LaVallee is made up of 2.5 geographic townships and is approximately 90 square miles.
The townships are Devlin, Burriss and Woodyatt, the latter being the smaller one. With 6 miles of river front on Rainy River, boundary waters between Canada and the United States. The Municipality runs northerly for 15 miles. We have 100 miles of well maintained municipal roads. Serviced with two secondary highways, 602 is parallel to the river and runs through Woodyatt township from Fort Frances to Emo. Highway 613 starts at the junction of 602 and runs northerly through our entire municipality and terminates at Lake Despair. Lake Despair connects up with a chain of many other lakes. The Township of La Vallee celebrated its Centennial in 2004. History books are still available at the Municipal Office. Two editions were published-Connections and Further Connections.
This is a scenic recreational area. We live amidst some of the best logging area and farmland in the district with all the amenities of city life in close proximity. MOM’s Way Minnesota, Ontario, Manitoba. Sunset Country.
The school was built in 1996 and is home to JK to grade 8 students. With a large school ground and a cross country track through the back of the property this gives the children the room to wear off the energy so quickly built up. This school follows the provincial Curriculum. Native and French are offered as a second language. For more information check out their website at https://crs.rrdsb.com/ or their Facebook Page.
Outdoor Rink Facility
This facility will feature ice in the winter months for broomball, ringette and skating. In the summer months it is scheduled to see rollerblading, basket ball and anything else that we can think of. There are change rooms on sight. This facility has received their safety clearance from the school board.
Emo/LaVallee Community Centre
Located in Emo beside the Agricultural Fair Grounds. The centre is open to dances and bingo. http://emo.ca
Located at Crossroads school on hwy 613 north. There is toddler and pre-school prgrams available. “We believe children learn through play.” Country View Child Care 486-1264.
Locally ran ball diamond that is tile drained so even in rainy weather the diamond dries out quickly. Children to adult organized ball games. Septic system and washrooms on site. There is ample playground equipment to keep children out of harm’s way of the diamond.
Lock box post office and rural mail delivery throughout the municipality.
Guthrie United Church
In the centre of the village of Devlin with services every Sunday @ 9:45 and Sunday school at the same time. Minister is Reverend Frances Flook.
Gospel Lighthouse Church
Sunday service at 10am contact Delbert Barker 486-3446.
Newly renovated hall that seats 250. Kitchen facilities and a bar. Catering also available. Contact Municipal Office 486-3452.
Jehovah’s Witness Hall
Meetings on Tuesday 7pm, Thursday at 7pm Sat 9am. Sunday 10am. Contact Stan Payne 486-3687 Located on highway 11-71.
There are four cemeteries in the municipality. One is a heritage site.
Emo is 15 minutes to the west of our municipality, Fort Frances is 15 minutes to the east of Lavallee. Major city centres of Winnipeg and Thunder Bay are 3.5 hours away either west or east. To the south is International Falls, Minnesota, only 15 minutes away.