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Thompson Today
Thompson Today airs on 102.9 CHTM weekdays at 12:40pm and 5:10pm.
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Arthritis Awareness Month

Corrie Billedeau, Arthritis Society Canada volunteer and advocate
September 19th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 8:34
Billedeau talks about her journey with Arthritis and the impact it had on her life in honour of Arthritis Awareness Month

Music Program

Guest: Kevin Lewis, Senior Band Director at RD Parker Collegiate
September 18th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 10:56
Lewis talks about the Band Programs available at the RD Parker Collegiate

CASARA Part 2

Guest: Colin Bennett with the Civil Air Search and Rescue Association
September 15th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 7:44
Continuing the discussion about CASARA, Bennett talks about his efforts in reviving CASARA here in Northern Manitoba and about an upcoming training event they will be holding.

CASARA Part 1

Guest: Colin Bennett with the Civil Air Search and Rescue Association
September 14th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 8:31
For part one, Bennett will be going into detail about CASARA such as how it started, how it’s funded and how it operates.

NRHA Career Fair and Family Fun Afternoon

Guest: Gabby Smith- Landry, a Prevention and Education Consultant for Substance Use and Recovery
September 12th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 3:42
Smith-Landry talks about the CRHA Career Fair and Family Fun Afternoon that is being held next week and discusses the positions that they are hoping to fill at the Career Fair

CFIB Manitoba Election

Guest: SeoRihn Yoo, a policy analyst with the Canadian Federation of Independent Business for the Prairies and the North
September 11th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 6:22
Yoo talks about a recent survey that the CFIB has conducted regarding the upcoming election and how small business owners in Manitoba are feeling about it

Terry Fox Run

Guest: Samantha Leahy, one of the co-organizers of the Terry Fox Run in Thompson
September 8th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 4:33
Samatha Leahy talks about the Terry Fox Run here in Thompson and how people can be a part of the walk this year

RCMP Recruiting Event

Guest: Constable Sandy Deibert with the Thompson RCMP
September 7th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 5:10
Constable Deibert talks about the upcoming Recruiting event that the RCMP is hosting for the general public and what the event will contain.

First Link Client Support

Guest: Jessica Harper, the senior manager of First Link Client Support with the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba
September 5th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 7:46
Harper discusses what First Link Client Support is and why it’s important to those who are affected by Alzheimer’s

Take Back the Night

Guest: Mary Demare with the Thompson Crisis Centre
August 22nd, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 9:51
Demare talks about the Thompson Crisis Centre and goes into detail about their annual Take Back the Night walk

Mall of the Arts Live Performance Event

Guest: Andria Stephens with the Mall of the Arts
August 18th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 6:29
Stephens talks about an upcoming live performance event that the MotA is hosting called "North, Stories through Songs"

Health and Leisure Mart

Rihana Thompson, facility director at the TRCC
August 17th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 3:44
Thompson discusses the upcoming Health and Leisure Mart taking place at the TRCC and what kind of groups they are looking to register for it.

Girl Guides

Emily Pruder, a Unit Guide with First Thompson Guides
August 11th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 7:12
Pruder discusses her history with the Girl Guides, the benefits of the program for both kids and adults and how they are looking for more leaders

Radical Growing Company

Guest: Neil Evenson, Founder of the Radical Growing Company
August 9th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 7:01
Evenson talks about his company, how to came about and the home growing system that it created to help deal with food insecurity in the North.

Electric Vehicles in Manitoba

Guest: Volker Beckmann
August 3rd, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 12:01
Beckkmann talks about the benefits of electric vehicles and how the installation of electric vehicle infrastructure can impact Northern Manitoba.

Mental Health Index

Guest: Paula Allen, a Global Leader of Business and Client Insights with Telus Health
August 2nd, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 8:50
Allen discusses Telus Health’s most recent mental health index survey and talks about how volunteering can help to improve mental health

Buddy Up Program

Guest: Akash Asif from the Center for Suicide Prevention
July 24th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 10:00
Asif talks about what the Buddy Up Program is, how it started and how it helps men who are at risk of suicide

Pet Safety in Summer

Dr. Ingrid Sproll, a veterinarian with Winrose Animal Hospital
July 21st, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 5:49
Dr. Sproll offers advice on how to keep pets safe while they are outdoors and how ways to find a pet if they get lost

MPI Cycling Education Program

Guest: Lisa Hunt, the Community Relations Specialist with MPI
July 18th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 6:47
Hunt talks about MPI’s free cycling education programs and why these programs are important for cyclists

Traveling with Pets

Guest: Dr. Ingrid Sproll, a veterinarian with Winrose Animal Hospital
July 17th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 5:24
Dr. Sproll shares some tips on what people should do when traveling with their pets and what they should bring along for the trip.

Aquatic Invasive Species Part 2

Guest: Candace Park, the AIS specialist for Natural Resources and Northern Development
July 14th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 10:16
Park continues the discussion about the aquatic invasive species in Manitoba and how the province is making the efforts to curb their environmental effects

Aquatic Invasive Species Part 1

Guest: Candace Park, the AIS specialist for Natural Resources and Northern Development
July 13th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 9:45
Park talks about what the aquatic invasive species in Manitoba are and how they negatively impact the region

Digital Manitoba Initiative

Guest: Kay Gardiner, the Program Director for the Digital Manitoba Initiative
July 12th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 10:10
Gardiner explains what the Digital Manitoba Initiative is and how the digital service program that the Manitoba Chamber of Commerce started will be used

Bear Safety

Guest: Janine Wilmot, a Human/Wildlife co-existence Biologist with Manitoba National Resources and Northern Development
July 11th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 7:24
Wilmot talks about what people can do to stay safe from bears while they are out in the wilderness during the summer months.

Family Advocacy Network of Manitoba

Guest: Rachel Smith, Family Networking Coordinator and the past President of FAN
July 7th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 7:37
Smith talks about what FAN is, what they do to help support families with disabilities and discusses the two events that FAN will be holding in Thompson

Fire Prevention

Guest: Thompson Fire Chief, Steve Molloy
July 6th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 7:14
Molloy gives some advice to home owners on how to reduce the risk of spreading fires around their houses and informs people who want to have backyard fires of the protocols

RCMP Thompson 150 Years Celebration

Guest: Constable Sandy Deibert with the Thompson RCMP
July 5th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 8:14
Constable Deibert talks about the community block party the RCMP is holding to celebrate the 150 years the RCMP has been in Canada and goes over some of the RCMP’s history

Life after a Stroke

Guest: Lori Beaver
July 4th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 8:28
Beaver shares her personal experience and the struggles she faced after suffering a stroke.

Women’s Mental Health after a Stroke

Guest: Dr. Sepideh Pooyiana, the Service Chief for Stroke Rehabilitation at Riverview Health Centre and Associate Professor at the UoM, Department of Internal Medicine
June 30th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 9:58
Pooyiana discusses a recent report regarding women’s mental health after suffering a stroke and how strokes affect women

National Fishing Week

Guest: Mike Melnik, the Managing Director with Canada National Sport Fishing Foundation
June 29th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 7:38
Melnik talks about the history behind National Fishing Week and what the significance of the week is.

Hiking Trails

Guest: Sloan Cathcart, the Head of Interpretation for Manitoba Parks
June 27th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 6:00
Cathcart talks about the hiking trails in the Provincial Parks and gives some advice on how to stay safe while hiking

Teen Fitness Park

Guest: Katherine Young, a teacher at RD Parker Collegiate
June 26th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 7:48
Young discusses the proposal she and several students made to the City about building a Fitness Park meant for teenagers and what the proposed park will contain

CFIB Small Businesses

Guest: Brianna Solberg, a Director for Legislative Affairs with the Canadian Federation of Independent Buisness
June 21st, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 6:08
Solberg talks about how the pandemic affected small businesses across Manitoba and how even now, small businesses are at risk due to approaching repayment deadlines

Break & Enter Prevention

Guest: Inspector Damon Werrell with the Thompson RCMP
June 20th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 5:17
Inspector Werrell explains how residents can reduce the risk of being victims of break and enters and what they should do if they are a victim

Hope Air

Guest: Jon Collins, the chief development officer with Hope Air
June 19th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 4:56
Collins talks about the charity Hope Air and what the charity does for Canadians. He also talks about the Give Hope Wings expedition which acts as a fundraiser for Hope Air.

Robert Half Father’s Day Survey

Guest: David Bolton, the Regional Director at Robert Half
June 16th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 9:01
Bolton goes into detail about Robert Half’s recent survey on working fathers in honor of Father’s Day

Adrianna Proulx

Guest: Adrianna Proulx, a Basketball Player from Thompson
June 15th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 8:43
Proulx shares her story of how she became a professional basketball player

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Guest: Penny Byer, Coordinator with the Thompson Seniors Community Resource Council
June 14th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 9:28
Byer discusses what elder abuse is, what kinds of abuse they are subjected to and what the TSCRC is doing in honor of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

ATV Safety

Guest: Gary Hora, the President of the ATV Association of Manitoba
June 13th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 9:30
Hora talks about the ATV Association of Manitoba and the importance of staying safe and following the rules while driving an ATV

Heat-Related Illnesses

Guest: Lewis Smith from the Canada Safety Council
June 12th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 5:31
Smith warns about the risks of heat-related illnesses as temperatures rise, going into detail about the symptoms and offering tips of how to prevent heat stroke.

Wise Kidnetic Energy

Guest: Julia Birnie, the Summer Logistics Lead for the Wise Kidnetic Energy Summer Camp Program
June 9th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 3:56
Birnie talks about what Wise Kidnetic Energy is and the impact it has had on the kids who have attended the summer camp.

TSCRC Summer Programs

Guest: Penny Byer, the coordinator with the Thompson Seniors Community Resource Council.
June 8th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 8:12
Byer discusses the upcoming summer programs the Thompson Seniors Community Resource Council is hosting such as the Bike Pilot Program that is returning this summer for seniors and those with disabilities and the event being held in honor of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

Heritage North Museum

Guest: Crystal Brown, the Executive Director of the Heritage North Museum
June 7th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 5:45
Brown updates us on how the Heritage North Museum is doing, what is currently new on display and the changes that have been done to the Museum since she took over.

The Sidney Project

Guest: Carla Antichow, the Founder of the Sidney Project
June 6th, 2023 12:20am | Duration: 4:52
Antichow talks about how the Sidney Project came to be, what the goals for the initiative are and what people can do to help.

RD Parker End of Year Concerts

Guest: Kevin Lewis, a Band Director at RD Parker Collegiate
June 5th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 4:56
Lewis talks about the End of Year Concerts the RD Parker Cabaret is holding this month and gives a hint of what will be performed in the concerts

Ecole Riverside School’s French Immersion Program

Guest: Amy Portey, the Vice Principal of Ecole Riverside School and the French Coordinator for the School District of Mystery Lake
June 2nd, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 6:02
Portey discusses the French Immersion Program that Ecole Riverside School runs and what it offers to students looking to learn a second language

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

Guest: Nicole Apetagon, the Women’s Program Coordinator at the YWCA Thompson
June 1st, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 5:52
Apetagon talks about the history of the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Fundraiser and how the Thompson event will work this year.

Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness Month Part 2

Guest: Kathy Barnard and Chris Isfeld, representatives of the Save Your Skin Foundation
May 31st, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 6:02
Kathy and Chris continue their discussion in regards to Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness Month by going into detail about skin cancer such as the causes and risks associated.

Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness Month Part 1

Guest: Kathy Barnard and Chris Isfeld, representatives of the Save Your Skin Foundation
May 30th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 6:48
On this first part of the interview, Kathy and Chris share their own struggles with skin cancer and how the Save Your Skin Foundation started

Vision Health Month

Guest: Dr. Phil Hooper with the Canadian Ophthalmology Society
May 29th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 4:06
Dr. Hooper discusses the Canadian Ophthalmology Society and Vision Health Month

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