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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.

National Safe Drug Drop-Off Month 2020

Guest: Danny Lee, Pharmacist w/ London Drugs St. Vital (Winnipeg)

August 11th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 4:29

In this edition of Thompson Today, Lee talks about how you can dispose of unused or expired medications, and how doing so helps lower the risk of substance abuse in the home. Original Air Date: August 10, 2020.

Terry Fox Run will be going virtual this year due to COVID-19

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

August 6th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 3:38

In this edition of Thompson Today, Leahy talks about what people can expect this year's virtual Terry Fox Run to look like. Original Air Date: August 5. 2020.

Impaired boating continues to be an issue in the province, accounts for 40-70% of drowning deaths: Lifesaving Society Manitoba

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

August 5th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 6:34

In this edition of Thompson Today, Dr. Love goes into the impaired boating stats for Manitoba, and how we can prevent impaired boating fatalities. Original Air Date: August 4, 2020.

Juniper Centre provides update during COVID-19

Guest: James Goble, CEO for the Juniper Centre

July 22nd, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 8:10

In this edition of Thompson Today, Goble talks about what the Juniper Centre has done to ensure COVID-19 measures are being followed, as well as some programs that have resumed this month. Original Air Date: July 21, 2020.

National Drowning Prevention Week 2020

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

July 21st, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 11:11

In this edition of Thompson Today, Dr. Love talks about how COVID-19 may lead o an increase in drowning deaths this summer, and shares how you can prevent yourself and others from drowning. Original Air Date: July 20, 2020.

Bear Safety

Guest: Janine Wilmot, Wildlife Conflict Biologist w/ MB Agriculture & Resource Development

July 18th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 5:57

In this edition of Thompson Today, Wilmot explains how you can be Bear Smart when out in bear country this summer. Original Air Date: July 17, 2020.

Manager of provincial StreetReach program talks about Thompson expansion

Guest: Briget Baer, Manager of StreetReach

July 17th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 8:06

In this edition of Thompson Today, Baer explains what StreetReach is, how the Thompson expansion got started, and how the program has been received in the community. Original Air Date: July 16, 2020.

The Northern Health Region provide another update as province reopens this summer

Guest: Dr. Natalie Casaclang, Medical Health Officer w/ the Northern Health Region

July 15th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 9:34

In this edition of Thompson Today, Dr. Casaclang updates the region of how we're doing during the pandemic, and what they're planning for flu season and a potential second wave of the virus. Original Air Date: July 14, 2020.

CFIB COVID-19 Update July 13/20

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

July 14th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 8:18

In this edition of Thompson Today, Alward gives another update a few weeks after Phase Three of the province's reopening plan relaunched. Original Update: July 13, 2020.

Lifesaving Society Manitoba stress importance of lifejacket use through Hooked on Lifejackets campaign

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

July 8th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 8:01

In this edition of Thompson Today, Dr. Love explains the importance of lifejacket use while on the water.

National Fishing Week 2020

Guest: Mike Melnik

July 7th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 8:21

In this edition of Thompson Today, Melnik talks about what we have in store for National Fishing Week this year. Original Air Date: July 6, 2020.

How to access virtual health options during the pandemic

Guest: Chris Denys, Sun Life Financial

July 4th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 6:35

In this edition of Thompson Today, Denys talks about the results of a recent survey conducted by Sun Life, and how people can find trusted virtual health care resources online. Original Air Date: July 3, 2020.

Take a hike to Kwastichewan Falls this summer!

Guest: Linda Horner, Manitoba Conservation and Climate

July 3rd, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 7:54

In this edition of Thompson Today, Horner talks about the tallest waterfall in Manitoba, and how people can prepare for the trek to Kwastichewan Falls. Original Air Date: July 2, 2020.

Celebrate Canada Day virtually this year with the Canada Day in Thompson event

Guest: Holly Gossfeld, organizer of the Canada Day in Thompson event

July 1st, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 3:10

In this edition of Thompson Today, Gossfeld talks about how people can celebrate Canada Day while still maintaining physical distancing. Original Air Date: June 30, 2020.

How to prepare for a wildfire evacuation

Guest: Shawna Kortz, Fire Control Officer w/ Manitoba Wildfire Services

June 30th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 4:30

In this edition of Thompson Today, Kortz shares some pointers on how Thompsonites can prepare for wildfire season. Original Air Date: June 29, 2020.

Grad band performing at RDPC graduation ceremony

Guest: Kevin Lewis, Band Director at RD Parker Collegiate

June 27th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 4:27

In this edition of Thompson Today, Lewis gives an update on how the grad band performance will work at the ceremony. Original Air Date: June 26, 2020.

Children First Canada welcome senate bill introduced to establish a Children and Youth Commissioner in the country

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

June 26th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 9:32

In this edition of Thompson Today, Austin explains the benefits of having a Commissioner of Children and Youth in Canada, and tells us about the Young Canadians Parliament sessions that are taking place through the summer. Original Air Date: June 26, 2020.

RDPC to host graduation ceremony, will following public health orders

Guest: Rob Fisher, Principal at RD Parker Collegiate

June 25th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 6:53

In this edition of Thompson Today, Fisher explains how this year's grad ceremony will work while still following the physical distancing guidelines. Original Air Date: June 24, 2020.

Tornado safety and preparedness

Guest: Alison Everitt, Manager of Emergency Management for Manitoba, Canadian Red Cross

June 23rd, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 7:23

In this edition of Thompson Today, Everitt goes over what Manitobans should do to prepare for a potential tornado this summer. Original Air Date: June 22, 2020.

Merchant Media Slo Pitch to return this season

Guest: Tim Ryan, Media Rep for Merchant Media Slo Pitch

June 20th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 3:23

In this edition of Thompson Today, Ryan talks about the changes to this year's season. Original Air Date: June 19, 2020.

Freecycle on Father's Day

Guest: Bobbi Montean, Organizer

June 19th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 4:47

In this edition of Thompson Today, Montean talks about the Freecycle on Father's Day, which will be on Sunday, June 22 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Original Air Date: June 18, 2020.

Learning about Aquatic Invasive Species - Part 2

Guest: Candace Parks, Agriculture and Resource Development for the Province of Manitoba

June 18th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 8:25

In Part 2 of this Thompson Today, Parks talks about zebra mussels and other aquatic invasive species that were introduce to Manitoba that we should look out for. Original Air Date: June 17, 2020.

Learning about Aquatic Invasive Species - Part 1

Guest: Candace Parks, Agriculture and Resource Development for the Province of Manitoba

June 17th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 7:27

In Part 1 of this Thompson Today, Parks talks about zebra mussels and other aquatic invasive species that were introduce to Manitoba that we should look out for. Original Air Date: June 16, 2020.

Special Olympics Manitoba Awareness Week is going virtual this year

Guest: Melissa Suggitt, Regional Relations Manager w/ Special Olympics Manitoba

June 16th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 3:22

In this edition of Thompson Today, Suggitt explains this year's SOM Awareness Week campaign. Original Air Date: June 15, 2020.

NRHA bring Stay Safe Badge campaign to Thompson to promote physical distancing

Guest: Lynn Watkins, Health Promotion Coordinator w/ the Northern Health Region

June 13th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 8:25

In this edition of Thompson Today, Watkins explains the Stay Safe Badge campaign,and what the next steps for the campaign are. Original Air Date: June 12, 2020.

Canadian Red Cross to provide PPE program for businesses and organizations

Guest: Shawn Feely, Vice President for the Canadian Red Cross in Manitoba and Nunavut

June 12th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 5:34

In this edition of Thompson Today, Feely talks about the Preventing Disease Transmission Training Equipment program. Original Air Date: June 11, 2020.

How to train and exercise with your dog during the pandemic

Guest: Gareth Nock, Team Training Specialist w/ GoodLife Fitness

June 11th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 7:09

In this edition of Thompson Today, Nock talks about how you can train yourself to be a better dog-walker, and how you can workout with your dog during the pandemic. Original Air Date: June 10, 2020.

Canadian Cancer Society to live stream Relay from Home event

Guest: Coral Bennett

June 9th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 6:15

Bennett provides details on the June 13th event and how people can participate.

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