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Man dies while in Thompson RCMP custody after being arrested for intoxication

Man dies while in Thompson RCMP custody after being arrested for intoxication

Manitoba’s police watchdog agency is investigating the death, which follows one in February 2020 when a 44-year-old woman died while in the drunk tank in Thompson.
Letter: Think of the unborn children when casting federal election votes

Letter: Think of the unborn children when casting federal election votes

Letter writer hopes Thompson voters take unborn children into consideration when voting in the 2021 federal election.
Hydro dams dot Northern Manitoba but Level 3 charging stations don’t

Hydro dams dot Northern Manitoba but Level 3 charging stations don’t

Driving an electric vehicle is difficult for those in Northern Manitoba because there are no charging stations on the highway between Thompson and Winnipeg.
Police respond to fight in parking lot off Highway 6

Police respond to fight in parking lot off Highway 6

One man was taken to hospital and another man faces multiple charges after Lundar RCMP responded to a report of an assault with a knife in a parking lot off Highway 6 in Eriksdale Sept. 12.
People’s Party candidate says immigration, Canadian culture and governing with the consent of the people are important for country’s future

People’s Party candidate says immigration, Canadian culture and governing with the consent of the people are important for country’s future

Churchill-Keewatinook Aski People's Party of Canada candidate Dylan Young from The Pas says government forcing people to do things they don't want to do erodes the relationship between it and the citizens it governs.
Motorcyclist dies on Highway 6 after going into ditch and being flung off bike

Motorcyclist dies on Highway 6 after going into ditch and being flung off bike

62-year-old rider had just passed another vehicle southbound near Lundar when he appeared to lose control of his motorbike.
Disappointing response to Indigenous issues in federal election leadership debate

Disappointing response to Indigenous issues in federal election leadership debate

Federal leaders' responses to debate questions regarding Indigenous issues long on buzzwords, short on specifics.
Candidates claiming Indigeneity need to tell voters which nations claim them back

Candidates claiming Indigeneity need to tell voters which nations claim them back

There are more candidates claiming Indigenous ancestry running in the 2021 federal election than there were two years ago but a University of Manitoba professor says some of them are 'checking the box' without actually detailing their claim that identity.
Leaders’ debate highlighted Canada’s challenges in tackling the climate crisis

Leaders’ debate highlighted Canada’s challenges in tackling the climate crisis

Justin Trudeau's record on climate change was one of the topics during the English-language leaders' debate Sept. 9.
Province announces mental-health help for school staff

Province announces mental-health help for school staff

Manitoba's provincial government announced in early September that it is committing more than $1 million to mental health initiatives in the kindergarten to Grade 12 education system.