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Northern Manitoba to benefit from Snowmobile Tourism project

Guest: Laura Finley, Community Futures North Central Development

November 22nd, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 8:06

Finley gives an update on how the snowmobile tourism project is going, and how it will benefit northern Manitoba.

National Home Fire Safety Week 2019

Guest: Lewis Smith, Manager of National Projects w/ Canada Safety Council

November 21st, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 6:43

Smith talks about fire mitigation, and what we can do to prepare our homes in case of an emergency. National Home Fire Safety Week runs from November 24th to the 30th.

RDPC Students to take part in Formula 1 in Schools competition next summer

Guests: Dave Caldwell, RDPC Teacher; Fotis Tsitsos, RDPC Student

November 20th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 10:27

Caldwell and Tsitsos talk about the Formula 1 in Schools program and the upcoming competition taking place in Austin, Texas in June.

How to stay safe on the ice this winter

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

November 19th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 7:30

Dr. Love talks about the recent Thin Ice Advisory from the province, and what we should look out for when we're on the ice.

The Sikh Society of Thompson acquires a new, permanent Sikh Temple

Guest: Raj Thethy & Inderjeet Singh, Board Members w/ the Sikh Society of Thompson

November 16th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 5:40

Thethy and Singh talk about the Sikh community in Thompson, as well as the new Sikh Temple, which is located on 111 Goldeye Crescent.

National Child Day 2019

Guest: Penny Brenton, Marymound North

November 15th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 4:22

Brenton talks about why National Child Day is important and what activities are planned for the day, which is on Saturday, November 23rd.

Diabetes Month 2019

Guest: Martina Horayi with the Diabetes Program at the Northern Health Region

November 14th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 3:49

Horayi talks about the theme of this year's Diabetes Month, and why Diabetes is a major issue in northern Manitoba.

I Am Thompsonite Nitha

Guest: Kacper Antoszewski, Communications Officer w/ the City of Thompson

November 13th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 4:10

Antoszewski goes into more detail on the I Am Thompsonite Nitha community pride campaign, and tells us how Thompson residents can get involved with it.

Operation Red Nose kicks-off this week

Guest: Max Healey, Board Member of Operation Red Nose in Thompson

November 12th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 3:20

Healey talks about when Operation Red Nose's kick-off event will be, and when the free service will begin operations.

Salvation Army's Holiday 2019 Initiatives

Guest: Roy Bladen, Director of the Thompson Salvation Army

November 9th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 3:40

Bladen chats about what the Salvation Army has coming down the pipeline, including the food hampers, the Christmas Kettle campaign, and the toy drive.

Santa Claus Parade coming November 23rd

Guests: Bobbie Montean & Melanie Graham

November 8th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 5:21

Bobbie and Melanie share information about the Santa Claus Parade and the National Child's Day celebrations to follow.

Remembrance Day Ceremonies

Guest: Dan Colosie, Commanding Officer of Cadets inThompson

November 7th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 6:58

Colosie shares details about elements of the Remembrance Day Commemorative service and when it takes place in Thompson.

Winter weather testing in Thompson part 2

Guest: Volker Beckmann, Director with the Thompson Chamber of Commerce and Chair of the Winter Weather Testing Committee

November 6th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 5:54

In part two, Beckmann goes more into the Winter Weather Testing Corporation the Thompson Chamber of Commerce is working to establish.

Winter weather testing in Thompson part 1

Guest: Volker Beckmann, Director with the Thompson Chamber of Commerce and Chair of the Winter Weather Testing Committee

November 5th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 6:58

Beckmann talks about the Chamber's recent presentation to the provincial government about winter weather testing in Thompson.

CEDF's CEO talks new "Look North" Initiative

Guest: Oswald Sawh, CEO of the Communities Economic Development Fund

November 2nd, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 8:26

Sawh explains what the Look North initiative is, why it's important for economic growth in northern Manitoba.

Northern Manitoba Snowmobile Tourism Project

Guest: Charlene Kissick, Community Futures North Central Development

October 30th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 7:40

Kissick provides details about how the project started with a meeting in Snow Lake in 2018 and the support it has received.

The 11th Annual Artist, Crafter, and Small Business Expo

Guest: Dennis Green, Business Development Officer for Community Futures North Central Development; and Keisha Davis, Economic Development Coordinator w/ the City of Thompson and member of the Thompson 2020 project

October 29th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 6:24

Green and Davis talk about Northern Business Week, the Small Business Expo, and Regional Recognition Day.

SMD's Annual Employer Appreciation Awards are coming up.

Guest: Rayleen Rudnicki, supervisor and rahabilitation consellor for SMD in Thompson

October 26th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 2:53

Rudnicki stops by the station to talk about the upcoming Employer Appreciation Awards, which are being held on Tuesday, October 29th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the SMD office at 83 Churchill Drive.

The Thompson Hotel Association on the recent brand launch for the city

Guest: Keith MacDonald, Executive Director of the Thompson Hotel Association

October 25th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 6:45

MacDonald talks about the recent brand launch, how long it took to develop the new brand for the City of Thompson, and what it was like working with Travel Manitoba.

Thompson RCMP have eagle feathers as option to swear legal oaths

Guest: Special Constable Rob Cleveland, Thompson RCMP Detachment

October 24th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 3:59

Special Constable Cleveland talks about the addition of the eagle feather into various legal proceedings in Manitoba earlier this year.

The Boys and Girls Club of Thompson Programming

Guest: Regina da Silva-Gibbons, Executive Director of the Thompson Boys and Girls Club

October 23rd, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 8:21

da Silva-Gibbons shares details about the programs and challenges faced by the club.

Music at the Museum is back this Thursday!

Guest: Amy Caldwell, Administrative Assistant at the Heritage North Museum

October 22nd, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 3:13

Caldwell talks about some of the changes for the concert this time around, and how you can perform at Music at the Museum in the future.

Ken Klyne on the People's Party of Canada

Guest: Ken Klyne, People's Party of Canada candidate for Churchill Keewatinook-Aski

October 19th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 7:27

Klyne talk about the PPC, why he decided to run in the federal election, and what he would do for the north if he's elected on October 21st.

Ralph McLean discusses the Green Party platform

Guest: Ralph McLean, Green Party Candidate fro Churchill Keewatinook-Aski

October 18th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 9:28

McLean talks about how he first got into politics, climate change, and the party's stance on the Carbon Tax.

Liberal Candidate Judy Klassen talks about the election campaign

Guest: Judy Klassen, Liberal Party Candidate for Churchill Keewatinook-Aski

October 17th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 7:08

Klassen talks about her jump from provincial to federal politics, her election platform, and what she would do for the north if elected on October 21st.

Canada Safety Council announces National School Safety Week

Guest: Kevin Lewis, Manager of National Projects for the Canada Safety Council

October 16th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 8:05

Lewis announces theme for the week of October 17 - 23 is "Bullies Never Win".

A & O Services for Older Adults provide information on Elder Abuse - Part 2

Guests: Social Workers, Kelsey Streber and Tiffaney Pass

October 12th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 7:59

Streber and Pass share more details about Elder Abuse and what to watch for.

A & O Services for Older Adults provide information on Elder Abuse - Part 1

Guests: Social Workers, Kelsey Streber and Tiffaney Pass

October 11th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 6:55

Streber and Pass share details about the services A & O offers and the importance of awareness regarding elder abuse.

Niki Ashton Announces NDP Indigenous and Northern Platforms

Guest: Niki Ashton, MP for Churchill Keewatinook-Aski

October 10th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 9:49

Ashton announces the New Democratic Party plans for improving life for Indigenous Peoples and others living in the riding.

Advance Polls begin this Friday

Guest: John Donovan, Service-Point Supervisor w/ Elections Canada for the Churchill Keewatinook-Aski ED.

October 10th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 4:16

Donovan talks about the advance polls for the federal election, which run from Friday, October 11 to Monday, October 14 at City Hall from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. He also talks about employment opportunities with Elections Canada, and more information can be found on

Kin Club is active in Thompson and in fund raising for Cystic Fibrosis

Guest: Shannon Johnston, President of Thompson's Kin Club

October 9th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 10:18

Shannon shares information about Kin Canada, her life with Cystic Fibrosis and how things have changed for her after a life-saving double-lung transplant.

Operation Christmas Child Program now running for 2019

Guest: Laura Carter

October 8th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 4:53

Carter provides details about how Operation Christmas Child works and how Thompson residents can get involved.

Manitoba Federation of Labour President discusses Health & Safety Report Card, Part 2

Guest: Kevin Rebeck, President of MFL

October 5th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 8:47

In this second segment of a two-part interview, Kevin Rebeck wraps up discussion on the Health & Safety Report Card.

Manitoba Federation of Labour President discusses Health & Safety Report Card

Guest: Kevin Rebeck, President of MFL

October 4th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 6:24

In Part 1, Rebeck discusses aspects of the Health & Safety Report Card and what it means to Manitoba work places.

Manitoba 150 Committee Launches three programs to celebrate milestone anniversary

Guest: Monique LaCoste

October 3rd, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 8:48

Co-chair of the Manitoba 150 Committee shares details about three programs created to help communities province-wide celebrate the 150th anniversary of Manitoba becoming a province.

MKO to host event to honour Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Guest: Hilda Anderson-Pyrz, Manager of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Liaison Unit at MKO

October 2nd, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 3:59

Anderson-Pyrz talks about the upcoming Day of Awareness and Remembrance for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls that will be hosted by MKO, which will be held this Friday, October 4th starting at 5:30 p.m. at River Lodge Place.

Adults in Manitoba identify key concerns for youths in recent London Drugs health survey

Guest: Danny Lee, Phamacy Manager for London Drugs St. Vital in Winnipeg

October 1st, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 6:18

Lee talks about the major concerns surrounding children and teens when it comes to their health and overall well-being, according to adults in the province.

Meet Cyara Bird, the Conservative Candidate for Churchill-Keewatinook-Aski

Guest: Cyara Bird, Conservative Party of Canada Candidate for Churchill Keewatinook-Aski

September 27th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 9:06

Bird talks about how she first got into politics, why she decided to run for the Conservatives, and what her platform is for the federal election campaign.

The widening health gap for First Nations people

Guest: Dr. Alan Katz, Director of the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy and Professor at the University of Manitoba

September 26th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 7:27

Dr. Katz discusses the findings of the report done in partnership between the Manitoba Centre for Health and Policy and the First Nations Health and Social Secretariat of Manitoba, about the widening health gap for First Nations People in the province.

Voter registration and the special ballot

Guest: Katherine Lupien, Returning Officer with Elections Canada

September 25th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 3:35

Lupien talks about how you know if you're a registered voter, how you can register to vote, and how to cast a special ballot.

My Life Online Parent presentation at Deerwood School

Guest: Tood Harwood, Principal at Deerwood School; Jennifer Wilson, Chairperson of the Deerwood School Parent Advisory Council

September 24th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 4:17

Harwood and Wilson talk about the My Life Online presentation taking place at Deerwood School on Monday, September 30th at 6:30 p.m.

Thompson Humane Society's 3rd Annual Comedy Night Fundraiser

Guest: Oswald Sawh, Chairperson for the Thompson Humane Society

September 21st, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 4:42

Sawh talks about the upcoming Comedy Fun Night on Saturday, September 28th, who the three acts will be, and where you can buy tickets.

CFNCD to present Governance Training in Thompson

Guest: Charlene Kissick, Community Development Officer with Community Futures North Central Development

September 20th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 6:36

Kissick explains what governance training is, why it's important for people working with not-for-profit organizations to take part in the training, and how you can register to participate.

Thompson Pride

Guest: Susannah Mueller, Chair of Pride North of 55

September 18th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 4:35

Mueller talks about the Pride events coming up in the city.

Thompson Fire and EMS celebrates 60 years of service

Guest: Mike Bourgon, Thompson Fire Chief; Travis Mirus, Thompson Fire and EMS Captain, Union President of Thompson Professional Firefighters Association

September 17th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 6:48

Chief Bourgon and Captain Mirus talk about the Thompson Fire and EMS' 60 year history, and the upcoming events the fire hall will be hosting to celebrate. They will also talk about the upcoming Firefighters Ball, which will be coming up on Saturday, September 28th.

Danielle Adams on being elected MLA

Guest: Danielle Adams, MLA-Elect for Thompson

September 13th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 3:34

Adams reflects on the provincial election campaign, and what issues she wants to focus on moving forward.

Thompson Community Band

Guest: Kevin Lewis, Band Director of the Thompson Community Band

September 12th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 3:51

Lewis talks about the Thompson Community Band, their upcoming performances, and how you can be a member of the band.

Take Back the Night 2019

Guest: Mary Demare, Community Outreach Case Worker with the Thompson Crisis Centre

September 11th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 4:51

Demare talks about the different programs and services offered at the Thompson Crisis Centre, as well at the Take Back the Night walk, which will be on Thursday, September 19th. It will begin at Robin's Donuts at 6 p.m.

KTC to offer Jordan's Principle Speech and Language Clinic this Friday at the TRCC

Guest: Helen Trudeau, Jordan's Principle Coordinator for Keewatin Tribal Council

September 10th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 3:40

Trudeau explains what the Jordan's Principle Speech and Language Clinic is, and why it's important for young children to get screened.

Thompson Hotel Association

Guest: Keith MacDonald, Executive Director of the Thompson Hotel Association

September 7th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 7:54

MacDonald talks about what the THA has been working on since it was first established, as well as what they have coming up within the next year.


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