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Tech Manitoba hoping to continue delivering digital literacy training in northern communities

Guest: Paula Canas, Program Director of DigitALL Program for Tech Manitoba

September 28th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 5:24

In this edition of Thompson Today, Canas explains the digital literacy training they gave to participants in Lynn Lake and Mathias Colomb Cree Nation, and how she hopes to continue to provide that training across the region. Original Air Date: September 27, 2021

Take Back the Night Walk to be held Sept. 29

Guest: Mary Demare, Outreach Coordinator for Thompson Crisis Centre

September 25th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 5:32

In this edition of Thompson Today, Demare goes over what the Thompson Crisis Centre does in the community, the Take Back the Night Walk, and the importance of addressing family violence in the city. Original Air Date: September 24, 2021.

University of Brandon's women's basketball team visiting local highschool for youth clinic

Guest: James Bambury, Head Coach of the University of Brandon Women's Basketball Team

September 24th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 6:11

In this edition of Thompson Today, Coach Bambury goes over the upcoming trip to Thompson to help grow the sport of basketball at a higher level.Original Air Date: September 23, 2021.

Thompson Community Band begins 15th season Sept. 14

Guest: Kevin Lewis, Director of Thompson Community Band

September 14th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 4:40

In this edition of Thompson Today, Lewis explains what participants can expect at the upcoming community band rehearsals, which begin this week at RD Parker Collegiate's band room every Tuesday starting at 6:30 p.m. Original Air Date: September 13, 2021.

Advance polling for federal election now underway

Guest: Marie-France Kenny, Regional Media Advisor w/ Elections Canada

September 11th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 5:47

In this edition of Thompson Today, Kenny walks listeners through the voting process and what Elections Canada is doing to keep electors and its employees safe at polling locations. Original Air Date: September 10, 2021.

World Suicide Prevenion Day 2021

Guest: Erika Luoma, Canadian Association of Suicide Prevention

September 10th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 4:43

In this edition of Thompson Today, Luoma share the prevalence of suicide in Canada and why it's important to commemorate World Suicide Prevention Day

Manitoba Rural Northern Juried Art Show 2021

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

September 9th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 4:07

In this edition of Thompson Today, Shimonek talks about how the MRNJAS will work this time around, and why it's important to celebrate northern and rural artists. Original Air Date: September 8, 2021.

Thompson ID Fair

Guest: Lynn Watkins, Northern Health Region

September 8th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 9:50

In this edition of Thompson Today, Watkins explains how this year's ID Fair will work and how much of a need it's addressing in the community. Original Air Date: September 7, 2021

Labour Day Weekend Celebration 2021

Guest: Warren Luky, United Steelworkers Local 6166 President

September 4th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 3:36

In this edition of Thompson Today, Luky goes over the history of labour unions in Thompson and what the USW #6166 have planned for Labour Day. Original Air Date: September 3, 2021

CSAM Safety Training in Thompson

Guest: Meghan Storey, Training & Development Manager w/ Construction safety Association of Manitoba

September 3rd, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 6:42

In this edition of Thompson Today, Storey outlines the training courses being offered in Thompson later this month. Original Air Date: September 2, 2021.

Thompson Terry Fox Run 2021

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

September 2nd, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 3:03

In this edition of Thompson Today, Leahy goes over how residents can take part in the Thompson Terry Fox Run and why it's important to keep Terry's legacy alive in the community. Original Air Date: September 1, 2021.

School Zones

Guest: Constable Sandy Deibert, Thompson RCMP Detachment

September 1st, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 4:18

In this edition of Thompson Today, Deibert reminds Thompsonites to be aware of school zones going back into effect on September 1st. Original Air Date: August 31, 2021.

Overdose Awareness Day 2021

Guest: Sharon Cordell, Coordinator w/ Safer Choices Northern Network

August 31st, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 4:58

In this edition of Thompson Today, Cordell talks about Overdose Awareness Day and how important it is to overcome the stigma of substance use. Original Air Date: August 30, 2021.

TSCRC looking to extend food hamper program through winter

Guest: Penny Byer, Coordinator for the Thompson Seniors Community Council

August 27th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 6:57

In this edition of Thompson Today, Byer explains what the food hamper program is and how community members can help ensure it can run in the long term. Original Air Date: August 26, 2021

Pimicikamak, Norway House receive federal funding to upgrade internet connectivity

Guest: Councillor Lee Thomas, Pimicikamak Okinowin

August 26th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 4:28

In this edition of Thompson Today, Councillor Thomas talks about the recent funding announcement from the federal government to update broadband infrastructure in the territory. Original Air Date: August 25, 2021.

CFIB urges provinces to adopt a "Stay Open" strategy moving forward

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

August 24th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 7:21

In this edition of Thompson Today, Alward talks about why provinces and territories should have a "Stay Open" plan in place. Original Air Date: August 23, 2021.

Experiences Canada opens applications for Youth Leadership Forum on Reconciliation

Guest: Deborah Morrison, President & CEO of Experiences Canada

August 13th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 7:36

In this edition of Thompson Today, Morrison explains what the Youth Leadership Forum on Reconciliation is and why it's important for young people to be a part of the conversation. Original Air Date: August 12, 2021.

NorMan Northstars conditioning camp begins Aug. 16

Guest: Mike Krentz, VP Admin of the NorMan Northstars Board of Executives

August 13th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 4:44

In this edition of Thompson Today, Krentz outlines the upcoming Northstars season and how prospective players can sign up to join the team. Original Air Date: August 12, 2021.

Perseids Meteor Shower

Guest: Gary Boyle, The Backyard Astronomer

August 12th, 2021 12:00am

In this edition of Thompson Today, Boyle explains how residents can watch the Perseids Meteor Shower and why it's such a significant event. Original Air Date: August 11, 2021.

Paint Lake Volunteer Fire Department raising money for new fire truck

Guest: Frank Derose, Paint Lake Volunteer Fire Department Fire Chief

August 10th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 3:13

In this edition of Thompson Today, Fire Chief Derose talks about the 50/50 draw the fire department is holding to raise money for a new fire truck. Original Air Date: August 9, 2021.

NHR's Medical Health Officer states Phase 3 "very good news" for northerners, urges those hesitant to get vaccinated

Guest: William Libich, Medical Officer of Health, Northern Health Region

August 7th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 10:06

In this edition of Thompson Today, Dr. Libich goes over what northerners can expect from the loosening of COVID-19 restrictions on Aug. 7 and the importance vaccines had in making it possible. Original Air Date: August 6, 2021.

RD Parker Collegiate Prom to take place this Saturday

Guest: Terry-Lyn Gagnon, Co-Chair of the RD Parker Collegiate Parent Prom Committee

August 4th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 4:07

In this edition of Thompson Today, Gagnon talks about this year's prom event for RDPC grads and how community members can help the committee. Original Air Date: August 3, 2021.

World Hepatitis Day

Guest: Gerard Yetman, Chairperson of Action Hepatitis Canada

July 29th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 8:17

In this edition of Thompson Today, Yetman talks about the different types of hepatitis and how Action Hepatitis Canada is working to eliminate viral hepatitis in Canada by 2030. Original Air Day: July 28, 2021.

Manitoba Wildfire Service on new fire restrictions across the province

Guest: Don Hallett, Manitoba Wildfire Service

July 28th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 7:00

In this edition of Thompson Today, Hallett explains the fire restrictions that are currently in place and how Manitobans can do their part to prevent wildfires this summer. Original Air Date: July 27, 2021

Canadian Red Cross says all Manitobans should be prepared for potential tornados this summer

Guest: Alison Everitt, Canadian Red Cross

July 27th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 8:48

In this edition of Thompson Today, Everitt goes over the importance of being prepared for tornado season and how residents can get ahead of the curve should a potential tornado warning arise. Original Air Date: July 26, 2021.

Manitoba Camping Association

Guest: Kim Sherger, Executive Director for Manitoba Camping Association

July 24th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 11:38

In this edition of Thompson Today, Sherger explains how overnight and day camps have been doing since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, and how the provincial government can fit them into the next phase of their reopening plan. Original Air Date: July 23, 2021.

National Drowning Prevention Week

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

July 21st, 2021 12:00am

In this edition of Thompson Today, Dr. Love explains how Manitobans can take the steps to help prevent water-related fatalities this summer. Original Air Date: July 21, 2021.

CFIB on Phase 2 of Manitoba's reopening plan

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

July 17th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 10:28

In this edition of Thompson Today, Alward goes over phase two of the province's reopening plan. Original Air Date: July 16, 2021.

Northern MB Mall of the Arts

July 16th, 2021 12:00am

Mark talks to Andria Stevens about what Mall of the Arts is and the workshops future workshops they are planning.

Mall of the Arts Summer Programming

Guest: Andria Stephens, Co-Founder of the Mall of the Arts

July 16th, 2021 12:00am

In this edition of Thompson Today, Stephens talks about the summer programming the Mall of the Arts is offering. Original Air Date: July 15, 2021.

Heart and stroke patients want virtual care to continue post-pandemic: Heart & Stroke Foundation

Dr. Patrice Lindsay, Director of Health System Change w/ the Heart & Stroke Foundation

June 29th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 7:59

In this edition of Thompson Today, Dr. Lindsay goes over the survey results and why virtual care should continue post-pandemic. Original Air Date: June 28, 2021.

Heat Stroke

Guest: Lewis Smith, Canada Safety Council

June 26th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 5:17

In this edition of Thompson Today, Smith explains what a heat stroke is and how people can prevent it from happening to them. Original Air Date: June 25, 2021.

Lifeworks Financial Wellbeing Index

Guest: Paula Allen, Senior VP of Research and Wellbeing w/ LifeWorks

June 25th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 8:32

In this edition of Thompson Today, Allen goes over this quarter's Financial Wellbeing Index. Original Air Date: June 24, 2021.

Stroke Month

Guest: Amanda Nash, Health Promotions & Nutrition Manager w/ the Heart and Stroke Foundation

June 24th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 5:43

In this edition of Thompson Today, Nash explains what a stroke is and why it's important for Canadians to know the signs and symptoms associated with it. Original Air Date: June 23, 2021.

Manitoba School Boards Association on Bill 64 - Part Two

Guest: Alan Campbell, Manitoba School Boards Association

June 23rd, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 7:07

In part two of this edition of Thompson Today, Campbell shares the association's stance on Bill 64 and why it's important for Manitobans to be informed about it. Original Air Date: June 22, 2021.

Manitoba School Boards Association on Bill 64 - Part One

Guest: Alan Campbell, Manitoba School Boards Association

June 22nd, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 7:20

In part one of this edition of Thompson Today, Campbell explains what Bill 64 is and how it would effect northern school boards. Original Air Date: June 21, 2021.

CFIB on province's COVID-19 reopening plan

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

June 18th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 11:03

In this edition of Thompson Today, Alward shares his reaction to the provincial government's reopening plan. Original Air Date: June 17, 2021.

Northern Health Region give update on COVID-19 in the north

Guest: Dr. Michael Isaac, Medical Officer of Health w/ the Northern Health Region

June 17th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 7:02

In this edition of Thompson Today, Dr. Isaac gives an update on the COVID-19 situation in the north. Original Air Date: June 16, 2021.

Rylen Solski Memorial Fishing Derby

Guest: Ray Solski

June 16th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 8:25

In this edition of Thompson Today, Ray talk about how Thompsonites can take part in the Rylen Solski Memorial Fishing Derby, and why it's important to raise awareness about Kawasaki Disease. Original Air Date: June 15, 2021.

Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2021

Guest: Penny Byer, Coordinator for the Thompson Seniors Community Council

June 15th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 12:13

In this edition of Thompson Today, Byer explains the importance of raising awareness about elder abuse. Original Air Date: June 14, 2021.

National Indigenous Peoples Day 2021

Guest: Shyanna Lynxleg, Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak

June 11th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 10:26

In this edition of Thompson Today, Lynxleg shares what events and activities residents can look forward to on National Indigenous Peoples Day. Original Air Date: June 10, 2021.

LifeWorks Mental Health Index April 2021 Report

Guest: Paula Allen, Senior VP of Research and Wellbeing w/ LifeWorks

June 9th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 8:56

In this edition of Thompson Today, Allen explains LifeWorks' latest Mental Health Index, and why Manitoba scored low during April. Original Air Date: June 8, 2021.

Pride North of 55 has a number of events planned for Pride Month

Guest: Harlie Pruder, Chairperson of Pride North of 55

June 5th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 5:30

In this edition of Thompson Today, Pruder shares what Pride North of 55 has planned for Pride Month. Original Air Date: June 4, 2021.

CAA Manitoba's Worst Roads Campaign results are in

Guest: Heather Mack, CAA Manitoba

June 4th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 6:08

In this edition of Thompson Today, Mack shares the top ten worst roads in the province, and goes into some of the roads from northern Manitoba that were submitted to the campaign. Original Air Date: June 3, 2021.

CFIB on latest COVID-19 restrictions introduced in Manitoba.

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

June 3rd, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 6:42

In this edition of Thompson Today, Alward gives an update on how independent businesses are faring during the latest round of COVID-19 restrictions that went into effect this weekend. Original Air Date: June 2, 2020.

Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada

Guest: Keith Henry, President and CEO of the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada

May 26th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 12:50

In this edition of Thompson Today, Henry explains how Indigenous tourism has been doing during the pandemic, what the impact has been in northern Manitoba, and what the government needs to do to better support these businesses during this time. Original Air Date: May 25, 2021.

Safe Boating Awareness Week 2021

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

May 22nd, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 7:14

In this edition of Thompson Today, Dr. Love explains the importance of boating safe this Victoria Day long weekend, and reminds boaters to follow the COVID-19 public health orders. Original Air Date: May 21, 2021

Gutsy Walk 2021

Guest: Dave Moore, local organizer of the Thompson Gutsy Walk

May 21st, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 9:02

In this edition of Thompson Today, Moore explains what the Gutsy Walk is and how Thompsonites can participate. Original Air Date: May 20, 2021.

Grade 7 class at Deerwood School highlight issues relevent to Thompson for social justice projects

Guest: Sarah Schroeder, Grade 7 Teacher at Deerwood School

May 20th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 5:01

In this edition of Thompson Today, Schroeder talks about the social justice projects her students have been working on. Original Air Date: May 19, 2021

Restaurants Canada

Guest: James Rilett, VP of Central Canada for Restaurants Canada

May 19th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 6:18

In this edition of Thompson Today, Rilett talks about how the food service industry has been faring across the country during the COVID-19 pandemic. Original Air Date: May 18, 2021.

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