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How parents can help their children during the COVID-19 pandemic

Guest: Sara Austen, Founder and CEO of Children First Canada

April 4th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 10:34

In this edition of Thompson Today, Austen stresses the importance of parents providing structure for their children, as well as how at-risk children are being affected by the school closures. Original Air Date: April 3, 2020.

UCN's 4th-year BN and DPN students helping northern hospitals, testing sites amidst COVID-19 outbreak

Guest: Vicki Zeran, Dean of the Faculty of Health, University College of the North

April 3rd, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 3:26

In this edition of Thompson Today, Zeran explains how many UCN nursing students have volunteered to help hospitals, what the work entails, and how the students feel about the pandemic.Original Air Date: April 2, 2020.

President and CEO of UCN on how school is doing during COVID-19

Guest: Doug Lauvstad, President and CEO of University College of the North

April 3rd, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 6:31

In this extra podcast, 102.9 CJAR's Mark Andrews chats with Lauvstad on how UCN has been reacting to the COVID-19 pandemic.

CMHA provides an update on the Thompson Homeless Shelter

Guest: Chelsea Farough, Education and Training Coordinator, CMHA Thompson

April 2nd, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 5:22

In this edition of Thompson Today, Farough talks about what measures are in place at the Thompson Homeless Shelter to protect their clients and staff, and the changes to how people can drop off donations. Original Air Date: April 1, 2020.

How the CFIB is helping independent businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak - Part 2

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

April 1st, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 5:46

In part two of this interview, Alward talks about how we can support local businesses during this time and what resources the CFIB has for businesses. Original Air Date: March 31, 2020.

How the CFIB is helping independent businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak - Part 1

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

March 31st, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 8:09

In part one, Alward talks about the concerns independent business owners have brought up to the CFIB regarding COVID-19. Original Air Date: March 30, 2020.

Thompson Chamber of Commerce on local businesses and COVID-19

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

March 28th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 8:33

In this edition of Thompson Today, Larocque explains the impact COVID-19 is having on local businesses. Original Air Date: March 27, 2020

MLA Danielle Adams on the provincial budget and COVID-19

Guest: Danielle Adams, MLA for Thompson

March 27th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 7:42

In this edition of Thompson Today, Adams goes over the provincial budget that was tabled on March 19, and what it means for Thompson and the surrounding area. Original Air Date: March 26, 2020.

NRHA provides an update on the COVID-19 situation

Guest: Helga Bryant, CEO for the Northern Health Region

March 26th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 6:56

In this edition of Thompson Today, Bryant answers questions about the NRHA's COVID-19 response and preparation. Original Air Date: March 25, 2020.

MB Chambers of Commerce introduce Climate Action Toolkit for businesses

Guest: Chuck Davidson, Manitoba Chambers of Commerce

March 24th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 7:46

In this edition of Thompson Today, Davidson talks about the launch of the Climate Action Toolkit in Manitoba. Original Air Date: March 23, 2020.

MP Niki Ashton talks COVID-19

Guest: Niki Ashton, MP for Churchill Keewatinook-Aski

March 21st, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 12:06

In this edition of Thompson Today, Ashton talks about how COVID-19 is affecting our region. Original Air Date: March 20, 2020.

Blacksmith Strong T-Shirts available at NCN Gas Bar

Guest: Michael Thorbourne, RD Parker Collegiate

March 20th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 8:08

In this edition of Thompson Today, Mr. Thorbourne talks about the Blacksmith Strong T-Shirt fundraiser. Original Air Date: March 19, 2020

TWA cancels Animal Night due to COVID-19 outbreak

Guest: Fred Palmer: Thompson Wildlife Association.

March 19th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 3:16

In this edition of Thompson Today, Palmer talks about the cancellation of an annual Thompson event, Animal Night. Original Air Date: March 18, 2020.

COVID-19 testing site now open in Thompson

Guest: Helga Bryant, CEO for the Northern Health Region

March 18th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 9:03

In this edition of Thompson Today, Bryant talks about the new COVID-19 tetsing site that opening in Thompson earlier this week, and what the process is if you think you may have COVID-19. Original Air Date: March 17, 2020.

Members of RDPC F1 team talk upcoming Texas competition

Guests:Madison Caldwell & Hannah Birch, RD Parker Collegiate's Maple Leaf Racing Team

March 17th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 6:33

In this edition of Thompson Today, Madison and Hannah talk about the Formula One in Schools program at RDPC, and the competition they'll be participating in this June in Texas. Original Air Date: March 16, 2020.

Thompson's events coordinator talks Royal Winnipeg Ballet School's upcoming performance

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

March 13th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 2:24

In this edition of Thompson Today, Darlene chats about the upcoming performance by the RWB School, which will be held Sunday, Mar. 22 at the TRCC. Original Air Date: March 12, 2020.

TRCM develop support material to incorporate treaty history in school curriculum

Guest: Loretta Ross, Commissioner w/ the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba

March 12th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 8:41

In this edition of Thompson Today, Commissioner Ross explains what the Treaty Relations Commission of MB is, how the system of treaties are impacting us today, and the curriculum resource support material the commission has developed, which they hope will be a part of the school curriculum. Original Air Date: March 11, 2020.

How small businesses can protect themselves from fraud attempts

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

March 11th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 7:30

In this edition of Thompson Today, Alward talks about some of the ways small business owners can avoid being victims of fraud as we're in the midst of Fraud Prevention Month. Original Air Date: March 10, 2020

Northern Manitoba Fish Tables coming to town Mar. 16

Guests: Saraj Thethy & Chris Thevenot, Communities Economic Development Fund

March 10th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 5:48

In this edition of Thompson Today, Thethy and Thevenot talk about CEDF's pilot project, the Northern Manitoba Fish Tables, and why it's important to highlight the prominence of northern fishers. The Northern Manitoba Fish Tables will be held on Monday, March 16th from noon to 8 p.m. inside the old Pita Pit at UCN. Original Air Date: March 9, 2020

Second Annual Cardboard Challenge

Guest: Lynn Martin, Director of Kiddies Northern Preschool

March 7th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 5:25

Martin explains what the Cardboard Challenge is and how it helps kids think outside the box! Original Air Date: March 6, 2020.

Relay for Life - Survivors

Guest: Dale Brenton, Lead for the Survivors at Thompson's Relay for Life

March 6th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 4:25

Brenton explains how she recruits cancer survivors for the Survivors' Lap at the Relay for Life and who qualifies as a survivor. Original Air Date: March 5, 2020.

Relay for Life - Fund Raising

Guest: Arlene Katchmar, Lead for Fund Raising

March 5th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 4:02

Katchmar shares details on how she supports the teams and participants of the Relay for Life with fund raising ideas. Original Air Date: March 4, 2020.

Heart & Stroke Lunch & Learn Session on March 11th to promote Women's Heart & Brain Health

Guest: Amanda Nash, Health Promotion and Nutrition Manager from the Heart & Stroke Foundation

March 4th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 8:22

Nash explains how women's heart health and treatment has been impacted by research based mainly on male heart attack patients. She also shares details on the Lunch & Learn session on March 11th. Original Air Date: March 3, 2020.

March is Nutrition Month

Guests: Patricia Solomon and Kathleen Hodgins, Dieticians with the NRHA

March 3rd, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 5:56

Solomon and Hodgins share information about their roles as Dieticians and how nutrition plays a key role in our health. Original Air Date: March 2, 2020

Celebrate YWCA's "She Inspires Me"

Guest: Nina Cordell,Director of Women's Programs at YWCA

February 29th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 6:50

Cordell shares details about how you can honour a woman or girl in your life in acknowledgement of International Women's day on March 8th.

"Green Day" tribute show featuring Avenue 46 on February 29th

Guest: Smitty from Music Makers

February 28th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 4:41

Smitty tells us about the family-friendly concert at the TRCC on February 29th.

Relay for Life - Luminaries

Guest: Darlene Whelan-Tsitsos

February 27th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 3:32

Darlene tells us what luminaries signify at the Relay for Life and how you can purchase one.

Missions Trip to Cuba

Guest: Pastor Mel Versluis, Thompson Pentecostal Assembly

February 26th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 7:51

Pastor Mel shares the work that will be done in Cuba and how Thompson residents can help.

Thompson Recycling Centre manager talks changes to the program

Guest: Billie Jo Thompson, Manager of the Thompson Recycling Centre

February 22nd, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 7:42

In this edition of Thompson Today, Billie Jo talks about the new changes to the recycling program, including city by-laws regarding contamination of recycling bins.

Winterfest is just around the corner!

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

February 21st, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 4:57

In this edition of Thompson Today, Darlene talks about some of the changes to this year's Winterfest Weekend, which will be at the TRCC from February 21-23.

Registrations are open for Thompson Festival of the Arts

Guest: Terri-Lyn Gagnon, Public Relations Officer, Thompson Festival of the Arts

February 20th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 3:38

In this edition of Thompson Today, Gagnon talks about the Festival of the Arts, which is coming up later this spring.

The Northern Social Work Program

Guest: Greg Fidler, Acting Director of the Northern Social Work Program

February 19th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 8:08

In this edition of Thompson Today, Fidler explains what the Northern Social Work Program is, what the program entails, and how prospective students can qualify for the program.

Recapping the "Fully Charged" Electric Vehicle Trade Show

Guests: Volker Beckmann, Winter Weather Testing Committee & Sub Zero North; and Deputy Mayor Les Ellsworth, City of Thompson and Community Futures North Central Development

February 14th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 9:14

In this edition of Thompson Today, Beckmann and Ellsworth recap their recent trip to Austin, Texas, where they were able to attend the Fully Charged EV Trade Show, and explain what it means for Thompson when it comes to the cold weather testing industry.

Relay for Life Kickoff!

Guests: Coral Bennett and Cecile Martin, Co-Chairs of the Relay for Life 2020

February 13th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 8:31

In this edition of Thompson Today, Bennett and Martin talk about the kickoff event for Relay For Life, which will be at the old Reitman's Store in City Centre Mall on February 15th from noon to 3 p.m.

RDPC principal explains school's grad rates as the new semester gets underway

Guest: Rob Fisher, Principal at RD Parker Collegiate

February 12th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 12:10

In this edition of Thompson Today, Fisher talks about the grad rates at RDPC these past few year, what the school and staff are doing to help boost attendance rates, and how parents can keep track of their children's grades and attendance.

Munn Cup's 50th Anniversary

Guest: Devin Richcoon, Munn Cup Coordinator

February 11th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 5:28

Devin Richcoon, the Munn Cup Coordinator shares details about this year's event.

Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness Week 2020

Guest: Sharon Cordell, Coordinator at Safer Choices Northern Network

February 8th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 7:39

In this edition of Thompson Today, Cordell tells us what SRH Week is, what the theme for this year will be, and what resources are available in the community so that you can stay safe.

The Heart and Stroke Foundation spotlights women's heart health

Guest: Amanda Nash, Heart and Stroke Foundation

February 7th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 9:07

In this edition of Thompson Today, Nash talks about the recent report from the Heart and Stroke Foundation, which talks about the disparity of women's heart and brain health research historically, and how that's been changing in recent years.

Heart Month 2020

Guest: B.J. Kirouac, Heart and Stroke Foundation

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

In this edition of Thompson Today, Kirouac talks about what the Heart and Stroke Foundation have in store for this year's Heart Month.

World Cancer Day 2020 aims to raise awareness about preventing cervical cancer

Guest: Dr. Donna Turner, Epidemiologist with CancerCare Manitoba

February 5th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 10:03

In this edition of Thompson Today, Dr. Turner talk about what World Cancer Day is, why it's focusing this year's campaign on cervical cancer, and why it's important to get screened regularly.

Special Olympics Canada Winter Games Coaches Interview

Guests: Sherrie Benner and Scott Luxton, coaches for Special Olympics Manitoba

February 4th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 7:23

In this edition of Thompson Today, Coach Benner and Luxton talk about how training is going, what their expectations are for the Winter Games in Thunder Bay later this month, and how they got involved with Special Olympics Manitoba.

RCMP Day 2020

Guest: Contable Sandy Deibert, Thompson RCMP Detachment

February 1st, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 2:58

In this edition of Thompson Today, Constable Deibert explains the history of the RCMP in Manitoba, how RCMP Day came to be, and what the RCMP has done in the community.

Bell Let's Talk Day 2020

Guest: Jennifer Whalen, Northern Health Region

January 30th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 5:18

In this edition of Thompson Today, Whalen explains what Bell Let's Talk Day is, and how you can participate.

MB Liberal Leader Dougald Lamont on NCN healthcare and CFS services

Guest: Dougald Lamont, Manitoba Liberal Party Leader

January 29th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 10:12

In this edition of Thompson Today, Lamont talks about his recent visit to Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation

Land, Air, Water, People Climate Change Conference

Guest: Ron Cook, University College of the North (Thompson Campus)

January 28th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 5:04

In this edition of Thompson Today, Cook talks about the upcoming climate change conference, which will be held on February 12th and 13th.

Snowmobile Safety

Guest: Kelly Martens, President of the Thompson Trailbreakers

January 25th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 4:19

In this edition of Thompson Today, Martens offers some advice and tips on how you can stay safe while snowmobiling.

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Guest: Chelsea Farough, CMHA Thompson

January 24th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 6:14

In this edition of Thompson Today, Farough explains what SAD is, what causes SAD, and what resources are available to manage it

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.

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