! We have all the sky fun here!

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Flin Flon
Flin Flon

is know as "the city built on rock". Surrounded by the bedrock of the Canadian Shield, the boreal forest and scenic lake county, Flin Flon is a northern hub for commerce, tourism and outdoor activities.

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Creighton
Creighton

is a town with a strong historical past and a promising future. Creighton residents and visitors enjoy beautiful sunrises, sunsets, northern lights, and picturesque lakes. In the winter, Creighton is popular for its snow-mobile and cross-country ski trails. The town of Creighton is immediately adjacent to Flin Flon with the Manitoba/Saskatchewan border separating the towns.

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Flinty
Flinty

The statue of Josiah Flintabbatey Flonatin, which stands at the Tourist Park and Campground at the entrance to the City of Flin Flon, was designed by the lake Al Capp, a renowned cartoonist, and creator of the comic strip 'Lil Abner.

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Northern Lights
Northern Lights

Manitoba is home to some of the most magnificent displays of the aurora borealis on earth. These northern lights draw travelers from around the world to witness the celestial display.

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Office Update

Our office remains closed to the public.  Please contact Michelle @ 306-688-0838 if you have any business updates, events, etc. that you would like to share with the membership.

Phone or Text:   306-688-0838

Email:  flinflondistrictchamber@gmail.com