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Hudson Bay Railway ordered to correct Book a way to preserve and pass on contraventions of labourup code May 1 memories of growing in by Churchill

Directive from Transport Canada rail safety inspector says area where fatal train derailment occurred last September was identified as a hazard days before the incident

Addictions Foundation of Manitoba northern director Gisele deMeulles has written a book about her experiences growing up, mostly in Churchill. BY IAN GRAHAM

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For all the harsh weather to write things that you have ‘Oh, I’m just as bad, right?’ was not a very safe thing swallow when people say to figure out. It’s pretty clear I have all these stories and to do but I jumped at it. I that Churchill residents and the Belt dangers of polar Nickel News file photo Though she’s now written when I get through.” I need to capture them for thought that was exciting should just fi nd somewhere bears, deMeulles said it A Transport Canada rail safety officer said in a January directive to Hudson Bay Railway that the site of fatal derailment last September was identified as a hazard days beforeifthe a book about her experienDeMeulles said she wrote my grandchildren really until the plane landed and easier to live. had been viable she would incident and gave the company until May 1 to correct four contraventions of the Canada Labour Code. ces growing up in Churchill, her book, titled Whispers in because they will be lost if they started throwing the “To say, ‘Those people have moved back to ChurchAddictions Foundation of the Wind: Stories the 99.5 fuel off and I realized, ‘Holy choose dead to live and there. They toillRCMP in a heartbeat. I don’t.” tionfrom at mile and the speed restriction that Anderson, who was pronounced reported approximately 1.5 BY IAN GRAHAM Manitoba northern director North - Life in Churchill for However, She alsoHarris has a reputation cats, was probably sitting should quitethe accident “I missby thea shoreline, EDITOR@THOMPSONCITIZEN.NET was removed. says, “no at theI scene, died from a broken bonejust that leave,’ hoursis after commercialI Gisele writ- Bay a couple of reasons. as a storyteller herself. was bled on a for bomb.’” simplistic. quite disrerock, I miss the The deMeulles spot wheresaid a Hudson Railway subsequent warning of the situation nine-and-a-half hours because para-It’s helicopter pilotmiss in thethe area,” wrote Harris. ing wasn’t she “I just sort of thought, had such aoperating varied hisAnother spectful. If we “It were the more polar bears even though (HBR) trainsomething derailed last Sept. 15, killing communicated to“Iemployees in medics weren’tthing allowedthat to enter the scene. wasinmany hours before specialists always thoughtand sheseriously would injuring you know torypreventative and I would measures, tell people spurred her on was the same area they’re and the conductor thewhat, thethis area,hisand no The provincial government saidboat in ain another arrived on the scene to very assistdangerous the casualties do. this stuff that’s in providing my stories times facing Churchill think we would I really miss the Hudson and they would go, engineer, had been identified tory, as a trouble such as ongoing monitoring of hard November statement that firstI responders with scream first aid, pain relief and a suitable means “Inprior my toyouth I never ‘That’s not true, isto it?’protect I’d go, had about that so why they Bay,” says. “When I go head, it’s goingthe to culvert, be gone were sincetothe Hudson Bayof Railspot the crash and Churchill-Keeimplemented work in a pool fuel from ruptured of don’t transportation to a she hospital.” felt goodAski at writing,” she if don’t write down,” she ‘Yeah it’s true.’ They’d go, diesel have the option toThe do directive that? back on1the way suspended watinook MP Niki Ashton isIasking the itthese employees.” tanks withoperations power still running to the giveshome, HBRstanding until May to said. whenminister I moved ‘You didn’t do all that, “My kids are not gonorth of Gillam last spring. right now they’re Hudson Bay of looking out on federal“But transport for asaid. full inquiry A train transporting propane went off did the locomotive as they attempted Itothink extricate correct the contraventions the Canada to to get into ing to get it if Irails don’t do 15 it about you? got tosouthwest be really the“It used pawns intoThompson the incident. Sept. 17You’ve kilometres two men.to be a really feeling like they’re Labour Code. the bay, it just gives you an theAschool social work, and it’sCansomething I’ve alold.’ I was like, ‘No, actually community in a political and that’s incredible sense. You Foods, feel so Jan. 9 of directive from Transport of where the railway crosses Highway 6 thriving Harris’slarge directive to HBR said that thegame Murad Al-Katib, president of AGT at that I had to write ways wanted to I did all Highway that before and it’s just dwindled downa hazard reallyprevensad for them because I ofsmall and you in feel ada railpoint safety inspector Judith Harris to my nearmom the junction with 39.I was The company failed to establish which is one the partners thegreat.” Arctic for university andjust realized, My from mom’s an elder andspotted 27,’ around and they5:30 wentp.m. ‘What?’” to such a small think theocpeopleGateway of ChurchNow she’s got HBR, which had changeddo. hands crash was by a tion program as population required by Canadian Group, told CBCthat that the company ‘Holy, I’m not OmniTrax bad at this, she’s an artist, helicopter she’s got so now,” deMeulles says. oneTransport book under herdirecbelt, some of cupational ill reallythat wantwas to appealing thrive. the former owner to current owner passingLooking overhead back, and Wabowden safety and health regulations, Canada right?’ IGateway certainlyGroup developed many wonderful storiesofficers be- were thosenotified. experiences arearrived things it did Though she’s not there procedures They’ve built worlds says shethere may are try Arctic a couple of weeks RCMP Police not develop emergency to their tive and that thedeMeulles company believes a lot ofthe skill in university she always tells herscene she again. heraccidents, parents and there. How we feel to produce another. before derailment, said thatcause inspections at the crash bymight 7 p.m.not anddoother emer- any deal longer, with train including those in would “factual inaccuracies” in the order. and came out of Sept. there with stories at an Parksgency Canada in “I did some pretty includbizarre remote her sister and other someone came to you and sister “I said have book in conducted from 10-13 identified responders were dispatched, locations with family limited orifintermittent Anderson’s hisanother family was glad a very strong in myat mile Churchill and ing I’veThompson always Fire stuff& like fuel haulsServices into the radio said, ‘I’mthat sorry,that you Ashton have to was me,” she says.an “It’s a darker members still and are. that it failed to issue with waterskill drainage 99.5 and Emergency services, ensure requesting inquiry to writing and subdivision. confidence in her, ‘Please, just -35,” said there “My theemployees leave your homeuncover community story, more about personthe Wekusko Waterhounded had reportpersonnel, who high set outArctic on the at 150-kilometre is acousin way to owns transport with answers and ensure that what hapmy writing. I write tape, Ijourney will write deMeulles. “It didn’t dawn injuries hardware there,” she andlocations we’re goingpened to displace al growth edly been observed on very the rail put andita on speed to it the crash scene around 6 p.m. orstore illnesses from remote to her brother doesn’tand everstruggles. happen to clear and that’s It’s there. you your story onunion, me until That was a or says. somewhere else and all SheMaybe the nextoccur, five years restriction of 10it.miles per hourfor was putbecause on The Teamsters toafter. which 38-yeara way for them to quickly you summon an anyone else. said if in accidents help people saytrain. it’s kind of is going to be lost,’ she’s very dangerous thing to the do. ambulance Becauseor other of means that, your loved ones and be your something I’llmanner focus on aSome Via passenger Corrective measures oldand conductor Kevin Anderson and of transportation. should on theit’s way in a timely so blunt then or direct. don’t tend thenever done it and I thought,engineer Being belonged, on a planesaid full of fuel finds was it hard to history is gone?’” doing.” were takenI to improve rail condi59-year-old Oct. 1 deMeulles “This accident discovered by chance that injured people have a chance to live. 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School board greenlights 2019-20 budget, trial Facebook page

University College of the North in partnership with Organization and Staff Development (OSD) are pleased to offer the

ESSENTIALS OF SUPERVISION: MODULE ONE-FOUNDATIONS Dates: April 24 and 25, 2019 Time/Location: 9am—4:30 pm daily Room 232 UCN Thompson Price: $525 plus GST ($551.25)per person

Who Should Attend

The Essentials of Supervision (EOS) program is intended for current and future front-line supervisors and is designed to develop the skills required to effectively supervise staff. Participants receive training in communication, performance management, conflict resolution, and self-management skills. The EOS Program consists of five 2-day modules and each is a stand-alone module with a connection to the other modules. • Module One–Foundations • Module Two – Performance Management • Module Three – Communication & Conflict • Module Four – Developing the Work Environment • Module Five – Developing Self-Management Skills There are also intensive 3- and 5-day “Boot Camps” for the EOS modules to accelerate learning in a cohort setting.

Overview of Module 1—Foundations Workshop Ext. 0264

The current work environment is placing more and more demands on employees and supervisors alike. For some, this means developing new skills, new attitudes, acquiring new knowledge and taking on new roles and responsibilities. In order to lead well, supervisors require an understanding of key leadership concepts including why effective leadership is an important determinant of a productive and respectful workplace.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this module participants will be able to: • identify the expectations, responsibilities and relationships that influence the supervisory role • contrast the similarities and differences between leadership and management • reflect on your personal values as a leader and consider how they influence the organizational culture • identify four leadership styles and assess your individual style and approach to supervision • apply key human resource management policies and practices that impact the supervisory role within the public sector • develop a personal plan of action that includes your role in the learning and development of your employees. Further offerings of modules and delivery at alternate locations will be considered depending on interest. To register or for more information contact UCN Receptionist 1.204.627.8500 or 1.866.627.8500 (Ext 3) Email: tp_reception@ucn.ca DEADLINE April 5, 2019 This course is subject to cancellation due to insufficient enrolment. If course is cancelled, a 100% refund will be issued.

Nickel Belt News photo by Kyle Darbyson Student services administrator Jolene Brown said during a March 12 School District of Mystery Lake board meeting that around 250 students in the district require specialized care now, compared to the 118 students that fell under this category in 2016. Secretary-treasurer Kelly Knott previously mentioned that increased demand for student supports is one of the major factors that affected the 2019-20 budget. BY KYLE DARBYSON

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During their March 12 meeting, the School District of Mystery Lake (SDML) board of trustees unanimously approved their budget for the upcoming school year. Overall, this budget represents a 1.8 per cent decline in spending from the previous year, dropping from $42,734,725 in 2018-19 to $41,960,427 in 2019-20. Trustee Lindsay Anderson mentioned that it was extremely difficult to put this budget together, since it means they will make

cuts to services (-$4,250), supplies (-$17,000) and employee benefits (-$999,300). While the board didn’t go over the nuts and bolts of the 2019-20 budget Tuesday, secretary-treasurer Kelly Knott laid these numbers out during a Feb. 28 public meeting, mentioning that it was affected by a variety of factors like increased demand for student supports. Student services administrator Jolene Brown highlighted what this increased demand looks like earlier in the evening, estimating that approximately 250 SDML students (around eight per cent of the entire student population) currently require specialized care due to mental or physical disabilities. This is a considerable step up from the roughly 118 students that Brown said qualified for special needs funding back in 2016. The province’s special needs funding hasn’t changed since then. The district’s overall provincial funding for the 2019-20 year is 3.16 per cent less than what was initially announced for 201819, though it is 2.6 per cent higher than the funding the SDML actually received after adjustments. The district has until March 31 to submit their budget to the province.

Anyone can access a full breakdown of the 2019-20 budget through the “documents” section of the SDML’s website. NEW FACEBOOK PAGE The district’s online presence was also a topic of conversation during the public relations committee report, when Anderson announced that they will be establishing a temporary SDML Facebook page in May. This social media account will run for a trial period of four months. The school board will review its viability in September and decide whether or not it’s worth continuing. Anderson also said there are no plans to establish accounts on other social media platforms like Instagram or Twitter at this time. While former trustee Rob Pellizzaro did set up a Twitter account for the school district during his tenure as board chairperson, this social media presence disappeared after he decided not to run in the 2014 municipal election. Outside of their website and unofficial accounts like @RDPCAthletics and those run by individual schools, the SDML hasn’t cultivated any kind of online presence since then. The next SDML board meeting is April 9 at 7 p.m.


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Council approves sole-source purchase of three new pumps for lift station BY KYLE DARBYSON

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During a March 12 special meeting, Thompson city council, minus an absent Kathy Valentino and yet-to-be-sworn-in Andre Proulx, voted unanimously to purchase three new pumps for the Riverside sewage lift station for a grand total of $238,861.44. Harkamaljeet Singh Gill, the city’s director of development services, said this purchase is a necessity since the current pumps are at the end of their lifecycle and need to be replaced. He went on to say that this replacement is especially important since the Riverside lift station is part of their ongoing project to construct a new sewage treatment plant, which is expected to start receiving

water by the end of April. Gill recommended that the city should buy the pumps directly from the manufacturer Xylem, whose pumps are the only ones that meet the specifications set out by design engineers Stantec, because the purchase would help them avoid mark-up costs of around $90,000. City manager Anthony McInnis said the city will be reimbursed for 66.6 per cent of the cost through the Manitoba Water Services Board. Councillors Les Ellsworth and Brian Lundmark described the purchase as a “no-brainer” because of the savings and technological upgrade the city will get in return. The next council meeting is March 18 at 7 p.m.

Thompson city council unanimously approved a $238,861.44 purchase of three new pumps for the Riverside lift station during a March 12 special meeting. Nickel Belt News photo by Kyle Darbyson

17 teams already registered for 18th Thompson Relay for Life While the main event isn’t taking place for another month, the people behind the 2019 Thompson Relay for Life have been busy spreading the word about this year’s fundraiser to raise money for cancer research. As of March 11, committee chair Donna Wilson said they’ve recruited 17 teams to participate, more than half the amount of registered groups they had for their 2018 event. Over the past 17 years, Wilson said the Thompson Relay for Life has raised more than $1 million for the Canadian Cancer Society, which makes it, per capita, one of

the top earners in the country. Participants added another $100,000 to this grand total last year. Anyone interested in registering for this year’s event can contact organizer Coral Bennett at 204-679-2072 or visit the Thompson’s Relay for Life website. Anyone who wants to help out with the Relay’s bunny parade fundraiser should contact Wilson at 204-939-1576, since she is taking over for June MacTavish this year. This event runs from 5 p.m. April 13 to 2 a.m. April 14 at the Thompson Regional Community Centre.

Last year’s Relay for Life in Thompson had 28 teams and raised just over $100,000 for cancer research. Seventeen teams are already registered for this year’s relay a month from now. Nickel Belt News photo by Kyle Darbyson


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PST cut a victory for taxpayers BY TODD MACKAY Sometimes it’s hard for taxpayers to imagine anything will change, but Premier Brian Pallister’s PST cut proves the people have a powerful voice. Before diving into the details, let’s remember how far we’ve come. Former premier Greg Selinger promised not to raise the PST, but broke that promise. Manitobans were incensed. Legislative committee meetings that are typically sleep-inducing were suddenly flooded with angry taxpayers. Voters registered their anger at the ballot box where they booted Selinger and backed Pallister’s promise to cut the PST. But, since becoming premier, Pallister’s top priority has been to get the province’s runaway deficit under control. Throughout all of this, Manitoba taxpayers paid about $300 million every year because of the PST hike. Until now. In this year’s budget, Fi-

nance Minister Scott Fielding is cutting the PST from eight per cent to seven per cent, effective July 1. That one-point change is huge. The government projects the move will save Manitobans $325 million every year. More concretely, the government estimates the average Manitoba family will save $500 per year. That’s money Manitoba families can put into home renovations or retirement savings. It’s money entrepreneurs can use to reinvest in their businesses and hire more workers. It’s tax relief that will make Manitoba more competitive. At the same time, the deficit is shrinking. Last year, the government projected an operational deficit of $521 million. This year, even with the PST cut, the government is projecting an operational deficit of $360 million. Reducing the deficit is an important accomplishment that means the Manitoba government is leaving a smaller bill for future generations.

However, the shrinking deficit in the operational budget is not the whole story. Balancing the operational budget just means the government has enough money to keep the lights on – to cover its annual expenses and debt payments. The government projects the province’s debt will rise from $25.2 billion to $26.1 billion. The operational deficit is part of that. But borrowing for infrastructure makes up most of that money. And, while governments like to differentiate between types of borrowing, it all increases the debt. It doesn’t matter if you use your credit card to buy groceries or a new snow-blower – you still have to pay the bill and the interest. That increasing debt leads to increasing interest costs. This year the province will pay $1.1 billion to cover interest charges on the debt. To put that number into perspective, the Winnipeg School Division’s entire annual budget is about $416

million. That means Manitobans are sending two-anda-half times more money to bond fund managers on Bay Street and Wall Street than they send to schools in Winnipeg. Lowering taxes and shrinking deficits leave governments open to accusations of cuts. It’s true that things are tight. However, it’s also true that the Manitoba government’s overall spending is going up – not down – this year. We also know that money simply can’t solve every problem. Manitoba has the second highest per-person health spending among the provinces, at $7,354 – higher than Saskatchewan at $6,931 and Ontario at $6,584, according to the Canadian Institute of Health Information. Manitoba has the second highest per-student education spending at $14,499 – higher than Ontario at $13,276 and much higher than British Columbia at $11,216, according to the Fraser Institute’s analy-

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Todd MacKay sis of Statistics Canada data. the following years, doubts Manitoba needs to con- fed cynicism about broken tinue finding more efficient political promises. ways to deliver services. But this year, when PreThe numbers matter, but mier Pallister honours his remember what this means commitment to cut the PST, to Manitoba taxpayers be- he’ll do more than save yond the dollars and cents. Manitobans money. He’ll When taxpayers lined up prove the people can drive at those committee micro- real change. phones to denounce the Todd MacKay is the PST hike, they wondered Canadian Taxpayers Fedwhether what they said mat- eration Prairie directered. Every time they got tor and vie-president of hit with that higher PST in communications.

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The people of Ireland embraced the potato around 1780. The crop rapidly became the primary source of food for most of the population. Potatoes are nourishing and filling, and contain most of the vitamins needed for our daily diet. The crop also is a popular food source around the world because it requires only an acre of land and will grow under almost any conditions. An Irish potato is waxy, which makes it hold its shape when boiled, a common cooking technique in Ireland. The potatoes also are delicious when fried, roasted or broiled. The waxy texture of the potato makes it gluey and dense when mashed, so select another variety, like a Russet potato, for this purpose. An Irish potato is covered with an off-white or cream-colored skin, and its flesh is a creamy white. Black flecks or marks often mottle the flesh of the potato, but have no impact on the flavor. In the 1840s, a disease caused by a fungus infested potato crops throughout Europe, causing a devastating famine in Ireland. This time period is called the Great Famine or “Gorta Mor” meaning “the great hunger.” Mass emigration coupled with widespread deaths from starvation caused the Irish population to drop by as much as 25 percent. By 1850, the Irish made up a quarter of the population in Boston, New York City, Philadelphia and Baltimore.

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After years of hardship and suffer- Reduce heat to low. Cook for 20 ing in Ireland, Alexandre Millardet, a minutes or until potatoes are tender French botanist, discovered an effec- when a fork is inserted in the center. tive fungicide to combat the potato Carefully drain off water and set potablight in 1883. Today, potatoes are toes aside. 2. In a medium saucepan over medithe world’s fourth-largest food crop, um-high heat, melt the butter. Place following rice, wheat and maize. Irish potatoes are perfect for any breadcrumbs in a small bowl. Add meal. An old prayer celebrates the two tablespoons of the melted butter to the breadcrumbs; mix well and set tubers as follows: “Potatoes served at breakfast, at aside. Reserve the rest of the butter in kelly.bindle.mla.offi the saucepan. ce@gmail.com dinner served again; potatoes served 3. Stir in flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 at supper, forever and Amen!” Offi teaspoon pepper and thece: nutmeg into Here’s a great recipe for Irish Potato Constituency the butter in the saucepan. Cook until Casserole that’s perfect for breakfast,Unit 3-40 Moak Crescent dinner or supper, forever and Amen!! mixture starts to bubble around the edges, to 3 minThompson, MBabout R8N2 2B7 utes. Add milk, a little at 204-677-2066 a time, stirring well after Kelly Bindle each addition. Cook, stirring constantly, until the sauce thickens, about 2 to 3 minutes. 4. Use the remaining teaspoon of butter to grease a 1 1/2 quart casserole dish. Combine potatoes, hardboiled eggs, onion and remaining salt and pepper in the casserole dish. Add Depositphotos sauce and gently mix the ingredients together until well-combined. IRISH POTATO 5. Sprinkle buttered breadcrumbs CASSEROLE over the casserole. Bake for 30 minutes or until bubbly around the edges 1½ pounds (4 to 5 medium) Irish and the breadcrumbs are brown. Serve potatoes, peeled and diced immediately. Makes 4 servings. 2 teaspoons salt 4 tablespoons butter, plus 1 *** teaspoon for greasing casseAngela Shelf Medearis is an role dish award-winning children’s author, 1/4 cup dried breadcrumbs culinary historian and the author 2 tablespoons flour of seven cookbooks. Her new cook1½ teaspoons black pepper book is “The Kitchen Diva’s Diabetic 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg Cookbook.” Her website is www. 2 cups milk divapro.com. To see how-to videos, 2 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and recipes and much, much more, Like sliced Angela Shelf Medearis, The Kitchen 1/2 small onion, finely diced Diva! on Facebook. Recipes may not 1. Heat oven to 350 F. Place pota- be reprinted without permission from toes in a large saucepan and cover Angela Shelf Medearis. them with cold water. Add a teaspoon © 2019 King Features Synd., Inc., and Angela Shelf Medearis of salt and bring potatoes to a boil.


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Operation Red Nose dished out $12,000 in donations to community groups BY IAN GRAHAM

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The Thompson Operation Red Nose volunteer designated driving committee donated nearly $12,000 to various community groups at the end of January. The money came from donations provided by clients who had the volunteers drive them home in their own cars and from their operations fund provided by the provincial Operation Red Nose organization. The peewee A Thompson King Miners received $4,850, Born to Dance $2,250, the Thompson Air Cadets $1,850,

Northern Manitoba Paws in Need $950 and TNT Swim Club and the Ma-Mow WeTak Friendship Centre $250 each. Donations of $500 were made to the Albert Cater Fund, the Troy Anand Fund and the Society for Manitobans with Disabilities, as they are every year. “What groups receive is a direct reflection of the amount of volunteer hours put in,” said Thompson Operation Red Nose committee president Nelly Duarte. Donations from sponsors also help the committee to distribute more money.

“Because we get so many donations in town including food and gas and prizes we were able to distribute as much money as we did,” said Duarte, despite the fact that donations from users of the service dropped from $9,364 in 2017 to $6,155 this past December. “We also encourage more groups to apply next year,” said Duarte. “We definitely want to help more people out. People can feel free to ask us … if they’re not sure they’re eligible. We do everything to include as many people as we can.”

Nine community groups received nearly $12,000 collectively from Operation Red Nose in Thompson this winter. Nickel Belt News photo courtesy of Operation Red Nose Thompson

Woman wanted for weapons and drugs charges may be in Thompson RCMP are looking for 24-year-old Kendall Marie Clemons (also known as Kendall Fidler and Kendra Fidler) on a Manitoba-wide arrest warrant for several drugs and weapons charges. Police believe she may be in Thompson and anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call Thompson RCMP at 204-677-6911.

BUDGET 2019:

GETTING THE JOB DONE Budget 2019 continues the trend of keeping promises and making life more affordable for Manitobans. It’s about:

Giving Manitobans the break they deserve by reducing the provincial sales tax (PST) to seven per cent.

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%

PST

Repairing Manitoba’s services by making an additional $47.8 million investment in health care. Rebuilding the economy by allocating $350 million towards highway maintenance and development.

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Supporting our communities by providing $313.5 million in basket funding to support local governments.

Keeping Manitobans safe by designating an additional

Man in stable condition after being run over by pickup truck while lying on highway A 35-year-old man from Sherridon is in stable condition in a Winnipeg hospital after being run over on Highway 10 just before 10 p.m. March 11. The man was lying on the road about an hour south of Flin Flon when

he was hit by a pickup truck being driven by a 59-year-old man from Flin Flon. The driver stopped and flagged down another vehicle for assistance calling 911. The 35-year-old was

taken to hospital in critical condition and then flown to Winnipeg, where his condition was upgraded to stable. Flin Flon RCMP and an RCMP forensic collision reconstructionist continue investigating.

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Funeral Service to take place on Friday, March 16, 2018 at 1:00 pm at the St. James the Apostle Anglican Church (10 Caribou Road) in Thompson, Manitoba. Interment to follow in the Thompson Cemetery.

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An online book of memories is available to view and leave condolences at www.boardmanfh.com Boardman/Northland Funeral Home in care of arrangements, call 204-778-7982.

OBITUARY

IRENE EVELYN MOORE September 20, 1958 - March 3, 2019 Peacefully, on March 3, 2019 at 9:30 am, Irene passed away with her husband David Moore at her side, at their residence, after a brief battle with liver cancer. Also at her side were her special friends, Rob and Kelly Greenaway. Irene is survived by her brother Conner Magill, In his Loving wife Brenda and nephews Memory of my Wife Douglas and David, with his wife Amanda and their children Courtney and Dillon. Also, brother-in-law Gary Jackson, nephew Brent, his wife Penny and daughter Brianna, niece Arlene Dueck, her husband Brad March 16, 2015 and daughter Willow. And of course Irene and Dave’s beloved dog Joey. Irene was predeceased by her father Ralph Magill, her mother Evelyn, step-mother Connie and sister Carolyne Jackson. Also left to mourn: sister-in-law Elaine Baril, with husband Robert, niece Heather and nephews Stephen and Matthew Baril; sister-in-law Patricia Boddy, husband William, niece Angela Boddy, with partner George Hyland and children Ella, Avry and Brie; nephew Andrew Boddy with wife Heather and son Tristan; niece Sarah Boddy and son Konnor; along with many friends. Irene will be greatly missed. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation 2019 Gutsy Walk Thompson, MB.

IN MEMORY

Yvonne Carcamo

The time goes by and your

ALEXmemories VERBO haven’t erased.

All25, those moments September 1937beautiful – March are 8, 2019 treasures I will never forget.

Things willthat change, It is with profound sadness we announce the death Alex S. forever. but you’ll be inofmy heart Verbo of Lynn Lake, Manitoba on March 8, 2019.

Your husband Jorge

Alex was born on September 25, 1937. He was raised in Hungary until the age of 19 years old. He immigrated to Canada in 1956 and worked for Sherritt Gordon Mines for 43 years.

Alex married Louise Bertrand of Noranda, Quebec and raised 3 children; Charles (Leona Stockham), Alex Jr. (Jolie Sobie), Lisa (Gerry McGonigal). They had 8 grandchildren; Kyle, Marc, Marnie, Adam, Eric, Shawn, Janelle and Renee. Alex was an avid sportsman, enjoying mostly fishing with family and friends. He lived a successful life with a great family and many friends. Cremation has taken place and those looking for future service information may contact Louise.

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on time, got our boarding passes and luggage tags, then rolled our bags up to the agent. She was chatty Beltour News • www.thompsoncitizen.net Friday, March 15, 2019 as sheNickel checked ID and put our bags through ... offering up a few tips on what to see at our destination. Maybe a little too chatty, ‘cause when we arrived at customs, the folks there asked where our bags were. “Checked them when we got our boarding passes,” we told the lady. “Ah ... you can’t do that, you have to check them here,” she said. She got on the phone, talked to the agent and 10 minutes later, she rolled our bags up to customs. Funny, she wasn’t quite as chatty upon seeing us again! Nevertheless, things only got better from there. It was a smooth and uneventful flight that, believe it or not, Nickel Jackson NickelBelt BeltNews Newsphoto photobybyMarc Leone Jackson landed 58 minutes ahead of File photo of Hudbay’s camp in the process of being set up. Marc Jackson on the Lahaina Pali Trail in Maui. schedule! Wikipedia that 50I asked years in of one Hudbay’sadvises Snow Lake if the shelife would hike the island of Maui is ofthe Snow Lake’s finest. camp has long beenthe an road back. “No, the second-largest of the issue of concern to Haboth One last item matter-of… Far trail,” she said waiian Islands at 1,883 Resources recently anresidents and leadership factly. Leone and I looked square kilometres. within the community.The The nounced that they are lookat one another and our conisland has arises a unique problem not comin the ing towards strengthening gratulations seemed just a bination of geology, topogfact that it exists (although advisory board with marc.jackson@post.com their Anyway, raphy climate ... wish lava,it thereand are some who a little focushollow. on future growthoff she went and we met her mountains andinvalleys, and didn’t), but the method opportunities in the battery again (on her way back warm undertemperatures/high which it operates. and technology sector. 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Likecame. us, I would imagine to the community entrepreneur and allthey There were also my to help guide wifevibrant and I took in. We cal congratulated ourselves on to Far’s Oneteam final thing that the first thing anyoneinvisof Snow Lake.” That one round great guy, Gerard housing incentives the enjoy the company’s growth in I in the hiking and had some- making it, and took both my wife Leone and th iting noticesmortare sentence seems to be an Lamontagne, a happy 50 formHawaii of interest-free this rapidly expanding one recommend the Lahaina panoramic beauty of the have noticed; when walkthe street and community abrupt change in tack for birthday! “G,” as he is af- sector. gages that further helped Pali Trail to us. It is a steep island before starting back ing the streets or beaches names. 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She asall from butsaid then asked Hudbay’sWe director evening. band their move part of Canada, our team,” ant – K,rotation P and Hand seem to check into it much, other had parked her car 2.5 miles there is the odd aloha of corporate communicaBeauties and the Beast proFar president and CEO in when they finish it. beout favourites, then they than with a Brubacher couple we’d down the other side of the Toby thereMayo. for good measure. tions Scott to vided entertainment and New employees have no “Expanding pack the vowels in there asked forondirections at and the they trail, climbed to the top, and the Nonetheless, it’s not too expand the change had the dance floor chance of integrating into company’s strategy and throw in the odd extra said as they was and heading side into tough ... in there wasThey no reply of full the down stage the lights the community days trailhead. the being batterya tourist and relatconsonant for goodon meashiked we had just We eda technology press time.the 2.5 miles to swaying withcome theirup. long state filled with tourists! offI … because have had sector will ure. found I couldthey usually noted that her vehicle would top of a mountain I wasand in and well-appreciated sets set us Editor’s Note: This colnowhere live. 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She schoolmates made it to home that the only thing they’d bottom and offered give but eralwhen community meetings Also, gotseveral lost incolumns electronic well sounding things advised that addition was back her the a liftbash back.and Sheitlooked do different is in wear some- for and up until two weeks I stated that I would limbo somewhere between out while asking for directo themore letters to ministers, touch base back, many in Snow Lake thing onand a quarterly con-so substantial than great at herto watch and said,with “I’m report Maui Manitoba, tions. Most people have a parliamentary secretaries, Lenartowich, Danny wondered if they’d been tennis call that today. Hudbay shoes. They confided Ian doing pretty good on time, ference it’s appearing little smile on their face as meeting with Natural Lonnie Prince listening. that they’d seen a girlReon Nagy, I thinkand I’ll hike back to it.” held on Feb. 20. In it, Hudthey listen intently, which sources Canada, as well as … also spotted Warren

Is Hudbay encouraging new employees to live in Snow Lake and not in camps?

My Take on Musings Snow Lake from Maui

Well, it appears that they have … in a recent ad on a Snow Lake job board, Hudbay advised that they were seeking Red Seal

her Facebook and petition campaigns on the issue, she recently spoke with company officials at PDAC in

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Suchar and Troy Woroniuk, but didn’t get a chance to chat. Nevertheless, a great evening celebrating

bay president and CEO Alan Hair began the presentation by outlining the items and issues he would address during the call and noted at the outset that a shareholder (Waterton Global Resource Management) had come forward with claims and concerns in respect to Hudbay. He added that they would be dealing with it in due course. Hair then made it clear that the conference call was to discuss the fourth quarter results and that they would take questions on their business … code for they would not be discussing Waterton’s claims or their responses to them. The resulting question-and-answer session went on for over a halfhour and touched on most of Hudbay’s properties and many of its processes.


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Beach-themed ladies’ bonspiel participants had a blast BY IAN GRAHAM

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The recent Burntwood Curling Club ladies’ bonspiel gave the 18 participating teams a chance to escape the winter by revelling in the event’s beach theme. The team of Brenda Davidson, Donna Sitco, Lucy Mayor and Brenda Saunche took the top prize while bonspiel chair Courtney Reeves, Ashley Derbowka, Adrienne Spence and Nicole Marques won the B event. Brenda Laycock, Karen Ceppetelli, Carmen Hepp and Ashley Romanow won the C event, with the D event title going to Jenn Thackeray, Amy Portey, Tammy Parobec and Deanna Kondakor. “I think it went really well,” said Reeves, who was organizing a bonspiel in Thompson for the first time. “There was a lot of good feedback from people. Everybody had a good time. The meal was great. We did have a few new teams so that was nice to see. There was a junior team that came from Gillam.” In addition to beach-themed games like a hidden seashell that earned whoever found it around the club a free shooter, there were also prizes for the biggest end and the first team knocked out. “It didn’t discourage people that have never curled before because they were going to win something regardless,” said Reeves, who thanked all the people and businesses who helped her to make the event a success. “The event wouldn’t be possible without all the sponsors.” Nickel Belt News photos courtesy of Courtney Reeves Team MacLaine’s jellyfish costumes won the costume prize at the recent Burntwood Curling Club ladies’ bonspiel.

The Burntwood Curling Club’s ladies’ bonspiel A event champions were Brenda Davidson, Donna Sitco, Lucy Mayor and Brenda Saunche.

Courtney Reeves and Ashley Derbowka won the Burntwood Curling Club ladies’ bonspiel B event with teammates Adrienne Spence and Nicole Marques (not pictured).

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Brenda Laycock, Karen Ceppetelli, Carmen Hepp and Ashley Romanow were the C event champions at the Burntwood Curling Club ladies’ bonspiel.

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Congratulations to Andre Proulx on winning the recent byelection for the eighth and final city council seat in Thompson. I look forward to working with Thompson’s mayor and city council, as well as other organizations, for the betterment of our region and the province. Thanks to Chiew Chong and Blake Ellis for also putting their names forward and offering a choice for Thompson voters in the general election and byelection. It’s a

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this expansion are preschool spaces at Thompson Children’s World and Early Learning and Child Care Thompson, as well BY IAN GRAHAM as nursery school spaces EDITOR@THOMPSONCITIZEN.NET at Riverside Daycare in R.D. Parker Collegiate’s junior girls basketThompson. The agreement ball team finished their season fouris with abouta improved quality, point loss to the Linden Christian Wings ataffordability accessibility, the AAA junior varsity provincials Brandon in childandininclusivity March 7-9. care, with consideration The Trojans opened with afor 52-44 loss to families that are most the St. James Jimmie’s in which Keashae in need of these services. Master was named RDPC’s game star, Also inthen Thompson, the defeated the Stonewall Rams Joint 55-49Action in their Group on Refirst B-side match, with Sophiesource Murdy Development taking met game star honours. this week as part of our That win advanced the Trojans to the con- Look North government’s solidation final, where they lost a close coninitiative, which is aimed

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mandate whilea increasing at developing long-term spending health care by economicon development $118 million and on edustrategy for growth and cation by $135 in prosperity in million Northern Budget 2019We to the Manitoba. arehighest conlevels in Manitoba history. tinuing this work with

industry and First Nations communities to unlock the economic potential in our region. These kinds of economic and service improvements are what we are focused on at the Manitoba legislature, especially now that the house is back in session. This week, our Minister of Finance, Cameron Friesen, introduced Budget 2018 that further reduces the provincial deficit by $319 million while raising the basic personal exemption on income tax and delivering the largest tax cut in our province’s

After years of over-taxahistory. tion brokenthis promises by Asandwell, year’s the previous NDP governprovincial budget increasment, Manitobans deserve es funding for health care atobreak. I’m pleased that its highest level ever in on July 1, the provincial Manitoba, further reduces

ambulance fees, creates 60 full-time paramedic positions, boosts spending for the home cancer drug program and invests in new schools, infrastructure and other priorities such as the Look North initiative. This legislative session will allow us to continue making our province a better place for generations to come, by staying on track with improvements in finances, services and the economy in order to provide stability, security and opportunity for families in the north and throughout Manitoba.

sales tax will be reduced to seven per cent, fulfilling our promise to put this decrease in place during our first term and leaving more money with Manitoba families. This tax cut, the largest in Manitoba’s history, will save an average family of four about $500 annually. Businesses will save over $130 million per year and the tax relief will be greatest for companies purchasing large amounts of equipment and building materials, such as those in manufacturing

and construction. The business savings will be passed on to Manitoba households and benefit a family of four by an additional $170 a year. Local governments, school divisions, post-secondary institutions, regional health authorities and other government agencies will also benefit from the PST cut, saving them $16 million in total each year. These savings will help local governments and school divisions balance their budgets without raising taxes.

Junior girls lose close consolation final at basketball provincials

test 50-46 to the Linden Christian Wings. Emma Tomchuk was the Trojans’ game star in that matchup and also won the tournament’s HARV (hustle, attitude, respect and values) award. R.D. Parker Collegiate’s junior girls basketball team made it to the consolation final at provincials in Brandon March 7-9. Nickel Belt News photo courtesy of RDPC Athletics

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KEEWATIN TRIBAL COUNCIL MATERNAL CHILD HEALTH/ FASD PEER SUPPORT WORKER The Keewatin Tribal Council is seeking a highly motivated individual with program development skills who will actively work with the SF- MCH Tribal Coordinator and member Bands in the planning, development and implementation of the Strengthening Families Maternal Child Health (SF-MCH) & STAR Prevention Program. The SF-MCH and STAR Prevention Program are home visitation, mentoring and case management programs delivering culturally safe and appropriate interventions and support services.

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Keewatin Housing Association is currently seeking to secure a Full time Maintenance Assistant/Facilities Technician to provide repairs & maintenance. The Maintenance Assistant/Facilities Technician will be responsible for overseeing and performing a wide range of repairs and/or upgrades needed to 134 housing units throughout Thompson. The Maintenance assistant’s primary role includes but is not restricted to fixing and replacement of all necessary home repairs ie. Interior & exterior work on doors, windows, bathrooms, kitchen & bathroom vanities, drywall, painting, installation of carpet, linoleum, etc A written application with detailed resume, including at least two references, with written permission to contact the references and your latest immediate supervisor also a criminal record & Child Abuse check should be submitted to: Mildred Osborne, Property Manager Or Lisa Beardy, Office Manager Keewatin Tribal Council Inc. 23 Nickel Road Thompson, Manitoba R8N 0Y4 Fax No.: 204-677-0256 Email: mosborne@ktc.ca; lbeardy@ktc.ca Applications will be accepted until 4:00 p.m., Friday, March 22, 2019. We would like to thank those that apply for the position, but only those considered for an interview will be contacted. For further information or a full job description, contact Mildred Osborne at 677-2341.

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Demonstrated Skills & Abilities • Experience in community health/public health with emphasis in health protection/illness prevention, health and community development. • Must possess thorough knowledge of and skill in the application of nursing theory, practices, principles and techniques employed in the field of public health and related programs. • Ability to plan, coordinate and supervise the work of others. • Ability to work independently and as a member of a multidisciplinary team. • Ability to prioritize needs and organize work to accomplish workload. • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Qualifications: • Active Registration with College of Registered Nurses Manitoba Registration and experience in public health. • Knowledgeable of community based programming and First Nations culture, traditions & values. • Valid driver’s license, CPR & satisfactory criminal record check & child abuse registry check upon hire. Transportation is available from Thompson to Nelson House Daily

SALARY RANGE: 72,673 – 79,467 CLOSING DATE: 4:30pm March 29th, 2019 Submit all Applications to: Amanda LeDrew Director of Human Resources amanda@ncnwellness.ca Family & Community Wellness Centre Nelson House, MB R0B 1A0 Phone: 204-484-2341 Fax: 204-484-2351

Working Conditions: · Must be able to work in a fast paced environment · Must demonstrate a strong work ethic and be reliable · Must adhere to confidentiality when working with sensitive information · Must be willing to travel · Must have satisfactory Prior Contact, Child Abuse Registry Check, Criminal Record Check and Driver’s Abstract · Must possess a valid driver’s license and have access to a vehicle

Salary: Awasis Agency offers a competitive salary and employee benefit package. Salary will commensurate with education and experience Closing Date: Open until position filled Awasis Agency provides service to Indigenous children and families, therefore preference will be given to Indigenous applicants. Individuals interested in this challenging opportunity please reference Competition Number 2018-009R on your resume/cover letter in confidence to: Human Resources Department Awasis Agency of Northern Manitoba Competition #2018-009 315 McGee St., Winnipeg, MB R3G 1M7 Fax: 204-790-4455 We thank all applicants who apply, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted

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It’s time for a universal pharmacare program in Government

It is time for a universal single-payer pharmacare system and prescription drug coverage for all. That is the clear message from our NDP team. Nearly two million Canadians can’t afford to fill their prescriptions. For many people that means more trips to the doctor or the hospital – hurting their health and

costing more in the long run. It’s estimated that hundreds of premature deaths occur each year among working-age Canadians who are unable to afford their prescription medicines. There is a clear solution. We can build a universal single-payer pharmacare system together instead of protecting the profits of big pharmaceut-

ical and insurance companies. A single-payer system is the best way to make sure that we’re using purchasing power to get the lowest prices for drugs, saving Canada’s precious health care dollars. It builds on our single-payer medicare system that is seen as a model throughout the world. I believe it would be

a mistake to introduce a patchwork system that “fills the gaps.” We need to take this opportunity to cover everyone equally, strengthen our public healthcare system, and save people out of pocket costs at the same time. In Canada, it should only take a health card, not a credit card, to stay healthy.

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The Manitoba government offers you opportunity, diversity and a rewarding career.

The Manitoba government offers you opportunity, diversity and a rewarding career.

Project Manager

Maintenance Assistant Regular/Full-Time Manitoba Finance, Accommodation Services Division, Operations Branch, Portage la Prairie, MB Advertisement Number: 34775 Closing Date: March 26, 2019 Salary Range: $40,049.00 - $47,019.00 per year

Regular/Full-Time Manitoba Finance, Accommodation Services Division (ASD) – Operations – District 3, Brandon, MB Advertisement Number: 34672 Closing Date: March 26, 2019 Salary Range: $73,307.00 - $89,686.00 annually

This is a preference competition. All applicants are encouraged to apply, however first consideration for this competition will be given to women, Indigenous people, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities. Applicants are requested to self-declare at the time of application.

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary civil service that is inclusive and reflective of the population it serves. We encourage applicants to voluntarily self-declare in the cover letter, resumé or application if they are from any of the following employment equity groups: women, Indigenous people, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities. Consideration will be given to women, Indigenous people, and persons with disabilities.

An eligibility list will be established that may be used to fill positions that become available over the next 12 months.

Maintenance Assistant: A Career with the Government of Manitoba The Manitoba government is seeking a highly motivated Maintenance Assistant to work with Accommodation Services Division. We are committed to providing ongoing professional and educational development for all employees and provide an excellent benefits package. Qualifications: Valid technical certification with a trade designation, such as a 5th Class Power Engineering certificate recognized by the Office of the Fire Commissioner or a post-secondary certificate/diploma in a facility/property management environment or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

An Eligibility List will be established and may be used for similar positions that become available over the next 12 months. Candidates may be considered as an under fill. The Manitoba government is seeking a motivated Project Manager to work within ASD in Brandon, MB. We are committed to providing ongoing professional development for all employees and provide an excellent benefits package. Qualifications: A degree or diploma in a field relating to construction project management (such as architecture, engineering, facility management, project management, business administration); or a combination of education and experience in a project management environment.

Please visit www.manitoba.ca/govjobs for a complete list of qualifications and conditions of employment.

Please visit www.manitoba.ca/govjobs for a list of qualifications and conditions of employment.

Apply to:

Apply to:

Advertisement No. 34775 Manitoba Civil Service Commission Service Centre 3 Human Resource Services 600-155 Carlton Street Winnipeg, MB, R3C 3H8 Phone: 204-945-8819 Fax: 204-948-3382 Email: govjobs@gov.mb.ca

Advertisement No. 34672 Manitoba Civil Service Commission Service Centre 3 Human Resource Services 600-155 Carlton Street Winnipeg, MB, R3C 3H8 Phone: 204-945-8819 Fax: 204-948-3382 Email: govjobs@gov.mb.ca

Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Please be advised that job competitions may be grieved and appealed. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor’s representative or the grievor, if unrepresented. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

Please be advised that job competitions may be grieved and appealed. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor’s representative or the grievor, if unrepresented. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

Find out about other current job opportunities — click on the Jobs button at manitoba.ca.

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DUTIES (SUMMARY): • Ensure the collection of appropriately completed permission/ consent forms • Provide dental screenings and surveys to determine the oral health status and preventive treatment needs of each child • Provide pit and fissure sealants for children • Apply as required, fluoride varnish to children • Painless procedures used in cavities to limit further decay • Refer children who require urgent care • Provide one-on-one oral hygiene instruction • Oral health education and promotion activities • Collect, complete and submit data in a timely fashion (ie. Dental Screening forms and Dental Services Daily Records) • Maintain appropriate records (ie. COHI lists, referral lists, etc.) • Train and provide indirect supervision of the Dental Worker Aide • Develop, implement, coordinate, evaluate and maintain preventive and health promotion programs • Travel within our Tribal area is essential. • Others as deemed necessary

QUALIFICATIONS: • Knowledgeable of First Nations cultural practices, traditions, and customs would be an asset. • Experience working in a First Nation community would be an asset. • Must have excellent oral and written skills. • Must be computer literate and have experience working with computer programs such as Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Access Database, and Microsoft PowerPoint. • Knowledge of Federal/Provincial Health Care Systems. • Must be a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH), College of Dental Hygienists of Manitoba • Must be listed on the Registered Dental Hygienists–Extended Practice Roster, College of Dental Hygienists of Manitoba • Current CPR certification • Must have a valid Manitoba Driver’s License at all times. • Criminal Record check and Child Abuse Registry Check to be submitted. A written application with a detailed resume, including at least two references with written permission to contact the references and your latest immeditate supervisor, should be submitted to: Lisa Beardy, Office Manager Keewatin Tribal Council Inc. 23 Nickel Road Thompson, Manitoba, R8N 0Y4 Fax: (204) 677- 0256 Email: lbeardy@ktc.ca

Applications will be accepted until 4:00 p.m., Friday, March 22, 2019. We wish to thank those that apply for this position but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Louisiana Pacific Swan Valley 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 Indigenous learners and mature students. Preference will be given to Indigenous candidates.

GENERAL MANAGER POSITION We are seeking a General Manager for our hotel located in Thompson, Manitoba. We are looking for someone preferably with some experience running a full service hotel.

BUILDING SERVICE WORKER Full-Time Regular Position and Casual Positions (as, if and when) Thompson, Manitoba Competition No: 19-016 Closing Date: March 22, 2019

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.

Minimum experience required – 5 years in the hotel industry. Salary is negotiable. Please apply to the following email address: mboehm@mts.net We thank all candidates for their interest, however only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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Your search is over. The Manitoba government offers you opportunity, diversity and a rewarding career.

Facility Manager 3 Regular/Full-Time Manitoba Finance, Thompson, MB Advertisement Number: 34651 Closing Date: March 26, 2019 Salary Range: $50,651-$65,656 per annum, plus remote allowance, if applicable The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary civil service that is inclusive and reflective of the population it serves. We encourage applicants to voluntarily self-declare in the cover letter, resumĂŠ or application if they are from any of the following employment equity groups: women, Indigenous people, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities.

The Manitoba government offers you opportunity, diversity and a rewarding career.

Chief Power Engineer – 3rd Class Regular/Full-Time Manitoba Finance, Accommodation Services Division – District 3, Portage la Prairie, MB Advertisement Number: 34725 Closing Date: March 26, 2019 Salary Range: $58,748.00 - $65,551.00 per year This is a preference competition. All applicants are encouraged to apply, however first consideration for this competition will be given to women, Indigenous people and persons with disabilities. Applicants are requested to self-declare at the time of application. An eligibility list may be created for similar positions and will remain in effect for 12 months.

Power Engineering: a Career with the Government of Manitoba

This is a preference competition. All applicants are encouraged to apply, however first consideration for this competition will be given to Women, Indigenous people and Persons with disabilities. Applicants are requested to self-declare at the time of application.

The Manitoba government is seeking a Power Engineer to work in Portage la Prairie, MB. We are committed to providing ongoing professional and educational development for all employees and provide an excellent benefits package.

Facility Manager: A Career with the Government of Manitoba

Condition of Employment: Must have minimum valid 3rd Class Power Engineering Certificate recognized by the Office of the Fire Commissioner.

Qualifications: Technical Certification with a major trade designation, such as a 5th Class Power Engineering certificate, post-secondary certificate/diploma in facility/property management or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Experience in facility management, operations and maintenance. Supervisory experience. Candidates with lesser qualifications may be considered for an underfill. Please see the website at www.manitoba.ca/govjobs/ for a full listing of all qualifications and conditions of employment.

Qualifications: Candidates must have experience in operating a High/ Low Pressure Steam Plant and maintenance including but not limited to Fire Eye Boiler Management Systems, Simplex Fire Alarm Equipment, Notifier Fire Alarm Equipment, Chilled Water System, and Water Treatment Equipment and have supervisory experience. Please refer to advertisement No. 34725 at www.manitoba.ca/govjobs/ for a complete list of qualifications and conditions of employment.

Advertisement No. 34651 Manitoba Civil Service Commission Service Centre 3 Human Resource Services 600-155 Carlton Street Winnipeg, MB, R3C 3H8 Phone: 204-945-8819 Fax: 204-948-3382 Email: govjobs@gov.mb.ca Your cover letter, resumĂŠ and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

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Room (OR). This will require expertise in developing and maintaining excellent QUALIFICATIONS: working relationships with a broad range of individuals and organizations. The • Dental Applied Counselling Certificate equivalent education and OR Assistant will function within the or provisions of the Vision, Mission, Values, policies and procedures of the Northern Health Region (NHR) and experience. will incorporate NHR core competencies into working practice (Customer/ • Knowledge and &sensitivity of eachAwareness, community’s cultural Client Focused, Initiative Pro-activity, Diversity Teamwork, and practises;Development of Self and Others, and Adaptability). Collaboration,

• Experience working with First Nation Communities;

The incumbent must fulfill requirements of the Criminal Records/Vulnerable • CPR and First Aidethe Certification; Person, Child Abuse Registry check and Adult Abuse Registry check, and adhere • Knowledge of First Nation and culture; to all Northern Health Region policieslanguage and procedures. • A highly-motivated individual who is innovative and has a Qualifications: proven ability toorwork with a very high degree of accuracy t Grade 12 education equivalent t Successful completion of a recognized Dental Assistant Program required and attention to detail; t• Current active practicing registrationand withfacilitation Manitoba Dental Association Excellent time management skills; t Excellent knowledge of Windows based programs (Microsoft Word, Excel, • Outlook, Effective verbal and listening communications skills; and Internet) t• Minimum three (3) years’ experience as a Dental decision Assistant required Strong leadership, critical thinking, making and t Previous experience problem-solvingworking skills. with Pediatric cases preferred t Ability to speak Cree an asset

• Valid Driver’s License with driver’s abstract. Willingness and

ability tolisttravel extensively. For complete of qualifications please visit our website www.nrha.ca.

• Clear criminal record check, child abuse registry check and

Please submit resume by February vulnerable persons check.2, 2018 to: Lori Rasmussen, Recruitment Officer 867 Thompson Drive Please forward yourSouth resume along with 3 references and a cover Thompson, MB R8N 1Z4 letter, in confidence, to: Fax: (204) 778-1477 Keewatin Tribal Council Email: recruiteast@nrha.ca 23 Nickel Road, Thompson, MB R8N 0Y4 $BMMVTUPEBZ-PDBM  PS5PMM'SFF 

Lisa Beardy, Office Manager

Northern RHA has aEmail: Representative Workforce Strategy, we encourage all applicants to selflbeardy@ktc.ca declare. Criminal Record, Child Abuse, & Adult Abuse Registry Checks are required. We thank all FaxOnly 204-677-0256 candidates for applying. those selected for interview will be contacted.

Advertisement No. 34725 Manitoba Civil Service Commission Service Centre 3 Human Resource Services 600-155 Carlton Street Winnipeg, MB, R3C 3H8 Phone: 204-945-8819 Fax: 204-948-3382 Email: govjobs@gov.mb.ca

Deadline Friday, March 22, 2019 @4:00 pm www.nrha.ca

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Your cover letter, resumĂŠ and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Please be advised that job competitions may be grieved and appealed. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor’s representative or the grievor, if unrepresented. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

Please be advised that job competitions may be grieved and appealed. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor’s representative or the grievor, if unrepresented. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

Find out about other current job opportunities — click on the Jobs button at manitoba.ca.

Find out about other current job opportunities — click on the Jobs button at manitoba.ca.

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Louisiana-Pacific, Employer of Choice, a leader in the forest products industry known for the development of innovative, affordable, environmentally friendly building products andOPPORTUNITY for excellence in Safety and Quality is currently JOB seeking Labourers at our Swan Valley SmartSideŽ, Swan Valley, Minitonas operation.CULTURAL SUPPORT FACILITATOR The Keewatin Qualifi cations:Tribal Council Health Department is seeking a highly motivated individual with management skills for a fullThe successful candidate must possess the following time position role of Cultural Support Facilitator, funded under qualifications; the Jordan’s Principle Program. • Good written and verbal communication skills Under the general Tribal Council (KTC) • Physically fit todirection perform of all Keewatin duties Director of Health, the Culture Support Facilitator will follow • Ability to multitask and problem solve the• Land Based Healing Model for Ability to operate equipment asJordan’s required Principle Circle of Care assist in the implementation of aan healing • and Computer literacy will be considered asset and wellness program the communities • Validindriver’s license to deliver and strengthen the ability of participants • Shiftworkto lead a healthy, fulfilling and resilient life. In our journeys with our FN elders and communities, there is a stress Th e successful candidates join a dynamic team in providing that the land and culturalwill traditions have healing power that support to the facility located in the beautiful Swan River Valley can enable individuals in distress deal with pain and self-hurt. as it embarks on a new and exciting journey of producing siding ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: for a growing market. • The Jordans’ Principle Cultural Support Facilitator will work Louisiana-Pacifi c offdiscuss ers a competitive wagewith and benefi t package in collaboratively, and network each community accordance the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Jordan’swith Principle-CFI Case Managers, culturalLouisianasupport Pacifi c is an equal opportunity employer. workers and community health staff in regards to their WeJordan’s thank all applicants,goals, however, only those selected for Principle-CFI objectives and incorporating interviews will be contacted. Candidates will be subject indigenous healing health models. to successfulTeachings completion comprehensive (e.g. of Spiritual practices andbackground ceremonies; • Traditional screening and health checks. teachings about traditional values, beliefs, language and skills; Storytelling, etc.)cover letter and resume to: Please forward your • Modern TeachingsLorraine (e.g., GoalSchneider setting, Coping skills, Emotional Regulation Skills, Relaxation, Yoga, Trauma Therapy, Dialectical Human Resource Generalist I Behavior Therapy, Exposure therapy, Foundational Bars etc.) Louisiana-Pacifi c Canada Ltd. • Cultural P.O. Activities (e.g.,Minitonas, drumming, MB singing, making Box 189, R0L sewing, 1G0 medicines, drummaking, rattle-making, traditional crafts, Phone: (204) 525-2479 Ext. 2104 Fax: (866) 678-5969 making e-mail traditional clothing as in ribbon skirts/Moss bags, quilt : lorraine.schneider@lpcorp.com making and Traditional feasts/cooking. Service Delivery and Training, coordinating Annual Healing Gatherings. Organize Round Dances & other traditional ceremonial dances at these events. • Land-based Activities (e.g. Fishing, netting fish, preparing fish, harvesting medicine, camping, Some methods and teachings that promote personal, family and community wellness form a perspective rooted in your community’s way of life; t$PNQFUJUJWF4BMBSJFTt3FMPDBUJPO"TTJTUBODF • Assist the cultural workers, youth mentors, an elder to support t$POUJOVJOH&EVDBUJPOt3FNPUFOFTT"MMPXBODFt&YDFMMFOU#FOFÜUT the activities in the communities. Service Coordination and >Dental Assistant Case Management. Building capacity for each community’s 5IPNQTPO(FOFSBM)PTQJUBMo0QFSBUJOH3PPN identified Cultural support land-based workers. 1BSU5JNF '5&  Establish a Jordan’s Principle Elders Group-representative • 5IFSFXJMMCFBOPQQPSUVOJUZUPXPSLQBSUUJNFGPSUIF%FOUJTUJO from the 11 communities. BEEJUJPOUPUIJTQBSUUJNFQPTJUJPO • The scope of treatment includes prevention & promotion, Under the direct supervision of the Patient Care Manager or designate, assists intervention and post-tension /aftercare to ensure an effective multi-disciplinary personnel in performing a variety of patient care continuum team of care for clients; activities and related non-professional services necessary in caring for the • The needs Tribal will be involved the personal andCouncil comfort ofCoordinator the patient. This is an integrated positioninthat includes coordination and scheduling of dental procedures for the Operating oversight and capacity development of the activities.

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$40,000 in prizes handed out at Jimmy Jackfish Derby on Rocky Lake The Jimmy Jackfish Derby was held March 9 on the Rocky Lake East Shore and was a success according to organizers. Over 619 fishers from all over Manitoba, Saskatchewan and as far away as Olds, Alberta attended and competed for over $40,000 cash and prizes. The day started with a light dusting of snow that quickly burned off as the sun rose higher in the sky. Entrants started arriving at 8 a.m. and waited patiently for their chance to pick their favourite hole. At the 12 p.m. start most of the 619 fishers were at their spots and the fishing began in earnest. The first fish was recorded just minutes after the shotgun start and was soon followed by a steady stream of fish. A new prize this year was a pop-up ice shelter prize

donated by 2001 Manitoba Shiners which was won by Kenzie Shamanski. She was participating in her first fishing derby in her life! The first 30 fishers who registered a fish received an ice fishing rod and reel donated by Quantum Zebco, which were quickly given out. Midwest Karate Club served up a steady stream of chili, smokies and hot dogs, while on the other side of the centre The Pas Kinsmen satisfied the adult beverage needs of some of the participants. A special appearance was made by the professional ice fishing team of James and Rene from CKMD radio in Dauphin. Dubbed the Slaughter Under Water, they are making appearances in a number of fishing derbies in the province. While they did not catch a fish, they enjoyed themselves at the

event. James commented, “‘We’ve gone to derbies all over Western Manitoba and this was one of the best we’ve experienced. Not only was it a beautiful day and place for fishing, everything was well organized that there was a fun time to be had for all.” 50-50 ticket sales were brisk as were ticket sales on the five augers supplied by Pete’s Pro Tackle. Fish were caught throughout the derby right until the end with over 70 fish being registered and measured! It was unknown how many fish were caught as the minimum size fish was announced throughout the derby, allowing people to return smaller fish to the water at their holes. The winning fish was caught at 1:57 p.m. by Steven Yellowega and it stayed in that spot against all contenders! Steve, a

well-known person from The Pas, took home $20,000 and was excited about his catch. Steve commented, “Still cannot believe that I was able to pull that one off. I give thanks to first Johanna McLauchlan and to all of the organizers that worked so hard to make the derby such a success. It was a great day with beautiful weather and lots of good laughs. The derby was very well-organized, and I enjoy going every year and will continue to go for years to come.” The second and thirdplace fishes were the same size with the second-place prize of $7,000 going to Jaret Ouilette and $3000 prize for third place won by Bernard Dyrkaz of The Pas. The 50-50 was an astounding $3,788 and was won by Alan Personius who also won the Wilma Walleye side bet!

Dustin Ross from Cross Lake came to his first derby and registered six fish, the most of any fisher in the derby! Of special note, the 1,000 holes were drilled by just two young men, Rylan Bartley and Tanner Barbeau. The derby organizers had put a call out to a group to drill the holes and these two energetic men took up the call. “One thousand holes? No problem we can do that.” With that statement they started their drilling at noon, finishing up the job as the sun went down. Totally exhausted, they returned the next day with two more friends to “chip out” any ice which had formed overnight. The dedication of these young people has not gone unnoticed by both the organizers and the area as a whole! The organizing commit-

tee would like to thank all the volunteers who helped out with the derby. We had volunteers ranging in age from seven to 88 years! Without this team of unselfish workers this derby would not have happened. The organizers would also like to thank the many sponsors of the derby, without which we could not have a great derby of this magnitude. Please support the derby sponsors who can be found at www. jimmyjackfish.com The derby supports several organizations and activities. The majority of the proceeds will go to supporting recycling activities in the area and community enhancements on Rocky Lake East Shore. Organizers would like to thank all who attended. Plans for next year’s derby are well underway.

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