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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.
Concerts in the Park run every Friday from July 7th to September 1st from noon to 1 pm at MacLean Park. VRCC lobby in case of rain.
102.9 CHTM's Summer Sizzle is on now until August 31. Enter at any sponsor to be eligible for daily, monthly and grand prize draws.
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.
Norman Northstar tryouts run August 24-27 at the VRCC. For more information contact John McNevin at 677-2557.
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Fund Raiser is September 16th at noon at the YWCA. For info contact Nina Cordell at 778-1209 or ywcawcoffice@mymts.net
Terry Fox Run takes place on Sunday September 17th at the VRCC. Registration is at noon, run starts at 1 pm. Registrations forms willl soon be available around Thompson or go online to terryfox.org
The Heritage North Museum will hold their Gigantic Yard Sale on Saturday, August 19th from 9 am - noon.
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.
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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