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Current Information


Please be advised that the R.M. of Kelsey water system is now fully operational.

May 1st, 2020

The Province of Manitoba has announced Phase 1 of restoring services with in the Province. The Rural Municipality of Kelsey sees the safety of our staff and residents as our top priority. We are currently working on a re-opening plan, however at this time our Administration Office will remain closed.  We will announce our re-opening strategy once we feel that it supports the safety of both our staff and residents.


Please see the following link for information regarding the Manitoba's Phased Approach to restoring safe services;

April 7th, 2020

Please continue staying home to stop the spread of Covid–19.  Please avoid all gatherings.

If you are in a 14 day, quarantine please stay indoors until your quarantine is finished.

If you have any symptoms and are unsure if you have Covid–19 please contact Shared Health at 1-888-315-9257 or there is an online self-assessment at

All food service business are to remain as a take out service only.


Mental Health Crisis and Non-Crisis Regional Contacts


Province-Wide Crisis Lines/Klinic Crisis Line

204-786-8686 or 1-888-322-3019

TTY 204-784-4097

Manitoba Suicide Prevention & Support Line

1-877-435-7170 (1-877-HELP170)

Kids Help Phone (national line available to Manitoba Youth)


Klinic Sexual Assault Crisis Line

204-786-8631 or 1-888-292-7565

TTY 204-784-4097

Manitoba Farm, Rural & Northern Support Services - online counselling

1-866-367-3276 (hours Mon-Fri 10 am to 9 pm)

First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line

1 855 242-3310 (Counselling available in English and French. Upon request, in Cree, Ojibway, and Inuktut)


If you have any questions or concerns please call Lori Forbes, Municipal Emergency Coordinator at 204-623-0899


March 17th, 2020

If you are not feeling well and are concerned that you may have Covid-19 symptoms please call Health Links first at 1-888-315-9257 they will assess you over the phone and further direct you to the appropriate care.

With respect for the Covid-19 situation, the R.M. of Kelsey and L.U.D. of Cranberry Portage office location doors are locked but both locations can be reached through the below contact information:

R.M. of Kelsey

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Phone: 1-204-623-7474

Fax: 1-204-623-4546

L.U.D. of Cranberry Portage

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Phone: 1-204-472-3219

Fax: 1-204-472-3115

For further information please contact: Lori Forbes, Municipal Emergency Coordinator, 204-623-0899


March 16th, 2020

In the efforts to keep you informed with the most up to date information regarding Covid – 19 please see the links provided below:


For workplaces:

For further information please contact: Lori Forbes, Municipal Emergency Coordinator, 204-623-0899


Media Release

March 18, 2020

Attention Citizens of the Rural Municipality of Kelsey

In response to the various announcements about cancellations and suspensions across Canada due to the outbreak of Corona Virus (COVID-19), the R.M. of Kelsey administration has been asked to ensure that emergency management plans are in place to address the developing situation.

Different scenarios have been discussed on what to do with a possible virus outbreak that may affect our organisation and how it could affect the functions of the R.M.  It has been determined by Council that services should be prioritised in the following order:

Rural Municipality of Kelsey & L.U.D. of Cranberry Portage

1. Water Services - must operate

2. Public Works - must operate

3. Council and Senior Staff - must operate – with possible modified operations

4. Office Staff - modified operations – no walk in clients (phone, fax, email only)

5. Recreational Facilities - closed until further notice

6. Fire Service - must operate (L.U.D. Cranberry Portage)

Town of The Pas Facilities

1. Water and Sewer Service - must operate

2. Fire Service - must operate

3. Public Works - must operate - with possible modified operations

4. Recreation Facilities - closed until further notice (Pool, Arena, Wellness Centre, Museum)

Water and Sewer services and Fire Protection services are at the top of the must operate services for our organisation and will have resources directed toward continued service even in the event of an outbreak.

The services that are not water and sewer or fire related may be limited at times or even temporarily suspended according to the needed response.

Council and staff of the Rural Municipality of Kelsey appreciate your patience and understanding as the situation develops and may or may not have an effect on our ability to provide the full range of usual services.  Services will not be limited unnecessarily.  We are relying on both the Federal and Provincial Public Health experts to provide guidance on how to respond and keep our community safe.

For more information please contact: Municipal Emergency Coordinator – Lori Forbes 204-623-0899