COMMUNITY OF NEEPAWA
Neepawa is located on the Trans Canada Yellowhead Highway (#16) and the Parks Route (#5). This agriculture-based community has a population of over 3298 people (according to the 2006 census).
On average, the area enjoys over 2000 hours of sunshine per year. Neepawa sits at the meeting place of 4 geophysical areas. It is said that there are more species birds in the area than in any other area in North America, due to the convergence of flyways and nesting habits. The Trans Canada Trail System winds its way through Neepawa connecting to the Rossburn Subdivision Trail that links the town with Russell along the old CN rail line. Neepawa is a short drive from Sprucewoods Provincial Park and Riding Mountain National Park.
Neepawa has a strong real estate market: affordable, quality housing and land to industrial sites and acreages. Over 200 businesses are located in Neepawa and area, which contributes to the strong labour market. There are numerous educational facilities available, as well as an extended hours daycare facility. There are numerous places of worship.
The Community has many health care services available – medical, dental, physiotherapists, pharmacies, chiropractors, optometrists, reflexologist and massage therapist
Community services include:
- Fire protection from a volunteer fire department
- Spruce Plains RCMP Detachment (located in Neepawa) serves the community and surrounding area
- Ambulance Service has 2 ambulances and 8 EMS on staff
- Citizens on Patrol Program with 25+ volunteers
Many service clubs and recreational activities are available for residents of all ages. Neepawa has a strong sense of community spirit and is a very progressive community. There are numerous festivals and shows put on each year, mostly by volunteers.
Neepawa Area Development Corporation (NADCO) is dedicated to improving the economic, social and environmental aspects of the community and surrounding area, and offers many programs beneficial to businesses.