Selkirk is a city in the western Canadian region of Manitoba, situated on the Red River around 22 kilometers (14 mi) upper east of the common capital Winnipeg. It has a populace of 10,278 as of the 2016 statistics.
The backbones of the nearby economy are the travel industry, a steel plant, and a significant mental medical clinic. A vertical lift connect over the Red River interfaces Selkirk with the more modest town of East Selkirk. The city is associated with Winnipeg through Highway 9 and is served by the Canadian Pacific Railway. This also has movers company Selkirk which helps companies to move around Canada.
The city was named out of appreciation for Scotsman Thomas Douglas, fifth Earl of Selkirk, who acquired the award to build up a settlement in the Red River territory in 1813.
The Selkirk Mental Health Center, the biggest psychological well-being office in the province, is a significant business in the city. The Center’s environmental factors are a recreation center like grounds on the edges of the city.
Gerdau, possessed by Gerdau S.A. of Porto Alegre, Brazil, works a steel minimill in Selkirk. This steel plant (referred to locally as MRM or “The Manitoba Rolling Mills”) is likewise a significant business.
Selkirk is publicized as the Catfish Capital of the World, because of the a lot of catfish in the close by Red River. This moniker was important for a publicizing effort to tempt American fishermen, who travel to Manitoba to look for prize estimated catfish. Selkirk is additionally home to Chuck the Channel Cat, a fiberglass portrayal of a catfish that estimates 25 feet (7.6 m) long. The name Chuck was picked to respect nearby game angler Chuck Norquay, who suffocated while doing what he adored best — fishing in the Red River. After Chuck was implicit 1986, the town board chose to put Chuck before Smitty’s Restaurant on Main Street.
The Marine Museum of Manitoba, an assortment of recorded marine curios of Lake Winnipeg and the Red River territory, is situated in Selkirk. Selkirk is likewise the site of a Canadian Coast Guard base.
The Selkirk Fair and Rodeo is held yearly to praise the region’s agrarian history. It praised its 130th commemoration in 2008.