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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.
102.9 CHTM's 28th Annual Trade Show & Exhibition takes place May 5-7. Get your registration package. Call 778-7361.
Steps to Success offers Keyboarding every Friday from 9 am - 4 pm. For info or to register call 677-5016.
Legion Ladies' Mother's Day Tea, Saturday May 13th at the Legion Centennial Hall, 1 -3 pm. $3 for Adults, $1 for kids 12 & under.
Attend the Boreal Discovery Centre workshop on transplanting seedlings Sat. May 13th at 1 pm. Fee is $10. Call 677-5919.
City of Thompson's Volunteer reception is Thursday, April 27th from 5:30 - 7 p.m. at the VRCC Multi-purpose room.
You can still register for the Relay for Life! Register online or call Coral Bennett at 679-2072.
Join the Relay for Life head shave at 11 pm during the Relay on April 29th. To participate call Donna at 939-1576.
Buy a luminary in honour or memory of a loved one. Luminaries will be lit at 9 pm at the Relay for Life. Call Darlene at 679-5158.
Register for Relay for Life in Thompson to be held on Saturday, April 29th. To register call Coral Bennett at 204-679-2072.
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


The Thompson Recycling Centre has continued to improve over the years.   Billy Jo Thompson, manager of the centre, shares some facts and figures from last year.

“In 2016 for total, we had processed approximately 960,000 kilograms.  We’re  up this year about 20-thousand kilograms .  So that’s great.  Every year we’re just looking ot increase our numbers and that’s what we’ve been doing thanks to the community residents and the community recycling.”

Thompson says the automated sorting system has played a big part in contributing to these numbers.   Almost 19-thousand kilograms of recyclable material is shipped from Thompson weekly.   Some material actually generates money for the Recycling Centre as it’s considered a commodity.   

Thompson shares more on how those shipments are funded.

“We’re funded through the Multi-Material Stewardship of Manitoba. So they would help us with those shipping costs to cover the shipping all the way from Northern Manitoba down to Winnipeg.  Without that funding it would be very expensive.   Also, we ship on back loads.  Gardewine’s been wonderful and gives us a reduced price to ship our recycling.”  

However, while every year the amount of recyclable material diverted from the landfill increases, there is room for improvement.

“We’re always looking at bringing our contamination levels down.   Just educating the public, making them more aware of what’s recyclable and what’s not.  We experience a lot of textiles - like clothing or bedding - in our recycling.  It adds a lot to our contamination rates.   People may think they’re putting it in the recycling bin because they’re donating it, but we don’t recycle clothing or any type of textiles, so it’s all going to the landfill.”

Check the bottom of any item you think is recyclable to see if the recycle symbol is on it.  If you’re still not sure, contact the Centre at 677-7991.  Get more information about the Recycling Centre by tuning in to Thompson Today at 12:40 and 5:10 this afternoon.

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