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Thompson Recycling Centre manager talks changes to the program

Guest: Billie Jo Thompson, Manager of the Thompson Recycling Centre

February 22nd, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 7:42

In this edition of Thompson Today, Billie Jo talks about the new changes to the recycling program, including city by-laws regarding contamination of recycling bins.

Winterfest is just around the corner!

Guest: Darlene Dick, Events Coordinator w/ the City of Thompson

February 21st, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 4:57

In this edition of Thompson Today, Darlene talks about some of the changes to this year's Winterfest Weekend, which will be at the TRCC from February 21-23.

Registrations are open for Thompson Festival of the Arts

Guest: Terri-Lyn Gagnon, Public Relations Officer, Thompson Festival of the Arts

February 20th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 3:38

In this edition of Thompson Today, Gagnon talks about the Festival of the Arts, which is coming up later this spring.

The Northern Social Work Program

Guest: Greg Fidler, Acting Director of the Northern Social Work Program

February 19th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 8:08

In this edition of Thompson Today, Fidler explains what the Northern Social Work Program is, what the program entails, and how prospective students can qualify for the program.

Recapping the

Guests: Volker Beckmann, Winter Weather Testing Committee & Sub Zero North; and Deputy Mayor Les Ellsworth, City of Thompson and Community Futures North Central Development

February 14th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 9:14

In this edition of Thompson Today, Beckmann and Ellsworth recap their recent trip to Austin, Texas, where they were able to attend the Fully Charged EV Trade Show, and explain what it means for Thompson when it comes to the cold weather testing industry.

Relay for Life Kickoff!

Guests: Coral Bennett and Cecile Martin, Co-Chairs of the Relay for Life 2020

February 13th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 8:31

In this edition of Thompson Today, Bennett and Martin talk about the kickoff event for Relay For Life, which will be at the old Reitman's Store in City Centre Mall on February 15th from noon to 3 p.m.

RDPC principal explains school's grad rates as the new semester gets underway

Guest: Rob Fisher, Principal at RD Parker Collegiate

February 12th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 12:10

In this edition of Thompson Today, Fisher talks about the grad rates at RDPC these past few year, what the school and staff are doing to help boost attendance rates, and how parents can keep track of their children's grades and attendance.

Munn Cup's 50th Anniversary

Guest: Devin Richcoon, Munn Cup Coordinator

February 11th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 5:28

Devin Richcoon, the Munn Cup Coordinator shares details about this year's event.

Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness Week 2020

Guest: Sharon Cordell, Coordinator at Safer Choices Northern Network

February 8th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 7:39

In this edition of Thompson Today, Cordell tells us what SRH Week is, what the theme for this year will be, and what resources are available in the community so that you can stay safe.

The Heart and Stroke Foundation spotlights women's heart health

Guest: Amanda Nash, Heart and Stroke Foundation

February 7th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 9:07

In this edition of Thompson Today, Nash talks about the recent report from the Heart and Stroke Foundation, which talks about the disparity of women's heart and brain health research historically, and how that's been changing in recent years.

Heart Month 2020

Guest: B.J. Kirouac, Heart and Stroke Foundation

February 6th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 5:48

In this edition of Thompson Today, Kirouac talks about what the Heart and Stroke Foundation have in store for this year's Heart Month.

World Cancer Day 2020 aims to raise awareness about preventing cervical cancer

Guest: Dr. Donna Turner, Epidemiologist with CancerCare Manitoba

February 5th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 10:03

In this edition of Thompson Today, Dr. Turner talk about what World Cancer Day is, why it's focusing this year's campaign on cervical cancer, and why it's important to get screened regularly.

Special Olympics Canada Winter Games Coaches Interview

Guests: Sherrie Benner and Scott Luxton, coaches for Special Olympics Manitoba

February 4th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 7:23

In this edition of Thompson Today, Coach Benner and Luxton talk about how training is going, what their expectations are for the Winter Games in Thunder Bay later this month, and how they got involved with Special Olympics Manitoba.

RCMP Day 2020

Guest: Contable Sandy Deibert, Thompson RCMP Detachment

February 1st, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 2:58

In this edition of Thompson Today, Constable Deibert explains the history of the RCMP in Manitoba, how RCMP Day came to be, and what the RCMP has done in the community.

Bell Let's Talk Day 2020

Guest: Jennifer Whalen, Northern Health Region

January 30th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 5:18

In this edition of Thompson Today, Whalen explains what Bell Let's Talk Day is, and how you can participate.

MB Liberal Leader Dougald Lamont on NCN healthcare and CFS services

Guest: Dougald Lamont, Manitoba Liberal Party Leader

January 29th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 10:12

In this edition of Thompson Today, Lamont talks about his recent visit to Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation

Land, Air, Water, People Climate Change Conference

Guest: Ron Cook, University College of the North (Thompson Campus)

January 28th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 5:04

In this edition of Thompson Today, Cook talks about the upcoming climate change conference, which will be held on February 12th and 13th.

Snowmobile Safety

Guest: Kelly Martens, President of the Thompson Trailbreakers

January 25th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 4:19

In this edition of Thompson Today, Martens offers some advice and tips on how you can stay safe while snowmobiling.

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Guest: Chelsea Farough, CMHA Thompson

January 24th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 6:14

In this edition of Thompson Today, Farough explains what SAD is, what causes SAD, and what resources are available to manage it

Local high schooler to play in Manitoba Scotties Tournament of Hearts as the youngest player!

Brooke Graham, Lead for Team Briscoe for the MB Scotties Tournament of Hearts

January 23rd, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 5:24

In this edition of Thompson Today, Brooke chats with us about how she first got into curling, her first foray into the competitive scene at the Manitoba Games, and how she got a chance to play on a team with Jennifer Briscoe and get coaching from Kerri Einarson!

What's in store for Winterfest 2020 + how you can help out!

Guest: Darlene Dick, Events Coordinator w/ the City of Thompson

January 22nd, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 5:54

In this edition of Thompson Today, Darlene talks about the history of Winterfest, what's planned for this year's event, and how you can volunteer to make the event the one to remember!

Red Tape Awareness Week 2020

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

January 21st, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 9:49

In this edition of Thompson Today, Alward talks about what the CFIB has in store for this year's Red Tape Awareness Week.

An in-depth look at Alzheimer's - Part 5

Guest: Norma Kirkby, Program Director for the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba

January 18th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 11:39

In the fifth and final part of this series, Kirkby tell us about ways we can support family caregivers of those with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia.

An in-depth look at Alzheimer's - Part 4

Guest: Norma Kirkby, Program Director for the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba

January 17th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 12:46

In part four of this five-part series, Kirkby outlines some of the common behavioural changes that come with dementia.

An in-depth look at Alzheimer's - Part 3

Guest: Norma Kirkby, Program Director for the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba

January 16th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 9:35

In part three of this five-part series, Kirkby talks about how we can improve our communication skills with a loved one with Alzheimer's or another form of dementia.

An in-depth look at Alzheimer's - Part 2

Guest: Norma Kirkby, Program Director for the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba

January 15th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 11:58

In part two of this five-part series, Kirkby explains how despite the many hurdles that come with an Alzheimer's diagnosis, those with the disease and their caregivers can still live well with the disease.

An in-depth look at Alzheimer's - Part 1

Guest: Norma Kirkby, Program Director for the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba

January 14th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 11:10

In the first part of this five-part series, Kirkby tells us about dementia, the statistics of dementia in Manitoba, what what steps someone should talk if they or someone close to them exhibit sighs of Alzheimer's.

How to stick to your New Year's Resolutions

Guest: Bruce Krentz, Public Health Manager with the Northern Health Region

January 11th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 7:35

In this edition of Thompson Today, Krentz shares some tips on how you can keep up with your New Year's resolutions throughout 2020.

Alzheimer's Awareness Month 2020

Guest: Wendy Schettler, CEO of the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba

January 7th, 2020 12:00am | Duration: 7:35

In this edition of Thompson Today, Schettler tells us about dementia, Alzheimer's disease, and what the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba is focusing on for their awareness campaign.

Manitoba Angel Dresses looking for volunteers and donations in Thompson

Guest: Donna Harman, Manitoba Angel Dresses Thompson

December 31st, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 6:01

Harman talks about Manitoba Angel Dresses, a new volunteer group in Thompson, and how you can get involved with the cause.

Thompson Badminton Club

Guests: Adam Morin and Todd Harwood from the Thompson Badminton Club

December 28th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 5:55

Morin and Harwood talk about the Thompson Badminton Club, and what they have coming up in 2020.

NSI on bringing New Northern Voices back in the new year

Guest: Ursula Lawson, Manager of Programs and Development with the National Film Institute

December 25th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 8:34

Lawson tells us about how the New Northern Voices program, which took place earlier this year in The Pas went, and what NSI has planned for northern Manitoba in the new year

How to care for your pet during the winter

Guest: Dr. Jenn Nyhof, Owner and Practice Manager of the Thompson Veterinary Clinic

December 24th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 7:04

Dr. Nyhof talks about all the ways you can keep your pet healthy and safe during the winter months.

CEDF's Look North Initiative looking to developing Business Mentorship Network

Guest: Ken Slobodian, Look North Economic Advisor for CEDF

December 21st, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 4:30

Slobodian talks about the mentor-ship program Look North is developing in the region, and the concierge services CEDF provides to new business owners.

MLA Danielle Adams gives a year-end update

Guest: Danielle Adams, MLA for Thompson

December 19th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 4:20

Adams talks about what it's like being a first-time MLA, what she's been working on since being sworn-in to Legislature, and what she has planned for the new year.

The Community Christmas Feast is just around the corner!

Guest: Sharon Cordell, organizer of the Community Christmas Feast

December 18th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 3:32

Cordell gives us the history of the Community Christmas Feast, why it's important to the Thompson Community, and how you can help with this year's event.

Holiday Edition of Music at the Museum!

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

December 17th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 3:20

Caldwell tell us what the holiday edition of Music at the Music will have in store this Thursday night at 7!

Immediate Roadside Prohibition goes into effect Dec. 16

Guest: Contable Sandy Diebert, Thompson RCMP Detachment

December 14th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 2:59

Constable Diebert goes over the Immediate Roadside Prohibition going into effect on Monday, which will have stronger consequences for people caught driving while impaired.

Thompson RCMP issue plea for help in Bobbie Moose homicide case [Cree]

December 13th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 0:56

Thompson RCMP issue plea for help in Bobbie Moose homicide case [English]

December 13th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 1:16

New initiatives added to Manitoba 150 part two

Guest: Monique Lacoste, Co-Chair of Manitoba 150

December 13th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 6:51

In part two, Lacoste talks about some new initiatives added to help communities across the province celebrate Manitoba's 150th birthday.

New initiatives added to Manitoba 150 part one

Guest: Monique Lacoste, Co-Chair of Manitoba 150

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

In part one, Lacoste talks about some new initiatives added to help communities across the province celebrate Manitoba's 150th birthday.

Around half of Canadians don't know what to do after an auto accident

Guest: Oliver Rudd, VP of Aviva Auto Claims

December 11th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 6:11

Rudd goes over the results of a recent survey conducted for Aviva Canada.

How to drive safe on our winter roads

Guest: Contable Sandy Diebert, Thompson RCMP Detachment

December 10th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 3:47

Constable Diebert tells how we can drive safe during the winter months.

Thompson athletes to compete in Special Olympics Canada Winter Games

Guests: William Hart & Flora Francois, athletes competing in the 2020 Special Olympics National Winter Games

December 7th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 2:14

Hart and Francois tell us about the sports they play in, what they're looking forward to the most when they compete at the National Winter Games in Thunder Bay in February.

Day of Remembrance and Action for Violence against Women

Guest: Nina Cordell, the Women's Programs Coordinator at the YWCA

December 6th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 3:58

Cordell tells us about the Montreal Massacre, and what we can do to take action on violence against women.

Thompson Trailbreakers 2019

Guest: Kelly Martens, President of the Thompson Trailbreakers

December 5th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 4:50

Martens tell us how the trails are looking so far this season and how Snopass helps the Trailbreakers groom the trails.

Thompson Toy Drive 2019

Guest: Contable Sandy Diebert, Thompson RCMP Detachment

December 4th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 1:56

Diebert tell us about the upcoming toy drive taking place this Saturday at the Walmart parking lot from 1-4 p.m.

National Safe Driving Week 2019

Guest: Grant Wainikka, CEO of the Insurance Brokers Association of MB

December 3rd, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 6:33

Wainikka talks about National Safe Driving Week, including this year's theme which revolves around distracted driving.

Christmas Tree Decorating Contest and Auction

Guest: Charlotte Larocque, Thompson Campus Manager at UCN

November 30th, 2019 12:00am | Duration: 4:59

Larocque tells us about the first ever Christmas Tree Decorating Contest and Auction, with the entry deadline for trees on Wednesday, Dec. 4 and the contest being held at UCN on Saturday, December 14th starting at 11 a.m.

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