The sister stations of Arctic Radio (1982) Ltd. are doing their best to provide our listeners with as many resources as possible to access accurate, up-to-date information regarding COVID-19.
We're including links here to updates from the Prime Minister, our Premier, our Mayor and our own Northern Health Region.
We will continue to add to this list of sources as we find the most reliable ones available.
For what's happening here in Thompson go to:
For resources from the School District of Mystery Lake:
Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) provides updates on COVID-19 from Grand Chief Garrison Settee. Follow this link for those updates and other information:
Thompson's Banking Institutions are here to help:
For the daily update from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau go to:
Service Canada has information on financial aid for Canadians. To access that information go to:
You can get all of your updates and latest information for
Canadians at the following links:
Updates from Premier Brian Pallister and the Province's Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Brent Roussin go to:
These updates typically begin at 11 am local time.
To help Manitobans experiencing mild to moderate anxiety due to COVID-19, the province is partnering with Morneau Shepell, Canada’s leading provider of technology-enabled HR services, to launch an internet-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (iCBT) program free of charge to all Manitobans 16 years old and over.
Morneau Shepell’s national network includes thousands of therapists experienced in dealing with the psychological impact of various traumatic events. Program participants also have access to live crisis counsellors who are available 24-7 if any risk of harm or crisis is identified.
The program will be available in English and French in the coming weeks at www.manitoba.ca/covid19.
Existing organizations that provide crisis support via phone, text and video conference will continue to provide support through the pandemic.
Lists of organizations are available at www.gov.mb.ca/health/mh/crisis.html and www.gov.mb.ca/health/mh/addictions/index.html.
For news from the Northern Health Region go to:
The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) has been responding to requests from governments, health systems and the media for relevant data and information to help understand and support decision-making around the pandemic.
To consolidate this information in 1 place and make it more broadly available, they have launched a new COVID-19 web page containing relevant publicly available information, including our own reports and data, as well as external information that our data experts have reviewed and validated.
New COVID-19 web page
CIHI's new COVID-19 web page includes the most recent information we have available on topics such as
In addition, CIHI will validate and make available credible COVID-19–related health information from other sources through cihi.ca and their social media channels. Currently, they have included
Manitoba Chamber of Commerce
The Community Economic Development Fund provides business concierge services to aspiring entrepreneurs, enterprises of any size, and northern communities.
Here is a newsletter from them regarding funding options for businesses suffering from a downturn or outright closures during the COVID-19 pandemic.