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Editorial: Here’s to a (hopefully) boring summer

Editorial: Here’s to a (hopefully) boring summer

After a couple years during which so much has happened, it would be nice to have a couple of quiet months before municipal election season starts in earnest.
Letter: Silence is golden

Letter: Silence is golden

On June 7, Eric Redhead won the Thompson byelection by a whopping 70 per cent to 30 per cent, suggesting the unquestionable backing of his constituents.
Editorial: Next year’s change in NRHA leadership could help pinpoint where deficiencies originate

Editorial: Next year’s change in NRHA leadership could help pinpoint where deficiencies originate

Like most other Manitobans and Canadians in general, northerners in this province have plenty to criticize about the health care system.
Editorial: Normal never felt so good

Editorial: Normal never felt so good

The return of routine summer gatherings, like National Indigenous Peoples Day, Nickel Days and a high school graduation ceremony with spectators attending in-person, makes life feel more normal than it has for the past few years.
Editorial: City manages to hold the line on property taxes despite ongoing infrastructure projects

Editorial: City manages to hold the line on property taxes despite ongoing infrastructure projects

Given that we’re all paying more for everyday staples like gasoline and groceries, it was probably wise for the members of council to opt for a budget that didn’t increase municipal property taxes.
Editorial: Byelection results are not always  a harbinger of things to come

Editorial: Byelection results are not always a harbinger of things to come

Thompson riding voters will have another chance to have their say in less than two years, in an election when everything’s actually on the line.
Flin Flon MLA Report — June 9, 2022

Flin Flon MLA Report — June 9, 2022

PC government failing to adequately staff health care facilities or raise minimum wage to a living wage
Editorial: Trend of rising water bills unlikely to be reversed anytime soon

Editorial: Trend of rising water bills unlikely to be reversed anytime soon

Aging distribution system, rising costs, falling consumption and shrinking population the perfect mix to brew up ever-rising water rates in Thompson.
Editorial: Closure of Salvation Army will leave a hole in Thompson’s social fabric that may prove difficult to mend

Editorial: Closure of Salvation Army will leave a hole in Thompson’s social fabric that may prove difficult to mend

The non-religious services that the Salvation Army provided in Thompson thorough its food bank and thrift store could be taken over by other organizations, but it may not be easy.
Editorial: Byelections lack the drama of general elections

Editorial: Byelections lack the drama of general elections

There is inherently more drama in a general election than in a byelection, as the government could fall, a minority government could become a majority or vice-versa.