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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


This morning, Statistics Canada started releasing the information gathered from the 2016 census.

 

This was the first 'data dump' by StatsCan following last May's national census.

 

The information, which focused on population, revealed that Thompson showed an increase of 555, or 4.5%, from 2011 to 2016.

 

Thompson city manager Gary Ceppetelli spoke to 102.9 CHTM and said that he was relieved by the numbers.

 

Ceppetelli said that the increase should mean additional funding for the city's budget.

 

He also added that he thinks the growth is sustainable, as Thompson is diversifying the economy in town.

 

Snow Lake and Churchill were two other northern regions that recorded population increases.

 

Despite the increase in Thompson , Churchill and Snow Lake, Stats Canada says that communities in northern Manitoba reported some of the largest population loses between 2011 and 2016.

 

The census concluded that the total population in Manitoba is up over 70,000 people to 1,278,365 from 2011.

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