Flin Flon

What is Flin Flon known for?


lead character

with the development of several mines adding to its industrial base, although its population has been in decline. With a scenic setting and a number of nearby lakes, Flin Flon has also become a moderately popular tourist destination. thumb left 175px The town is named after the fictional character Josiah Flintabbatey Flonatin (Image:Flinty Statue 2.jpg) Origin of the name The town's name is taken from the lead character in a paperback novel, ''The Sunless City'' by J. E. Preston Muddock. Josiah Flintabbatey Flonatin piloted a submarine through a bottomless lake where he passed into a strange underground world through a hole lined with gold. A copy of the book was allegedly found and read by prospector Tom Creighton (Thomas Creighton). When Tom Creighton discovered a high-grade exposure of copper, he thought of the book and called it Flin Flon's mine, and the town that developed around the mine adopted the name. Flin Flon shares with Tarzana, California (Tarzana, Los Angeles), the distinction of being named after a character in a science fiction novel. The character of "Flinty", as he is locally known, is of such importance to the identity of the city that the local Chamber of Commerce commissioned the minting of a $3.00 coin which was considered legal tender amongst locally participating retailers during the year following its issue. A statue representing Flinty was designed by cartoonist Al Capp and is one of the points of interest of the city. In 1978, the National Film Board of Canada produced the short documentary ''Canada Vignettes: Flin Flon'' about the origin of the city's name. wikipedia:Flin Flon, Manitoba


people published

. In-flight reading on Calm Air. *''Cottage North Magazine'' - local interest, local stories, and local people - published by the Reminder newspaper January, March, May, July, September, and November. ;Books *''Tales From a Town With a Funny Name'' - by Doug Evans. ;Radio *CFAR (CFAR (AM)) 590 (AM), 102.9 (FM) *CBWF-FM (CBW (AM)) 90.9, (CBC Radio One) *CKSB-4-FM (CKSB (AM)) 99.9, (Première Chaîne) *CIFF-FM 101.1, (NCI (Native Communications)) ;Television *CKYF-TV (CKY-DT) channel 13 (CTV (CTV Television Network), analogue repeater of CKY-DT Winnipeg) *Shaw Communications operates a community programming channel; CATV Channel 11: Shaw TV Television in Flin Flon began in June 1962 with the opening of CBC Television station CBWBT channel 10. The station broadcast kine (Kinescope) recordings, sent to the transmitter from CBWT (CBWT-DT) Winnipeg. On March 1, 1969, the province-wide microwave system replaced the kine recordings originating at CBWT, giving citizens of Flin Flon access to live television. wikipedia:Flin Flon, Manitoba


performances including

performances, including those produced by the local theatre troupe "Ham Sandwich". In 2010, the Northern Visual Arts Centre (or NorVA) was established as a studio and gallery space for local visual artists. NorVA frequently hosts workshops, concerts and other community arts-based events. Every two years, the Flin Flon Community Choir, directed by Crystal Kolt, performs a musical production for the community. In 2013, the Flin Flon


home game

and kids' activities) offered to community members and visitors. Sports thumb left Retired jerseys that include some NHL greats (File:Flin Flon Bombers 3.JPG) thumb right Flin Flon Bombers home game at the Whitney Forum (File:Flin Flon Bombers 1.JPG) Flin Flon is the home of the Flin Flon Bombers of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League and the birthplace of NHL (National Hockey League) great and Hall of Fame (Hockey Hall of Fame) member Bobby Clarke. As captain of the team, he led the Philadelphia Flyers to NHL Championships in the 1970s, and was also a star on Team Canada 1972 in the Summit Series. Other NHLers hailing from Flin Flon include Ken Baird, Ken Baumgartner, Matt Davidson (Matt Davidson (hockey)), Kim Davis, Dean Evason, Al Hamilton, Ted Hampson (who was the second player to ever receive the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy), Gerry Hart, Ron Hutchinson (Ron Hutchinson (ice hockey)), George Konik, Ray Maluta, Tom Gilmore (Tom Gilmore (ice hockey)), Dunc McCallum, Eric Nesterenko, Mel Pearson (Mel Pearson (ice hockey b. 1938)), Reid Simpson, David Struch and Ernie Wakely. Media ;Newspapers & Magazines *''The Reminder (The Reminder (Flin Flon))'' - Monday, Wednesday and Friday - Flin Flon's only newspaper. *''Northroots Magazine'' - a bi-monthly glossy, regional publication, '''northroots.ca''' published February, April, June, August, October and December. In-flight reading on Calm Air. *''Cottage North Magazine'' - local interest, local stories, and local people - published by the Reminder newspaper January, March, May, July, September, and November. ;Books *''Tales From a Town With a Funny Name'' - by Doug Evans. ;Radio *CFAR (CFAR (AM)) 590 (AM), 102.9 (FM) *CBWF-FM (CBW (AM)) 90.9, (CBC Radio One) *CKSB-4-FM (CKSB (AM)) 99.9, (Première Chaîne) *CIFF-FM 101.1, (NCI (Native Communications)) ;Television *CKYF-TV (CKY-DT) channel 13 (CTV (CTV Television Network), analogue repeater of CKY-DT Winnipeg) *Shaw Communications operates a community programming channel; CATV Channel 11: Shaw TV Television in Flin Flon began in June 1962 with the opening of CBC Television station CBWBT channel 10. The station broadcast kine (Kinescope) recordings, sent to the transmitter from CBWT (CBWT-DT) Winnipeg. On March 1, 1969, the province-wide microwave system replaced the kine recordings originating at CBWT, giving citizens of Flin Flon access to live television. wikipedia:Flin Flon, Manitoba


short documentary

. In 1978, the National Film Board of Canada produced the short documentary ''Canada Vignettes: Flin Flon'' about the origin of the city's name. Geography thumb left Flin Flon in the fall (File:Flin Flon in the Fall.JPG) File:2009-0520-WhitneyLake-FlinFlon.JPG thumb


service number

-op grocery store, located on South Main Street. Main employers thumb 250px Prior to the smelter being closed, seen here with its 251 m chimney, pollution used to be a big concern as indicated in yellow, which were seeded by the aerosols from the copper smelter. (File:Flin Flon mining.jpg) class "wikitable" + '''Flin Flon Manitoba Five Largest Employers''' !Company !Service !Number of Employees - Hudson Bay Mining & Smelting Mining 1,440 - Flin Flon


free events

Community Choir presented Chicago: The Musical, to great acclaim. Past performances have included Beauty and the Beast, Fiddler on the Roof, and Bombertown, among many others. Culture Days, a national festival celebrating arts and culture, is a popular event in Flin Flon. Culture Days is held on the last weekend of September each year. In 2013, Flin Flon ranked seventh in the country for the number of free events (including concerts, workshops, artist talks


century rich

kilometers southwest of Creighton. In addition, though not legally exempted, Creighton and neighbouring Denare Beach informally observe Daylight saving time in spite of a provincial prohibition on the official use of it (Time in Saskatchewan), thus keeping in sync with the community that is its primary public service resource. Flin Flon's radio and TV outlets are available in Creighton. In the early 20th century, rich gold, copper, and zinc deposits were discovered nearby in what


current member

) Flin Flon is in the southwest corner of the Manitoba provincial electoral district of the same name (Flin Flon (electoral district)), and is the only urban centre within the district. The current Member of the Legislative Assembly is NDP (New Democratic Party of Manitoba) Clarence Pettersen, who was elected in the 2011 election (Manitoba general election, 2011). The Saskatchewan portion of Flin Flon is in the electoral district of Cumberland (Cumberland (Saskatchewan provincial electoral district)). It is represented by Doyle Vermette of the NDP (Saskatchewan New Democratic Party). Federal wikipedia:Flin Flon, Manitoba


community arts

Although processing of any sulfide material (in this case zinc) usually emits large amounts of sulfur dioxide, the HBM&S plant uses a zinc pressure leaching process which greatly reduces emissions. 'Little change since Flin Flon's closure', ''Thompson Citizen'' November 24, 2010 Marijuana production Flin Flon gained international notoriety in 2002 when the Government of Canada awarded a four-year contract to a Saskatoon-based company for the production of medicinal marijuana. Prairie Plant Systems, based in Saskatoon, used an inactive underground copper zinc drift (drift mining) owned by the Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting Company to produce approximately 400 kilograms of medicinal marijuana annually. The entire operation was situated several hundred metres under Flin Flon for security and climate control reasons. Since the original stock of marijuana seeds were obtained from Royal Canadian Mounted Police drug raids, there was some lack of consistency in the early crops of medicinal marijuana. After selective use of seeds from the first crop, subsequent generations have shown to have a more consistent quality. In 2009, Prairie Plant Systems discontinued operation at the mine due to the ending of their lease and the uncertainty regarding the pending closure of the Trout Lake mine. Globe and Mail article "Flin FLon's Pot Mine Goes Up in Smoke", July 22, 2009, retrieved July 22, 2009 Culture Arts Flin Flon has an active local arts & culture scene. The Flin Flon Arts Council has been instrumental in building the local arts scene of late, and has also brought high-quality performers, such as the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, into the community for special events. The R.H. Channing Auditorium in the Flin Flon Community Hall often hosts concerts and theatrical performances, including those produced by the local theatre troupe "Ham Sandwich". In 2010, the Northern Visual Arts Centre (or NorVA) was established as a studio and gallery space for local visual artists. NorVA frequently hosts workshops, concerts and other community arts-based events. Every two years, the Flin Flon Community Choir, directed by Crystal Kolt, performs a musical production for the community. In 2013, the Flin Flon Community Choir presented Chicago: The Musical, to great acclaim. Past performances have included Beauty and the Beast, Fiddler on the Roof, and Bombertown, among many others. Culture Days, a national festival celebrating arts and culture, is a popular event in Flin Flon. Culture Days is held on the last weekend of September each year. In 2013, Flin Flon ranked seventh in the country for the number of free events (including concerts, workshops, artist talks and kids' activities) offered to community members and visitors. Sports thumb left Retired jerseys that include some NHL greats (File:Flin Flon Bombers 3.JPG) thumb right Flin Flon Bombers home game at the Whitney Forum (File:Flin Flon Bombers 1.JPG) Flin Flon is the home of the Flin Flon Bombers of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League and the birthplace of NHL (National Hockey League) great and Hall of Fame (Hockey Hall of Fame) member Bobby Clarke. As captain of the team, he led the Philadelphia Flyers to NHL Championships in the 1970s, and was also a star on Team Canada 1972 in the Summit Series. Other NHLers hailing from Flin Flon include Ken Baird, Ken Baumgartner, Matt Davidson (Matt Davidson (hockey)), Kim Davis, Dean Evason, Al Hamilton, Ted Hampson (who was the second player to ever receive the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy), Gerry Hart, Ron Hutchinson (Ron Hutchinson (ice hockey)), George Konik, Ray Maluta, Tom Gilmore (Tom Gilmore (ice hockey)), Dunc McCallum, Eric Nesterenko, Mel Pearson (Mel Pearson (ice hockey b. 1938)), Reid Simpson, David Struch and Ernie Wakely. Media ;Newspapers & Magazines *''The Reminder (The Reminder (Flin Flon))'' - Monday, Wednesday and Friday - Flin Flon's only newspaper. *''Northroots Magazine'' - a bi-monthly glossy, regional

Flin Flon

'''Flin Flon''' (pop. 5,592 in 2011 census; 5,363 in Manitoba and 229 in Saskatchewan) is a Canadian (Canada) mining city, located on the border of Manitoba and Saskatchewan, with the majority of the city located within Manitoba.

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