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National Drowning Prevention Week

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

July 21st, 2021 12:00am

In this edition of Thompson Today, Dr. Love explains how Manitobans can take the steps to help prevent water-related fatalities this summer. Original Air Date: July 21, 2021.

CFIB on Phase 2 of Manitoba's reopening plan

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

July 17th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 10:28

In this edition of Thompson Today, Alward goes over phase two of the province's reopening plan. Original Air Date: July 16, 2021.

Northern MB Mall of the Arts

July 16th, 2021 12:00am

Mark talks to Andria Stevens about what Mall of the Arts is and the workshops future workshops they are planning.

Mall of the Arts Summer Programming

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

July 16th, 2021 12:00am

In this edition of Thompson Today, Stephens talks about the summer programming the Mall of the Arts is offering. Original Air Date: July 15, 2021.

Heart and stroke patients want virtual care to continue post-pandemic: Heart & Stroke Foundation

Dr. Patrice Lindsay, Director of Health System Change w/ the Heart & Stroke Foundation

June 29th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 7:59

In this edition of Thompson Today, Dr. Lindsay goes over the survey results and why virtual care should continue post-pandemic. Original Air Date: June 28, 2021.

Heat Stroke

Guest: Lewis Smith, Canada Safety Council

June 26th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 5:17

In this edition of Thompson Today, Smith explains what a heat stroke is and how people can prevent it from happening to them. Original Air Date: June 25, 2021.

Lifeworks Financial Wellbeing Index

Guest: Paula Allen, Senior VP of Research and Wellbeing w/ LifeWorks

June 25th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 8:32

In this edition of Thompson Today, Allen goes over this quarter's Financial Wellbeing Index. Original Air Date: June 24, 2021.

Stroke Month

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

June 24th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 5:43

In this edition of Thompson Today, Nash explains what a stroke is and why it's important for Canadians to know the signs and symptoms associated with it. Original Air Date: June 23, 2021.

Manitoba School Boards Association on Bill 64 - Part Two

Guest: Alan Campbell, Manitoba School Boards Association

June 23rd, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 7:07

In part two of this edition of Thompson Today, Campbell shares the association's stance on Bill 64 and why it's important for Manitobans to be informed about it. Original Air Date: June 22, 2021.

Manitoba School Boards Association on Bill 64 - Part One

Guest: Alan Campbell, Manitoba School Boards Association

June 22nd, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 7:20

In part one of this edition of Thompson Today, Campbell explains what Bill 64 is and how it would effect northern school boards. Original Air Date: June 21, 2021.

CFIB on province's COVID-19 reopening plan

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

June 18th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 11:03

In this edition of Thompson Today, Alward shares his reaction to the provincial government's reopening plan. Original Air Date: June 17, 2021.

Northern Health Region give update on COVID-19 in the north

Guest: Dr. Michael Isaac, Medical Officer of Health w/ the Northern Health Region

June 17th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 7:02

In this edition of Thompson Today, Dr. Isaac gives an update on the COVID-19 situation in the north. Original Air Date: June 16, 2021.

Rylen Solski Memorial Fishing Derby

Guest: Ray Solski

June 16th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 8:25

In this edition of Thompson Today, Ray talk about how Thompsonites can take part in the Rylen Solski Memorial Fishing Derby, and why it's important to raise awareness about Kawasaki Disease. Original Air Date: June 15, 2021.

Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2021

Guest: Penny Byer, Coordinator for the Thompson Seniors Community Council

June 15th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 12:13

In this edition of Thompson Today, Byer explains the importance of raising awareness about elder abuse. Original Air Date: June 14, 2021.

National Indigenous Peoples Day 2021

Guest: Shyanna Lynxleg, Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak

June 11th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 10:26

In this edition of Thompson Today, Lynxleg shares what events and activities residents can look forward to on National Indigenous Peoples Day. Original Air Date: June 10, 2021.

LifeWorks Mental Health Index April 2021 Report

Guest: Paula Allen, Senior VP of Research and Wellbeing w/ LifeWorks

June 9th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 8:56

In this edition of Thompson Today, Allen explains LifeWorks' latest Mental Health Index, and why Manitoba scored low during April. Original Air Date: June 8, 2021.

Pride North of 55 has a number of events planned for Pride Month

Guest: Harlie Pruder, Chairperson of Pride North of 55

June 5th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 5:30

In this edition of Thompson Today, Pruder shares what Pride North of 55 has planned for Pride Month. Original Air Date: June 4, 2021.

CAA Manitoba's Worst Roads Campaign results are in

Guest: Heather Mack, CAA Manitoba

June 4th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 6:08

In this edition of Thompson Today, Mack shares the top ten worst roads in the province, and goes into some of the roads from northern Manitoba that were submitted to the campaign. Original Air Date: June 3, 2021.

CFIB on latest COVID-19 restrictions introduced in Manitoba.

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

June 3rd, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 6:42

In this edition of Thompson Today, Alward gives an update on how independent businesses are faring during the latest round of COVID-19 restrictions that went into effect this weekend. Original Air Date: June 2, 2020.

Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada

Guest: Keith Henry, President and CEO of the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada

May 26th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 12:50

In this edition of Thompson Today, Henry explains how Indigenous tourism has been doing during the pandemic, what the impact has been in northern Manitoba, and what the government needs to do to better support these businesses during this time. Original Air Date: May 25, 2021.

Safe Boating Awareness Week 2021

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

May 22nd, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 7:14

In this edition of Thompson Today, Dr. Love explains the importance of boating safe this Victoria Day long weekend, and reminds boaters to follow the COVID-19 public health orders. Original Air Date: May 21, 2021

Gutsy Walk 2021

Guest: Dave Moore, local organizer of the Thompson Gutsy Walk

May 21st, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 9:02

In this edition of Thompson Today, Moore explains what the Gutsy Walk is and how Thompsonites can participate. Original Air Date: May 20, 2021.

Grade 7 class at Deerwood School highlight issues relevent to Thompson for social justice projects

Guest: Sarah Schroeder, Grade 7 Teacher at Deerwood School

May 20th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 5:01

In this edition of Thompson Today, Schroeder talks about the social justice projects her students have been working on. Original Air Date: May 19, 2021

Restaurants Canada

Guest: James Rilett, VP of Central Canada for Restaurants Canada

May 19th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 6:18

In this edition of Thompson Today, Rilett talks about how the food service industry has been faring across the country during the COVID-19 pandemic. Original Air Date: May 18, 2021.

ATV Safety

Guest: Gary Hora, President of the ATV Association of Manitoba

May 18th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 9:08

In this edition of Thompson Today, Hora shares some tips on how riders can be safe while operating an ORV. Original Air Date: May 17, 2021.

Eyecare specialists urge Canadians to get routine eye exams during Vision Health Month

Guest: Dr. Gdih Gdih, Spokesperson for Canadian Ophthalmological Society

May 15th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 7:26

In this edition of Thompson Today, Dr. Gdih talks about the importance of routine eye exams and how Canadians can protect themselves from permanent vision loss. Original Air Date: May 14, 2021.

Virtual Relay for Life taking place June 12th

Guest: Coral Bennett, Co-Chair of Thompson Relay for Life Committee

May 13th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 4:57

In this edition of Thompson Today, Bennett talks about the importance of Relay for Life and how Thompsonites can participate virtually. Original Air Date: May 12, 2021.

War Amps' 75th annual Key Tag Campaign kicks off this month

Guest: James Jordan, Public Awareness Officer w/ War Amps Canada

May 12th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 6:30

In this edition of Thompson Today, Jordan goes over how the War Amps' lost key return service works and how it helps amputees across the country. Original Air Date: May 11, 2021.

National Nurses Week 2021

Guest: Dr. Cheryl Cusack, Executive Director of the Association of Regulated Nurses of Manitoba

May 11th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 9:56

In this edition of Thompson Today, Dr. Cusack talks about how Manitobans can celebrate the work nurses do everyday, especially with the COVID-19 pandemic. Original Air Date: May 10, 2021.

Break and Enter Prevention

Guest: Constable Sandy Deibert, Thompson RCMP Detachment

May 8th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 4:05

In this edition of Thompson Today, Deibert explains how residents can lower the risk of break and enters from occurring on their property. Original Air Date: May 7, 2021.

MADD Memorial Monument for Victims of Impaired Driving

Guest: Trevor Ens, President of Madd Winnipeg

May 7th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 2:48

In this edition of Thompson Today, Ens explains the MADD Memorial Monument for Victims of Impaired Driving and how families of victims can get their loved ones name on the monument this year. Original Air Date: May 6, 2021.

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.

Local church to hand out carnations to Thompson women on Mother's Day

Guest: Pastor Mel Versluis from the Thompson Pentecostal Assembly

May 5th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 2:35

In this edition of Thompson Today, Versluis talks about how the TPa is commemorating Mother's Day in the community. Original Air Date: May 4, 2021.

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.

RMHC in Winnipeg announce expansion of facility.

Guest: Patricia Kandiurn

March 31st, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 4:31

In this edition of Thompson Today, Kandiurn talks about he family's experience with the Ronald McDonald House in Winnipeg and shares her reaction to their recently announced expansion. Original Air Date: March 30, 2021.

Northern Juried Art Show accepting entries until May 1

Guest: Elma & James Dean, organizers of the Northern Juried Art Show

March 30th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 7:45

In this edition of Thompson Today, Elma and James explain how northern artists can enter into the art show. Original Air Date: March 29, 2021.

CAA launch annual Worst Roads Campaign

Guest: Heather Mack, CAA Manitoba

March 27th, 2021 12:00am | Duration: 3:31

In this edition of Thompson Today, Mack talks about how Manitobans can submit their picks for the worst roads in the province, and how the campaign highlights much needed road infrastructure in the province. Original Air Date: March 26, 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.

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