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Collapsed lung during Thompson arrest likely caused by RCMP officer falling on top of man, police watchdog report says

Collapsed lung during Thompson arrest likely caused by RCMP officer falling on top of man, police watchdog report says

The Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba recently released a report about a November 2020 arrest in Thompson which resulted in a man being arrested suffering a collapsed lung.
Northern Manitoba politicians ask for inquest into December highway crash that killed Thompson MLA Danielle Adams

Northern Manitoba politicians ask for inquest into December highway crash that killed Thompson MLA Danielle Adams

MP Niki Ashton and Thompson Mayor Colleen Smook say examining role snow-clearing and emergency response times played in MLA’s death could prevent similar tragedies in the future.
Transmission line equipment failure caused early morning power outages in Thompson

Transmission line equipment failure caused early morning power outages in Thompson

1,800 customers in various part of Thompson lost power as early as 6 a.m. Jan. 6 with outages resolved by around 9 a.m., according to Manitoba Hydro.
Man charged after stealing, crashing vehicle with gun inside it in Lynn Lake on Christmas Eve

Man charged after stealing, crashing vehicle with gun inside it in Lynn Lake on Christmas Eve

Lynn Lake RCMP called  in a police dog the following day to help them locate the missing rifle near where they had arrested the suspect.
Rise of omicron delays start of UCN’s winter term and the return to in-person learning for most students

Rise of omicron delays start of UCN’s winter term and the return to in-person learning for most students

The Northern Manitoba post-secondary institution announced in late December that classes would not resume until Jan. 10, a week later than previously scheduled, and that most classes would continue to be delivered remotely.
Death of 28-year-old man in Moose Lake being investigated as a homicide

Death of 28-year-old man in Moose Lake being investigated as a homicide

The victim was found outside a residence with life-threatening injuries and taken to hospital in The Pas, where he was pronounced dead.
First week of school will be remote learning only for most students, province announces

First week of school will be remote learning only for most students, province announces

Education minister and premier say one-week delay in resuming in-person classes will give schools time to prepare for additional challenges of hosting students amidst higher infection risk posed by the rapidly spreading omicron COVID-19 variant.
Clinical services at Gillam Hospital set to resume Jan. 5

Clinical services at Gillam Hospital set to resume Jan. 5

Emergency and inpatient care had been temporarily shut down at the hospital since Dec. 28 due to staffing shortages and the NRHA says that workers calling in sick or failing COVID-19 screening could jeopardize efforts to remain open.
Fatal accident near Dauphin Dec. 31 claims life of St. Theresa Point man

Fatal accident near Dauphin Dec. 31 claims life of St. Theresa Point man

The accident was one of three motor vehicle collisions that each each killed one person that Manitoba RCMP responded to within a 12-hour period on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
Paint Lake Volunteer Fire Department receives grant for $10,000 worth of radio equipment

Paint Lake Volunteer Fire Department receives grant for $10,000 worth of radio equipment

2021 Kenwood Cares grant will help department’s volunteers provide better firefighting services.