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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.
Pet Loss Support Group meets last Thurs. of every month 7 to 8:30 pm. Held at Thompson Veterinary Clinic, 40 Station Rd.
Manitoba Winter Games run March 4 - 10. To volunteer email volunteermbgames2018@gmail.com or register at manitobagames.ca
Steps to Success offers Keyboarding every Friday from 9 am - 4 pm. For info or to register call 677-5016.
29th Annual CHTM Trade Show is May 4 - 6th at the TRCC. Call 778-7361 or email chtm@arcticradio.ca for a registration package.
The Juniper Centre Fund Raising Rummage Sale is Feb. 24th & 25th. Drop items off weekdays from 8 am - 4:30 pm at the Juniper Centre.
February is Heart and Stroke Month. To volunteer for the door-to-door canvassing campaign call Al Meston at 778-8988 or 679-6886.
The Thompson Playhouse presents the Dixie Swim Club play Friday Feb.23 at 7 pm and Sat Feb.24 at 2 pm at the Letkemann Theatre. Tickets $10.
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


You can expect your water bill to be a bit higher come January.

 

City Council approved a rate hike at the last regular meeting of Council last week. The proposed rates are in the table below. 

 

The Public Utility Board (P.U.B.) will have a hearing for the rates sometime in the New Year, so these rates approved by Council will be the interim rates. 

 

Mayor Dennis Fenske spoke to 102.9 CHTM and said that the rates reflect the cost of operation. He said that the City isn't in a money making business, and that the City has to break even at the end of the year.

 

Read: City Council Waives Fees For Three Local Organizations

 

The resolution to approve the rates was one of the more contentious issues at the meeting, with Councillor Duncan Wong raising his voice in opposition. He asked how Council was supposed to know that they were running a deficit and approve the rates without having figures in front of them. 

 

Before the meeting started, a question came the public as to what will happen should the P.U.B. reject the proposed rate increase. Mayor Fenske responded to the question on City Beat late last week by saying that the rates will be adjusted accordingly if that is what the P.U.B. decides, and the City will have to look for another way to make up the deficit. 

 

The next regular meeting of Thompson City Council will take place on Monday at CIty Hall starting at 7:00pm. It will be the last regular meeting until the New Year. 

 

If you have any questions you would like answered by Mayor Fenske on City Beat this week, email them in advance to CHTMNEWS@ARCTICRADIO.CA. 

 

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