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It’s time for ‘decarceration’ to address the overwhelming number of Indigenous peoples in Canadian prisons

It’s time for ‘decarceration’ to address the overwhelming number of Indigenous peoples in Canadian prisons

The over-representation of Indigenous people in Canada's prisons is a well-known and longstanding issue but governments have still not acted and the problem is getting worse.
Editorial: Vale’s deal with Tesla and city getting funding for a new pool make spring feel like a new beginning for Thompson

Editorial: Vale’s deal with Tesla and city getting funding for a new pool make spring feel like a new beginning for Thompson

On May 9, Thompsonites learned that much-needed money for a new pool was coming in the form of $11 million from the provincial and federal governments. A few days earlier, Vale signed a deal to provide Tesla nickel for electric vehicle batteries.
Backyard Astronomy: a total lunar eclipse

Backyard Astronomy: a total lunar eclipse

The Eastern and most of the Central time zones of North America will witness the entire eclipse from start to finish on May 15.
What makes a leader?

What makes a leader?

Being a good leader requires practice and patience. It is much more than knowing the solution to every problem a community may have.
Sharing students’ love of reading with Winnipeg Jets players a wonderful experience

Sharing students’ love of reading with Winnipeg Jets players a wonderful experience

On March 3, via Zoom, Conner Hellebuyck and Brendan Dillon joined a Grade 3 class at Burntwood School to read "Whiteout: A Winnipeg Jets Story.” 
Leaders: champions of the people

Leaders: champions of the people

Leadership is something that every community needs, no matter how big or small.
Looking out for the little guys

Looking out for the little guys

Experiment seeks to find answers about whether wildlife biologists can measure small mammal populations without killing the critters they count.
Editorial: Nickel Belt News era is over, but the Thompson Citizen remains committed to northern news

Editorial: Nickel Belt News era is over, but the Thompson Citizen remains committed to northern news

The Nickel Belt News officially ended a 60-plus year run on April 22, about 55 years after it and the Thompson Citizen were merged under common ownership.
Flin Flon MLA Report: PCs’ budget priorities do not align with those of Manitobans and northern residents

Flin Flon MLA Report: PCs’ budget priorities do not align with those of Manitobans and northern residents

The budget presented by Manitoba Premier Heather Stefanson's government April 12 isn't the one that the province's resident wanted to see, says Flin Flon MLA Tom Lindsey.
Editorial: Councillor reduction bylaw could have been dealt with more efficiently

Editorial: Councillor reduction bylaw could have been dealt with more efficiently

There were opportunities long before second reading to toss out a bylaw to reduce the number of councillors if that's what a majority wanted to do.