The Flin Flon Neighborhood Revitalization Corporation conducted a community consultation over the past several months. Executive Director Laurence Gillespie says 645 people participated in their survey either on line or in person resulting in a list of priorities for their five year neighborhood renewal plan. He says housing was front and center as people felt there are challenges of housing in Flin Flon and a group like theirs should try and do things to address them. Number two was economic diversification with the situation at the mine. Three was crime prevention and things that related to improving community safety and a sense of security in Flin Flon. Fourth was things relating to recreation facilities and making recreation more accessible for lower income people. Five was community beautification, thing like the flowers on Main Street which is their kind of stock and trade, so a general sense of building the community and supporting wellness in the community.
Moving forward with the plan is dependent on funding continuing for their programs including their homeowner fix up and community small grants programs in the upcoming Manitoba budget.