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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.

Thompson Winter Weather Testing Committee looking to build testing centre to attract EV companies

Guest: Volker Beckmann, Chairperson of the Thompson Winter Weather Testing Commitee

June 5th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 14:02

In this edition of Thompson Today, Beckmann outlines what the Winter Weather Testing committee has been up to since attending the Fully Charged Electric Vehicle Trade Show in February. Original Air Date: June 4, 2020.

Summer Thunderstorm Season means Lightning Strikes

Guest: Natalie Hasell, Warning Preparedness Meteorologist, Environment & Climate Change Canada

June 4th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 9:34

Hasell provides information about thunderstorms and the dangers they can present.

Manitoba Parks details COVID-19 protocols for campgrounds this summer

Guest: Elisabeth Ostrop, Manitoba Parks

June 3rd, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 8:26

In this edition of Thompson Today, Ostrop advises campers on what they should keep in mind when they use the campgrounds this summer in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Original Air Date: June 2, 2020.

Grade 6 band instrument try-outs and music shop to take place in fall due to COVID-19

Guest: Sarah Lewis, Grade 6 and 7 Band Director at RD Parker Collegiate

June 2nd, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 3:48

In this edition of Thompson Today, Lewis outlines how Grade 6 band signups will be handled this upcoming school year. Original Air Date: June 1, 2020.

Invasive Plant Species harmful to local Biodiversity

Guest: Rebekah Neufeld, Acting Science Manager with the Nature Conservancy of Canada (MB)

May 30th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 7:26

In this edition of Thompson Today, Neufeld shares the need to prevent the spread of invasive plant species and identifies 5 species that are causing problems in Manitoba. Original Air Date: May 29, 2020.

Mall of the Arts

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

May 29th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 6:35

In this edition of Thompson Today, Stephens talks about a new art centre that's in the works in Thompson, what the vision is for the centre, and how local talent can be involved! Original Air Date: May 28, 2020.

Thompson Community Foundation accepting grant applications from community groups affected by COVID-19

Guest: Jimmy Pelk, President of the Thompson Community Foundation

May 28th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 6:05

In this edition of Thompson Today, Pelk explains what the federal government's Emergency Community Support Fund is, who is eligible to apply, and how organizations and non-profits can apply for the grant. Original Air Date: May 27, 2020.

CSAM provides update on northern training classes

Guest: Meghan Storey, Training and Development Manager w/ the Construction safety association of Manitoba.

May 27th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 7:48

In this edition of Thompson Today, Storey goes into the online safety training classes that will be offered to northern residents. Original Air Date: May 26, 2020.

Combined band performance for grads to take place June 26

Guest: Kevin Lewis, Band Director at RD Parker Collegiate

May 26th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 5:31

In this edition of Thompson Today, Lewis talks about the grad band performance that is expected to take place June 26 on the front lawn of RDPC. Original Air Date: May 25, 2020.

How to protect yourself from sun exposure

Guest: Dr. Victoria Taraska, The Derm Centre

May 23rd, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 12:28

In this edition of Thompson Today, Dr. Taraska explains how to apply sunscreen, how to protect ourselves from the sun, and what to do if you experience a sunburn. Original Air Date: May 22, 2020.

War Amps key tag campaign continues during pandemic

Guest: Rob Larman, Program Director w/ the War Amps

May 22nd, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 5:46

In this edition of Thompson Today, Larman explains how the key tag campaign will continue this year in the midst of the pandemic. Original Air Date: May 21, 2020.

NRHA CEO provides an update as province begins phase one of reopening - Part Two

Guest: Helga Bryant, CEO for the Northern Health Region

May 21st, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 12:49

In part two of this interview, Bryant talks about how our region has been responding to the pandemic at this point. Original Air Date: May 20, 2020.

NRHA CEO provides an update as province begins phase one of reopening - Part One

Guest: Helga Bryant, CEO for the Northern Health Region

May 20th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 6:41

In part one of this interview, Bryant talks about how our region has been responding to the pandemic at this point. Original Air Date: May 19, 2020.

National Safe Boating Week 2020

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

May 16th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 7:49

In this edition of Thompson Today, Dr. Love take about how boaters can still enjoy being on the water this long weekend while still following Public Health Orders. Original Air Date: May 15, 2020.

Canada Road Safety Week 2020

Guest: Brian Smiley, Media Relations Officer w/ Manitoba Public Insurance

May 15th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 4:40

In this edition of Thompson Today, Smiley explains the impact alcohol has in fatal crashes on Manitoba roadways. Original Air Date: May 14, 2020.

Thompson Public Library Updates COVID-19 Response

Guest: Cheryl Davies, Library Administrator

May 14th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 11:45

Davies provides an update on how COVID-19 has impacted services and what patrons can expect in the immediate future. Original Air Date: May 13, 2020.

Manitoban photographer 1st in Canada to receive two prestigious national awards

Guest: Bruce Hendricks, Impact Photographic Design

May 12th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 9:12

In this edition of Thompson Today, Hendricks talks about how he first got into photography, work he's done in northern Manitoba, the two national honours he was awarded this year, and a special project he's been working on. Original Air Date: May 11, 2020.

MIPS provides recommendations on how patients can stay safe during the pandemic

Guest: Laurie Thompson, Executive Director for the Manitoba Institute for Patient Safety (MIPS)

May 9th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 11:30

In this edition of Thompson Today, Thompson talks about what MIPS is and some recommendations they're giving to patients during this time. Original Air Date: May 8, 2020.

A Port in the Storm continues their services during the pandemic

Guest: Stacey Grocholski, Executive Director for A Port in the Storm

May 7th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 8:49

In this edition of Thompson Today, Grocholski talks about how A Port in the Storm is doing during the pandemic, how they're helping their clients, and how people can donate to the organization to ensure they can continue to provide services to the people that need them most. Original Air Date: May 6, 2020.

Mental Health Week 2020

Guest: Chelsea Farough, Education and Training Coordinator, CMHA Thompson

May 5th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 7:36

In this edition of Thompson Today, Farough talks about the importance of social connections, especially during a pandemic where everyone is keeping their space. Original Air Date: May 4, 2020.

SDML's Family Outreach Coordinator on reaching out to students and families during COVID-19

Guest: Jason Bayer, Family Outreach Coordinator w/ SDML

May 2nd, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 7:39

In this edition of Thompson Today, Bayer talks about how he's been reaching out to the students and families he works with during the pandemic. Original Air Date: May 1, 2020.

CFIB COVID-19 Update

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

April 30th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 7:36

In this your edition of Thompson Today, Alward talks about some of the major announcements and changes to the government aid for small businesses during the pandemic. Original Air Date: April 29, 2020.

Government Financial Aid Packages available during COVID-19 Pandemic

Guest: Justin Ezekiel, Director forTax and Estate Planning, Sun Life Financial

April 29th, 2020 12:00pm | Duration: 29:34

Ezekiel helps break down some of the financial aid packages being put out by the Federal Government.

Tech Manitoba's CEO on working from home during the pandemic

Guest: Kay Gardiner, CEO of Tech Manitoba

April 25th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 9:21

In this edition of Thompson Today, Gardiner talks about her new role as CEO of Tech Manitoba, what that means for Tech Manitoba's partners in northern Manitoba, and who COVID-19 has impacted how we view work spaces. Original Air Date: April 24, 2020.

The Snowflake Place on the decrease in child abuse reports in Manitoba

Guest: Christy Dzikowics, Executive Director w/ The Snowflake Place for Children and Youth

April 24th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 9:21

In this edition of Thompson Today, Dzikowics talks about how child abuse reports have seen a drop since protective measures were put in place in response to COVID-19, and how people can spot the signs of abuse or neglect while social distancing. Original Air Date: April 23, 2020.

Manitoba Possible on their recent rebranding

Guest: Rayleen Rudnicki, Supervisor for Manitoba Possible's Northern Regional Office

April 23rd, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 7:16

In this edition of Thompson Today, Rudnicki explains why Manitoba Possible rebranded from the Society for Manitobans with Disabilities, as well as how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting how they're delivering their services. Original Air Date: April 22, 2020.

The Wilderness Committee on the bills introduced during emergency legislature session

Guest: Eric Reder, Wilderness and Water Campaigner w/ the Wilderness Committee

April 22nd, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 16:42

In this edition of Thompson Today, Reder talks about the environmental bills introduced to legislature during the emergency session, why the Wilderness Committee finds the bills problematic, and what they could mean for northern Manitoba moving forward.

CFIB on Ottawa's new commercial rent program, expanded CERB assistance

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

April 21st, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 5:56

In this edition of the Thompson Today, Alward gives his reaction to the recently announced measures to help small and medium-sized businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, including the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance program. Original Air Date: April 20, 2020.

Manitoba RCMP outline COVID-19 enforcement measures in the province

Guest: Sgt. Paul Manaigre, Community Relations Officer with the Manitoba RCMP

April 18th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 10:58

In this edition of Thompson Today, Sgt. Manaigre talks about how the Manitoba RCMP will approach enforcement measures to ensure Manitobans are following the recommendation of public health officials. Original Air Date: April 17, 2020.

College of Registered Nurses on COVID-19 pandemic

Guest: Katherine Stansfield, CEO & Registar for the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba

April 17th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 9:15

In this edition of Thompson Today, Stansfield talks about how retired nurses can come back to work in Manitoba during the COVID-19 outbreak. Original Air Date: April 16, 2020.

MP Ashton on the COVID-19 response in northern MB - Part 2

Guest: Niki Ashton, MP for Churchill Keewatinook-Aski

April 16th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 9:22

In part two of this Thompson Today interview, Ashton talks about how she's calling for expanded testing and efforts to have temporary infrastructure built in First Nations communities. Original Air Date: April 15, 2020

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