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Local high schooler to play in Manitoba Scotties Tournament of Hearts as the youngest player!

Brooke Graham, Lead for Team Briscoe for the MB Scotties Tournament of Hearts

January 23rd, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 5:24

In this edition of Thompson Today, Brooke chats with us about how she first got into curling, her first foray into the competitive scene at the Manitoba Games, and how she got a chance to play on a team with Jennifer Briscoe and get coaching from Kerri Einarson!

What's in store for Winterfest 2020 + how you can help out!

Guest: Darlene Dick, Events Coordinator w/ the City of Thompson

January 22nd, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 5:54

In this edition of Thompson Today, Darlene talks about the history of Winterfest, what's planned for this year's event, and how you can volunteer to make the event the one to remember!

Red Tape Awareness Week 2020

Guest: Jonathan Alward, the Director of Provincial Affairs (MB) at the CFIB

January 21st, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 9:49

In this edition of Thompson Today, Alward talks about what the CFIB has in store for this year's Red Tape Awareness Week.

An in-depth look at Alzheimer's - Part 5

Guest: Norma Kirkby, Program Director for the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba

January 18th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 11:39

In the fifth and final part of this series, Kirkby tell us about ways we can support family caregivers of those with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia.

An in-depth look at Alzheimer's - Part 4

Guest: Norma Kirkby, Program Director for the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba

January 17th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 12:46

In part four of this five-part series, Kirkby outlines some of the common behavioural changes that come with dementia.

An in-depth look at Alzheimer's - Part 3

Guest: Norma Kirkby, Program Director for the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba

January 16th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 9:35

In part three of this five-part series, Kirkby talks about how we can improve our communication skills with a loved one with Alzheimer's or another form of dementia.

An in-depth look at Alzheimer's - Part 2

Guest: Norma Kirkby, Program Director for the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba

January 15th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 11:58

In part two of this five-part series, Kirkby explains how despite the many hurdles that come with an Alzheimer's diagnosis, those with the disease and their caregivers can still live well with the disease.

An in-depth look at Alzheimer's - Part 1

Guest: Norma Kirkby, Program Director for the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba

January 14th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 11:10

In the first part of this five-part series, Kirkby tells us about dementia, the statistics of dementia in Manitoba, what what steps someone should talk if they or someone close to them exhibit sighs of Alzheimer's.

How to stick to your New Year's Resolutions

Guest: Bruce Krentz, Public Health Manager with the Northern Health Region

January 11th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 7:35

In this edition of Thompson Today, Krentz shares some tips on how you can keep up with your New Year's resolutions throughout 2020.

Alzheimer's Awareness Month 2020

Guest: Wendy Schettler, CEO of the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba

January 7th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 7:35

In this edition of Thompson Today, Schettler tells us about dementia, Alzheimer's disease, and what the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba is focusing on for their awareness campaign.

Manitoba Angel Dresses looking for volunteers and donations in Thompson

Guest: Donna Harman, Manitoba Angel Dresses Thompson

December 31st, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 6:01

Harman talks about Manitoba Angel Dresses, a new volunteer group in Thompson, and how you can get involved with the cause.

Thompson Badminton Club

Guests: Adam Morin and Todd Harwood from the Thompson Badminton Club

December 28th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 5:55

Morin and Harwood talk about the Thompson Badminton Club, and what they have coming up in 2020.

NSI on bringing New Northern Voices back in the new year

Guest: Ursula Lawson, Manager of Programs and Development with the National Film Institute

December 25th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 8:34

Lawson tells us about how the New Northern Voices program, which took place earlier this year in The Pas went, and what NSI has planned for northern Manitoba in the new year

How to care for your pet during the winter

Guest: Dr. Jenn Nyhof, Owner and Practice Manager of the Thompson Veterinary Clinic

December 24th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 7:04

Dr. Nyhof talks about all the ways you can keep your pet healthy and safe during the winter months.

CEDF's Look North Initiative looking to developing Business Mentorship Network

Guest: Ken Slobodian, Look North Economic Advisor for CEDF

December 21st, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 4:30

Slobodian talks about the mentor-ship program Look North is developing in the region, and the concierge services CEDF provides to new business owners.

MLA Danielle Adams gives a year-end update

Guest: Danielle Adams, MLA for Thompson

December 19th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 4:20

Adams talks about what it's like being a first-time MLA, what she's been working on since being sworn-in to Legislature, and what she has planned for the new year.

The Community Christmas Feast is just around the corner!

Guest: Sharon Cordell, organizer of the Community Christmas Feast

December 18th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 3:32

Cordell gives us the history of the Community Christmas Feast, why it's important to the Thompson Community, and how you can help with this year's event.

Holiday Edition of Music at the Museum!

Guest: Amy Caldwell, Administrative Assistant at the Heritage North Museum

December 17th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 3:20

Caldwell tell us what the holiday edition of Music at the Music will have in store this Thursday night at 7!

Immediate Roadside Prohibition goes into effect Dec. 16

Guest: Contable Sandy Diebert, Thompson RCMP Detachment

December 14th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 2:59

Constable Diebert goes over the Immediate Roadside Prohibition going into effect on Monday, which will have stronger consequences for people caught driving while impaired.

Thompson RCMP issue plea for help in Bobbie Moose homicide case [Cree]

December 13th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 0:56

Thompson RCMP issue plea for help in Bobbie Moose homicide case [English]

December 13th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 1:16

New initiatives added to Manitoba 150 part two

Guest: Monique Lacoste, Co-Chair of Manitoba 150

December 13th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 6:51

In part two, Lacoste talks about some new initiatives added to help communities across the province celebrate Manitoba's 150th birthday.

New initiatives added to Manitoba 150 part one

Guest: Monique Lacoste, Co-Chair of Manitoba 150

December 12th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 7:54

In part one, Lacoste talks about some new initiatives added to help communities across the province celebrate Manitoba's 150th birthday.

Around half of Canadians don't know what to do after an auto accident

Guest: Oliver Rudd, VP of Aviva Auto Claims

December 11th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 6:11

Rudd goes over the results of a recent survey conducted for Aviva Canada.

How to drive safe on our winter roads

Guest: Contable Sandy Diebert, Thompson RCMP Detachment

December 10th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 3:47

Constable Diebert tells how we can drive safe during the winter months.

Thompson athletes to compete in Special Olympics Canada Winter Games

Guests: William Hart & Flora Francois, athletes competing in the 2020 Special Olympics National Winter Games

December 7th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 2:14

Hart and Francois tell us about the sports they play in, what they're looking forward to the most when they compete at the National Winter Games in Thunder Bay in February.

Day of Remembrance and Action for Violence against Women

Guest: Nina Cordell, the Women's Programs Coordinator at the YWCA

December 6th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 3:58

Cordell tells us about the Montreal Massacre, and what we can do to take action on violence against women.

Thompson Trailbreakers 2019

Guest: Kelly Martens, President of the Thompson Trailbreakers

December 5th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 4:50

Martens tell us how the trails are looking so far this season and how Snopass helps the Trailbreakers groom the trails.

Thompson Toy Drive 2019

Guest: Contable Sandy Diebert, Thompson RCMP Detachment

December 4th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 1:56

Diebert tell us about the upcoming toy drive taking place this Saturday at the Walmart parking lot from 1-4 p.m.

National Safe Driving Week 2019

Guest: Grant Wainikka, CEO of the Insurance Brokers Association of MB

December 3rd, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 6:33

Wainikka talks about National Safe Driving Week, including this year's theme which revolves around distracted driving.

Christmas Tree Decorating Contest and Auction

Guest: Charlotte Larocque, Thompson Campus Manager at UCN

November 30th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 4:59

Larocque tells us about the first ever Christmas Tree Decorating Contest and Auction, with the entry deadline for trees on Wednesday, Dec. 4 and the contest being held at UCN on Saturday, December 14th starting at 11 a.m.

Art Series of Northern Manitoba Exhibit

Guest: Charlene Lafreniere, Chairperson of the Thompson Urban Aboriginal Strategy

November 29th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 5:31

Lafreniere tells us about the first ever Art Series of Northern Manitoba Exhibit, which will feature a seven-piece art series by local artist Jasyn Lucas.

Thompson Fur Table 2019

Guest: Rob Andrushuk, President of the Manitoba Trappers Association

November 27th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 4:54

Andrushuk talks about what will be at this year's Thompson Fur Table, as well as a new off-site beading course that will be held at the TRCC. The fur table runs December 20th and 21st at St. Joseph's Hall.

Be prepared, make your own emergency vehicle kit!

Guest: Kaitlynn Furse, Director of Communications for CAA

November 26th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 5:06

Furse talks about why it's important to have an emergency kit in your vehicle, and how you can make your own kit with items you likely already own!

Parents n' Tots

Guests: Rebecca Bergen & Jessica DuGray, Boardmembers for Parents and Tots

November 23rd, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 5:04

Bergen and DuGray tell us about what the Parents and Tots program is and where they meet, as well as upcoming fundraising events they have down the pipeline.

Northern Manitoba to benefit from Snowmobile Tourism project

Guest: Laura Finley, Community Futures North Central Development

November 22nd, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 8:06

Finley gives an update on how the snowmobile tourism project is going, and how it will benefit northern Manitoba.

National Home Fire Safety Week 2019

Guest: Lewis Smith, Manager of National Projects w/ Canada Safety Council

November 21st, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 6:43

Smith talks about fire mitigation, and what we can do to prepare our homes in case of an emergency. National Home Fire Safety Week runs from November 24th to the 30th.

RDPC Students to take part in Formula 1 in Schools competition next summer

Guests: Dave Caldwell, RDPC Teacher; Fotis Tsitsos, RDPC Student

November 20th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 10:27

Caldwell and Tsitsos talk about the Formula 1 in Schools program and the upcoming competition taking place in Austin, Texas in June.

How to stay safe on the ice this winter

Guest: Dr. Christopher Love, Smart Water Coordinator at Lifesaving Society Manitoba

November 19th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 7:30

Dr. Love talks about the recent Thin Ice Advisory from the province, and what we should look out for when we're on the ice.

The Sikh Society of Thompson acquires a new, permanent Sikh Temple

Guest: Raj Thethy & Inderjeet Singh, Board Members w/ the Sikh Society of Thompson

November 16th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 5:40

Thethy and Singh talk about the Sikh community in Thompson, as well as the new Sikh Temple, which is located on 111 Goldeye Crescent.

National Child Day 2019

Guest: Penny Brenton, Marymound North

November 15th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 4:22

Brenton talks about why National Child Day is important and what activities are planned for the day, which is on Saturday, November 23rd.

Diabetes Month 2019

Guest: Martina Horayi with the Diabetes Program at the Northern Health Region

November 14th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 3:49

Horayi talks about the theme of this year's Diabetes Month, and why Diabetes is a major issue in northern Manitoba.

I Am Thompsonite Nitha

Guest: Kacper Antoszewski, Communications Officer w/ the City of Thompson

November 13th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 4:10

Antoszewski goes into more detail on the I Am Thompsonite Nitha community pride campaign, and tells us how Thompson residents can get involved with it.

Operation Red Nose kicks-off this week

Guest: Max Healey, Board Member of Operation Red Nose in Thompson

November 12th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 3:20

Healey talks about when Operation Red Nose's kick-off event will be, and when the free service will begin operations.

Salvation Army's Holiday 2019 Initiatives

Guest: Roy Bladen, Director of the Thompson Salvation Army

November 9th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 3:40

Bladen chats about what the Salvation Army has coming down the pipeline, including the food hampers, the Christmas Kettle campaign, and the toy drive.

Santa Claus Parade coming November 23rd

Guests: Bobbie Montean & Melanie Graham

November 8th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 5:21

Bobbie and Melanie share information about the Santa Claus Parade and the National Child's Day celebrations to follow.

Remembrance Day Ceremonies

Guest: Dan Colosie, Commanding Officer of Cadets inThompson

November 7th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 6:58

Colosie shares details about elements of the Remembrance Day Commemorative service and when it takes place in Thompson.

Winter weather testing in Thompson part 2

Guest: Volker Beckmann, Director with the Thompson Chamber of Commerce and Chair of the Winter Weather Testing Committee

November 6th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 5:54

In part two, Beckmann goes more into the Winter Weather Testing Corporation the Thompson Chamber of Commerce is working to establish.

Winter weather testing in Thompson part 1

Guest: Volker Beckmann, Director with the Thompson Chamber of Commerce and Chair of the Winter Weather Testing Committee

November 5th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 6:58

Beckmann talks about the Chamber's recent presentation to the provincial government about winter weather testing in Thompson.

CEDF's CEO talks new "Look North" Initiative

Guest: Oswald Sawh, CEO of the Communities Economic Development Fund

November 2nd, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 8:26

Sawh explains what the Look North initiative is, why it's important for economic growth in northern Manitoba.

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