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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.
Steps to Success offers Keyboarding every Friday from 9 am - 4 pm. For info or to register call 677-5016.
R.D. Parker Collegiate Grad takes place Wednesday, June 28th.
Nickel Days 2017 runs Thursday, June 22nd to Sunday, June 25th. Come out and welcome summer to Thompson.
St. Lawrence Church Rummage Sale runs Fri. May 26 from 2 - 8 pm and Sat. May 27 from 8 am to 4 pm. Donations welcome.
Ball for Life 3-on-3 basketball tournament runs June 2-3 at RD Parker. Teams must be registered by May 19th. Call 677-6236.
Gutsy Walk for Crohn's and Colitis Canada is June 4th, starting at 102.9 CHTM with registration at noon, followed by the walk at 1pm.
5th Annual Defeat Depression Walk starts at noon, June 10th at the Thompson Clinic at the Plaza Mall. Contact Jen at 778-6513.
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.
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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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