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Volume 57 Number 2

Friday, January 13, 2017

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The Mounties always get their man - on the backcheck Lynn Lake RCMP detachment members removed snow from the surface of West Lynn Lake and the Lynn Lake Fire Department flooded it to create a classic Canadian outdoor rink over the holidays. “The community rink has not been in proper working condition for years,” said Sgt. Kyle McFadyen in a posting on the Manitoba RCMP Facebook page. “And there are very little other activities to do in Lynn Lake.” Because the officers in the four-member detachment have to be available to respond to calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the only change taking to the

ice brought to the participating officers’ uniform for the lunch break shinny session, which also included some local kids and their dad, was the exchange of boots for blades. “In order to remain operationally ready, we pretty much live in our uniforms,” said McFadyen. “To change completely out of uniform would prevent us from being operationally ready.” When offi cers aren’t attending to official duties, building relationships with the people they serve is a must. “The little time off we do get, we are dedicated to interacting with our communities,” said McFadyen.

Lynn Lake RCMP detachment Const. Lindsay Evans, left, on the ice during a lunch break game of shinny. Nickel Belt News photo courtesy of Lynn Lake RCMP

Hospital pediatric unit receives $2,850 donation A recent donation was made to the Thompson General Hospital pediatric unit. Representatives from Vale Utilities and Diamond Dance Academy presented TGH pediatric unit staff with a cheque for $2,850 which will be used to purchase three pediatric thermometers, artwork for the pediatric rooms, portable magic boards for drawing and Christmas presents for pediatric patients that were in hospital on Christmas Day. The money was raised from the proceeds of a silent auction and donations made to

the Vale Utilities Christmas party and Diamond Dance fundraising social. Accepting the donation on the pediatric unit’s behalf were Kate Whitton, patient care manager, and Lyndon Cheys, RN. The Northern Health Region would like to extend their appreciation and thanks to both Vale Utilities and Diamond Dance Academy for this generous donation and their ongoing commitment to improving the health and wellness of the patients of the Thompson General Hospital.

From left to right, Kate Whitton, Lacee Nakonechny, Steve Nakonechny, Lyndon Cheys, Ashton St. Pierre, Abbi St. Pierre, Reese St. Pierre, Taylor Lupton and Morgan Nakonechny. Nickel Belt News photo courtesy of NRHA

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Columnists The Board and Staff of Ma-Mow-We-Tak Friendship Centre would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to the following businesses and organizations. Your continued generosity and support contributes to the success of our annual Christmas events and is truly appreciated. Arnason Distributors Giant Tiger Moffatt Supply Twin Motors Kendall & Pandya Mark’s Work Warehouse AMP Industries Pub 55 R.A. Distributing Sysco Smook Brothers Ltd. Nickel City Motors

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My Take on Snow Lake mjaxon@gillamnet.com At the end of the narrow road that runs north behind Hudbay Minerals’ Snow Lake Mine sits a small wooden structure that appears long forgotten. It is obvious there is some architecture to it and that it might have been used as something other than a residence. It is, in fact, the Snow Lake Ski Club’s ski chalet and although vandals and the elements have taken their toll on it over past decades, it was once an immaculate and well-used building. Built by volunteers in the mid-1970s, the chalet is somewhat unique as it was built around a tree growing up through the centre of the structure. It also has a deck that runs around it, which was a project spearheaded by the late Russ Young. Mr. Young was so involved in the construction of this deck and within the ski club itself that after construction it was named “The Russ Young Deck.” Young was for many years an HBM&S warehouse man. But more than this, he was a vital member

Nickel Belt News photos courtesy of Chelsea Miller Laury Miller/Merber (nee Young) with a new prized possession. Her mother Clare and father Russ inset on the occasion of their 25th anniversary. of our Snow Lake community, a willing volunteer, an involved father, and judging by his 1960s submissions to HBM&S’s Northern Lights Magazine … a fine writer! “Russ became very involved with the club when his son David took an interest in skiing,” said Garry Zamzow when asked about his old friend. “Being a firstclass dad, he wanted to do things for/with his family. This included ski lessons and road trips for races. I believe he looked after our books as well.” Zamzow said that his friend was the driving force behind the deck, from planning its construction to accessing the supplies used and being the leader during the build-

MORTGAGE SALE The land and building known as 11 Oxford Bay, Thompson, Manitoba, as described in Certifi cate of Title No. 2536211/3, will be sold by public auction by a Licensed Auctioneer on February 1, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Wayne Hall Auctions, 31 Elk Bay, Thompson, Manitoba.

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The Vendor is informed that the property consists of a one storey dwelling approximately 1,152 square feet, with living room, dining room, kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, full finished basement, on a lot approximately 58 feet x 110 feet. Realty taxes (excluding any accruing water charges) are paid to December 31, 2015 Prior Charges: Caveat Nos. 42590N/3, 43053N/3 TERMS OF SALE A deposit of $25,000.00 by way of cash, certified cheque or bank draft payable to Fillmore Riley LLP, and the balance according to conditions which will be available for public view at the Auctioneer’s address above prior to the auction. The property will be sold subject to a Reserve Bid of $198,000.00 plus such other additional and incidental costs which may be incurred by the Vendor from the 6th day of January 2017 to the date of auction and which costs will be announced prior to the commencement of the sale. Further information may be obtained from: FILLMORE RILEY LLP Barristers and Solicitors 1700 - 360 Main Street Winnipeg, MB R3C 3Z3 File No. 400784-2967/DlC/kl (sar) Attention: Doug Christie Phone: 204-957-8373

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ing phase. “Clare (Russ’s wife) was never far away from the action,” Zamzow added. “And we knew that refreshment would always be given with a smile.” Hugh Burton, a former resident and an active member of the ski club when he resided here, concurred with Zamzow. “Russ was the starter for our races,” he noted. “We used to have the Northern Cup race circuit between us, The Pas, and Flin Flon. His son David raced with the Jackrabbits for a few years.” As noted, since those glory days, the deck and the sign denoting it have fallen on hard times. Young’s granddaughter Chelsea Miller and her partner Darcy Tower took notice of the disrepair late last year. “The last time Darcy and I were quadding, he stopped in front of a building and I asked where we were,” said Miller in explanation. “I was shocked to realize we were up at the ski chalet, because it is so overgrown and really started to

deteriorate, I didn’t even recognize it. I was almost crying when I saw the sign hanging there on a building that didn’t look like it was too far from falling to the ground. I knew it needed to be brought home at some point, so that the family could keep it safe and hang it somewhere that it will be appreciated.” Tower removed the sign from the deck and took it home with an idea in mind. He and Chelsea planned to refi nish it to its original splendour and present it to Miller’s mother Laury at Christmas as a memento to her late father. “I’m very happy that the ski club agreed, and allowed Darcy to take it, refinish it, and present it to her,” said Chelsea. “Darcy gave her this sign on Christmas Eve, after Santa had paid the kids a visit at our house. She was moved to a few tears and was very grateful that she was able to have the sign, and recalled just how much time my Avi (grandfather) volunteered with the ski club.”

MORTGAGE SALE The land and building known as 32 Hickory Avenue, Thompson, Manitoba, as described in Certifi cate of Title No. 2314315/3, will be sold by public auction by a Licensed Auctioneer on January 31, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Wayne Hall Auctions, 31 Elk Bay, Thompson, Manitoba. The Vendor is informed that the property consists of a 2 storey dwelling approximately 1,350 square feet, with living room, dining room, kitchen, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, full part fi nished basement, double detached garage on a lot approximately 50 feet x 125 feet. Realty taxes (excluding any accruing water charges) are paid to December 31, 2015 Prior Charges: Caveat Nos. 33795N/3, 33796N/3, 34471N/3 TERMS OF SALE A deposit of $35,000.00 by way of cash, certified cheque or bank draft payable to Fillmore Riley LLP, and the balance according to conditions which will be available for public view at the Auctioneer’s address above prior to the auction. The property will be sold subject to a Reserve Bid of $185,000.00 plus such other additional and incidental costs which may be incurred by the Vendor from the 10th day of January, 2017 to the date of auction and which costs will be announced prior to the commencement of the sale. Further information may be obtained from: FILLMORE RILEY LLP Barristers and Solicitors 1700 - 360 Main Street Winnipeg, MB R3C 3Z3 File No. 400784-2937/MTU/sw (and) Attention: Matthew T. Underwood Phone: 204-957-8382


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Big stash of booze confiscated in Little Grand Rapids

Nickel Belt News photo courtesy of RCMP RCMP seized 202 bottles of whisky, one bottle of vodka and marijuana packaged for sale from a residence in Little Grand Rapids Jan. 8. A 33-year-old Little Grand Rapids man is facing charges after RCMP seized 202 bottles of whisky, one bottle of vodka and marijuana packaged for sale while executing a Controlled Drug and Substances Act warrant at a residence in the dry community around 10:30 p.m. Jan. 8. The man is charged with possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking and unlawful possession of liquor and was released on a promise to appear in court in Little Grand Rapids in March.

Being securely loved about more than the necessities of life The other morning I had a dream that woke me with screaming cries of “No, no, no, no, no!” I caught my breath and my racing heart seemed to slow. Aware but still in the dream and it took me deep again. Our children were dying. A neighbour’s little girl died. Mine died. Others died. We had bought them those old-fashioned dolls that weren’t baby dolls but a bit older, dressed in fancy clothes and hats, and stored in a large box with a clear lid so we could look but not touch. The dreams we had for our girls . . . and an older girl came home from her life with drugs but she was going to go back to it. That’s when, in my dream, I grabbed her, wrapped her in my arms and cradled her screaming “No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no” until I woke. I said I would confront her drug dealer. “He’ll kill you.” I don’t care. I will stop him. “It won’t stop any of them.” If all the mothers did it. “He’ll kill you all.” She left! As I went into another room I passed my baby sleeping on the couch. I had neglected him. Picking him up I knew that I had to let go of the ones who do not want to be protected and I had to care for the ones I still can care for. We are at war but we have no choice; we have to live. The world we thought was safe is not safe and we still have to live, but how? My breath still catches as I write about this dream. A

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Rev. LeslieElizabeth King few days later as I thought and prayed about this dream it was Orthodox Christmas and there were bombs going off around the world. There is war in this world just as there was when Jesus was born. We are at war but we have no choice, we have to live. There will always be a baby waiting for us. We must protect the ones we can protect and we must let go of those who choose to be unprotected. We must make a place within our relationships where people feel valued, but more than that, where people can feel loved securely and strengthened to resist the dealers of death of body, mind, heart and soul. To do that we need to remove from ourselves all those things that participate in or come from the world of death. This is spiritual work that frees us from fear, denial of our own needs, corrosive anger, and cynicism, self-hatred, dishonesty with self and others, and the desire to use others for our own purposes. These things make it impossible to make a place where people feel loved securely. “Loved securely” is a

phrase that replaces “unconditional love” for me because it focuses our attention on the person loved rather than on the one loving. People feel loved securely when their basic needs are met with graciousness. Anyone can provide another person with food but when we feed a person with an attitude of love for their very being we meet their need for secure love. The same is true of how we clothe a person, provide shelter and warmth, share knowledge and skill, and play with them. People feel loved securely when they are recognized for who they are, as more than a name or as a relative or friend, but for who they are as individuals with their own hopes, aspirations and experiences. This is spiritual work that fl ows from a calm centre within us where we cling to God and are ourselves loved securely by the love that is eternal, that knows no end. Thanks be to God. Rev. Leslie-Elizabeth King is the retired minister of the Lutheran-United Church of Thompson.

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Nickel Belt News photo courtesy Prince Albert Raiders Justin Nachbaur of Cross Lake has signed a standard player agreement with the Western Hockey League’s Prince Albert Raiders, the team announced on its website Jan. 5. The 16-year-old, who was selected by the Raiders in the seventh round of the 2015 bantam draft, is currently in his rookie season with the Manitoba Junior Hockey League’s OCN Blizzard, where he has nine goals and 10 assists and 22 penalty minutes in 38 games so far. Nachbaur played 30 games with the Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League Norman Northstars in 2015-16, recording 14 goals and nine assists as well as 89 penalty minutes.

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The Salvation Army in Thompson has set a new record for donations collected over the holiday season this year, at a grand total of $50,550. Ironically, this was the fi rst year that Salvation Army director Roy Bladen decided not to set a target for collections. “I always set a goal, but I get stressed out when I can’t get there. So I

said this year, I’m leaving it to the man above to see what he can do for us.” The previous record for the season was $42,000, with an average year bringing in $40,000 “if we’re lucky,” according to Bladen. Last season, due to funding shortages, the Salvation Army was forced to cut their food bank back to a bimonthly schedule; the bounty means that Bladen and the Salvation Army can

breathe a sigh of relief for the remainder of the season, and ensure that the food bank program remains on schedule. “We’re so thankful for the support of all the people who gave in whichever way they gave, whether it was their time or finances,” Bladen says. “It all comes together at the bottom line. The spirit of sharing and caring was very much alive in Thompson this year.”

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510 • RETAIL/ OFFICE SPACE OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE 500-5000 sq ft. available. Cameron/Hoe building 81 Churchill Drive. Contact Joe Aniceto. 204-679-0490 or Neil Cameron 306477-5668. 19nb-tfn-nb 2 COMMERCIAL SPACES for rent. One - 1,300 sq ft with storefront location, retail or offi ce Two - 1,600 sq ft, ideal for light industrial or commercial use, easy load & unload & parking access, very reasonable rates. Call 204-677-2957 or 250-491-3946. 19nb-tfn-nb WAREHOUSE--STORAGE SPACE for rent, 73 Hayes Rd., 600 sq. ft. of storage or work space. Available Sept. 1/2016. Off of main hallway with access to washroom, next door Iron Fitness. Hydro included. Tenant cost shares water. For more info, contact: Carolyn Turpie, 31 Oak St., Ph: 204-677-3516. Friuli Suite Rentals/Bianchini Warehousing. Email: manager@friulirentals.com. 28-tfn-nb COMBO WAREHOUSE/GARAGE/OFFICE Spaces for rent 16- Beren’s Rd., Bay 2, 1380 sq ft. Available Oct. 1/2016 Behind Eric’s Plumbing – garage space with washroom. Commercial sized overhead door in back with man door. For more info, contact: Carolyn Turpie, 31 Oak St., Ph: 204-677-3516 Friuli Suite Rentals/Bianchini Warehousing email: manager@friulirentals.com. 48-tfn-nb

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Church Services ST. JAMES ANGLICAN Rev. Jean Arthurson-Ouskan 10 Caribou 677-4652 11 am Sundays ST. JOSEPH UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC 340 Juniper Drive 778-7547 ST. LAWRENCE ROMAN CATHOLIC Fr Shantha Gandamalla and Fr Guna Sekhar 114 Cree R. 677-0160 Sat. 6:30 pm & Sun. 10 am THOMPSON PENTECOSTAL Pastor Dan Murphy Youth Pastor Colton Murphy Children’s Pastor Karen O’Gilvie 126 Goldeye 677-3435 thompsonchurch.ca Sunday school 9:45 am, coffee time at 10:40 am Church Service at 11:00 am ST. ANDREWS PRESBYTERIAN 249 Thompson Drive 204-677-2799 Pastor Murat Kuntel Regular Hours: 11 am Church service CHRISTIAN CENTRE FELLOWSHIP 328 Thompson Dr. N. 677-4457 Pastor: Arnold (Arnie) Pedersen Sun. School 9:45 am • service 11 am FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 456 Westwood Dr. S. Ph. 778-8037 service @ 11 am LUTHERAN - UNITED CHURCH OF THOMPSON Congregations worship at 52 Caribou Rd. at 10:30 am Sundays. Phone 204-677-4495 LIVING WATER CHURCH Pastor Archie McKay Ph: 677-2469 Sunday services @ 7:00pm.

LIGHT OF THE NORTH CHURCH 32 Nelson Road GATEWAY BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor Dave Cook 159 Cree Rd 204-677-3000 Sunday school 10:00 am AM Service at 11, PM Service at 7 Prayer meeting - Wednesday 7 pm THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS everyone welcome Sundays at 10 AM 83 Copper Rd For more information, church tours or home visits call the missionaries at 204-939-4382 or visit Mormon.org THE SALVATION ARMY Thompson Corps (Church) 305 Thompson Dr. - 204-677-3658 Worship services every Sunday at 11 am APOSTOLIC FAITH CHURCH 111 Goldeye Crescent Sunday 11:00 am Worship Service 3:00 pm Sunday school 7:00 pm evening service Wednesday: 7:00 pm bible study followed by prayer time. Contact us at 204-679-2693 or 204-677-5003 BURNTWOOD BAPTIST CHURCH 39 Beaver Crescent Thompson MB R8N 1C5 204-778-4494 Pastor Lee Pickett Sunday morning service 11:15 a.m Sunday evening service 7:00 p.m Wednesday prayer meeting 7:00 p.m

ARTHUR ADAM NEEPIN It is with great sadness we annoounce that Arthur Adam Neepin, 62, passed away on December 13, 2016. Art was born March 18, 1954 in The Pas, Manitoba to Wesley Neepin and Stella Neepin. Art grew up in Northern Manitoba and later settled in Winnipeg. Art is survived by his children, Jason Neepin (Jennifer) of Gillam, Keith Neepin and Adam Neepin of Ottawa and Marie Ida Ross of Thompson. His parents Stella Neepin of Thompson, His father and step mother, Wesley and Betty Neepin of Prince Albert. His twin brother, Raymond Neepin (Maryann) of Winnipeg. His sisters Clara Neepin, Doris Neepin (Warren) of Thompson. Rita Chaisson (Elvis) of St. Albert. As well as grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends. Art was preceded in death by his grandparents Adam and Nancy Neepin, Henry and Eva Dick, brother Wesley Neepin and Art’s dear daughter Joanne Neepin. Service will be held in Thompson, Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 11:00 am, at the Anglican Church.

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Northern Social Work Program The University of Manitoba, Faculty of Social Work at Thompson is now accepting applications for the Northern Social Work Program. The deadline for submitting applications is March 1, 2017. The program is scheduled to begin September 2017. Students may complete the Northern Social Work Program as a fulltime or part-time student. The program provides post-secondary education for Residents of Northern Manitoba, in particular those who have not had the opportunity due to economic and cultural reasons, lack of formal education, linguistic barriers or residence in remote areas. Relocation to Thompson will be required. Individuals can apply either under ACCESS or EXTERNAL categories. The ACCESS category is for mature students, 21 years or over, who have under 30 credit hours of university level courses. The EXTERNAL category is for regular students who have 30 credit hours or more of university level courses and are in good academic standing. For both categories, applicants must have resided in Northern Manitoba for 6 months or more prior to the application deadline or have been a long term resident of the North. For information or applications contact the Faculty of Social Work at Thompson at 204-677-1450 or No Charge Dial 1-866237-5509 or visit http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/social_work/ programs/northern/591.html

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rrc.ca/online Full-Time Youth Care Practitioner Two positions will be hired from this posting 1 permanent and 1 term (term position ending April 16, 2018 with the possibility of permanency) Kisewatisiwin (Thompson, Manitoba) COMPETITION NUMBER: 2635.01.17 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The YCP provides care and specialized treatment for the youth in KISE programs in accordance with agency policies and the treatment philosophy of MYS. In addition this position is responsible for carrying out all duties and responsibilities within a youth centered, relationship-based framework that promotes the cultivation and mobilization of youth strengths, potentials and capacity for growth. SALARY RANGE: $27,727.49 - $43,622.31 d.o.q. per annum, plus a Northern allowance equal to an additional five percent (5%) of the salary (salary will be pro-rated to the length of the term position). A comprehensive benefi ts package and pension plan is available to permanent employees. 40 Hours a week, 8 hours a day, days, evenings and weekends. Resumes maybe faxed, 778-7778, emailed, northern.careers@mys.mb.ca, or delivered to 102-83 Churchill Drive Thompson, MB quoting competition number before 12:00 noon January 27/17. MYS is committed to developing and retaining a diverse workforce. All successful applicants may also be required to apply for a Prior Contact Check. We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. For further information about our other employment and volunteer opportunities please visit our website www. mys.ca.


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REPORTER/PHOTOGRAPHER Lead Hand Maintenance 1 year Term with the Possibility of Permanency Kisewatisiwin (Thompson, Manitoba) COMPETITION NUMBER: 2622.12.16 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: of the Lead Hand include, but are not limited to: Responsible to provide and/or oversee preventative and regular maintenance/renovations to MYS owned and rented buildings. Perform work or hire qualified trades people to repair, maintain or renovate facilities in Thompson to ensure they are in compliance with all relevant codes, by-laws, licensing requirements and Agency standards, plan, budget and schedule facilities modifications including cost estimates, layouts, and contracts for construction and acquisitions in consultation with the Facilities Manager, Coordinate annual service inspections as needed (e.g. AC units, fi re extinguishers, emergency lighting , furnaces, etc), ensure alarm and security systems are operational in all agency owned and rented facilities, participate in the development of the annual capital budget for the Maintenance Department ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS: Minimum grade 12 education, or equivalent, minimum 5 years’ experience in building, renovations and/or facilities maintenance, trades certificate in carpentry would be an asset, valid driver’s license, emergency First Aid and CPR Level C Certifi cation, experience working with a database. SALARY RANGE: $33,707.76 - $50,060.03 d.o.q. per annum: salary will be pro-rated to the length of the term position. This position is also entitled to a Northern allowance equal to an additional fi ve percent (5%) of the salary. 40 hours a week Monday-Friday. Resumes maybe faxed, 778-7778, emailed, northern.careers@ mys.mb.ca, or delivered to 102-83 Churchill Drive Thompson, MB quoting competition number before 12:00 noon January 16, 2017. MYS is committed to developing and retaining a diverse workforce. All successful applicants may also be required to apply for a Prior Contact Check. We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. For further information about our other employment and volunteer opportunities please visit our website www. mys.ca.

Help Wanted Part Time Security Guard For the Thompson Regional Airport Authority Qualifications: Must have valid Manitoba Security Guard Training/License. Must have computer skills and experience working with Microsoft applications including word, excel, outlook and quick books. Incumbent must have sound and independent judgment, reasoning and discretion. Must have the ability to interpret and adhere to company policies and procedures. General mathematical and bookkeeping skills would be an asset. Applicants must have a valid class 5 driver’s license. Must be able to manage and prioritize his/her workload and work in a fast paced environment. Effective interpersonal skills, communication skills and proven ability to work cooperatively in a team environment are essential. Applicants must be fluent in spoken and written English. Applicants must be bondable, have a clear criminal record and provide a child abuse registry check. Duties: Reporting to the Airport Security Manager or designate the incumbents will carry out all aspects of the security requirements at the Thompson Airport including watchperson, traffi c / parking patrols, attending to the ATB as required including cleaning and garbage removal, cash collection and daily reconciliation, assist in emergency situations, as required. Applicants must present a positive and professional image to all customers, inquiries and other interactions. Applicants are requested to indicate in their covering letter or resume how they meet the qualifi cations of the position. Starting wage is $20.00 per hour. Closing date is January 27, 2017. Apply to:

Thompson Regional Airport Authority Box 112 Thompson MB R8N 1M9 Melissa.Lounsbury@fly-yth.ca Fax: 204-778-6477

Opaskwayak Health Authority Beatrice Wilson Health Centre Non-Insured Health Benefits Dispatcher (Term) Opaskwayak Health Authority is seeking a qualified individual to fulfill the role of Non-Insured Health Benefits Dispatcher - Term.

Term Assistant Coordinator This is a 1 year term position with the possibility of permanency Kisewatisiwin Services-Thompson COMPETITION NUMBER: 2630.12.16 SUMMARY: Macdonald Youth Services requires an experienced Assistant Coordinator within the Kisewatisiwin (KISE) service area in Thompson, Manitoba. The Assistant Coordinator provides operational and administrative leadership to the service area while ensuring that services are provided in a manner consistent with MYS’ policies, Mission, Guiding Principles and Therapeutic Model of Care.

QUALIFICATIONS NECESSARY TO DO THE JOB: Postsecondary degree in Human Services with several years’ management/supervising staff experience. A combination of education and experience may be considered, experience in the child welfare system, experience and/or knowledge of the Child and Family Services Act and Residential Care, experience with building networks with other professionals, agencies, social service organizations and community organizations, experience working in a clinical environment, must be able to operate from a systematic framework, Excellent interpersonal communication skills, demonstrated proficiency working with Microsoft Office at an intermediate level, valid driver’s license.

Salary Range: $55,000 - $68,340.00 d.o.q. per annum (prorated to the length of the term). This position is also entitled to a Northern allowance equal to an additional five percent (5%) of the salary. Resumes maybe faxed, 778-7778, emailed, northern.careers@mys.mb.ca, or delivered to 102-83 Churchill Drive Thompson, MB quoting competition number before 12:00 noon January 16, 2017 Hours worked: 35 hours per week, Monday-Friday 8:30 am -4:30 pm

MYS is committed to developing and retaining a diverse workforce. All job offers are conditional upon providing the following satisfactory, and current (within 3 months) background checks: Child/Adult Abuse Registry Check; Prior Contact Check; and Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Search. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. For further information about our other employment and volunteer opportunities please visit our website www.mys.ca.

Job Summary Reporting to the NIHB Coordinator, the NIHB Dispatcher is responsible for NIHB medical transportation administration, NIHB vision administration & general administration. The NIHB Dispatcher works in a multidisciplinary team; and may be called upon to assist with other duties within the scope of the program. Position Requirements: • Grade 12 or GED equivalent • 1 year related experience (preferred) • Knowledge of standard office equipment • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook • Satisfactory employment record including attendance at work Closing Date: January 17, 2017 at 4pm. No late submissions will be accepted.

Thompson Citizen Location: Thompson, Manitoba Description The Thompson Citizen has an immediate opening for a journalist in Thompson, Manitoba. The Thompson Citizen is a part of the Prairie Newspaper Group, which is a division of Glacier Media. This position would be a great starting point for an enthusiastic graduate as well as it would be a great opportunity for an experienced reporter looking for an exciting change from the regular day to day workload. The successful applicant will be expected to cover a wide range of topics spread between two publications. He or she will find himself or herself reporting on current events, writing Q & A’s, business features, personal interest and taking lots of photos. Qualifications This editorial position requires an organized individual who works well on his or her own as well as with a team. They need to be dedicated and diligent with a strong work ethic. He or she must have a degree or diploma in journalism or have at least five years experience in newspaper journalism. Experience in photography is necessary. He or she must have a valid drivers license and a reliable vehicle. Kilometers are tracked and the journalist will be reimbursed. Please send resume with cover letter to: Lynn Taylor, General Manager Thompson Citizen, P.O. Box 887, Thompson, Manitoba R8N 1N8 or email generalmanager@thompsoncitizen.net Deadline for resumes is January 31, 2017.

Opaskwayak Health Authority Beatrice Wilson Health Centre Home Care Nurse (Term) Opaskwayak Health Authority is seeking a qualified individual to fulfill the role of Home Care Nurse on a term basis. Job Summary Reporting to the Home Care Manager, the Home Care Nurse is responsible for promoting, protecting & preserving the health of OCN community members through services directed to home care clients. The Home Care Nurse provides holistic care & practices nursing as defined by the Registered Nurses Act & in compliance with the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba Standards of Practice & Canadian Nurses Association Code of Ethics; cares for & directs the overall care of clients; is responsible for advocating, providing information, educating & supporting clients to ensure that the highest possible standard of service is provided; follows OHA policies & procedures; works in a multidisciplinary team & may be called upon to assist with other duties within the scope of the department. Position Requirements: • Degree in nursing & active CRNM registration • 2 years of related nursing experience • Demonstrated skills in palliative care treatment, occupational therapy & physiotherapy regimes, postoperative care, client advocacy & teaching, medications, diets & lifestyle • Proficiency in Windows operating system, Microsoft Office Suite - Word, Excel, Outlook • Valid Manitoba Class 5 Driver’s License & daily access to a vehicle • Satisfactory employment record including attendance at work Closing Date: Open until filled

Applications Must Include: • A cover letter that clearly indicates how you meet the position requirements • Resume • Copy of credentials (licenses, training, education) • Three professional letters of reference (colleague, supervisor or manager) – or – contact information for same (include position / title, current place of employment, phone number & email • Criminal record check & child abuse registry checks (or indication that they have been applied for) • Personal contact information (phone & email) • Your application will not proceed to interview without the above information. To obtain a complete job description, for additional information or to apply for this position please contact or submit your application to: Carol A. Buchberger, Human Resource Manager Opaskwayak Health Authority Box 10280, 245 Waller Road, Opaskwayak, MB R0B 2J0 Email: carol.buchberger@ocnhealth.com Please mark all correspondence “CONFIDENTIAL” Please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Applications Must Include: • A cover letter that clearly indicates how you meet the position requirements • Resume • Copy of credentials (licenses, training, education) • Three professional letters of reference (colleague, supervisor or manager) – or – contact information for same (include position / title, current place of employment, phone number & email • Criminal record check (or indication that it has been applied for) • Personal contact information (phone & email) Your application will not proceed to interview without the above information. To obtain a complete job description, for additional information or to apply for this position please contact or submit your application to: Carol A. Buchberger, Human Resource Manager Opaskwayak Health Authority Box 10280, 245 Waller Road, Opaskwayak, MB R0B 2J0 Email: carol.buchberger@ocnhealth.com Please mark all correspondence “CONFIDENTIAL” Please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Improvements to provincial nominee program will speed up processing MLA Report kelly.bindle.mla.office@gmail.com Kelly Bindle By enhancing the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP), our new government is making this initiative an important and key part of our commitment to rebuilding the northern economy. The MPNP, as it was run under the previous government, clearly needed to be fixed. During much of that previous administration’s decade of debt, decay, and decline, the program had people on its waiting list for years at a time. This unreasonable delay was not fair to them or to prospective employers, and did

little to boost Manitoba’s economy. At no additional cost to taxpayers, our new government is improving this system by ensuring all MPNP applications are assessed within six months, rather than the previous government’s preferred time of 42 months. Economic growth is driven in part by immigration, which fills targeted labour market needs and is a gateway for innovation in Manitoba’s economy. We are renewing the Provincial Nominee Program as a way to bring skilled immigrant

workers into an integral role in the development of our Manitoba labour market, in partnership with industry and training organizations. The most recent labour market forecast for the province projects 177,800 job openings in Manitoba between now and 2021, with demand for workers in numerous sectors including trades, transportation, finance, services, health care and business. Immigrants

to Manitoba are anticipated to fill at least 25 per cent of these projected positions. Our improvements to the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program will speed up processing and fasttrack nominations to bring skilled and job-ready workers, including international students, into our economy in Thompson, across the north and throughout the province, and give them opportunities to build a prosperous future here.

Service Advisor needed: Seeking a bright individual to join our service team with computer experience. Job description: Greet customers, and listen to their description of the problems or service needed, administrative and customer relations, prepare service orders, Reading Comprehension, Active Listening, taking time to understand the points being made, handle the functions of the service department. Please drop off resume to Minute Muffler 35 Moak crescent

University College of the North (UCN) is committed to building a workforce that is representative of the populations we serve. Applications are invited from individuals who have a demonstrated interest and ability to work with Aboriginal learners and mature students. Preference will be given to Aboriginal candidates.

Solicitation of Interest Healthy Child Manitoba

HEALTH CARE AIDE CLINICAL INSTRUCTOR

The Healthy Child Manitoba Office (HCMO) works across government departments and sectors in a collaborative approach to improve the well-being of Manitoba’s children, families and communities.

Full-Time Term Position: April 18, 2017 to June 20, 2017 Competition Numbers: 17-002 – The Pas, Manitoba 17-003 – Swan River, Manitoba Closing Date: February 6, 2017

Please visit our website for more detailed information about UCN and this employment opportunity. At http://www.ucn.ca, select “UCN Careers”, and select from the list of positions to view. Thank you for your interest in UCN.

Over the next fiscal year, HCMO may require experienced people for the following contract services:

Our full-service garage requires a FULL-TIME MECHANIC Full benefit package & competitive salary. Apply in person or by email: 35 Moak Crescent Thompson, MB R8N 2B8 minutemuffler@mymts.net

MANITOBA KEEWATINOWI OKIMAKANAK INC. EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY YOUTH PROGRAM ASSISTANT - THOMPSON OFFICE Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Incorporated is inviting applications for the position of Youth Program Assistant. This is a term position starting immediately and ending March 31, 2017. Under the supervision of the Youth Program Coordinator, the incumbent shall be responsible for assisting and planning the Youth Conference. Specifi c responsibilities will include: answering phone inquiries, providing general administrative support services such as photocopying, sending/receiving faxes, produce routine memoranda, reports and correspondence, and assisting with travel arrangements, QUALIFICATIONS: • Must be a MKO First Nation Youth, between the ages of 18 to 29 • Post-Secondary education or Grade 12 diploma with experience working with youth • Familiar with youth issues and concerns • Knowledge of MKO communities • Excellent written skills • Effective Communication skills (public speaking & interpersonal) • Ability to travel • Valid Class 5 Driver’s license • The ability to speak/understand a First Nation language will be considered an asset. DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Friday, January 20, 2017 @ 4PM Applicants should forward a cover letter, resume and three references to the attention of: Oliver Veuillot, HR Coordinator 205-55 Selkirk Avenue Thompson, MB R8N 0M5 Phone: (204) 677-1600 or 1-800-442-0488 Email: oliver.veuillot@mkonorth.com We thank all applicants, only candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

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Thompson (866) 677.6450

University College of the North (UCN) is committed to building a workforce that is representative of the populations we serve. Applications are invited from individuals who have a demonstrated interest and ability to work with Aboriginal learners and mature students. Preference will be given to Aboriginal candidates.

HEALTH CARE AIDE CLINICAL INSTRUCTOR Full-Time Term Position: April 18, 2017 to June 20, 2017 Thompson, Manitoba Competition No: 17-001 Closing Date: February 6, 2017

Please visit our website for more detailed information about UCN and this employment opportunity. At http://www.ucn.ca, select “UCN Careers”, and select from the list of positions to view. Thank you for your interest in UCN.

Thompson (866) 677.6450

The closing date is Monday, February 13, 2017. For more information please visit: manitoba.ca/healthychild/solicitation or email healthychild@gov.mb.ca

Manitoba Families Child Development Worker - Casual Employment Manitoba Families in Thompson is hiring a qualified child development worker for early childhood intervention services. The successful candidate will: • have post secondary training or education in a related field (ex: child care, rehabilitation, health care, child development courses, behaviour management) or an equivalent combination of education and work experience • have significant experience working with children with special needs and their families • have a valid driver’s licence and access to a vehicle • have clear criminal record and child/adult abuse registry checks • be able to work independently and with a team • have good interpersonal, verbal, written, organizational skills and awareness of cultural values • be able to work casual hours –days, evening and weekends, as required Duties: • provide early intervention services for children up to age seven who are eligible for Children’s disABILITY Services • help maximize child’s development by transferring skills and knowledge to family/caregivers • work with the care givers to provide the best possible care • build on the family’s existing strengths to address five key areas - self-help, motor skills, socialization, communication and cognition • provide progress reports to supervisor and/or case manager Salary: $22.75/hour Closing date for applications is January 27, 2017 Provide resume with covering letter to: Barb Korman, Resource Coordinator Room 107 (Provincial Building) Box 5 – 59 Elizabeth Drive Thompson, MB R8N 1X4 Fax: 204-677-6517 Phone: 204-677-7280 Email: barbara.korman@gov.mb.ca

TERM POSITION FOR HIGH SCHOOL PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHER EMPLOYER: Nisichawayasi Nehetho Culture and Education Authority Inc. Nelson House, Manitoba POSITION: High School Physical Education Teacher to June 30, 2017 DEADLINE: January 18, 2017 at 4:30 pm INTERVIEWS: Week of January 23, 2017 START DATE: February 3, 2017 - June 30, 2017 NNCEA is currently seeking a high school Physical Education teacher to teach S1-S4 courses for Semester 2, February 6 - June 30, 2017. Successful candidate will be required to teach the courses & manage/participate in the high school sports program. Prime responsibilities include teaching, organizing sporting events, coaching. Due to current renovations of the high school building, high school staff work irregular hours from 2:30 - 8:30 p.m. These hours are temporary. Once the building is done, regular hours will apply. Housing is available. QUALIFICATIONS: • A Manitoba Teaching Certificate and major in Phys. Ed. or eligibility for certification in Manitoba. • Well-versed in Phys. Ed/Health curriculum for Manitoba, various methodologies, differentiated instruction, safety and First Nations of northern Manitoba. • Experience teaching in secondary school setting • Certified in First Aid & CPR SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE SHOULD POSSESS THE FOLLOWING: • An ability to work with minimal direction in a fast-paced, unique environment. • Excellent classroom management skills, fl exibility, a love for students/teaching. • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills. • A team player who works well with others. Please send a cover letter, resume and vulnerable sector check to: NNCEA Selection Committee @ AMEC, Nelson House, Manitoba Phone: 204-484-2095 Fax: 204-484-2257 Email: gailm@nhea.info ONLY THOSE SELECTED FOR AN INTERVIEW WILL BE CONTACTED.


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Columnists JOB POSTING RESIDENTIAL CARE WORKERS Part-Time Weekend (Two Positions Open) (Rotating Day, Evening & Night Shifts) ADDICTIONS FOUNDATION OF MANITOBA Eaglewood Addictions Centre, THOMPSON

MANITOBA KEEWATINOWI OKIMAKANAK INC. EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY MKO Client Navigator- Thompson Office (Full-Time Position) • If you’ve changed your prescription for eyeglasses, why not donate your old pair? Look for collection boxes from your local Lion’s Club, or search the organization’s website, lionsclub.org. It collects all prescription eyewear and redistributes the glasses to those in need. • Make your own double boiler by resting an ovenproof glass bowl on top of a pot. Fill the pot 1/4 full with water and boil. Place the glass bowl on top of the boiling water and melt away! • “To loosen the seal on a pickle jar (or other sealed jar with a metal lid) simply tap the edge of the lid with a butter-knife handle. Light taps are all you need. You also can gently tap the edge of the lid directly on the countertop.” — P.P. in Mississippi • Want to make your own dryer softener sheets? Here’s an easy tip: Soak a washcloth in regular liquid softener. Wring out the excess softener and lay flat or hang to dry. This makes a reusable softener sheet. You can get 15 or so uses out of your cloth before it needs to be resoaked. • “When adding flour to your stand mixer, try adding the flour in one batch and covering the top with a towel. Hold in place loosely while the mixer incorporates the flour. You will not get a big dust cloud!” — M.H. in Indiana • Speaking of stand-mixer tips, here’s a good one: Use the dough hook on your stand mixer to shred chicken or pork from the slow cooker. Simply remove fat, add meat in hunks to bowl and mix. It’s so easy! Send your tips to Now Here’s a Tip, 628 Virginia Drive, Orlando, FL 32803. © 2017 King Features Synd., Inc.

Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak is seeking a self-starting, highly motivated individual to assume the responsibilities of MKO Client Navigator. MKO Client Navigator provide assistance to eligible First Nations and Inuit Clients who are experiencing diffi culties accessing the Non-Insured Health Benefi t Program and related provincial programs and services. MKO Client Navigator also support First Nation and Inuit Clients and communities in gaining a better understanding of the NIHB Program, existing health services, and jurisdictions. They also gather, collate and exchange information on health access issues and identify ways of improving health services for First Nation and Inuit Clients. ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Provide the necessary research; develop and/or establish an information base that is required for the preparation of documents for the program. • Provide presentations on NIHB Programs to MKO First Nation communities. • Be a liaison worker between MKO First Nation members and First Nation and Inuit Health Branch. • Prepare reports, briefi ng notes, and establish database (statistic reports). • Working in cooperation with other MKO programs and staff. EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS: • Post-Secondary education in health fi eld or equivalent education and experience would be considered. • Must have proven well-developed verbal and written communication skills, staff/public relations, must be highly self-motivated and able to work well independently or as a team member. • Must be innovative and decisive with high-level organizational and analytical skills. • Must demonstrate the ability to work with a high level of tact and discretion. • Must have profi cient computer skills, proven experience with word processing and database entry skills. • Must have valid Manitoba Driver’s License and access to reliable transportation • Preference will be given to a First Nation individual who has knowledge of MKO First Nation communities and culture. • Knowledge of the Non-Insured Health Benefit Program is an asset • The ability to speak Dene, Cree or Oji-Cree is an asset. DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 @ 4PM Applicants should forward a cover letter, resume and three references to the attention of: Oliver Veuillot, HR Coordinator 205-55 Selkirk Avenue Thompson, MB R8N 0M5 Phone: (204) 677-1600 or 1-800-442-0488 Email: oliver.veuillot@mkonorth.com We thank all applicants, only candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

The Addictions Foundation of Manitoba (AFM) is a Crown Agency that contributes to the health and resilience of Manitobans by providing addictions services and supporting healthy behaviors. Reporting to the Supervisor, Residential Programs, Residential Care Workers provide client and facility support. These positions require a commitment to a client centred philosophy and approach to the development and support of AFM programs and client services. The Residential Care Worker will demonstrate the following: • Ability to communicate respectfully and positively with clients and staff and presents self in an approachable and friendly manner. • Demonstrates a genuine enthusiasm for client-centred care and demonstrates empathy and compassion. • Exhibits the ability to respond to client requests in a responsible, timely and flexible manner. • Demonstrates the ability to consider the needs of clients, other staff persons and the organization when making decisions within the role. • Demonstrates enthusiasm for ongoing professional development activities, and engages in reciprocal learning experiences with colleagues and supervisors. • Recognizes the importance of regular supervision meetings. Demonstrates active listening abilities, is coachable and responds positively to supervision. • • Demonstrates a strong commitment to personal and professional ethics, integrity and responsibility. • Ability to manage own emotions and strong feelings; maintain a calm and tactful composure under a broad range of challenging circumstances; think clearly and stay focused under pressure. Responsibilities: • Provide support and be present where clients are. • Respond warmly, politely and helpfully to everyone, including all visitors to the building. • Respond appropriately to emergency crisis situations, modelling to clients how this is done in a positive way. • Conduct facility orientations. • Facilitation of educational sessions and client house meetings. • Performing light housekeeping/maintenance. • Building security duties. • Coordination and distribution of client and program supplies. • Copying program materials. • Responding to telephone calls. • Documentation according to role requirements. • Demonstrates the ability to operate Microsoft software applications, internet and email communications. Qualifications: • • • • • •

MANITOBA KEEWATINOWI OKIMAKANAK INC. EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Health Program Assistant - Thompson Office (3-Month Term Position) Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc. is inviting applicants for the position of Health Program Assistant for the Health Department. The successful candidate will provide technical and policy support for the delivery and implementation of the MKO Health Program. Knowledge of MKO Region First Nations’ culture and understanding of the challenges faced by First Nations communities is essential. The Health Program Assistant reports to and is directly supervised by the Health Director.

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ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Provide technical and policy support to the Health Director and Health Staff • Coordinate, schedule and preparation of meetings; • Draft, edit and proof selected correspondence, memorandums and reports; • Ensure that all minutes and decisions related to the responsibilities of the Health Director be recorded and brought forward for review and follow up; • Carry out necessary research, document/literature reviews and provide information database that will be comprised of multiple sources of information; • Familiarity with Health Governance, Public Health, Info tech, Addictions, Land Base activities promoting health, Harm Reduction Initiative, Renal disease will be considered asset. • Be prepared to be fl exible and assist in other duties where there are deadlines or unusual situations that require attention, as well as, perform other related duties and special projects as assigned. EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS: • Post-secondary education and three years’ experience in an offi ce environment or similar position. • Excellent oral, written and communication skills. • Ability to set priorities, handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and work independently and as part of a team. • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and follow through. • Interest in and ability to work cooperatively in a fast paced offi ce with diverse staff. • Ability to handle sensitive and /or confi dential information with diplomacy. • Profi cient in Windows and Microsoft offi ce applications including wordprocessing, spreadsheet, and presentation software. • The ability to speak/understand a First Nation language will be considered an asset. DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 @ 4PM Applicants should forward a cover letter, resume and three references to the attention of: Oliver Veuillot, HR Coordinator 205-55 Selkirk Avenue Thompson, MB R8N 0M5 Phone: (204) 677-1600 or 1-800-442-0488 Email: oliver.veuillot@mkonorth.com We thank all applicants, only candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

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Grade 12 education. Suitable combination of education and experience working in a residential facility, addictions related employment experience and/or volunteer work. Experience working from a client centred perspective. Excellent interpersonal skills. The ability to work within and contribute to a positive team environment. An understanding of, and sensitivity to, working with culturally diverse populations is essential. Valid CPR-C with AED training and First Aid certification are required prior to beginning work. Knowledge of the addictions field is required. Fluency in English (French verbal and written an asset).

The Competencies for the Residential Care Worker opportunity are: • Adaptability/Flexibility • Client Centred Service • Diversity and Cultural Responsiveness • Effective Communication • Ethical Conduct and Professionalism • Planning and Organizing • Teamwork and Cooperation • Crisis Intervention • Understanding Substance Use, Abuse and Dependency • From this competition a three month eligibility list will be established for term and casual positions within the same program, work location and job classification. It is AFM practice to request a criminal record check and conduct a child abuse registry check prior to finalizing the appointment of successful candidates.

Competition #s:

2016-077 (RE-POSTED) 2016-084

Salary Range:

$16.55 to $20.72 an hour plus remoteness allowance if applicable.

Closing Date:

January 20, 2017

Apply in writing to: Director, Northern Area Addictions Foundation of Manitoba 90 Princeton Drive Thompson, MB R8N 0L3 Fax: (204) 677-7328 E-mail: afmnorth@afm.mb.ca We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. AFM VALUES DIVERSITY AND LIVED EXPERIENCE www.afm.mb.ca

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