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Selkirk is a city in the western Canadian province of Manitoba located about 22 km northeast of the provincial capital, Winnipeg on the Red River. The mainstays of the local economy are tourism, a local steel mill and a major health facility. A vertical lift bridge over the Red River connects Selkirk with the smaller town of East Selkirk. The city is connected to Winnipeg via highway 9 and is served by the Canadian Pacific Railway. The city mostly borders the Rural Municipality of St. Andrews, except to the east where it borders the Rural Municipality of St. Clements across the Red River. The city was named in honour of Scotsman Thomas Douglas, 5th Earl of Selkirk, who obtained the grant to first establish a colony in the Red River area.

The Selkirk Mental Health Centre, the largest mental health facility in the province, is a major employee in the city. The centre's surroundings are a park like campus on the outskirts of the city. Gerdau, owned by Gerdau S.A. of Porto Alegre, Brazil, operates a steel mini mill in Selkirk. This steel mill (known locally as MRM or "The Manitoba Rolling Mills") is also a major employer. Selkirk is advertised as the Catfish capital of the World, due to the large amount of catfish in the near by Red River.  

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