Thompson Today

Thompson Today
Thompson Today airs on 102.9 CHTM weekdays at 12:40pm and 5:10pm.
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U of M Northern Social Work Program

Guest: Lee Anne Deegan, the director of the University of Manitoba’s Northern Social Work Program
February 12th, 2024 12:00am | Duration: 6:24
Deegan goes into detail about what the U of M’s Northern Social Work Program is for those interested in applying

Safer Internet Use

Guest: Corporal Gord Olson with the Thompson RCMP
February 9th, 2024 12:00am | Duration: 9:10
Corporal Olson offers advice to parents to keep their kids safe while on the internet and talks about the importance of safer internet use in general when it comes to youth.

Thompson Community Foundation Grant Cycle

Guest: Liz Sousa with the Thompson Community Foundation
February 8th, 2024 12:00am | Duration: 5:56
Sousa goes into detail about the grants that the Thompson Community Foundation offers, what they are for and gives examples of projects that the grants are used for.

The Thompson Humane Society

Guest: Oswald Sawh, the Board Chair of the Thompson Humane Society
February 7th, 2024 12:00am | Duration: 7:50
Sawh talks about a tragic incident involving an abandoned cat and her kittens and talks about the steps that can be taken to prevent similar incidents in the future.

Career Trek

Guest: Hannah Pruder, the program manager of Career Trek for the North
February 5th, 2024 12:00am | Duration: 6:00
Pruder goes into detail about what Career Trek is and about an upcoming event they are hosting called Trekker Day that is being held on February 16th.

Child Nutrition Council of Manitoba

Guest: Maxine Meadows, a community dietitian and operations manager with the Child Nutrition Council of Manitoba
February 2nd, 2024 12:00am | Duration: 6:17
Meadows discusses what the Child Nutrition Council of Manitoba is, how they work with schools for the betterment of children’s health and about a funding boost the government of Manitoba is providing school nutrition programs Duration: 6:17

“Mix Tapes From My Mom”

Guest: Cory Wojcik, a performer from Winnipeg
January 30th, 2024 12:00am | Duration: 11:24
Wokcik talks about his career as a performer and the upcoming “Mix Tapes From My Mom” play that he and the The Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre are holding in Thompson

Red Tape Awareness Week

Guest: Keyli Loeppky, the Director of Interprovincial Affairs with Canadian Federation of Independent Business
January 29th, 2024 12:00am | Duration: 7:08
Loeppky goes into detail about the history behind Red Tape Awareness Week, what it means across Canada and what they hope to accomplish

Manitoba Association of Health Care Professionals

Guest: Jason Linklater, President of the MAHCP
January 18th, 2024 12:00am | Duration: 11:54
Linklater discusses the state of the lab in the Thompson General Hospital and what measures are being taken to help the situation

Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Guest: Erin Crawford, the CEO of Alzheimer’s Society of Manitoba
January 16th, 2024 12:00am | Duration: 12:52
In recognition of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month Crawford shares information about Alzheimer’s disease and the supports that are available for those affected by it.

Glaucoma Awareness Month

Guest: Dr. Bryce Ford, Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Calgary
January 15th, 2024 12:00am | Duration: 8:14
Dr. Bryce Ford talks about what Glaucoma is, what the risks are and what steps can be taken to prevent vision loss as a result of Glaucoma

Winterfest 2024

Guest: Darlene Dick, Events Coordinator with the City of Thompson
January 12th, 2024 12:00am | Duration: 4:27
Dick discusses the plans for this year’s Winterfest weekend and the history behind Winterfest

Small Business Challenges

Guest: Christina Santini, the Director of National Affairs for the CFIB
January 11th, 2024 12:00am | Duration: 11:20
Santini talks about the struggles small businesses across Canada are going through and the impact that those struggles have.

Ice Fishing

Guest: Chase Dreilick with the Manitoba Wildlife Federation
January 5th, 2024 12:00am | Duration: 9:20
Dreilick talks about his role with the Manitoba Wildlife Federation and talks about the importance of ice fishing in the North

Special Olympics Winter Event

Guest: Marlene Enberg, Regional Leader of Special Olympics in the Norman Region
January 4th, 2024 12:00am | Duration: 5:37
Enberg talks about the local Special Olympics athletes, what they have accomplished and who will be representing Manitoba in the upcoming Special Olympics Winter Event in Calgary


Guest: Marine Mo Hagan, COO of Canfitpro
January 2nd, 2024 12:00pm | Duration: 12:54
Hagan talks about what Canfitpro is and about a survey conducted by Canfitpro about fitness trends and how it will look like going into 2024

Thompson Regional Airport Fund

Guest: Curtis Ross, President and CEO of the Thompson Regional Airport Authority
December 21st, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 12:46
Ross talks about the funding the TRAA has received towards the new airport terminal, how the money will be used and what the future plans for the airport terminal are

Thompson Humane Society

Guest: Oswald Sawh, the Board Chair for the Thompson Humane Society
December 18th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 7:31
Sawh talks about how the Thompson Humane Society operates during the winter months, especially around the Christmas season, and about some of the clinics taking place in the New Year

Eye Protection during Christmas

Guest: Dr. Stephanie Dotchin, Pediatric and Adult Ophthalmologist and Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Calgary
December 15th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 5:35
Dr. Dotchin discusses the importance of keeping a child’s eye health in consideration when picking out their gifts this holiday season and talks about some of the gifts that can cause an impact

Fitness in the New Year

Guest: Dr. Schott Leith, Behavioural Psychologist with Good Life Fitness
December 14th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 9:46
Dr. Leith talks about the common goal of getting healthy and fit in the New Year such as some of the common pitfalls people run into and offers tips on how to better commit to a fitness journey

Manitoba Possible

Guest: Alyssa Wiebe, Program manager for rural services of Manitoba Possible
December 12th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 7:23
Wiebe talks about what Manitoba Possible is, the history behind it, and goes into detail about their Northern Employment Preparation Services program

Secret Santa for Seniors

Guest: Kim Rudolph with Sunlife Ridgestone Financial
December 8th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 4:46
Rudolph talks about how Secret Santa for Seniors came about, how it works and how the public can make a seniors Christmas special

Holiday Stress

Guest: Jennifer Whelan, Mental Health Promotion Coordinator for the Northern Health Region
December 7th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 8:23
Whelan discusses the negative impact of holiday stress and the importance of prioritizing one’s mental health during the holiday season

CFIB Small Businesses

Guest: SeoRhin Yoo, a Policy Analyst for the Canadian Federation of Independent Business
December 6th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 7:43
Yoo talks about the outlook of small businesses across the province as Christmas approaches and the struggles the many small businesses are facing

Diabetic Retinopathy

Guest: Dr. Phil Hooper, President of the Canadian Ophthalmology Society
November 28th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 10:24
Dr. Hooper talks about vision related complications resulting from diabetes, such as diabetic retinopathy, and why it’s important for people diagnosed with diabetes to go for regular eye exams

2-1-1 Manitoba

Guest: Daniel Leonard, Director of 2-1-1 Manitoba
November 27th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 8:50
Leonard talks about 2-1-1 Manitoba, the history behind it and what the service provides for people who need help navigating certain issues

Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women

Guest: Margaret Ballard, a student from the U of M’s social work program
November 24th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 6:00
Ballard goes over the history and the significance behind the Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women and gives details on the vigil honouring the day that will be taking place here in Thompson

Eczema Awareness Month

Guest: Amanda Cresswell- Melville, the executive director of the Eczema Society of Canada
November 23rd, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 7:47
Cresswell-Melville talks about Eczema Awareness Month and Eczema Society of Canada’s #Itching for Change campaign that was launched to help people with eczema

National Child Day

Guest: Penny Brenton with Marymound
November 22nd, 2023 12:00am
Brenton goes into detail about National Child Day, what it’s for, and the event being held at the TRCC in honour of National Child Day

Operation Red Nose

Guest: Terry-Lynn Gagnon, Chair for the ORN of Thompson, and Mandy Carrigan, Donations Solicitor for ORN
November 21st, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 5:03
Gagnon and Carrigan discusses what Operation Red Nose is and the service they provide during the holiday season

Transgender Day of Remembrance

River Martin
November 20th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 12:44
Martin talks about the history behind the Transgender Day of Remembrance and what the day is meant to represent

Diabetes Awareness Month

Guest: Jenn Freeman, the Diabetes program coordinator for the Northern Health Region
November 17th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 10:24
Freeman talks about Diabetes Awareness Month, the theme for this year and the impact of Diabetes in Canada

Holiday Hampers

Guest: Jason Mintenko with Rock Country GM and Twin Motors Thompson
November 15th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 5:20
Mintenko goes into detail about Rock Country GM and Twin Motors Thompson’s Holiday Hamper fundraiser and this year's collaboration with Futures- Babies Best Start

Fall Prevention Month

Guest: Marguerite Thomas, a registered nurse and consultant liaison with Parachute Canada
November 13th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 11:38
Thomas talks about the importance of knowing the risks of serious falls and the theme of this year’s Fall Prevention Month

No Stone Left Alone Memorial Foundation

Guest: Randall Purvis, Vice Chairman of No Stone Left Alone Memorial Foundation
November 10th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 9:47
Purvis explains what No Stone Left Alone Memorial Foundation is and how it helps connect youths with the soldiers who fought for our country

Thompson Kin Club

Guest: Shannon Johnston, President of the Thompson Kin Club
November 9th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 4:58
Johnston talks about the Thompson Kin Club and what they for the community and talks about two upcoming events that they are hosting this month.

National Indigenous Veterans Day

Guest: Oswald Sawh on behalf of the Royal Canadian Legion
November 6th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 6:04
Sawh talks about National Indigenous Veterans Day and the event that the Royal Canadian Legion is hosting in honour of the Indigenous veterans who served the country.

Canada Revenue Agency

Guest: Joanne de Waal, a Communications Manager with Canada Revenue Agency
November 3rd, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 11:47
de Waal talks about what the Canada Revenue Agency is responsible for providing Canadians and about an upcoming Information session on tax benefits that will be held at the Ma-Mow-We-Tak

National Indigenous Veterans Day

Guest: Paul Thompson, the Director General for the Commemoration Division of Veterans Affairs
November 2nd, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 10:03
Thompson talks about National Indigenous Veterans Day, discussing when it was first recognized and the roles Indigenous veterans played during their service

Career & Workforce Development Month

Guest: Cat Cogle, the Program Coordinator with Steps to Success at the YWCA Thompson
October 31st, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 5:31
Cogle goes into detail about the Career Development Day event being held at the YWCA in honour of Career & Workforce Development month and what the event has to offer for those who need it.

Safer Choices Northern Network

Guest: Sean Smith, a peer volunteer with Manitoba Harm Reduction with the Safer Choices Northern Network
October 26th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 3:12
Smith discusses what the Safer Choices Northern Network is, what services they provide and talks about a Halloween themed STBBI event that they are hosting.


Guest: Special Constable Rob Cleveland with the Thompson RCMP
October 25th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 9:48
Constable Cleveland talks about the effects of bullying, cyberbullying and sexting on teenagers in Thompson and talks about the presentations he has been making at the local schools on those topics.

Halloween Safety

Guest: Constable Sandy Deibert with the Thompson RCMP detachment
October 20th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 5:15
Constable Deibert offers tips for parents and children going out trick-or-treating to stay safe this Halloween

Flu & COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

Guest: Dr. Eileen Burnett, a public health physician with the Northern Health Region
October 19th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 6:30
Dr. Burnett gives advice on how to keep healthy from COVID and the flu as winter approaches and talks about the temporary Flu & COVID vaccination clinics that the NHR are setting up in Thompson

Teen Driver Safety Week

Guest: Valerie Smith; Director of Road Safety programs with Parachute Canada
October 18th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 9:42
Smith talks about what Parachute Canada is, what they aim to do and talks about Teen Driver Safety Week

Care4U Conference

Guest: Jennifer Licardo, Education Manager for the Alzheimer’s Society of Manitoba
October 17th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 7:26
Licardo discusses the programs that the Alzheimer’s Society of Manitoba offers to people affected by Alzheimer’s and talks about their annual Care4U Conference taking place at the end of the month.

Thompson Humane Society

Guest: Oswald Sawh, the Board Chair for the Thompson Regional Humane Society
October 16th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 9:04
Sawh goes into detail about the current state of pets in need of homes at the Thompson Humane Society and about the Spay and Neuter clinic they host

YWCA Steps to Success

Guest: Cat Cogle, the Program Coordinator with Steps to Success at the YWCA Thompson
October 11th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 10:48
Cogle talks about what the YWCA Steps to Success program is, how long it’s been running for and what classes they teach to help adults.

Fire Prevention Week

Kelvin Toews, Vice President of the Manitoba Association of Fire Chiefs
October 5th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 5:54
Towes talks about Fire Prevention Week and what this year’s theme is

Operation Christmas Child

Laura Carter, local organizer for Operation Christmas Child
October 4th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 4:59
Carter talks about Operation Christmas Child, what it’s purpose is and how Thompsonites can participate in helping give gifts to children in need

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