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Thompson hosting 42nd Northern Juried Art Show in May

Thompson hosting 42nd Northern Juried Art Show in May

For most of half a century, the Northern Juried Art Show has served as a great opportunity for people living north of the 53rd parallel to show off their creativity.
Charlie Red Star an entertaining joyride through mid-70s Manitoba UFO phenomenon

Charlie Red Star an entertaining joyride through mid-70s Manitoba UFO phenomenon

Strange lights in the sky. People racing down country roads trying to get photos and a better view of them. Police reassigned. Little grey men. Classified government facilities.
True tale of wolf tamer only sounds like an urban legend

True tale of wolf tamer only sounds like an urban legend

Northern Ontario and Quebec wildlife tamer and trapper Joe LaFlamme was a tall man but the tales about him are even taller.
Thompson dropped from Home Routes Borealis Trail concert circuit due to low attendance

Thompson dropped from Home Routes Borealis Trail concert circuit due to low attendance

A local live music tradition for the last eight-plus years has come to an end, as Thompson has been dropped from the Home Routes Borealis Trail house concert circuit due to small crowds.
Thompson bead artist a finalist  for national art prize

Thompson bead artist a finalist for national art prize

Thompson artist Teresa Burrows is one of 50 finalists for the 2017 Salt Spring National Art prize.
The Average Joes close out 2017 Concert in the Park series

The Average Joes close out 2017 Concert in the Park series

After two months’ worth of free weekly shows, this year’s Concert in Park series officially came to end on Sept. 1 with a special two-hour performance by local rock band the Average Joes.
Finishing strong

Finishing strong

The penultimate Concert in the Park event of 2017 took place on Aug. 25 at MacLean Park and featured 13-year-old Isabel Carter.
Fight night in Thompson

Fight night in Thompson

On the evening of Saturday, Aug. 26, dozens of local boxing and mixed martial arts fans packed into Boston Pizza to watch the much-hyped bout between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor.
Former Thompson resident publishes children’s book about mining

Former Thompson resident publishes children’s book about mining

Theresa Nyabeze has accomplished a lot throughout her career in the mining industry.
Harmony in the park

Harmony in the park

The 2017 Concert in the Park series featured its first duet performance of the summer on Friday, Aug. 11.