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Vale donates $250K to house homeless people in what will eventually become Thompson’s sobering centre

Vale donates $250K to house homeless people in what will eventually become Thompson’s sobering centre

Second shelter in place program is modelled after one launched to house 25 homeless people at the Thompson YWCA in April 2020 and will lay the groundwork for services to be provided once the facility becomes the Thompson sobering centre.
Thompson RCMP officers taser armed man while responding to assault call

Thompson RCMP officers taser armed man while responding to assault call

A 29-year-old Cross Lake man holding a knife was pepper sprayed and then police used a conducted energy weapon to subdue him Dec. 28.
Elected representatives from all levels of government express sadness, condolences over the death of MLA Danielle Adams

Elected representatives from all levels of government express sadness, condolences over the death of MLA Danielle Adams

The loss of Thompson’s first-term MLA in Dec. 9 highway crash has been acknowledged by local, provincial and federal politicians since her death.
TFES employees getting 2.5 per cent raises each of the next three years

TFES employees getting 2.5 per cent raises each of the next three years

Some positions within Thompson Fire & Emergency Services are also getting one-time labour market wage adjustments in three-year collective bargaining agreement between IAFF Local 2200 and the City of Thompson.
Over 800 new COVID-19 infections reported in Manitoba from Dec. 18-20

Over 800 new COVID-19 infections reported in Manitoba from Dec. 18-20

Five-day test positivity rate is also rising, going from 6.5 per cent on Dec. 17 to 8 per cent three days later.
Council approves first reading of bylaw to set aside money for a new pool or to fix the old one

Council approves first reading of bylaw to set aside money for a new pool or to fix the old one

Aquatic facility reserve would be place to keep money earmarked for a new pool or to upgrade the permanently closed Norplex Pool until it is time to spend it.
Night-time cruise nets hefty fines for driver pulled over in Thompson

Night-time cruise nets hefty fines for driver pulled over in Thompson

A 46-year-old man was driving a vehicle with no insurance, expired registration and no valid safety inspection certificate when stopped by Thompson RCMP Dec. 11.
Public health orders regarding gatherings changing Dec. 21

Public health orders regarding gatherings changing Dec. 21

Provincial government introduces changes in effort to get people to reduce amount of contacts they have as omicron variant begins to establish a foothold in Manitoba.
239 new cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba Dec. 17

239 new cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba Dec. 17

Friday was the second straight day of more than 200 new cases of the coronavirus in the province as health officials warn about the potential impact of the omicron variant.
Inquest called into police shooting death of God’s Lake First Nation member in Winnipeg

Inquest called into police shooting death of God’s Lake First Nation member in Winnipeg

Stewart Andrews, 22, was fatally shot by Winnipeg police officers responding to an attempted robbery in April 2020.