Thompson Today

Thompson Today
Thompson Today airs on 102.9 CHTM weekdays at 12:40pm and 5:10pm.
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CBS Give 3 in 2023 Campaign

Guest: Jennifer Gretzan with Canadian Blood Services
December 2nd, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 4:19
Gretzan discusses the Canadian Blood Services’ recently launched Give 3 in 2023 campaign and why it came about

FP Canada Survey

Guest: David Christianson, a certified financial planner and portfolio manager at Christianson Wealth Advisors for National Bank Financial in Winnipeg
December 1st, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 7:35
Christianson explains the results of a recent survey done by FP Canada about Canadians and their financial situations and about the problems with unconscious spending habits.

Ophthalmological Society Diabetic Retinopathy

Guest: Dr. Phil Hooper, the President of the Canadian Ophthalmological Society
November 30th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 5:52
Hooper talks about the vision related complications associated with diabetes as part of Diabetes Awareness Month

T2 Daycare Toy and Food Drive

Guest: Christina Nick, the Assistant Director with the T2 Thompson Toddlers Daycare
November 29th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 2:28
Nick goes into detail about the Holiday Toy and Food Drive that the T2 Daycare is running and what they hope to do with the donations

Artisans, Artists, Crafters, and Small Business Expo

Guest: Oswald Sawh, the Executive Director of the Thompson Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation
November 28th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 5:10
Sawh tells us about the Artisans, Artists, Crafters and Small Business Expo that the TNRC is hosting

Fall Prevention Month

Guest: Lia Anderson, a clinical resource specialist with Medline Canada
November 25th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 7:59
Anderson spreads awareness about Fall Prevention Month and how to reduce the risks of falls

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

Guest: Mary Demare with the Thompson Crisis Center
November 24th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 5:43
Demare informs us about what the 16 Days of Activism campaign is and its significance to the community

Operation Red Nose

Dan Colosie, President of the Operation Red Nose committee in Thompson
November 23rd, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 4:20
Colosie talks about Operation Red Nose and how it keeps people safe during the holiday seasons

Thompson Santa Parade

Guest: Bobbi Montean, the lead coordinator for the Thompson Santa Parade
November 22nd, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 7:12
Montean goes into detail about how the history of the Thompson Santa Parade and how it will work this year

YWCA Open House

Guest: Jo-Anne White, an assessment officer with the YWCA’s assessment center
November 21st, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 4:53
White discusses the open house the YWCA is holding to go alongside Career and Workforce Development Month

NFMC’s 20 Year Forest Management Plan

Guest: Andrew Forward, the General Manager of Nisokapawino Forestry Management Corporation
November 18th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 8:00
Forward explains what the NFMC is, what the 20 year Forest Management Plan entails and the upcoming community engagement sessions that will be held this month.

Entertainment Software Associate of Canada’s Survey

Guest: Jayson Hilchie, President and CEO of the Entertainment Software Association of Canada
November 17th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 9:13
Hilchie talks about what the ESAC is and about their recent survey about video game players around Canada

Care Possible

Guest: Lindsey Cooke, the Director of Provincial Services with Manitoba Possible and Matt Owen, the CEO of MyCare
November 16th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 10:47
Cooke and Owen tells the public about what Manitoba Possible and MyCare are and about their recent launch of Care Possible, an online tool for respite and homecare giving.

Thompson Community Foundation’s Endow Manitoba Giving Challenge

Guest: Dave Moore, the President of the Thompson Community Foundation
November 14th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 3:25
Moore discusses what the Thompson Community Foundation is and what their annual Endow Manitoba Giving Challenge entails

Thompson Seniors Community Resource Council’s Christmas Concert

Guest: Barb Henderson, a member of the programming committee with the TSCRC
November 11th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 4:12
Henderson goes into detail about the upcoming fundraising Christmas Concert that the TSCRC is hosting for the food hamper program that the Resource Council offers

Lifeworks Mental Health Index

Guest: Paula Allen with Lifeworks
November 9th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 9:16
Allen shares the latest results of their Mental Health Index and goes into detail about it.

Remembrance Day

Guest: Captain Dan Colosie, Commanding officer of the 737 Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron
November 8th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 5:45
Colosie talks about Remembrance Day and the service to honour solders who served the country taking place in Thompson this Friday.

Northern Health Regions' Life Promotion Fund

Guest: Jennifer Whalen, a mental health promotion coordinator with the NHR
November 3rd, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 10:01
Whalen discusses what the Northern Health Regions’ Life Promotion Fund is and how it started

Winter Emergency Kits

Guest: Nadia Matos, a spokesperson with CAA Manitoba
November 2nd, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 5:26
Matos explains why having an emergency kit in your vehicle is important, especially during the winter months, and gives some ideas on what the kit should contain.

PC Financial Survey and Financial Literacy Month

Guest: Jackie Porter, a financial advisor and spokesperson with PC Financial
November 1st, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 9:57
Porter explains the results of their recently released survey leading up to Financial Literacy Month and why financial literacy is important

The Federal Government Airport Investment

Guest: Omar Alghabra, the Federal Transport Minister
October 31st, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 5:59
Alghabra talks about the investing of 5.1 million dollars towards equipment for airports across Manitoba

Mall of the Arts Halloween Event

Guest: Andria Stephens, cofounder of the Mall of the Arts
October 25th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 6:45
Stephens updates us about how the Mall of the Arts is doing and explains what events they have going on this Halloween for the public

Flu Season

Guest: Dr. William Libich, a medical officer of health with the Northern Health Region
October 24th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 8:18
Dr. Libich discusses the upcoming flu season and what measures the NHR suggest to the public to keep cases low

Northern Manitoba Sector Council Job Fair

Guest: Glenn Laycock, the executive director of the Northern Manitoba Sector Council
October 17th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 4:12
Laycock talks about the Northern Manitoba Sector Council and the job fair they are hosting to help employers and potential employees.

HPV Prevention Week

Guest: Cindy Howard, a patient adviser with the Canadian Partnership against Cancer
October 7th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 6:11
Howard goes into detail about what the Canadian Partnership against Cancer is and the Eliminating Cervical Cancer initiative that CPAC has in honour of HPV Prevention Week.

HPV Prevention Week

Guest: Erika Nicholson with the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer
October 6th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 7:10
Nicholson talks about the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer and HPV Prevention Week

Lifesaving Society Manitoba Northern Tour

Guest: Dr. Christopher Love, the Water Smart coordinator with Lifesaving Society Manitoba
October 5th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 13:53
Dr. Love discusses what Lifesaving Society Manitoba and their Northern Water Smart program is about.

Petro-Canada Caremakers Foundation Grant

Guest: Leila Fenc, The executive director of the Petro-Canada Caremakers Foundation
October 3rd, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 6:52
Fenc explains what the Caremakers Foundation is, when it started and what the grants they offer are for.

KTC Orange Shirt Day

Guest: Amelia Moose with Keewatin Tribal Council
September 29th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 1:07
Moose shares what the Keewatin Tribal Council will be doing to recognise the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation

TUAS National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Guest: Gina Spence with MKO
September 28th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 5:12
Spence talks about National Day of Truth and Reconciliation and the events taking place around the city to commemorate the day.

Raku Pottery Class

Guest: Mike Spencer, the instructor of the pottery workshop
September 26th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 5:02
Spencer tells us about the Raku style of pottery and the classes he will be instructing in town

Children First Canada Raising Report

Guest: Stephanie Mitton, Government relations advisor at Children First Canada
September 23rd, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 6:32
Mitton discusses what Children First Canada is and what their latest Raising Canada report is about

Take Back the Night Walk

Guest: Mary Demare with the Thompson Crisis Centre
September 21st, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 4:26
Demare goes into detail about the programs the Thompson Crisis Centre offers and what the Take Back the Night Walk is about.

Farm and Food Awareness Week

Guest: Sue Clayton, the executive director of Agriculture in the Classroom
September 20th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 8:17
Clayton talks about Agriculture in the Classroom and what Farm and Food Awareness Week is about.

RD Parker Collegiate Job Fair

Guest: Jeff & Courtney from RD Parker Collegiate
September 16th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 5:35
Jeff & Courtney explain how the Job Fair is going to work and what inspired the school to host it.

Room for Her

Guest: Harriet Ekperigin with Green Shield Canada
September 15th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 5:04
Ekperigin lets us know what Green Shield Canada is and the impact the Pandemic had on people's mental health

Manitoba Federation of Labour

Guest: Kevin Rebeck, the President of the Manitoba Federation of Labour
September 14th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 5:55
Rebeck talks about the MFL’s quarterly executive meeting that took place in Thompson and some of the topics that were discussed, such as minimum wages and paid sick days

Thompson Community Band

Guest: Kevin Lewis, the director of the Thompson Community Band
September 13th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 5:46
Lewis discusses what the Thompson Community Band is and what they will be doing for their upcoming season

Order of Royal Purple Thompson

Guest: Rita Werstroh, a member of the Order of Royal Purple Chapter in Thompson
September 9th, 2022 12:00am
Werstroh explains what the Order of Royal Purple is, the work they have done around Thompson and what is going on with the organization

Mall of the Arts Fashion Show

Guest: Andria Stephens, co-founder of the Mall of the Arts
September 8th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 4:09
Stephens goes into detail about the Back to School Fashion Show that the Mall of the Arts will be hosting.

City of Thompson Health and Leisure Mart

Guest: Rihana Thompson, the facility coordinator with the City of Thompson
September 7th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 1:59
Thompson talks about the City of Thompson’s upcoming Health and Leisure Mart

School District of Mystery Lake on Back to School

Guest: Lorie Henderson, a co-Superintendent of the School District of Mystery Lake
September 6th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 5:00
Henderson explains what parents and students can expect in the upcoming school year as they go back to in school learning

Labour Day Long Weekend Event

Guest: Warren Luky, the President of the United Steelworkers Local 6166
September 2nd, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 3:41
Luky talks about the annual Labour Day Long Weekend celebration that the United Steelworkers hosts and what the plans are for this year’s event.

School Zones

Guest: Special Constable Robert Cleveland from the Thompson RCMP Detachment
September 1st, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 4:08
Cleveland will be discussing the importance of school zones and what the rules to follow regarding them are.

PC Financial B2S Survey

Guest: Jackie Porter, a financial planner with PC Financial
August 31st, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 10:18
Porter goes into detail about PC Financial’s recent survey about whether or not parents talk to their kids about financials

Terry Fox Run

Guest: Samantha Leahy, a co-organizer for the Terry Fox Run in Thompson
August 30th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 3:26
Leahy explains the purpose of the Terry Fox run and how the run will work this year.

Pre Election Orientation

Guest: Kacper Antoszewski, the communication’s officer with the City of Thompson
August 29th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 3:53
Antoszewski talks about the City of Thompson’s upcoming pre-election orientation for those who are interested in running in this fall’s municipal and school board elections.

Lifeworks Mental Health Index

Guest: Paula Allen, a Senior Vice President at Lifeworks
August 26th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 8:54
Allen explains the latest Mental Health Index for July and goes into detail about the impact the pandemic had on the mental health of children

FIC Report

Guest: Sara Hodson, the president of The Fitness Industry Council of Canada
August 25th, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 9:50
Hodson discusses what the FIC is and about their recent report on the benefits of engaging in sport and physical activity for the health care economic system

National Cheap Flight Day

Guest: Daniel Hayter, a senior product manager with Cheapoair.ca
August 23rd, 2022 12:00am | Duration: 6:10
Hayter shares what Cheap Flight Day is and how Canadians can make the most out of their vacation planner as we continue to see soaring ticket prices this summer.

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