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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.
Steps to Success offers Keyboarding every Friday from 9 am - 4 pm. For info or to register call 677-5016.
Thompson Health Auxiliary is looking for volunteers to help with the Hospital Gift Shop. Call 677-2717 for more info.
Juniper Centre Rummage & Bake Sale being held on June 1 & 2 at the centre.
Parkinson Canada Education Tour is hosting a talk at the Northern Health Region Board Room on Thursday, May 31/18 at 6:30pm.
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.
Coffee House Series next performance is May 26th from 7 to 10 pm at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church across from RDPC.
100 Women Who Care meeting will be Wednesday, June 6 at 6:30 pm at the Meridian Hotel.
E-Waste disposal is available every Saturday from 8 am - 4pm now until October 27 at the landfill.
The Thompson Local News


A Liberal MLA is looking to have the Provincial Government amend the Intoxicated Persons Detention Act and give clarity to law enforcement officers.

 

Bill 229 was introduced at the Legislature yesterday during Question Period by Cindy Lamoureaux, the Manitoba Liberal Justice Critic and MLA for the Winnipeg riding of Burrows.

 

The proposed amendment would allow law enforcement officers to detain people who are under the influence of drugs in addition to alcohol.

 

Lamoureaux said that the Manitoba Court of Appeal said in the 1980’s that the act only applies to intoxication by liquor, and that the law hasn’t been updated despite new and dangerous drugs like crack an meth.

 

She said that the current act is outdated, and puts the police, general public and even addicts at greater risk. Lamoureaux added that law enforcement officers need to be given the tools necessary to protect Manitobans.

 

According to a release, the Manitoba Liberals have been working closely with addictions service providers and those dealing with the addictions, who expressed a need for changes to the act.

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