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About War Lake

War Lake First Nation is located at Ilford, Manitoba. Ilford is located along the Bay line, now owned and operated by OmniTrax, 144 air km northeast of Thompson, 416 km northeast by rail from The Pas and 688 air km north of Winnipeg.

The community originated as a construction and service centre during the building of the Hudson Bay Railway. Later it served as a marshalling point for prospectors during the Island Lake gold rush, and then as a similar marshalling point for the network of winter freight roads going east from Ilford. Discussions about establishing a reserve area continue.

War Lake Data

War Lake First Nation
 
Contact Information

  • Address: General Delivery
  • City: Ilford, MB
  • Postal Code: R0B 0S0
  • Phone: 204-288-4315
  • Fax: 204-288-4371
  • Email:
  • Website:

 Governance

  • Chief Betsy Kennedy
  • Councillor Philip Morris
  • Councillor Thomas Nepitabo

 Population

  • 145 people as of 2001 (Stats Can)

 Local Businesses

  • Community Auto Garage
  • Ilford Community Store

 Education

  • Julie Lindal School


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Location and Contact Information

Head Office: Fox Lake Cree Nation, Bird, MB

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