Statistics Canada released the population numbers from the 2016 Census last week. They showed the population of Flin Flon dropped just over 400 people from the 2011 Census. Mayor Cal Huntley says the numbers were disappointing. He says there’s a trend there and they recognize the trend and they’re going to try and deal with that going forward but there’s no doubt that it was disappointing. He adds you’re looking at from 2011 to now over five years almost a two percent kind of reduction so it’s concerning but it certainly wasn’t unexpected.
The population of Flin Flon dropped from 5592 in 2011 to 5185 in 2016.