Thompson Today

Thompson Today
Thompson Today airs on 102.9 CHTM weekdays at 12:40pm and 5:10pm.
Find out more about what's going on around Thompson and Manitoba!
Thompson Today
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MKO Food Bank Update

Guest: Shyanna Lynxleg with MKO
August 11th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 9:41
Lynxleg goes into detail on the MKO food bank that opened last year and the programs and services it currently offers.

Digital Wallet

Guest: Dr. Gordon Jones, the creator of Thrivacy
August 9th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 10:47
Dr. Jones talks about what a digital identity is and the importance of protecting it while you are online

Lifeworks Mental Health Index

Guest: Paula Allen, Senior Vice President at Lifeworks
August 4th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 7:09
Allen explains what the Mental Health Index is and what the latest results are in regards to mental health in the country

Refugees from Ukraine

Guest: Shona Douglas, a resident of Thompson
July 28th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 9:18
Douglas has volunteered to host a family of refugees from the Ukraine and talks about how the process of volunteering works

Concerts in the Park

Guest: Darlene Dick, the events coordinator with the City of Thompson
July 27th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 3:24
Darlene Dick will be going into detail about Concerts in the Park for this year

Ready, Set, Test Conference

Guest: Connie with the Thompson Community Development Corporation
July 26th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 7:58
Connie will tell us about an upcoming winter and all weather testing conference that will be held later this year

UV Safety Awareness Month

Guest: Dr. Phil Hooper, the President of the Canadian Ophthalmology Society
July 25th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 4:24
Dr. Hooper is discussing UV Safety Awareness Month and why UV safety is important for health

Cycling Without Age Launch

Guest: Penny Byer with the Thompson Seniors Community Resource Council
July 22nd, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 9:55
Byer speaks about the upcoming launch of their Cycling Without Age program and what the program is for

National Drowning Prevention Week

Guest: Stacey Grolcholsky, the executive director of Lifesaving Society Manitoba
July 21st, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 5:34
Grolcholshy talks about National Drowning Prevention Week and the campaign the Lifesaving Society Manitoba is doing this year

MB Wildfire Service Update

Guest: Cailin Hodder with the Manitoba Wildfire Service
July 20th, 2022 12:00pm | Duration: 4:47
Hodder is going to be giving an update on this year’s wildfire season

Lightning Safety

Guest: Terri Lang, a meteorologist with Environment and Climate Change Canada
July 15th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 9:14
Terri is going to spread awareness of the dangers of lightning strikes and discuss lightning safety tips

Sun Protection

Guest: Heidi Veluw, the executive director with the Canadian Skin Cancer Foundation
July 13th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 5:59
Veluw goes over what the Canadian Skin Cancer Foundation does, the necessity of sun protection and ways to protect yourself from the sun.

Summer Heat Safety

Guest: Jamie Hall, the vice president of Safe Work Manitoba
July 11th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 5:52
Hall explains what Safe Work Manitoba is and the impact the summer heat has on people working outside.

MITT Weld Shop Expansion

Guest: Neil Cooke, the vice president of academics at the Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology
July 7th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 7:16
Cooke is going to speak about the Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology and their recently unveiled weld shop expansion

Thompson Community Development Corporation Projects

Guest: Les Ellsworth, the President of the Thompson Community Development Corporation and City Councillor
July 6th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 7:33
Ellsworth informs us about what the Thompson Community Development is and what projects it has ongoing for the City of Thompson.

National Fishing Week 2022

Guest: Mike Melnik, the managing director of the Canadian National Sportfishing Foundation
June 30th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 8:36
Melnik is going to tell us about National Fishing Week and what the Canadian National Sportfishing Foundation is

Wise Kid-Netic Energy Summer Camps

Guest: Caleigh Bell with Wise Kid-Netic Energy
June 29th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 4:38
Bell discusses what Wise Kid-Netic Energy is and about their upcoming summer camp programs that they are having here in Thompson

North Forge North Maker’s Space

Guest: Don Glen, aka Shorty, with North Forge North
June 28th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 5:35
Shorty is going to speak about the upcoming grand opening of their new fabrication lab

Canada Day 2022

Guest: Darlene Dick, the events coordinator with the City of Thompson
June 27th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 3:53
Dick talks about this year’s plans for the Canada Day celebration

RD Parker Grad 2022

Guest: Kelly Scallion, the teaching vice principal at RD Parker Collegiate
June 24th, 2022 12:00am
Scallion goes into detail about how grad is going to work this year after the past few years of COVID-19 disrupting the grad ceremony.

The Glorious Sons Talk Before Their Show in Winnipeg

June 23rd, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 6:54
The Glorious Sons sit down with Nolan talking about performing with one of the biggest bands in the world, to keeping busy during the pandemic and more!

Stefano Grande Interview

June 23rd, 2022 12:00am
Stefano Grande with the Children's Hospital speaks with Mike Pichlyk

West African Talking Drum Workshops

Guest: Andria Stephens from Mall of the Arts & Joseph Atoyebi from UCN
June 22nd, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 7:08
Stephens and Atoyebi informs us about the West African Talking Drum workshops and what they will entail.

Sport Manitoba Pathway to Safer Sport

Guest: Janet McMahon, President and CEO of Sport Manitoba
June 21st, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 9:21
McMahon is going to discuss the steps Sport Manitoba is taking to address misconduct and maltreatment in sports in Manitoba

Nickel Days 2022

Guest: Bruce Krentz with the Nickel Days committee
June 20th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 3:34
Krentz tells us the history behind Nickel Days and what events are planned for this year.

NIPD Jingle Dress Making

Guest: Andria Stephen with Mall of the Arts & Amanda Grieves
June 17th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 5:13
Stephen and Grieves explains the Jingle Dress workshop held in partnership with the Mall of the Arts being held on National Indigenous People’s Day

National Indigenous People’s Day

Guest: Gina Spence, Coordinator for the Thompson Urban Aboriginal Strategy with MKO
June 16th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 4:13
Spence is going to inform us about what National Indigenous People’s Day stands for and what events are in store for this year.

Mindful Decolonization

Guest: Dr. Michael Yellow Bird, the dean and a professor of the Faculty of Social work at the U of M
June 15th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 10:38
Yellow Bird will be speaking about an upcoming speaking engagement he will be a part of about Mindful Decolonization.

Let All Seniors Cycle

Guest: Penny Byer, the coordinator of the Thompson Seniors Community Resource Council
June 13th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 7:24
Byer talks about the Let all Seniors Cycle program and what the plans for it are

Leslie W. Turner Traditional Pow-Wow 2022

Guest: Karl Laubmann, the cultural coordinator with UCN’s Thompson Campus
June 10th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 8:00
Laubmann explains what the Leslie W. Turner Traditional Pow- Wow is and what the plans are for this year’s event.

Law Enforcement Torch Run

Guest: Constable Sandy Deibert with the Thompson RCMP Detachment
June 9th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 3:49
Deibert is going to discuss the upcoming Law Enforcement Torch Run and what it stands for.

Pride North of 55

Guest: Harlie Pruder with Pride North of 55
June 7th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 4:49
Pruder is going to tell us about their upcoming Pride Month event and the history behind Pride North of 55

Crohns and Colitis Canada Annual Gutsy Walk

Guest: Darrah Horobetz, the Development Coordinator for Manitoba at Crohns and Colitis Canada
June 3rd, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 4:08
Horobetz informs us about what Crohns and Colitis and the Gutsy Walk is.

Vision Health Month

Guest: Dr. Phil Hooper with the Canadian Ophthalmology Society
May 31st, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 9:07
Dr. Hooper talks about the Canadian Ophthalmology Society and Vision Health Month

Provincial Mine Rescue Competition

Guest: Stacy Kennedy from Vale, Co-chair of the Mine Competition Committee for the Manitoba Association of Mining
May 26th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 3:59
Kennedy is going to discuss what the Provincial Mine Rescue Competition is and provide more details about this year’s competition.

Rylen Solski Memorial Fishing Derby

Ray Solski; one of the organizers of the Rylen Solski Memorial Fishing Derby
May 25th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 7:45
Solski explains what the Rylen Solski Memorial Fishing Derby is, how it started, and what Kawasaki disease is.

RD Parker Collegiate Cabaret Performance

Guest: Kevin Lewis; the Band Director at RD Parker Collegiate
May 24th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 3:38
Lewis informs us about the upcoming Cabaret performance and gives us the backstory behind the performance’s history.

National Safe Boating Week

Dr. Christopher Love with Lifesaving Society Manitoba
May 20th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 5:50
Love explains what National Safe Boating Week is and why Lifesaving Society Manitoba started the campaign.

Elections Manitoba Thompson By-Election

Guest: Mike Ambrose with Elections Manitoba
May 19th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 3:19
Ambrose is going to talk about the upcoming Thompson By-election, how the public can find out if they are registered to vote and what the requirements to vote are

Indigenous Women’s Entrepreneurship Program

Guest: Michelle Pruder with Community Futures North Central Development
May 18th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 9:26
Pruder gives us the run down about what the Indigenous Women’s Enterpreneurship Program is and the background behind it

IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer's

Guest: Liz McLeod with Alzheimer Society Manitoba
May 17th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 5:34
Lewis discusses the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s and how affected Manitobans are by Alzheimer’s.

RDPC Grade 6 Band Sign-ups

Guest: Sarah Lewis, the beginner band director for the School District of Mystery Lake
May 16th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 4:57
Lewis is going to talk about the Grade 6 Band Sign-up and go into detail about how the registration and choosing the instruments for the students works

CSAM May 2022 Training Courses

Guest: Meghan Storey with the Construction Safety Association of Manitoba
May 13th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 4:43
Storey informs us about what types of training the courses will provide and what the Construction Safety Association of Manitoba does.

National Nursing Week

Guest: Joyce Kristjansson; the executive director for the Association of Regulated Nurses of Manitoba
May 9th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 7:27
Kristjansson is talking to us about National Nursing Week and what the Association of Regulated Nurses of Manitoba is.

Moose Hide Campaign Day

Guest: Sage Lacerte, A national youth ambassador at the Moose Hide Campaign
May 4th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 7:58
Lacerte explains what the Moose Hide Campaign is and how it got started

Canadian Orthopaedic Association

Guest: Kishore Mulpuri; the President of the Canadian Orthopaedic Association
May 3rd, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 8:57
Mulpuri tells us what Orthopedics is, the areas that it covers and what the Canadian Orthopaedic Association does

Foot Care Clinic Advocacy Update

Guest: Penny Byer, the coordinator with the Thompson Seniors Community Resource Council
May 2nd, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 7:48
Byer updates the public on how the Foot Care Clinic advocacy is going and why the advocacy was started.

Manitoba Chamber Orchestra

Guest: Vicki Young with the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra
April 29th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 9:12
Young will be discussing what the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra is and telling us more about their upcoming performance here in Thompson.

United Steelworkers Local 6166 Day of Mourning

Guest: Warren Luky with the United Steelworkers Local 6166
April 28th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 3:10
Luky tells us about the history behind the National Day of Mourning, why it is significant to Thompson and what plans the USW6166 have to honour the day.

Deerwood School MMIWG Walk

Guest: Sarah Schroeder; a grade seven teacher at Deerwood School
April 27th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 3:48
Schroeder is going discuss the upcoming Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girl’s Walk that the school is hosting.

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