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National Child Day will be going virtual this year

Guest: Penny Brenton, Marymound

November 13th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 4:34

In this edition of Thompson Today, Brenton discusses the major activities taking place for National Child Day this year, including a photo contest. Original Air Date: November 12, 2020.

Huron Carole will hold its 33rd season virtually this year

Guest:Tom Jackson, Founder and Lead Performer of The Huron Carole

November 7th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 8:54

In this edition of Thompson Today, Jackson talks about how the 33rd season of The Huron Carole will work this time around. Original Air Date: November 6, 2020.

Snowmobile Tourism

Guest: Laura Finley, Community Futures North Central Development

November 5th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 6:48

In this edition of Thompson Today, Finley take about the near-completion of the new snowmobile trail encompassing both northern and southern Manitoba, along with other updates. Original Air Date: November 4, 2020.

Remembrance Day service will be livestreamed this year

Guest: Dan Colosie, Operations Manager w/ Royal Canadian Legion #244

November 4th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 5:47

In this edition of Thompson Today, Colosie explains how this year's Remembrance Day service will be different considering the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Original Air Date: November 3, 2020.

Kids Grief for Educators

Guest: Tara Skibo, Communications and Engagement Manager of the Canadian Virtual Hospice

November 3rd, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 8:27

In this edition of Thompson Today, Skibo talks about the new Kids Grief for Educators program to help teachers and other community leaders help support a grieving child. Original Air Date: November 2, 2020.

Thompson Seniors Community Resource Council's annual general meeting is coming up

Guest: Penny Byer, Resource Coordinator w/ Thompson Seniors Community Resource Council

October 31st, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 12:42

In this edition of Thompson Today, Byer talks about the counci;'s upcoming AGM taking place Nov. 2nd at 1:30 p.m. Original Air Date: October 30, 2020.

Kids Help Phone's Councillor in the Classroom Program in Thompson receives critical funding

Guest: Kristen Buckley, Associate VP of Service Programs for Kids Help Phone

October 30th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 10:29

In this edition of Thompson Today, Buckley explains what the Councillor in the Classroom program is, and why funding from Vale Canada allows it to continue to be offered here in Thompson. Original Air Date: October 29, 2020.

CEDF Online Forum

Guest: Oswald Sawh, CEO of Communities Economic Development Fund

October 29th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 5:10

In this edition of Thompson Today, Sawh goes into how this year's online forum will work, and what registrants can expect for presentations. Original Air Date: October 28, 2020.

Winter Road Safety

Guest: Constable Sandy Deibert, Thompson RCMP Detachment

October 28th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 4:33

In this edition of Thompson Today, Constable Deibert goes over the importance of making sure you're prepared to handle the winter road conditions. Original Air Date: October 27, 2020.

Thompson StoryWalk expected to arrive on Millenium Trail in 2021

Guest: Lynn Martin, Director of Kiddies Northern Preschool

October 27th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 4:23

In this edition of Thompson Today, Martin explains what the StoryWalk is and why it's important for children to have their learning incorporate outdoor elements. Original Air Date: October 26, 2020.

"I Stutter" ID cards available to those who are struggling during the pandemic

Guest: Jane Fraser, President of the Stuttering Foundation of America

October 23rd, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 8:33

In this edition of Thompson Today, Fraser talks about the impact the CVID-19 pandemic has had on the stuttering community, and how people can get an "I Stutter" ID card. Original Air Date: October 22, 2020.

Operation Christmas Child

Guest: Laura Carter, Operation Christmas Child

October 22nd, 2020 12:00am

In this edition of Thompson Today, Carter talks about Operation Christmas Child, and how much a gift could mean to a child in need. Original Air Date: October 21, 2020.

West End 24 Hour Safe Space

Guest: David Cole, West End 24 Hour Safe Space

October 21st, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 5:56

In this edition of Thompson Today, Cole talks about the West End 24 Hour Safe Space, a shelter for youth to stay located in Winnipeg. Original Air Date: October 20, 2020.

ID Clinic taking place in Thompson

Guest: Lynn Watkins, Health Promotion Coordinator w/ the Northern Health Region; Rayleen Rudnicki, Supervisor of Manitoba Possible in Thompson

October 20th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 7:41

In this edition of Thompson Today, Watkins and Rudnicki talk about the ID Clinic taking place in Thompson to help people apply for health cards and other forms of ID. Original Air Date: October 19, 2020.

Manitoba 211 launches phone line service

Guest: Connie Walker, President & CEO of United Way Winnipeg

October 17th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 7:23

In this edition of Thompson Today, Walker talks about the importance of having the 211 phone line service here in Manitoba, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Original Air Date: October 16, 2020.

Cold Water Safety

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

October 16th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 9:47

In this edition of Thompson Today, Dr. Love goes over cold water safety protocols people should follow as we head into winter. Original Air Date: October 15, 2020.

The Centre of ADHD Awareness Canada

Guest: Heidi Bernhardt, Founder & President of The Centre of ADHD Awareness Canada

October 15th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 11:19

In this Edition of Thompson Today, Bernhardt explains what ADHD is, what led her to found CADDAC, and talks about an upcoming online conference about ADHD. Original Air Date: October 14, 2020.

Hunting and trapping season 2020

Guest: Brock Houndle, Conservation Officer w/ Manitoba Agriculture

October 14th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 8:14

In this edition of Thompson Today, Houndle goes into the fundamentals of hunting and trapping in the north. Original Air Date: October 14, 2020.

School Board Candidate - Li Cripps

Guest: Li Cripps

October 2nd, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 7:08

Cripps shares her credentials and her reasons why she would be a good addition to the School District of Mystery Lake Board.

School Board Candidate - Bryan Young

Guest: Bryan Young

October 2nd, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 5:59

Young outlines why he feels he has what it takes to be an asset to the School Board for the School District of Mystery Lake.

City Council Candidate - Jason Bayer

Guest: Jason Bayer

October 2nd, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 6:07

Bayer shares why he hopes to become the City of Thompson's newest city council member.

City Council Candidate - Kathleen Bluesky

Guest: Kathleen Bluesky

October 2nd, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 8:01

Kathleen outlines her connection to Thompson and the skills she would bring to the table as a City councilor.

City Council Candidate - David Kobliski

Guest: David Kobliski

October 2nd, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 6:42

Kobliski offers his outlook for Thompson and areas of concern he would like to work toward fixing if elected to council.

City Council Candidate - Ron Matechuk

Guest: Ron Matechuk

October 2nd, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 4:32

Matechuk hopes to rejoin City Council and work to improve infrastructure in Thompson, among other things.

City Council Candidate - Braden McMurdo

Guest: Braden McMurdo

October 2nd, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 6:19

A longtime Thompson resident, McMurdo hopes to bring new perspective and ideas to solving City issues.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Guest: Elizabeth Holmes, Canadian Cancer Society's Senior Manager of Policy

October 1st, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 9:38

Holmes shares the data on how many Canadian women will be diagnosed with and die from breast cancer and what women can do to lessen their chances of that happening.

Orange Shirt Day

Guest: Phyllis Webstad, Director of the Orange Shirt Society

September 30th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 4:51

Webstad shares how Orange Day Shirt began with an experience she had on her first day at a residential school.

Tying the Bridge Red Event

Guest: Bobbi Montean

September 29th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 4:05

Montean explains the purpose behind the event and encourages the community to participate.

Arthritis Awareness Month - Part 2

Guest: Dr. Diane Lacaille, Scientific Director, Senior Scientist of Rheumatology, MDCM, MHSc, FRCPC

September 25th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 9:25

Learn more about Arthritis, the signs and symptoms, who it affects and how it can be treated.

Arthritis Awareness Month - Part 1

Guest: Dr. Diane Lacaille, Scientific Director, Senior Scientist of Rheumatology, MDCM, MHSc, FRCPC

September 24th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 10:32

Dr. Lacaille shares details about the types of arthritis there are, who can suffer from the condition and how to reduce your chances of developing the condition.

MMF discusses home schooling plan for Metis students

Guest: Joan Ledoux, Education Minister for the Manitoba Metis government (MMF)

September 22nd, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 12:11

In this edition of Thompson Today, Minister Ledoux goes into MMF's home schooling strategy that's available for Metis families who wish to home school their children this school year during the COVID-19 pandemic. Original Air Date: September 21, 2020.

District Commission on the current status of Thompson Girl Guides

Guest: Christine Nevistiuk, Area Commission/District Commission/Guider for Thompson Girl Guides

September 19th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 6:10

In this edition of Thompson Today, Nevistiuk talks about what the Girl Guides will look like this season, what protocols they have to follow, and what activities are coming up for them. Original Air Date: September 18, 2020.

Terry Fox Run coming up this weekend

Guest: Samantha Leahy, Co-Organizer of the Thompson Terry Fox Run

September 17th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 4:34

In this edition of Thompson Today, Leahy encourages Thompson residents to register and get their pledges ready in time for the "One Day, Your Way" virtual run taking place this Sunday. Original Air Date: September 16, 2020.

National Mental Health Index down across the country for the month of August: Morneau Shepell

Guest: Paula Allen, Senior VP of Research Analytics and Innovation w/ Morneau Shepell

September 16th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 14:31

In this edition of Thompson Today, Allen goes into the results of Morneau Shepell's monthly mental health index for Canadians for August. Original Air Date: September 15, 2020.

Winnipeg dermatologist on psoriasis: what it is, how it develops, and how to treat it

Guest: Dr. Marni Wiseman, dermatologist w/ SkinWise

September 15th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 6:13

In this edition of Thompson Today, Dr. Wiseman talks about what psoriasis is, how it can impact a patient's mental health, and what treatment options are currently available. Original Air Date: September 14, 2020.

Manitoba Rural Northern Juried Art Show

Guest: Nicole Shimonek, Visual Arts Coordinator w/ Manitoba Arts Network

September 11th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 3:01

In this edition of Thompson Today, Shimonek goes into how voting for the virtual art show will go for this year and which northern artists are represented in the show. Original Air Date: September 10, 2020.

Terry Fox Foundation on this year's run

Guest: Allison Doan, Provincial Director for the Terry Fox Foundation

September 10th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 6:22

In this edition of Thompson Today, Doan goes over the history of the Terry Fox Run here in Thompson, what the status is for the school runs, and how people can register for this year's run. Original Air Date: September 9, 2020.

100 Women Who Care meet this Wednesday

Guest: Brenda Davidson, Public Relations Coordinator w/ 100 Women Who Care Thompson

September 9th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 9:51

In this edition of Thompson Today, Davidson goes over this season's nominees for 100 Women Who Care and how new members can participate in the group. Original Air Date: September 8, 2020.

TTA President on Manitoba's back to school plan

Guest: Cathy Pellizzaro, President of the Thompson Teachers' Association

September 5th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 3:16

In this edition of Thompson Today, Pellizzaro tells us what local teachers are doing to prepare for the start of the new school year. Original Air Date: September 4, 2020.

SDML encourages families, caregivers to prepare students for in-class learning as schools reopen Sept. 8

Guest: Lorie Henderson, Co-Superintendent for the School District of Mystery Lake

September 4th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 6:36

In this edition of Thompson Today, Henderson outlines the school district's plans and what families can expect back to school will look like. Original Air Date: September 3, 2020.

MHSAA on their updated pandemic plan

Guest: Chad Falk, Executive Director for the Manitoba High School Athletic Association

September 3rd, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 6:16

In this edition of Thompson Today, Falk gives an overview of the MHSAA's Back to School Sport plan entails. Original Air Date: September 2, 2020.

School zones go back in effect Sept. 1

Guest: Constable Sandy Deibert, Thompson RCMP Detachment

September 1st, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 5:44

In this edition of Thompson Today, Deibert goes over how school zones work, which go into effect September 1st. Original Air Date: August 31, 2020.

Thompson Chamber of Commerce on local businesses and COVID-19

Guest: Charlotte Larocque, President of the Thompson Chamber of Commerce

August 29th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 6:42

In this edition of Thompson Today, Larocque talks about how local businesses have been doing since the province reopened the economy in late spring. Original Air Date: August 28, 2020

TRCC reopens most facilities to the public for bookings

Guest: Carol Taylor, Director of Recreation, Parks, and Culture

August 28th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 6:20

In this edition of Thompson Today, Taylor goes into what facilities are open to the public, and how people can book time at them. Original Air Date: August 27, 2020.

Province of Manitoba partner w/ Morneau Shepell to deliver free therapy to Manitobans

Guest: Nigel Branker, President of Health & Productivity Solutions, Morneau Shepell

August 27th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 8:25

In this edition of Thompson Today, Branker talks about the AbilitiCBT program, which focuses on cognitive behavioural therapy. Original Air Date: August 26, 2020.

BCN provides details on recent 9.9 million in funding awarded by CRTC

Guest: Ken Sanderson, Executive Director for Broadband Communications North

August 26th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 9:18

In this edition of Thompson Today, Sanderson goes into detail on the project BCN will be working on to improve connectivity in five northern communities. Original Air Date: August 25. 2020.

Kinew on NDP's back to school plan, wants PCs to invest more in reopening

Guest: Wab Kinew, Leader of the Manitoba NDP

August 25th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 10:22

In this edition of Thompson Today, Kinew goes into the NDP's plan for reopening schools this fall, and how he wants the PCs to spend more on their plan for schools. Original Air Date: August 24, 2020

Lions Manor 55 will be ready for occupancy by Sept. 1

Guest: Penny Byer, Vice-Chair of Lions Manor 55

August 22nd, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 9:57

In this edition of Thompson Today, Byer talks about how Lions Manor 55 will be ready for occupancy next month, and how the co-op housing model will allow for single-share renters. Original Air Date: August 21, 2020.

UCN on their fall term pandemic plan

Guest: Dan Smith, Vice President of Academics and Research, University College of the North

August 20th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 10:00

In this edition of Thompson Today, Smith shares details on UCN's Sharing Space Safely document, their pandemic plan for the upcoming fall term. Original Air Date: August 19, 2020.

Norman Northstars upcoming season kicks off with tryouts and conditioning camp

Guest: Mike Krentz, Vice President of Administration for The Norman Northstars

August 19th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 6:33

In this edition of Thompson Today, Krentz talks about how conditioning camp will work this time, how people can sign up for the camps, and how the COVID-19 pandemic plays into their planning. Original Air Date: August 18, 2020.

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