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Janessa - Children's Hospital Foundation Interview

Interview

May 6th, 2021 12:00am

Arctic Radio speaks with Janessa, a 12-year-old patient at the Children's Hospital, about her kidney transplant and hospital experience.

Alzheimer Society Manitoba holding annual Walk for Alzheimer's fundraiser this month

Guest: Liz McLeod, Alzheimer Society Manitoba

May 4th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 5:46

In this edition of Thompson Today, McLeod explains what the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer's is, and how northerners can get involved. Original Air Date: May 3, 2021.

Mall of the Arts continues to provide virtual programming during COVID-19 pandemic

Guest: Andria Stephens & Don "Shorty" Glen, Co-founders of Mall of the Arts

May 1st, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 6:44

In this edition of Thompson Today, Stephens and Shorty talk about how the Mall of the Arts has been doing since the start of the year, and what they have coming up this month. Original Air Date: April 30, 2021.

Local teen organizes "party with a cause" for local homeless shelter to celebrate 18th birthday

Guest: Colin Winship, Organizer of Party with a Cause

April 30th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 7:11

In this edition of Thompson Today, Winship talks about how he plans to give back to the community for his 18th birthday. Original Air Date: April 29, 2021

How Northern gardeners can make the most of their gardens this summer

Guest: Jordan Hiebert, Lacoste Garden Centre (Winnipeg)

April 29th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 7:37

In this edition of Thompson Today, Hiebert shares some tips on how northern residents can improve their garden projects this year. Original Air Date: April 28, 2021.

Mining Mineral Development Fund

Guest: Chuck Davidson, President & CEO of Manitoba Chambers of Commerce

April 28th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 7:13

Mark Andrews chats with Davidson about the Mining Mineral Development Fund, and how it helps northern businesses.

CMHA Mental Health Week 2021

Guest: Kerilynn Hale, Education and Training Coordinator w/ CMHA Thompson

April 27th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 5:10

In this edition of Thompson Today, Hale explains what residents can expect for this year's Mental Health Week and why it's important to recognize it. Original Air Date: April 26, 2021.

CFIB weighs in on federal and provincial budgets

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

April 24th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 12:18

In this edition of Thompson Today, Alward goes over the Federal and Provincial budgets and how the governments fared in providing adequate support for independent businesses. Original Air Date: April 23, 2021.

Thompson Festival of the Arts accepting entries for virtual showcase

Guest: Terry-Lyn Gagnon, PR Coordinator w/ Thompson Festival of the Arts

April 23rd, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 2:59

In this edition of Thompson Today, Gagnon explains how Thompsonites can be a part of the virtual showcase. Original Air Date: April 22, 2021.

UCN Muses from the North Interview

April 22nd, 2021 12:00am

Arctic Radio speaks with professors Ying Kong and James Atoyebi from UCN about Muses from the North.

BGC Thompson offering clean-up kits to residents for Earth Day

Guest: Faiza Alabi, Community Engagement Coordinator with the Boys and Girls Club of Thompson

April 20th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 2:56

In this edition of Thompson Today, Alabi explains how Thompsonites can do their part around the community for Earth Day. Original Air Date: April 19, 2021.

NHR CEO urges Northerners to get ahead of third wave of the pandemic as province confirms first COVID-19 variant case in the region this week

Guest: Helga Bryant, CEO of the Northern Health Region

April 17th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 9:11

In this edition of Thompson Today, Bryant talks about what northerners can do to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and its variants during the third wave of the pandemic. She also explains the importance of getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Original Air Date: April 16, 2021.

CCS encourage Canadians to continue to support cancer research as a part of Daffodil Month

Guest: Brad Stevenson, Canadian Cancer Society

April 13th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 5:46

In this edition of Thompson Today, Stevenson explains how people can take part in the Daffodil Month campaign. Original Air Date: April 12, 2021.

Parkinson Canada's No Matter What campaign

Guest: Jon Collins, Parkinson Canada

April 10th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 8:46

In this edition of Thompson Today, Collins explains what Parkinson Canada is and how they're raising awareness for the disorder through their #NoMatterWhat campaign. Original Air Date: April 9, 2021.

Nova Scotia startup discusses homeschooling app Binogi

Guest: Linus Gunnarsson, CEO of Binogi

March 18th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 8:08

In this edition of Thompson Today, Gunnarsson shares how his team develop the Binogi App, how the pandemic has helped them with outreach, and what's next for them. Original Air Date: March 17, 2021.

Canadians encouraged to talk about liver health this month

Guest: Morgan Davidson, Marketing & Communications Director for the Canadian Liver Foundation

March 17th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 8:40

In this edition of Thompson Today, Davidson outlines the prevalence of liver disease in Canada, what people can do to lower the risk of developing liver disease, and what this year's awareness campaign will entail. Original Air Date: March 16, 2021.

Thompson RCMP warn residents of scams during Fraud Prevention Month

Guest: Constable Sandy Deibert, Thompson RCMP Detachment

March 16th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 4:13

In this edition of Thompson Today, Deibert talks about some of the major scams residents should avoid and how victims of fraud can report the incident. Original Air Date: March 15, 2021.

KTC's Jordan's Principle initiative accepting referrals

Guest: Danette Blacksmith, Jordan's Principle Case Manager w/ KTC

March 11th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 4:44

In this edition of Thompson Today, Blacksmith shares details on the Jordan's Principle program here in Thompson. Original Air Date: March 11, 2021.

UCN's Kenanow Program

Guest: David Williamson, Dean od the Facilty of Education at University College of the North

March 9th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 9:27

Interview by Mark Andrews

Lifesaving Society Manitoba issues ice advisory following above average temperatures across the province

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

March 9th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 6:47

in this edition of Thompson Today, Love talks about the ice advisory Lifesaving Society Manitoba issued last week. Original Air Date: March 8, 2021.

YWCA Thompson commemorates International Women's Day with the She Inspires Me campaign

Guest: Nina Cordell, Women's Programs Coodinator w/ the YWCA Thompson

March 5th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 4:54

In this edition of Thompson Today, Cordell explains why it's important to commemorate International Women's Day, and how Thompsonites can recognize the women in their lives. Original Air Date: March 4, 2021.

RDPC choir students participate in opera workshops

Guest: Allison Turton, Choral Teacher at RD Parker Collegiate

March 4th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 7:51

In this edition of Thompson Today, Turton explains how her students got involved in the Opera InReach workshops. Original Air Date: March 3, 2021.

MCMA offering musical workshops to Manitobans of all ages

Guest: Domanie Billinghurst-Shadek, Music Equals Coordinator w/ Manitoba Conservatory of Music and Arts

March 3rd, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 9:54

In this edition of Thompson Today, Billinghurst-Shadek talks about the Stay at Home grant funded programs they have available to all Manitobans. Original Air Date: March 2, 2021.

Nutrition Month 2021

Guest: Tamara Sarkisian, Dietician and Spokesperson w/ Dieticians of Canada

March 2nd, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 7:34

In this edition of Thompson Today, Sarkisian talks about how Manitobans can improve their diets and nutrition during the pandemic. Original Air Date: March 1, 2021.

Mall of the Arts talk about upcoming March programming

Guest: Charles Kyd, Biographer for Mall of the Arts

February 19th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 5:27

In this edition of Thompson Today, Kyd talks about some of the workshops the Mall of the Arts has coming up down the pipeline. Original Air Date: February 18, 2021.

Manitoba Arts Network launches virtual festival to support artists across the province

Guest: Rose-Anne Harder, Executive Director w/ the Manitoba Arts Council

February 18th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 5:14

In this edition of Thompson Today, Harder shares what the Stay Safe at Home Festival will entail when it launches Feb. 21. Original Air Date: February 17, 2021.

City of Thompson says Winterfest is going virtual this year

Guest: Darlene Dick, Events Coordinator for the City of Thompson

February 17th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 4:49

In this edition of Thompson Today, we learn more about what this year's Winterfest will look like. Original Air Date: February 16, 2021

CWHHA highlight the importance of Wear Red Day

Guest: Dr. Thai Coutinho, cardiologist and co-chair for the Canadian Women's Heart Health Alliance

February 13th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 10:15

In this edition of Thompson Today, Dr. Coutinho goes over the importance of being aware of women's health health. Original Air Date: February 12, 2021.

National 211 Day

Guest: Daria Lukie, Director at 211 Manitoba

February 12th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 10:28

In this edition of Thompson Today, Lukie explains what 211 Day is and how Manitobans can access the 211 service. Original Air Date: February 11, 2021.

Moose Hide Campaign to host virtual gathering to commit to ending violence against women and children

Guest: Raven Lacerte, Co-Founder of the Moose Hide Campaign

February 11th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 6:35

In this edition of Thompson Today, Lacerte explains what the Moose Hide Cmapaign is and what you can do to commit to ending violence against women and children. Original Air Date: February 10, 2021.

Boys and Girls Club of Thompson releasing interview series for Black History Month

Guest: Faiza Alabi, Community Engagement Coordinator with the Boys and Girls Club of Thompson

February 10th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 4:32

In this edition of Thompson Today, Alabi explains why she began producing a Black History Month interview series, and why it's important for people across all backgrounds to listen to the conversations. Original Air Date: February 9, 2021.

Thompson Community Foundation grant applications deadline coming up later this month

Guest: Paula Yanko, Grants Chair w/ the Thompson Community Foundation

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

In this edition of Thompson Today, Yanko talks through the application process for their grants, which will be accepting submissions until February 19 at 4:00 p.m. Original Air Date: February 8, 2021.

Thompson Humane Society give update on how they fared during the pandemic

Guest: Oswald Sawh, Chair of the Thompson Humane Society

February 8th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 8:22

Interview by Karl Johnson.

Manitoban files court challenge against province for banning residents from growing pot in their homes

Guest: Jesse Lavoie, TobaGrown

February 5th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 9:24

In this edition of Thompson Today, Lavoie explains why he's challenging the provincial government on their ban against residents growing cannibis in their own home. Original Air Date: February 4, 2021.

Heart Month 2021

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

February 4th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 10:13

In this edition of Thompson Today, Nash talks about the impact COVID-19 has had on heart disease patients and how this year's Heart Month campaign will work. Original Air Date: February 3, 2021.

Local athlete designs Law Enforcement Torch Run t-shirt

Guest: Brandon McDonald, Special Olympics Manitoba Athlete

February 3rd, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 2:49

In this edition of Thompson Today, McDonald talks about how he got involved in designing a shirt for the Law Enforcement Torch Run and how Thompsonites can pick up a shirt for themselves. Original Air Date: February 2, 2021.

RCMP Day 2021

Guest: Constable Sandy Deibert, Thompson RCMP Detachment

February 2nd, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 4:45

In this edition of Thompson Today, Deibert explains what RCMP Day is and gives an update on how 2020 went for the local detachment. Original Air Date: February 1, 2021.

Mall of the Arts aims for traction in 2021 as it establishes itself in the north

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

January 30th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 9:52

In this edition of Thompson Today, Stephens gives an overview of how 2020 went for the Mall of the Arts, and what they have planned for 2021. Original Air Date: January 29, 2021.

Bell Let's Talk Day 2021

Guest: Shellie Verville, Mental Health Promotions Specialist w/ the Northern Health Region

January 29th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 9:33

In this edition of Thompson Today, Verville talks about the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on Canadians' mental health, and how people can participate in Bell Let's Talk Day. Original Air Date: January 28, 2021.

2021 Ride for Dad running all February to raise money for prostate cancer research

Guest: Kelly Martens, President of the Thompson Trailbreakers

January 27th, 2021 12:00am

In this edition of Thompson Today, Martens explains how this year's Ride for Dad snowmobiling fundraiser will work and how people can participate. Original Air Date: January 26, 2021.

CFIB states COVID-19 pandemic highlights red tape "headaches" business owners have to deal with

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

January 26th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 9:22

In this edition of Thompson Today, Alward talks about how the COVID-19 pandemic has shined a spotlight on red tape policies that make it difficult for independent businesses to sign up for aid programs. Original Air Date: January 25, 2021.

Winnipeg clinic offering free virtual doctors' clinics to Northern, rural, and remote communities

Guest: Alysha Buck, Co-Founder & Director at Sabe Wellness Medical Clinic (Winnipeg)

January 23rd, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 5:44

In this edition of Thompson Today, Buck explains the importance of virtual health care and how Sabe Wellness is focusing on under-served communities across Manitoba. Original Air Date: January 22, 2021.

Northern Health Region CEO addresses COVID-19 case spike in the region

Guest: Helga Bryant, CEO of the Northern Health Region

January 22nd, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 7:06

In this edition of Thompson Today, Bryant addresses the increase in COVID-19 cases in the north. Original Air Date: January 21, 2021.

CFIB advocating for easing of restrictions for independent business owners

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

January 21st, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 4:56

In this edition of Thompson Today, Alward gives an update on how small businesses in Manitoba fared in 2020, and what more needs to be done to support them during the COVID-19 pandemic. Original Air Date: January 20, 2021.

Kiddies Northern Preschool organizes COVID Time Capsules

Guest: Lynn Martin, Director of Kiddies Northern Preschool

January 20th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 4:27

In this edition of Thompson Today, Martin talks about how families in Thompson can get involved in creating a COVID Time Capsule. Original Air Date: January 12, 2021.

UCN's Tim Gibson talks about the Community and Industry Solutions Groups and Workforce Development program

Guest: Tim Gibson, University College of the North

January 20th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 4:08

Interview by Mark Andrews.

Breakfast in a Bag continues into 2021

Guest: Pastor Mel Versluis from the Thompson Pentecostal Assembly

January 19th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 4:31

In this edition of Thompson Today, Pastor Versluis gives an update on the Breakfast in a Bag program and how the initiative went overall in the past year. Original Air Date: January 18, 2021.

U of M ethics professor weighs in on handling of the COVID-19 pandemic in Manitoba - Part Two

Guest: Arthur Schafer, Director of the Centre of Professional and Applied Ethics at the University of Manitoba

January 16th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 7:25

In part two of this edition of Thompson Today, Schafer talks about how the pandemic has been handled by provincial and federal governments. Original Air Date: January 15, 2021.

U of M ethics professor weighs in on handling of the COVID-19 pandemic in Manitoba - Part One

Guest: Arthur Schafer, Director of the Centre of Professional and Applied Ethics at the University of Manitoba

January 15th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 8:57

In part one of this edition of Thompson Today, Schafer talks about how the pandemic has been handled by provincial and federal governments. Original Air Date: January 14, 2021.

New Northern Voices: Writer's Edition looking for writers

Guest: Ursula Lawson, National Screen Institute

January 14th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 5:05

In this edition of Thompson Today, Lawson talks about how northern writers can get their ideas off the ground with their free writers course. Original Air Date: January 13, 2021.

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