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Story Time at the Thompson Public Library runs Thursdays and Saturdays at 10:30. Drop in for stories and a craft.
E-Waste disposal is available every Saturday from 8 am - 4 pm at the Waste Disposal Grounds now until October 28th. No charge.
Take your grass clippings and leaves to the compost site beside the Public Works yard on Seal Road. Open 24 / 7.
Steps to Success offers Keyboarding every Friday from 9 am - 4 pm. For info or to register call 677-5016.
Annual Orange Shirt Day event runs Monday October 16th at St. Lawrence Hall. Starts at 8:30 am, walk at 10 am, to be followed by guest speakers. All are welcome.
Thompson Kin Club will meet on Wednesday, October 18th at the Days Inn at 7 pm. They hold their meetings on the third Wednesday of every month.
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Thompson Tumblers will hold their Spooklorama event on Saturday October 21 from 5:30 pm - 8 pm. Takes place at TRCC gym. Tickets are $5 each, 2 years and under are free. Info at tumble4u2@live.ca
Scouts Thompson AGM takes place on October 26th at the Burntwood School Library. All are welcome to attend. They are looking for volunteers.
St. Lawrence Church Giant Rummage Sale takes place Friday October 27th from 2 - 8 pm and Saturday, October 28th from 8 am - 4 pm. Furniture, housewares, games, toys and books for sale.
Legion Ladies Auxiliary Remembrance Day Tea is on Saturday November 4 from 1-3 pm in the Legion Centennial Hall. $3 for adults, $1 for 12 years and younger. Profits to go to the TNT Swim Club.
Catholic Women's League Christmas Craft & Bake Sale takes place at the St. Lawrence Hall on Saturday, November 18th. Tables are $25 each to rent. Call Cindy at 679-7517 to book yours.
Learn Job Search Skills with Steps to Success from 12:10- 12:50pm Monday to Friday @ the YWCA. These drop in classes are free. For info, call 204-677-5016.
Operation Red Nose 2017 begins on November 24th and runs every weekend until December 31st (excluding Dec 29 & 30). To volunteer pick up forms at 102.9 CHTM at 103 Cree Road.
The Thompson Local News


Overdose reversal kits will soon be available here in Thompson.

As of this week, those at risk of an opioid overdose will be able to access naloxone kits here in the city.  With fentanyl overdoses on the rise in the province, Manitoba Health is providing communities here in the north with naloxone kits to help reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.

Dr. Michael Isaac, the Medical Officer of Health for Manitoba, tells us about how the kits work.

“The kits themselves with come with 2 vials of naloxone and it will have also instructions on how to use the naloxone.   There will be a syringe in there and also  sterile needles as well.

Once naloxone is given, part of the training will be to do an assessment or re-evaluation of the person after they’re given the injection to see if they’ve had an improvement, especially in their breathing.  That’s one of the main signs that the kit has worked.”

There will be 15 kits available in Thompson as of this week.   Nurses at Thompson Public Health next to the hospital or at the Clinic in the Thompson Plaza will assess those asking for the kits and determine who’s eligible for one.    

For more on the naloxone kits, listen to Thompson Today this afternoon at 12:40 and 5:10.

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