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Manitoba culture minister touts increased rural library funding during visit to Thompson

Manitoba culture minister touts increased rural library funding during visit to Thompson

The province is funding all libraries to have access to services of nonprofit organization that provides library content to people with print disabilities.
Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation flag raised at Thompson’s City Centre Mall

Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation flag raised at Thompson’s City Centre Mall

Mall owners also installed monument acknowledging that the shopping centre is located within the First Nation’s traditional territory.
New Thompson training centre will turn unwanted electronics into low-cost computers and employment skills for interns

New Thompson training centre will turn unwanted electronics into low-cost computers and employment skills for interns

Computers For Schools opened its e-waste depot and training centre in Thompson Oct. 15.
Third COVID-19 vaccine shots now being recommended for First Nations people living on reserve

Third COVID-19 vaccine shots now being recommended for First Nations people living on reserve

First Nations people living on-reserve in Manitoba are now eligible to receive a third shot of COVID-19 as long as it has been six months or more since they received their second dose.
Pay for play

Pay for play

A $100,000 grant from the Thompson Community Foundation is being used by the City of Thompson for the purchase of a play structure for a local park.
Murder, manslaughter charge laid in suspected death of Shamattawa man

Murder, manslaughter charge laid in suspected death of Shamattawa man

One man charged with second degree murder and one woman charged with manslaughter for death of Grant Redhead, whose remains have yet to be found.
Three Thompson school projects approved for provincial teachers’ idea program funding

Three Thompson school projects approved for provincial teachers’ idea program funding

Juniper School is receiving $14,090 toward its land-based learning program for kindergarten to Grade 2 students.
Second man arrested in connection with Oct. 1 home invasion and arson in Moose Lake

Second man arrested in connection with Oct. 1 home invasion and arson in Moose Lake

Patrick Ballantyne has been arrested in connection with incident in which two men broke into a residence while occupants were home and then set it on fire after the residents escaped to safety.
Oct. 16 marks 35th anniversary of last time  Kerrie Ann Brown of Thompson was seen alive

Oct. 16 marks 35th anniversary of last time Kerrie Ann Brown of Thompson was seen alive

It was 35 years ago on Oct. 16 that Kerrie Ann Brown of Thompson went missing after attending a small gathering. Her body was later found north of the Burntwood River. She was 15 years old and her murder remains unsolved.
Researchers want Thompsonites’ opinions on community mobilization as a crime prevention tool

Researchers want Thompsonites’ opinions on community mobilization as a crime prevention tool

Anonymous online survey is open to city residents 16 and older.