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Number of people being turned away because homeless shelter is full increased in last few months of 2019 FAILED ATTEMPT TO ROB FLIN FLON BUSINESS NEWS PAGE 2

RCMP OFFICER’S UNIVERSITY HOOPS TEAM HONOURED SPORTS PAGE 6

WILD WALLOP NORTHSTARS

BY IAN GRAHAM

EDITOR@THOMPSONCITIZEN.NET

The number of homeless people in Thompson may be growing, as increasing numbers of people are being turned away from the homeless shelter because it is full. Thompson Homeless Shelter and Canadian Mental Health Association– Thomson executive director Paullette Simkins said at the city’s Jan. 9 public safety meeting that the number of people being turned away has increased in recent months. In September, 108 people requesting shelter were turned away because the facility was full. In October, the number was 134, in November it was 154 people and in December it was 206. “We’ve noticed that there’s new faces in town,” Simkins said, including many in their 20s and 30s. In response to a question

from Mayor Colleen Smook about whether more people who have been banned from Northern Manitoba First Nations by band council resolutions are showing up in Thompson, acting Thompson RCMP detachment officer-in-charge Chris Hastie said police haven’t noticed an increase in people banned from their First Nations. Under the city’s cold weather policy, which provides a warm-up building at the Eastwood outdoor ice rink for people to spend the night in when the homeless shelter is full and the overnight temperature is expected to drop to -35 Celsius or lower, including windchill, about 150 people have been housed so far this winter, 92 of them male and 62 of them female. Simkins also said people staying at the Thompson Homeless Shelter and at the Project Northern Door-

Thompson Citizen file photo The number of people turned away from the Thompson Homeless Shelter in December because it was already full was 206, nearly double the number from September, when it was 108. way residence at 95 Cree Road are reporting various problems, including wheelchair users having difficulty accessing the Cree Road facility because there is no gate facing Cree Road and

the alley behind the building can be hard to travel on when snow doesn’t get cleared. One resident of 95 Cree Road, who has both legs amputated, has reported being refused service by a

taxi company with wheelchair-accessible vehicles. Homeless people have also reported being approached by young people and verbally insulted and threatened, Simkins said.

Thompson operating rooms still expected to open in early March, NRHA says SPORTS PAGE 7

HIGH SCHOOL CURLER COMPETING AT WOMEN’S PROVINCIALS SPORTS PAGE 12

The expected date for the reopening of the three Thompson General hospital operating rooms shut down as a result of water damage last June remains early March, the North Regional Health Authority said Jan. 10. “We had heard that there may be some talk in the community that the date for reopening was extended for an extra few months but that is not the case; it still remains at March 2020,” said NRHA communications co-ordinator Twyla Storey in an email. Once a firm date has been established,

the NRHA will make that information public. Previously, an opening date of January had been expected but unspecified production delays pushed that date back about three months, the NRHA said in December, adding that the only surgeries being performed were life- and limb-saving surgeries and emergency C-sections. All but one of the hospital's four operating rooms were knocked out of commission seven months ago as a result of water damage from a faulty rooftop air conditioning unit.

By mid-July 123 surgeries had been cancelled and 27 others performed at other health care facilities in Manitoba. While the operating rooms have been unavailable, the hospital has aimed to keep one surgeon and one anesthetist on call at all times, NRHA CEO Helga Bryant told the Thompson Citizen in July, along with one obstetrician and three operating room nurses. The Thompson General Hospital’s operating room area was originally built in 1957 and renovated to the current layout in 1972.

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Taxi driver almost stabbed by suspect described as being three feet tall Thompson RCMP responded to a pair of calls involving cabs Jan. 12, including an incident in which a taxi driver reported almost being stabbed by a diminutive youth suspect. Police received the complaint about the near-stabbing, which occurred at the Burntwood Hotel, around 2 a.m. Sunday morning. The suspect was located by hotel security prior to RCMP arriving but managed to flee. He was described as wearing camouflage pants, a grey sweater and a black vest jacket. Police were told the suspect was three feet tall and approximately 100 pounds. The taxi driver was not injured during the incident. Around 6 p.m. Sunday

evening, a taxi driver phone reported that a man jumped on top of the vehicle while it was parked at a residence on Westwood Drive. The man, described as wearing a white jacket and black pants, proceeded to smash the windshield of the taxi. The driver was not

grounds to believe that a criminal offence had occurred. RCMP Const. Jeremiah Dumont-Fontaine met with IIU investigators Jan. 7 and will appear in provincial court in Thompson Feb. 25. At the time of the incident, the IIU said police had responded to a call about someone causing a disturbance around 6 p.m. June 5. During the course of the arrest, the man received a laceration on his forehead and was taken to Thompson General Hospital where the wound was sutured.

Two dozen unregistered vehicles stopped by Thompson RCMP over five days Thompson RCMP issued more than 50 traffic tickets in a five-day period Jan. 4-8, including 24 to people driving unregistered vehicles. Other tickets included six for driving without a valid driver’s licence. One of the drivers issued such a ticket was a 38-year-old woman from Thompson who was

pulled over around 8:15 p.m. Jan. 6. The woman is prohibited from driving anywhere in Canada and was arrested to face additional charges including driving while suspended and driving without an alcohol ignition afterlock. She was released to appear in court at a later date.

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, 2020. The program is scheduled to begin September 2020. Students may complete the Northern Social Work Program as a full-time or part-time student. 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 information or applications contact the Faculty of Social Work at Thompson at 204-677-1450 or No Charge Dial 1-866-237-5509 or visit http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/ social_work/programs/northern/591.html

Knife-wielding man’s attempt to rob Flin Flon business fails

injured. Anyone with information on these incidents can call Thompson RCMP at 204-677-6909 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477. Tips can also be submitted online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com.

Thompson RCMP officer facing assault charge in connection with injuries resulting from an arrest last June A Thompson RCMP officer is facing a charge of assault causing bodily harm in connection with an incident that occurred when he was arresting a 50-year-old man at the Thompson Inn last June. The incident was investigated by the Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba (IIU), which looks into all serious allegations involving on- and off-duty police officers in the province. The IIU said in a news release that civilian director Zane Tessler was satisfied that there were reasonable and probable

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RCMP also handed out four tickets each for driving with a suspended driver’s licence, not wearing a seatbelt, not having children in child seats or booster seats and using cell phones while driving. Two speeding tickets and two tickets for failing to stop at a stop sign were also handed out, along with one ticket for an unsecured load. A 24-year-old Thompson man pulled over around 2:30 p.m Jan. 4 turned out to have a warrant for his arrest and was remanded into custody.

Flin Flon RCMP are asking for the public’s help to identify a man who tried to rob a Main Street business while brandishing a knife Jan. 8 Police say the man entered the business around 9 p.m. Wednesday and approached an employee, who told the man to leave the store multiple times before the would-be robber eventually left empty-handed.

The suspect is described as 5’10” tall and 190 pounds and was wearing a black jacket with “family forever” written on the back, camouflage pants and white shoes. Anyone who recognizes the man can call the Flin Flon RCMP detachment at 204-6871423 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477. Tips can also be submitted online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com.

Two teens wanted in connection with machete robbery on Dec. 30 Thompson RCMP are looking for an 18-yearold and a 16-year-old in connection with an armed robbery that took place on Princeton Drive Dec. 30. A man was robbed of his belongings by two males with a machete near the Forest View Suites south tower. One of the suspects is described as 5’8” tall and 150 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. The other is described as 5’10” tall and 175 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Thompson RCMP applied for an received judicial permission from a youth judge Jan. 9 to publish information identifying young people as having allegedly committed an indictable offence, which is normally not permissible under the Youth Criminal Justice Act. The

application was approved on the grounds that there was reason to believe that the young person may be a danger to others and hat publication of this information is necessary to assist in apprehending the young person. The exemption from the Youth Criminal Justice

Act was valid for five days. Anyone with information about this armed robbery can contact Thompson RCMP at 204-677-6909 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477. Tips can also be submitted online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com.

Wanted for violating probation Thompson RCMP are asking for the public’s help to locate 34-year-old Lisa Marie Donkey, who is wanted for failing to comply with her probation order. Anyone with information on Donkey’s whereabouts can call the Thompson RCMP detachment at 204-677-6909 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477. Tips can also be submitted online at www.manitobacrimestoppers. com.

15-year-old busted driving stolen car with 12-year-old and 13-year-old passengers A 15-year-old was stopped driving a stolen car on Thompson Drive near Oak Street around 9:30 p.m. Jan. 8, Thompson RCMP say. The driver of the vehicle, which was reported as having been stolen from the Mystery Lake Hotel, was arrested along with three passengers – one aged 13 and the other two aged 12. The 15-year-old was found possession of a dog spray and faces weapons charges in addition to theft of a motor vehicle and breaches of a court order.

Lisa Marie Donkey

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City of Thompson says provincial asbestos-reporting requirements a burden BY JAMES SNELL

JAMES@THOMPSONCITIZEN.CA

At their Jan. 9 meeting, the City of Thompson’s development review committee discussed the potential health hazards associated with asbestos, particularly in renovating or demolishing older buildings, and how the city can maintain safety standards while managing new asbestos regulatory demands from the province. There are many older buildings in Thompson that are primed for either renovation or demolition. The city says the province of Manitoba now requires reporting when any demolitions are being carried out to make sure there are no asbestos-containing materials. But the city is concerned about the increased regulatory burden. “They wanted the City of Thompson to basically track this down and compile information to send to them,” city manager Anthony McInnis said. “Basically, every single permit that comes forward. I think we are resisting doing that because that’s a lot of bureaucracy they are putting on us to do for them.” Instead, the city is proposing a waiver to maintain

asbestos safety standards and minimize bureaucratic entanglements. “If someone comes in to get a demolition permit, they have to complete the waiver,” McInnis explained. “The waiver says you must contact this person, in this provincial department. You’re responsible to do your asbestos test and submit it to them. They acknowledge that they understand this, and now it’s their issue.” The city acknowledges the need for a system to manage asbestos risk. “But I don’t think it’s the city’s responsibility to be tracking all this down and doing it for the province,” McInnis argued. “The other option is that every time someone comes for a permit, we would forward their name and all their details to the province.” Outside of issues between city hall and the province, the historical use of asbestos should be a concern to all builders, contractors and weekend renovation warriors. In 2018, the government of Canada introduced a total asbestos ban, “despite no significant health risks if materials containing asbestos in your home are tightly bound in products

and are in good condition, sealed behind walls and floorboards, isolated in an attic, or left undisturbed.” According to the Asbestos Network, a North American information resource for those affected by mesothelioma, a disease caused by asbestos exposure, asbestos was used in, “almost every public and commercial building constructed before the 1980s.” Asbestos was used in Canada into the 1990s. According to Health Canada, it can also cause asbestosis, a scarring of the lungs, and lung cancer. The Asbestos Network

states there were a multitude of construction applications for asbestos. “As a fireproofing material, it was applied on steel beams and columns during construction of multistory buildings,” they say. “Because of its strength, asbestos was added to concrete, asphalt, vinyl materials in roof shingles, pipes, siding, wall board, floor tiles, joint compounds and adhesives. Its heat-resistant qualities made asbestos the perfect thermal insulation. The material was also used in acoustical plaster and as a component of a mixture

sprayed on ceilings and walls. In short, it was the miracle material of the building industry.” Health Canada states there are several ways of being exposed to asbestos. “You can be exposed to asbestos when a home or building is being renovated or demolished,” they say. “Small asbestos fibres can be released into the air when disturbing or removing insulation that contains asbestos, including insulation around hot water pipes and tanks.” Health Canada also says that removing or disturbing

roofing shingles and felt or siding containing asbestos, sanding, breaking apart or scraping vinyl asbestos floor tiles can be a problem. They say caution should be used when breaking apart soundproofing ceiling tiles containing asbestos, sanding or disturbing plaster containing asbestos, including acoustical plaster, sawing, drilling or smoothing rough edges of asbestos materials, or sanding or scraping old surface treatments containing asbestos, such as roofing compounds like tar paper, spackling, sealants, paint, putty, caulking, or drywall. “Some car parts also contain asbestos,” explains Health Canada. “In some cases, you can be exposed to asbestos dust when changing your brakes or replacing a transmission clutch.” Health Canada states the best way to avoid asbestos exposure is hiring an asbestos testing professional before renovating, remodeling, or demolishing. The City of Thompson recommends contacting Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health at 204-7266361, for any questions about proper detection, abatement, handling, and disposal of asbestos.

AUTOMATED COLLECTION

BID OPPORTUNITIES

• 1 Westwood • 2 Burntwood • 3 Riverside/Deerwood • 4 Eastwood • 5 Juniper/Southwood/BTC

Tenders will be received by the Purchasing Agent at City Hall, 226 Mystery Lake Road, Thompson, MB. R8N 1S6. Tender details and closing dates are as follow:

The automated carts must be placed along your curb no later than 8 am on the day of scheduled pickup AT LEAST one metre apart from other cart/objects. No Parking on residential streets between the hours of 8 am and 4:30 pm during Garbage/Recycle days for that area. Example: if it is Westwood’s Garbage/Recycle day there is to be no parking on the residential streets in the Westwood Area. This is to aid in the safety for both the residents of Thompson as well as City crews. Vehicles found parked on the streets will be ticketed.

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Wednesday, January 29, 2019 at 03:00 P.M. (CST) RFT #20-12936 – SUPPLY AND REPLACEMENT OF THREE (3) ROTARY SCREW AIR COMPRESSORS IN THE THOMPSON WATER TREATMENT PLANT RFT #20-12937 – SUPPLY OF RIDE ON FLOOR SCRUBBER Bid documents may be obtained from the office of the Purchasing Agent, 120 Seal Road, Thompson, MB. Phone (204) 677-7974, email purchasingagent@thompson.ca between the hours of 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. The City shall have the right to disqualify Proponents from the bidding process if they have poor performance including failed to complete their obligations under any prior contract with the City of Thompson or have been involved in vexatious litigation with the City. The lowest or any submission need not be accepted by the City of Thompson. The City shall have the right to evaluate competing bids in accordance with its own criteria for evaluation applied to the work being proposed, whether or not such criteria has been expressly related to the Proponents. The City of Thompson reserves the right to award work to the Proponent which it deems to be in the best interest of the City.

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Winterfest is officially scheduled for February 21-23, and our planning committee has started meeting regularly this week! We would love more residents and businesses involved in the celebration, so call our Special Events Coordinator at 204-677-7969 to get involved!”

CONTACT INFO CITY OF THOMPSON

226 Mystery Lake Road Thompson, MB R8N 1S6 Phone: 204-677-7910 communications@thompson.ca

EMERGENCY NUMBERS

AMBULANCE / FIRE ....................... (204) 677-7911 R.C.M.P........................................... (204) 677-6911 COMMUNITY SAFETY OFFICERS .... (204) 677-7916 HOSPITAL . ..................................... (204) 677-2381

PHONE NUMBERS

THE THOMPSON RECYCLING CENTRE

MAYOR AND COUNCIL . ................. (204) 677-7926 CITY MANAGER ............................. (204) 677-7951 GENERAL INQUIRIES . .................... (204) 677-7910 DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS ....... (204) 677-7973

invites you to their AGM Thursday, April 26 at 4 pm

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BID OPPORTUNIT

Bids will be received by the Purchasing Agent at City Hall, 226 Mystery L and closing dates are as follow: Friday, April 6, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. (CST)


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EDITORIAL

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Witness testifies she saw accused man driving an SUV on the morning Crystal Andrews went missing in Gods Lake Narrows in November 2015 BY IAN GRAHAM

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Two of the last people to see Crystal Andrews on the morning she went missing in Gods Lake Narrows in November 2015 are among the witnesses who testified at the murder trial of Michael Okemow in Thompson, along with RCMP officers who found some of her belongings and conducted a search at the home of Michael Okemow’s parents. Wallace Anderson testified that he saw Andrews twice on the morning of Nov. 8, once when he gave friends of hers a ride home and again after picking up another passenger and taking him to buy a bottle of alcohol. Anderson saw Andrews walking along the road around 6 a.m. while he was driving her friends to Tessa Brightnose’s home. He slowed down while Brightnose tried to convince Andrews to get into his vehicle. He saw Andrews again after picking up Mitchell Okemow before taking him to Brightnose’s house to buy alcohol. While at Brightnose’s home, Anderson said he heard a vehicle that sounded like it stopped and backed up. He said thought it was an RCMP truck picking Andrews up. “I’m pretty sure it was a truck,” he said under questionign by defence counsel, but didn’t see the vehicle. Mitchell Okemow testified that he saw an SUV while he was waiting in Anderson’s vehicle outside Brightnose’s house. He said he saw one of the doors open but didn’t see if anyone got in but thought that Andrews had gotten into the vehicle because he and Anderson had seen her walking just a few minutes earlier. Mitchell Okemow estimated the distance from where he was to the SUV to be about 80 feet but testimony from a Gods Lake Narrows RCMP officer said the distance from the driveway where Anderson’s truck was parked to the stop sign where the Mitchell Okemow said he saw the SUV stopped was actually about 180 metres. Jimmy “Nick” Bland testified that he found a shoe outside his home on Nov. 9, 2015 but didn’t hear anything unusual outside his house prior to the shoe being found. The shoe was seized by police and matched the description of the shoes Andrews was wearing

on the night of Nov. 7, 2015 and the following morning. Tina Trout said she saw Michael Okemow in his father’s vehicle on the morning of Nov. 8 when she was woken up by screaming, yelling and crying outside her house. Trout knew Micheal Okemow because he was in a relationship with her sister. She said she recognized his clothes when she looked out of her kitchen window and saw someone punching someone who was laying on the ground. The driver of the vehicle then tried to run over people who came to break up the fight. Trout said she messaged her brother on Facebook to report the incident to the police around 6:40 a.m. Trout said during questioning by defence counsel that she was not wearing her glasses at the time and said she didn’t see Andrews that morning. The SUV belonging to Michael Okemow’s father was found around 9 a.m. Nov. 8 stuck in the

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muskeg where the winter road enters Gods Lake Narrows by RCMP Const. James Johnston. He said he saw tracks leading from the driver’s side of the vehicle. Michael Okemow’s mother Myrna Okemow testified that her son came to her house around 4 p.m. Nov. 8 and that he took a shower. When police showed up the following day, she gave them consent to search her home, where they found damp clothes identified as belonging to Michael Okemow in a basement bedroom and a box containing his shoes, which were muddy, behind a water tank in a crawl space in the home’s basement. Const. Dale Frederick, the officer who found the shoes, testified that he was working on the night of Nov. 8 when the detachment started receiving calls from people asking if Andrews was being held in RCMP cells. “The phone was ringing off the hook,” said

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Frederick, who visited the homes of several people who knew Andrews later that night to see if they knew where

she was. Michael Okemow’s trial is set to wrap up by Jan. 20 at the latest and the verdict is due to be

delivered by Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Chris Martin in Gods Lake Narrows Jan. 24.

JOB POSTING Rehabilitation Counsellor .5 Permanent Part Time Position ADDICTIONS FOUNDATION OF MANITOBA Rapid Access to Addictions Medicine Clinic (RAAM) Eaglewood Addictions Centre, Thompson, MB This is an exciting time for Manitoba health care. Manitoba’s health system is currently in transition with planning and changes aimed at improving the quality, accessibility and efficiency of health care services throughout Manitoba. AFM contributes to the health and resilience of Manitobans across the province by providing addictions services and supporting healthy behaviours. If you would like to be part of a foundation of excellence in addictions services and support and build a new vision of integrated health services in Manitoba, consider a career with us. Reporting to the Director, and working with an integrated multi-disciplinary team and in partnership with other service providers; the Rehabilitation Counsellor provides treatment services to adult clients seeking addiction treatment. This position requires a commitment to a client-centred philosophy and approach to the development, provision and support of AFM programs and services. The Rehabilitation Counsellor 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-cantered care and demonstrates empathy and compassion. • Exhibits the ability to respond to client requests and crises in a responsible, timely and flexible manner. • Demonstrates the ability to balance the needs of clients, other staff persons, those of the organization as well a strong commitment to self-care. • Demonstrates enthusiasm for ongoing professional development activities, and engages in reciprocal learning experiences with colleagues and supervisors. • Recognizes the importance of regular individual and team supervision meetings. • Demonstrates active listening abilities, is coachable and responds positively to supervision. • Works collaboratively in the context of a provincial organization, with numerous colleagues, to ensure a consistent “AFM” approach. • Demonstrates a strong commitment to personal and professional ethics, integrity and responsibility. • Ability to manage one’s 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. • Awareness of the unique circumstances and needs of adults in addictions treatment. RESPONSIBILITIES: • Demonstrated ability to conduct bio-psychosocial/spiritual assessments and collaborate with clients to design client-centred, strength-based treatment plans that reflect evidence-based practices and clinical skill. • Demonstrates knowledge and skill related to individual and group counselling services to adults whose primary concerns are addictions, mental health and co-occurring disorders. • Ability to match treatment services to client’s unique circumstances. • Demonstrated ability to maintain current and accurate confidential records of client files. • Demonstrates skill and knowledge related to Motivational Interviewing techniques and coaching skills. • Participates on committees, teams or work groups at the local and provincial level as requested by supervisor. • Establishes and maintains professional working relationships and regular communication with community and other related organizations relevant to client’s needs. • Provides brief intervention support and short term counselling to clients. • Provides education, tools and resources and helps guide clients with navigating systems to best fit with client needs. QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor’s Degree in social sciences or related field with a minimum of one year supervised counseling experience (or volunteer experience); or a Diploma in applied counseling with a minimum of two years supervised counseling experience (or volunteer experience). Demonstrated knowledge and skills related to assessment, excellent organizational, interpersonal and oral communication and documentation skills; knowledge and experience of addictions and mental health and demonstrated ability to work within complex systems of services are required. Experience working from a client-centred perspective and training and/or experience in the utilization of Motivational Interviewing techniques is essential. Experience in planning, preparing and presenting educational material is an asset. Demonstrated ability working within and contributing to a positive and professional multidisciplinary team environment is required. Demonstrated problem solving and critical thinking skills and the ability to function in a demanding and fast paced environment is required. Proficient with computers, software programs, and applications such as Windows and Word processing, spreadsheets, and databases. An understanding of, and sensitivity to, working with culturally diverse populations is essential; the ability to communicate in Indigenous languages, including Ojibwe and Cree, as well as French is considered an asset. The Competencies for the Rehabilitation Counsellor opportunity are: • Adaptability/Flexibility • Client Centred Change • Continuous Learning • Diversity and Cultural Responsiveness • Effective Communication • Ethical Conduct and Professionalism • Planning and Organizing • Teamwork and Cooperation • Case Management • Counselling • Crisis Intervention • Understanding Substance Use, Abuse and Dependency This position will require the ability to work some evenings and varying hours. From this competition a 6 month eligibility list will be established for term & 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 #: 2020-004 Salary Range: $29.51–$35.42 per hour (under review) with the potential to move to a max $38.12 per hour with specific qualifications. Closing Date: January 27, 2020 Apply in writing to: Director 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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OBITUARY RAYMOND CLARENCE RIFFEL Raymond Clarence Riffel passed away peacefully with his family by his side at Riverview Palliative Centre on Jan 5th, 2020 at the age of 79 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

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Ray was born Dec 17th, 1940 on a farm in Runnymede SK, the second youngest of 10 brothers and sisters. He worked many years as an underground miner in Thompson MB until moving to their retirement cottage near Lac du Bonnet in 2002. He was a strong, resilient, hard working man who was always willing to lend a helping hand. Ray loved his family dearly. He will be lovingly missed by his wife of 56 years, Rejeanne “Jean”, son Gilbert (Louise and grandson Devin), (Wpg) and daughter Lynn and Ron Jersak (Brandon) (grandchildren Scott, Megan, and Carter), sister Marlene, close friend Joel, and extended family. To honor Ray, in lieu of flowers/donations, just help a neighbor, be a friend, lend a hand.

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Sandy Deibert and her for- and 1995 but arguably their didn’t the public’s assistance At some points we’d have in fiwhen nding 29-year-old in the more people in the stands mer teammates on the Uni- most notable accomplish- And in finding you’re 29-year-old Mitchell Ledoux, ment came in the form of middle ofHoward it, we never felt than the men’s team. Now, versity of Winnipeg Wes183 Cree Rd, Thompson MB, R8N 0C2 Mitchell Howard Ledoux, Cree Rd, ThompsonPH: MB, R8N 0C2 Toll183 free: 1-800-565-2401 204-778-8387 27-year-old Steven Shane The Streak,” the Wesmen any pressure, because we my closest friends are from men women’s basketball Toll free: 1-800-565-2401 PH: 204-778-8387 27-year-old Steven Shane FAX: 204-677-4087 Klyne, 26-year-old Shawn that team. 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sports. It is nice [though] when the stands are full. But … what you learn from sports, there are very few other places where you learn those same values and life lessons. Being part of any kind group gets you that, whether it’s Scouts, or band, or dance. You learn how to get along with others, what your role is within a group, you learn the cost associated with a sport. Even in high school. The kids take ownership. There’s a real benefit to taking responsibility.”

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The Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation (NCN) Flames moved into first place in the Keystone Junior Hockey League with a pair of blowout road wins against the Norway House North Stars Jan. 11-12. Keistin Saunders led the way with four goals in a 15-1 Flames win on Saturday, while Jonathan Saunders added a hat trick. Other scorers included Drew Tait-Reaume with a pair and Trent North, Keith Blacksmith, Jerome Linklater, Henry Muchikekwanape, Albert Berard and James Moore with one goal apiece. Tanner Poker had the lone goal for Norway House in the second period, by which point the North Stars were down 9-0. Kruz Mitchell made 21 saves in the Flames’ net while Elvis Balfour stopped 29 of 44 shots in goal for Norway House. Muchikekwanape was NCN’s top scorer on Sunday, scoring six times and setting up four goals in a 20-0 shutout. North added a hat trick, while Blacksmith, Keenan Keeper and Jonathan Saunders had two goals apiece. Linklater, Chase Muswagon, Keistin Saunders, Berard and Jason Ouskan had one goal each. Shots were 38-32 for the Flames and Braedin Melsted got the shutout for NCN. With the wins, the Flames now have 29 points, one more than the second-place Opaskwayak Cree Nation Storm, who have played four more games than NCN has so far this season. The Flames are on the road again Jan. 18-19 to take on the Peguis Juniors, who are third in the league with 15 points.

The midget AA Thomp- Hale leading the way with son King Miners were two goals, and players like in Sagkeeng, Manitoba Gurniak, Mayor, Monias, March 2–4 for this year’s Spence, Horning and Dawprovincial hockey tourna- son Bilawka bringing up ment, and walked away the rear with some singles. from the contest with the With this win, Szocs top prize in their hands. managed to pick up his The team started off the second shutout of the weekend having some- tournament. On Sunday morning, thing to prove after a one-sided victory over the the King Miners faced off Peguis Midgets on Friday. against La Broquerie Habs Chase Gurniak, Cody in the semifinal game, Hale and Kale Mayor all which would prove to be nabbed two goals a piece their toughest test in this for the King Miners, while tournament. Riley Locke, Ryan Monias, The first period ended up Drayden Spence, Mathew with neither team finding Lamontagne, Harley Horn- the back of the net. Braning and Matt Rempel all don McKay started the managed to collect singles. scoring early in the second With a fi nal score of period before La Broquerie 12–0, goalie Skylar Szocs took a 2–1 lead late into recorded his first shutout the period. for the King Miners in this Defenceman Keegan Ketournament. ough tied the game with a Saturday morning’s shot from the point with contest featured a signifi- under two minutes left in Thompson second Citizen period.file photo cantly different outcome, the Henry Muchikekwanape, seen here during a game against the Opaskwayak Cree Nation Storm in Thompson Jan. 4, hadwas sevena with the King Miners losThe third period goals in two games as the Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation Flames defeated the Norway House North Stars in Norway House ing 3–2 to the Lake Mani- left up to the goaltenders, Jan. 11-12. toba Eagles, with Hale and as Isaak Weenusk stopped Horning bringing home a everything that came his pair of goals for their team. way. With four minutes On Saturday night, it left Gurniak pounced on was do or die time as the a loose puck in front La King Miners had to pull off Broquerie’s net to win the a win against the Land- match 3–2 and put his mark Blues to advance. team into the gold medal The Thompson team game. eventually came away with Weenusk was named a decisive 8–0 victory, with game star thanks to his

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The Cross Lake Islanders refused to lose in game four of their midget AA league playoff final series on the road against the Thompson King Miners March 16, twice coming back to tie the game before taking the series three games to one on an overtime goal about seven minutes into overtime. Armando Evans, Drayden Garrick, Morgan McKay, Dallas Muskego and Kadin Ross had the goals for the Islanders, who opened the scoring in the first before giving up three goals to Matthew Rempel, Kale Mayor and Conroy Halcrow of Thompson in the first four minutes of the second period to trail 3-1. Muskego’s goal made it a one-goal King Miners lead heading into the third period. The King Miners were less than five minutes from forcing a fifth and deciding game in the series when the Islanders tied the game. A little over a minute later, Jobb put Thompson back top Snell 4-3. The Norman Northstars and the Winnipeg Wild played two games in Thompson Jan. 11-12, with the Wild winning 9-1 however, Drayden Thompson Citizen photos by on James But Cross Lake refused accept defeat,hockey and took 22 and 8-2. Lainey Roussin was thetobest-dressed fanjust at the seconds to tie the game once again on a goal by McKay, Norman Northstars game Jan. 11. setting the stage for overtime heroics. Shots in theTyler game Thoendel were 33-25 favour of the King victory. to 29 for the Northstars. andinGorchynski scored BY JAMES SNELL who got 28 saves Szocs, JAMES@THOMPSONCITIZEN.NET Albert Sinclair scored the only NorthOn Sunday afternoon, theMiners, Northstars third periodfrom goalsSkylar for the Wild.while Peter Ross8-2. stopped in Cross netArena to givewas his team The Northstars played two games Jan. stars’ goal in the second period, preceded fought another uphill battle, losing Ian 21 The C.A.Lake’s Nesbitt filledthe to win and the league 11-12, fighting hard and losing both con- by a Wild goal by Dean Gorchynski. Snooks and Ryan Monias scored for the aboutchampionship. 25 per cent capacity at Saturday Thefor Islanders took the series lead with a 7-6 overtime tests to the Winnipeg Wild. The Wild unleashed a punishing third Northstars. Shots on net were 48-19 the night’s game. victory in game three of the series March On Saturday night, the Wild’s Jackson period on the Northstars, with goals from Wild. First period Wild goals were scored The Northstars areinatCross homeLake again Jan. 11 after having opened it with a 5-4 victorySelects two days Klewchuk scored first, followed by his Ethan Clements, Tyson Smith, Klewchuk, by Clements, and Zachary Nicolas. Nicolas 18-19 taking on the Eastman at The Miners game two 5-3and on 1:30 Marchp.m. 10. teammates Brandon McCartney and Ry- Stephen Grahn and Sam Court. The Wild and Samuel Mitani scored forearlier. the Wild inKing 7:30 p.m.won Saturday night

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HELP WANTED Permanent/Full Time Security Guard For the Thompson Regional Airport Authority

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PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AWASIS AGENCY OF NORTHERN MANITOBA UNIT: THOMPSON CENTRAL OFFICE (TCO) OR MCGEE SUB-OFFICE LOCATION: THOMPSON, MB OR WINNIPEG, MB Position: Statistics Supervisor One (1) Full Time Permanent Position Summary of Position: Reporting to the Director of Foster Care, the Statistics Supervisor will oversee the Intake & Statistics Department functions to ensure efficiency and compliance. This includes supervising, supporting and effectively communicating with the Statistics team and maintain a positive working relationship when addressing problems and coming up with solutions. Responsibilities may include developing forms and spreadsheets, data entry, assisting with audits, identify/address training needs, etc. Responsible for maintaining confidentiality in accordance with the Agency Policy & Procedure Manual. The incumbent must demonstrate excellent attention to detail and be able to locate inadequacies and discrepancies in the system. Time management skills are essential that will ensure work deadlines are met; reports are compiled and job responsibilities are performed in a timely manner. Qualifications: • Business Administration Diploma or related post-secondary certificate and/or experience will be considered • Knowledge and experience with Child & Family Services Information System (CFSIS) • Knowledge and experience with Family & Child Tracking System (FACTS) • Previous Supervisory experience preferred • Excellent written and oral communication skills • Proficiency in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, and Outlook) • Must be self-motivated with the ability to work independently and in a team setting • Sensitivity to and an understanding of First Nations culture and values • Ability to speak and/or understand the Cree or Dene language would be considered an asset • Must possess a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle 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 have satisfactory Prior Contact, Child Abuse Registry Check and Criminal Record Check • Must be willing to travel, including remote and northern communities Salary: Awasis Agency offers a competitive salary and employee benefit package. Salary will commensurate with education and experience Closing Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 – Or Until Filled Awasis Agency provides service to Indigenous children and families, therefore preference will be given to Indigenous applicants. Applicants are encouraged to self-identify. Individuals interested in this challenging opportunity please reference Competition Number 2020-002 on your resume/cover letter and in the subject line of your email in confidence to: Human Resources Department Awasis Agency of Northern Manitoba Competition #2020-002 701 Thompson Drive, Thompson, MB R8N 2A2 Fax: (204) 778-8428 Email: hr@awasisagency.ca We thank all applicants who apply, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process

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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 co-operatively 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, traffic / 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 qualifications of the position. The Thompson Regional Airport Authority offers a competitive benefits package. Starting wage is $20.00 per hour. Closing date is January 31, 2020. Apply to: Thompson Regional Airport Authority Box 112 Thompson MB R8N 1M9 Melissa.Lounsbury@fly-yth.ca Fax: 204-778-6477

PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AWASIS AGENCY OF NORTHERN MANITOBA OFFICE: FOX LAKE SUB-OFFICE LOCATION: FOX LAKE, MB Position: Foster Care Worker/Intake Stats Clerk One (1) Full-Time Permanent Position Under the direct supervision of the Unit Supervisor the Foster Care Worker/Intake Stats Clerk will ensure services are being delivered in accordance with Provincial Standards. Awasis Agency Policies & Procedures and specific directives. The Foster Care Worker/Intake Stats Clerk is the contact person for Intakes by which the community can express its concern for children who may be in need of protection. The Foster Care Worker/Intake Stats Clerk is responsible for statistics, to maintain and administer up-to-date records of activities regarding children in care and services to families. The Foster Care Worker/ Intake Stats Clerk is responsible to recruit and license foster homes for placement of children who are coming into care. The incumbent is required to have excellent organizational, written and interpersonal communication skills. Qualifications: • Knowledge of CFS legislation, issues and standards • Excellent assessment, interviewing, and counselling skills • Excellent written and oral communication skills • Good organizational, time management and prioritizing skills • Demonstrated ability to prioritize workloads and meet deadlines • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook • Must be self-motivated with the ability to work independently as well as a team setting • BSW Degree preferred with experience in child welfare or combination of education and experience in a related field • Enrolled or interest in the BSW program is ideal • Sensitivity to and an understanding of First Nations culture and values • Ability to speak and/or understand the Cree language would be considered an asset 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: Friday, January 17, 2020 – Or Until Filled Awasis Agency provides service to Indigenous children and families, therefore preference will be given to Indigenous applicants. Applicants are encouraged to self-identify. Individuals interested in this challenging opportunity please reference Competition Number 2020-001 on your resume/cover letter and in the subject line of your email, in confidence to: Human Resources Department Awasis Agency of Northern Manitoba Competition #2020-001 701 Thompson Drive, Thompson, MB R8N 2A2 Fax: (204) 778-8428 Email: hr@awasisagency.ca We thank all applicants who apply, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process

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School District of Mystery Lake

The School District of Mystery Lake Success for all POSTING: #EAL2019120419 English as an Additional Language Celebrate Education Week: April 16-20, 2018 Support Position – Contract Services Wednesday, January 31, 2018 The Board ofRTrustees you to celebrate LOCATION: D Parkerinvites Collegiate Careers Education Week 2018 in our schools. HOURS/DAY: 5.50 hours Happy Education START DATE: TBDWeek to all of the District staff. It takes everyone to support CONTRACT COMPLETE DATE: June 12, our 2020 students in their learning. JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Thank you for all that you do to enrich the lives of our students. • Successful completion of a high school diploma • Must have the ability to communicate fluently (written “You can teach a student a lesson for a day; and oral) in the English language but if you can teach him to learn by creating • Previous experience working with children or adults in curiosity, he will continue the learning process a learning environment as long as he lives.â€? Clay P. Bedford • Ability to work well with teachers to provide support for English language learners Thank you. • Have a current Child Abuse and Criminal Record Check completed Louisiana-Pacifi c, Employer of Choice, a leader in the forest products industry of Trustees known for the Qualifications developmentBoard of innovative, ordable, environmentally Desirable for this aff Position: The School friendly building products and forDistrict excellenceofinMystery Safety andLake Quality is currently • Educational Assistant Diploma seeking Labourers at our Swan Valley SmartSideÂŽ, Swan Valley, Minitonas • Teacher Aide Diploma operation. • Course completion of additional English Literature Qualifi cations: courses at the secondary level The successful candidate must possess the following Applications qualifications; Applications will be accepted up to and including January • Good written and verbal communication skills 20, 2020 at 9:00 a.m., or until position filled. • Physically fit to perform all duties Cover letter with current resume and three references can • Ability to multitask and problem solve be addressed to Janice Bonner, Vice-Principal of R D Parker • Ability to operate equipment as required Collegiate School – by email – jbonner@mysterynet.mb.ca • Computer literacy will be considered an asset • Valid driver’s license • Shiftwork

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The successful candidates will join a dynamic team in providing support to the facility located in the beautiful Swan River Valley School District of Mystery Lake as it embarks on a new and exciting journey of producing siding for a growing market. Louisiana-Pacific offers a competitive wage and benefit package in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement. The School District LouisianaPacificSuccess is an equal opportunity employer. of Mystery Lake for all We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for POSTING: CON20191212-004 interviews will be contacted. Candidates will be subject Community School Celebrate Education AprilConnector 16-20, 2018 to successful completion of Week: comprehensive background Contract Position screening and health checks. return oftoincumbent The Board ofTerm-until Trustees invites you celebrate Please forwardEducation your cover letter 2018 andCommunity resume Week in our to: schools. LOCATION: Wapanohk School Lorraine WeekSchneider to all of the District staff. FTE:Happy Education 100.0000 Human Resource Generalist I It takes everyone to support our START DATE:Louisiana-Pacifi FEB. 24, 2020 c Canada Ltd. students in their learning. SALARY: P.O. Box 189, Based on qualifications Minitonas, ThankJAN. you for2020 all thatMB youR0L do 1G0 to CLOSING DATE: 31, Phone: (204) 525-2479 (866) 678-5969 enrich the Ext. lives2104 of our Fax: students. CLOSING TIME: 16:00 pm e-mail : lorraine.schneider@lpcorp.com

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: “You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating Job Goal curiosity, will continue of the strong learning community process Through the he development as long asthe he lives.â€? Clay P.isBedford based partnerships incumbent responsible for implementation of the community school model with an Thank you. emphasis on accessing, developing and delivering programs which empower parents and families and enhance student t$PNQFUJUJWF4BMBSJFTt3FMPDBUJPO"TTJTUBODF Board of Trustees learning. t$POUJOVJOH&EVDBUJPOt3FNPUFOFTT"MMPXBODFt&YDFMMFOU#FOFĂśUT The School District of Mystery Lake Preferred qualifications or similar field experience >Dental Assistant would be considered. 5IPNQTPO(FOFSBM)PTQJUBMo0QFSBUJOH3PPN • Bachelor of Education Degree with post baccalaureate in 1BSU5JNF '5&  Counselling or a Masters in Councelling and/or Bachelor 5IFSFXJMMCFBOPQQPSUVOJUZUPXPSLQBSUUJNFGPSUIF%FOUJTUJO BEEJUJPOUPUIJTQBSUUJNFQPTJUJPO • of Social Work. • Trained in Families and Schools Together (F&ST) program. Under the direct supervision of the Patient Care Manager or designate, assists • Trained inteam the delivery Parent Education multi-disciplinary personnelof in performing a variety ofprogramming. patient care • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. activities and related non-professional services necessary in caring for the personal needs and comfort of the patient. • Excellent interpersonal skills. This is an integrated position that includes coordination and schedulingand of dental procedures for the Operating • Excellent organizational program planning skills. Room (OR). This will require expertise in developing and maintaining excellent • Ability to work and as part of a team. The working relationships withindependently a broad range of individuals and organizations. Ability to work with within parents and families in a variety OR• Dental Assistant will function the provisions of the Vision, Mission, Values,ofpolicies and procedures of the Northern Health Region (NHR) and contexts. will incorporate NHR core competencies into working practice (Customer/ • Ability work&within tight deadlines. Client Focused,to Initiative Pro-activity, Diversity Awareness, Teamwork, and • Ability Development to develop of and workshop presentations Collaboration, Selfdeliver and Others, and Adaptability). and programs. The must fulfill the requirements of the Criminal Records/Vulnerable • incumbent Culturally proficient with first hand knowledge of living Person, Child Abuse Registry check and Adult Abuse Registry check, and adhere and working in Northern Manitoba. to all Northern Health Region policies and procedures. • Familiar and able to work with community based Qualifications: organizations and agencies. t Grade 12 education or equivalent t • Successful completion of a recognized Dental Assistant Program required Must be able to work flexible hours including evenings t Current active practicing registration with Manitoba Dental Association and weekends. t Excellent knowledge of Windows based programs (Microsoft Word, Excel, • Outlook, Abilityand toInternet) organize annual events, during and after school t Minimum three (3) years’ experience as aprograms. Dental Assistant required programs, and family/parent t • Previous experience working withvisits Pediatric cases preferred for parents Ability to conduct home and advocate t Ability to speak Cree an asset to support student learning events.

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Applicants are requested to submit a resume stating

qualifications, experience and references. Please submit resume by February 2, 2018 to: Lori Rasmussen, Inquiries canRecruitment be directedOfficer to: 867 Thompson Drive South Kathleen Kelson, Principal Wapanohk Community School Thompson, MB R8N 1Z4 at(204) 204-677-6138 Fax: 778-1477 or kkelson@mysterynet.mb.ca. Email: recruiteast@nrha.ca Please apply online at: $BMMVTUPEBZ-PDBM  PS5PMM'SFF www.mysterynet.mb.ca and select Job Connect and/or employment@mysterynet.mb.ca. Northern RHAemail has a Representative Workforce Strategy, we encourage all applicants to self-

declare. Criminal Record, Child Abuse, & Adult Abuse Registry Checks are required. We thank all We thank youOnly forthose your application, candidates for applying. selected for interview willhowever be contacted.only those

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Flin Flon leads way in all-northern Sledtown final four BY ERIC WESTHAVER FLIN FLON REMINDER

Flin Flon’s domination of the SnoRiders Sledtown Showdown has continued in the second round of this year’s online vote, while vote campaigns elsewhere have created an all-northern provincial final four. Flin Flon held a commanding lead in the second round of the contest over Pinawa, winning with 81 per cent of the vote – 1,079 to 260. All four northern locations in the poll have advanced to the second

round and will create an all-northern third round. Snow Lake led Beausejour 978 votes to 212, while The Pas had 566 votes to Gimli’s 252 in their matchup. Thompson, faced off with Swan Valley, was the northern locale in the tightest race but snuck through with a narrow 52 per cent of the vote - 633 votes cast to 590. The winning community of the Manitoba vote will be entered into another round of voting against the winning community of

similar votes taking place for Saskatchewan, Alberta and B.C. locales. Regional rivalries will be put to the test in the semifinals. Flin Flon currently faces Snow Lake, while Thompson and The Pas have been pitted against each other. Flin Flon is currently ahead 1,201 votes to 812, good enough for 60 per cent of the total vote as of Jan. 13. Thompson holds a narrow lead over The Pas - 851 votes to 827. Last year, Flin Flon won the Manitoba vote and

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.

narrowly lost the western Canadian vote to Tumbler Ridge, B.C, ending in second by fewer than 300 votes with more than 100,000 individual votes cast. The winning community of the region-wide vote will receive a trophy from SnoRiders and a series of feature articles in the magazine published later in 2020. The third round of voting continues until Jan. 19. Votes can be cast once per day per device at snoriderswest.com.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Child & Family Services Worker

Family Enhancement Worker

AMENDED - HEALTH CARE AIDE CLINICAL INSTRUCTORS

Full-Time Term Positions: April 27, 2020 to July 3, 2020 Swan River, Manitoba Competition No: 20-002 The Pas, Manitoba Competition No: 20-003 Thompson, Manitoba Competition No: 20-004 Closing Date: January 20, 2020; however, will remain open until closed. 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

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Nikan Awasisak Agency Inc. is seeking (1) full time permanent Child & Family Services Worker in our Thompson Office. A satisfactory Criminal Record Check and Child Abuse Registry Check are conditions of employment.

Nikan Awasisak Agency Inc. is seeking (1) full time permanent Family Enhancement Worker in our Thompson Sub Office. A satisfactory Criminal Record Check and Child Abuse Registry Check are conditions of employment.

Under the direction and supervision of the CFS Team Leader, the Child & Family worker manages a case load of children in care and/or Family Services files including protection and voluntary service cases under Nikan Awasisak Agency Inc. The worker is responsible for case planning, monitoring, referrals, and ongoing assessment and evaluation. Offer assistance to children and families through basic counseling, advocacy and support as required. Works to empower families to adequately provide for the physical and emotional well-being of their family members.

Under the direction and supervision of the Thompson Unit Supervisor and Associate Director, the FE Worker will be responsible to gather information and assessment of family function and problems. The worker is responsible for case planning, monitoring, referrals, and ongoing assessment and evaluations, offer assistance to children and families through basic counseling, advocacy and support as required. Works to empower families to adequately provide for the physical and emotional well-being of their family members.

QUALIFICATIONS: • Bachelor of Social Work Degree or a minimum of 3 years work experience related to Child Welfare; • Excellent assessment skills, children’s behavior management skills and sound knowledge of separation and attachment issues; • Excellent communication, grammar, and organizational, problem solving, computer and evaluation skills; • Good working knowledge of Provincial Legislation and Standards; • Must have a working knowledge of the Child & Family Services Act and Regulations; • Must be available to work after hours and perform oncall duties; • Ability to take direction; • Willing to train; • Ability to work as a team member; • Self motivated; • Knowledge and understanding of First Nation traditional values and beliefs pertaining to families and children; • Ability to speak Cree considered an asset; • Knowledge of resources and collateral services available in the City of Thompson; • Must have own vehicle and valid driver’s license; • Must pass a Child Abuse Registry and Police Records Check;

QUALIFICATIONS: • Bachelor of Social Work Degree or a minimum of 3 years work experience related to Child Welfare; • Excellent assessment skills, children’s behavior management skills and sound knowledge of separation and attachment issues; • Excellent communication, grammar, organizational, problem solving, computer and evaluation skills; • Working knowledge of Provincial Legislation and Standards; • Must have a working knowledge of the Child & Family Services Act and Regulations; • Must be available to work after hours and perform oncall duties; • Ability to take direction; • Willing to train; Willing to travel; • Ability to work as a team member; • Self-motivated; • Knowledge and understanding of First Nation traditional values and beliefs pertaining to families and children; • Ability to speak and Understand Cree will be considered an asset; • Knowledge of various resources within Thompson and elsewhere; • Must have a valid driver’s license.

RESPONSIBILITIES: • Management of case loads as assigned by supervisor; • On-going assessment and evaluation of families serviced; • Empowers children and families to develop to their fullest potential; • Court preparation; • Functions as an effective team member; • Advocate for families and children; • Referrals to other resources as needed; • Network with external/internal collaterals • Other duties as may be assigned

RESPONSIBILITIES: • Management of cases as assigned by supervisor; • Assessment, Intervention, Intervention Planning and Follow Ups on cases; • On-going assessment and evaluation of families serviced; • Knowledge of Family Systems; • Working knowledge of Child Abuse; • Empowers children and families to develop to their fullest potential; • Functions as an effective team member; • Advocate for families and children; • Referrals to other resources as needed; • Network with external/internal resources

Your cover letter and résumé must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications. Please submit three references at time of application.

Your cover letter and résumé must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications. Please submit three references at time of application.

Salary: Based on qualifications

Salary: Based on qualifications

Deadline for Applications: Thursday, January 23, 2020 @ 4:00 p.m.

Deadline for Applications: Thursday, January 23, 2020 @ 4:00 p.m.

Apply to:

Apply to:

Advertisement # NAA161 Attention: Hiring Committee Nikan Awasisak Agency Inc. P.O. Box 388 Cross Lake, MB. R0B 0J0

Advertisement # NAA162 Attention: Hiring Committee Nikan Awasisak Agency Inc. P.O. Box 388 Cross Lake, MB. R0B 0J0

Or for more information contact: Gloria Mckay, HR Coordinator Phone: 204-676-3902 Fax: 204-676-3251 Email: gmckay@nikanaa.ca

Or for more information contact: Gloria Mckay, HR Coordinator Phone: 204-676-3902 Fax: 204-676-3251 Email: gmckay@nikanaa.ca

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.

POWER LINE TECHNICIAN PRE-PLACEMENT PROGRAM FOR WOMEN This 6-month pre-placement program provides women with trades-related experience. It is an opportunity to develop the skills required to successfully compete for a position in the Power Line Technician Training Program. Educational upgrading will also be provided for candidates who do not meet the minimum academic requirements.

INDIGENOUS POWER LINE TECHNICIAN PREPLACEMENT PROGRAM This 6-month program provides opportunities for Indigenous candidates to gain educational assistance to upgrade to the minimum academic requirements and on-the-job training required to successfully compete for a position in the Power Line Technician Training Program. Pre-Placement requirements for both programs include being a high school graduate and having a valid Manitoba Class 5 Driver’s Licence (Intermediate or Full). Those applying for the Indigenous PrePlacement program will be required to provide proof of Indigenous ancestry.

Deadline: January 23, 2020

Apply online at

hydro.mb.ca/careers 1‑800‑565‑5200 Available in accessible formats upon request.

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Juniper Centre Inc.

HELP WANTED

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

HELP WANTED HELP WANTED Equipment Operator – Permanent Fulltime / Shiftwork For the Thompson Regional Airport Authority

Term/ Full Time (with possible permanent employment) Administrative Assistant For the Thompson Regional Airport Authority

ob Opportunity: CEO/ Executive Director Are you looking for work? Are you looking for a change? he Executive Director/CEO the key management of The Juniper Centre. The Executive JuniperisCentre is looking for staffleader to support individuals Qualifications: rector/CEO is responsible forinoverseeing administration, our day andthe residential programs.programs and strategic plan of Must have completed a certificate program in business application or e organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. The Qualifications: Fulltime/Casual positions available. an acceptable combination of education and direct work experience osition reports directly to the Board of Directors. Applicants must have experience operating heavy equipment. in a secretarial/administrative capacity. Hands on experience with you are looking for a and fulfilling gratifying career, he Juniper Centre wasIfestablished in 1975 is a and Non-Profi t Organization that supports over Incumbent must have a valid class 3 driver’s license with the ability come join our Juniper Centre Team. productivity applications including word processing, spreadsheets, 0 adults living with developmental disabilities in our day and residential programs. ThetoJuniper obtain airbrakes. Must be able to manage and prioritize his/her Outlook, Quick Books etc. Strong typing skills and the ability to draft/ We offer a rewarding work environment with competitive pay entre employs aprox 100 full time/part-time and summer students. The Juniper Centre has an Effective interpersonal skills, communication skills and workload. and benefits. We are willing to train, so no previous experience is compose and format correspondence, including memos, letters, perating budget of $4 million and oversees over 10 cost centres. proven ability to work co-operatively in a team environment are necessary. If you are compassionate and hard-working forms, reports etc. Incumbent must have sound and independent this might be the place for you! essential. Knowledge in the aviation industry would be an asset. judgment, reasoning and discretion. Must have the ability to interpret ENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Incumbent must have a clean driver’s abstract record for seven years Prior to employment: must have clean criminal record check, and adhere to company policies and procedures. Must have general positive reference not be the Adult Abuse Registry. Board Governance: Works with checks board and in order toon fulfi ll the organization mission. and provide a clean criminal record check. mathematical and bookkeeping skills. Applicant must have a valid will beThe given to the Centre applicants have athat high supports school class 5 driver’s license. Must be able to manage and prioritize his/ Responsible Priority for leading Juniper in who a manner and guides the diploma and a class five driver’s license. her workload. Effective interpersonal skills, communications skill organization’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors. Duties: youcommunicating are interested please drop off a resume at 108 Rd in a timely and and proven ability to work co-operatively in a term environment ResponsibleIffor effectively with the Board andNelson providing, Reporting to the Operation Manager the incumbent must be willing Attn: daymanager@junipercentre.org are essential. accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly andtotobe make deemed proficient and operate heavy equipment in a safe and If you require more information Duties: informed decisions. appropriate manner. Heavy equipment will include trucks, frontCall Sabrina Norman 677-2970 ext.1 Financial Performance and Viability: Develops resources suffi cient to ensure the fi nancial Reporting to the Airport Manager/ Financial Officer the incumbent end loaders, graders, snowblowers, sweepers and other pieces Or drop by the Juniper Centre. ealth of the organization. will provide regular administrative and reception support to the of equipment. Incumbent must also clean, maintain and secure management staff. Receive and screen all inbound telephone calls, all equipment as directed by legislation, policies and procedures. Responsible for the fiscal integrity of the Juniper Centre, to include submission to the Board emails, and visitors to the office. Receive and distribute mail. Prepare Therefl incumbent will also provide regular maintenance to airport of a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements, which accurately ect and submit bank deposits. Maintain daily appointment calendars. grounds including brush cutting, lawn mowing, painting and minor the financial condition of the organization. EMPLOYMENT Coordinate office activities, filing, inventory, travel arrangements, repairs to buildings and fences as well as assist in road and runway Responsible for fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within the approved Quick Book entries etc. Draft letters, memos, reports, forms, etc. maintenance, assist maintenance staff in various duties as required OPPORTUNITY budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the organization in a Coordinate the logistical aspects of team programs, such as meetings, and operate small equipment and hand tools. The incumbent must be positive financial position. Child & Family Services workshops, training and events. Maintain inventory and statistical willing to work within and comply with all Transport Canada aviation Responsible for fundraising and developing other resources necessary to support Juniper data. Present a positive and professional image to all visitors, inquiries related safety and security regulations. Team Leader/Supervisor Centre’s mission. and other interactions. (Thompson Sub-Office) Organization Mission and Strategy: Works with board and staff to ensure that the mission is Applicants are requested to indicate in their cover letter or resume Applicants are requested to indicate in their covering letter or resume lfilled through programs, strategicAgency planning and outreach. Nikan Awasisak Inc. is community seeking one (1) full time how they meeting the qualifications of the position. The Thompson how they meet the qualifications of the position. Incumbent will be Responsiblepermanent for implementation Juniper Centre’sUnit programs that carry Child &ofFamily Services Supervisor for out our the organization’s Regional Airport Authority offers a competitive benefits package, subjected to shift work including weekends. Starting salary is $28.01 mission andThompson the VPA. Office. A satisfactory Criminal Record Check and Wage is $22.00 per hour. Closing date is January 27, 2020. per hour. Closing date will be January 17, 2020. Abuse Registry are that conditions of employment. ResponsibleChild for strategic planningCheck to ensure the Juniper Centre can successfully fulfill its Mission into the the future. Under direction and supervision of the Director of Apply to: Apply by mail to: ResponsibleProtection for the enhancement of Juniper image by being active and visible in the Services, CFS Team Centre’s Leader/Supervisor manages Thompson Regional Airport Authority community and by working closely with otherand/or professional, civic and private a case load of children in care Family Services files organizations. Thompson Regional Airport Authority Box 112 including protection and voluntary service cases under Nikan Box 112 Organization Operations. Oversees and implements appropriate resources to ensure that the Thompson MB R8N 1M9 Agency Inc. Team Leader/Supervisor is responsible Thompson MB R8N 1M9 perations of theAwasisak organization are appropriate. jaclyn.cook@fly-yth.ca for coordinating the planning, development, implementation Fax: 204-778-6477 Responsible effective administration of Juniper Centre operations. Fax: 204-778-6477 and evaluation of programs and services. Offer assistance Maggie.Taylor@fly-yth.ca Responsible for the hiring and retention of competent, qualified staff. to children and families through basic counseling, advocacy Responsibleand for signing agreements, and other instruments made and entered supportallasnotes, required. Works to empower families to into and on adequately behalf of the organization. provide for the physical and emotional well-being Five or moreofyears t management experience their senior family nonprofi members. Job Title: Capacity Development Facilitator/Housing Solid, hands-on, budget management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, QUALIFICATIONS: decision-making and reporting Office Location: Thompson, Manitoba • Bachelor of Social Work Degree or a minimum of 3 years Strong organizational abilities including delegating, program development and work experience relatedplanning, to Child Welfare; Employment Type: Full-time Term, until March 31, 2021, task facilitation • Excellent assessment skills, child behavior’s management with possibilities of extension skills and sound knowledge of separation and attachment Ability to convey a vision of Juniper Centre’s strategic future to staff, board, volunteers issues; and donors Excellent communication, grammar, and unique organizational, Reporting to the Director of Technical Services the Housing Advisor will work closely with KTC communities to coordinate strategic Knowledge of• fundraising strategies and donor relations to nonprofit sector problem computer evaluation housing planning and conduct initial capacity assessments following a phased approach as outline by the Manitoba Indigenous Housing Skills to collaborate with solving, and motivate boardand members and skills; other volunteers • Good working knowledge of Provincial Legislation and Capacity Enhancement & Mobilization Initiative. Strong written and oral communication skills Standards; DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Ability to interface andhave engage diverseknowledge volunteer and donor groups • Must a working of the Child & Family • Act as a liaison between the KTC communities at a community level and Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) Manitoba region. Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff Services Act and Regulations; • Represent KTC as a member of the Manitoba Indigenous Housing Capacity Enhancement Mobilization Initiative (MBIHCEMI) working Ability toability take direction and provide appropriate service; Strong public• speaking group and participate in the development of a Terms of Reference (TOR), vision, mission and goals based on consultation and feedback • Willing to train; from communities and front line personnel. • Team orientated and self-motivated; ob Responsibilities: • Support KTC communities to enhance capacity of existing housing policies, procedures, governance structures pertaining to housing, • Knowledge and understanding of First Nation traditional Planning and operation of annual budget. Responsible for reporting to the appropriate etc. Provides recommendations to develop/improve policies, procedures and practices. values and beliefs pertaining to families and children; governing bodies. • Support KTC communities in processes and provide information for best practices in the areas of: contractors, inspections, Ministered • Ability to speak and understand Cree considered an Loan Establishing employment and administrative policies and procedures for all functions andGuarantee’s (MLG), and project management. asset; • Coordinate & provide training and education: home/building maintenance, workshops, construction safety, building codes, etc. for the day-to-day operation of the nonprofi t. • Knowledge of resources and collateral services available • Train and mentor KTC Communities’–identified housing staff and community members. Serving as the Juniper Centre’s primary spokesperson organization’s constituents, in the City of Thompson & Communityto ofthe Cross Lake; • Develop databases and input information as requested. the media and the general public. • Must possess a valid driver’s license; • Inspects construction and demolition for compliance with approved plans. Building Codes–referenced standards, applicable laws, Establish and maintain relationships with various organizations throughout the province and RESPONSIBILITIES: and good construction practices, within the building, plumbing, and HVAC disciplines, within timeframes specified. utilize those relationships to strategically enhance the Juniper Centre’sasMission. the policies & specific directions • Implementing • Inspects damaged or unsafe buildings to determine the extent of damage and the need for repairs/replacement. Report to and work closelyby with Board of directed Directors by to seek their involvement in approved thethe Board and the Executive • policy Responds to enquiries concerning requirements of the Building Code and applicable laws affecting construction. decisions, fundraising and to increase the overall visibility of the agency throughout the Director; • region. Attend meetings as requested. • Coordinate the planning, development, and Supervise, collaborate with organization staff. • Liaise with other agencies and organizations regarding regulations and compliance. implementation and evaluation of programs & services Strategic planning and implementation. • Prepare detailed and accurate reports as requested. delivered by and CFScommittee Unit; • Provide instruction to contractors, architects, engineers and the First Nation on the regulations and required construction practices. Oversee organization Board meetings. • Manages all aspects of service delivery & case • Investigate housing related complaints upon request of a KTC community. Oversee marketing and other communications efforts. management for respective CFS team; • Verify materials and methods of construction to meet approved standards and construction practices. 0. Review contracts for services. all court work related to statutory • Coordinates • Inspect on-site materials and conditions to ensure compliance with Building Codes. 1. Working collaboratively with the union. as Agency’s court representative; requirements & serving • Review plans and specifications; organize workload, schedule inspections, and document inspection results. • Functions asthe an Board effective management team member; 2. Other duties as assigned by of Directors. • Offer building code interpretation and advice when solicited. • experience Carry out and personnel functions forWe respective CFS staffbenefits package. ommensurate with other qualifi cations. offer a competitive QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS ESSENTIAL ome join our team! & assist in Agency relations; • Post-secondary degree or diploma in a discipline pertinent to the job function such as Architectural technology, building science or • Identify & assist in implementations of training needs civil engineering technology, or an equivalent combination of related education and experience. and initiatives; • Experience in inspection, review and approval of construction as related to buildings. mail resumes and• Criminal Record Checks no later 10, as 2017, 4pm to: Rachel Templeton Providing direct services and than otherNov duties negotiated. • Certified or willingness to work toward certification for a Manitoba Building Official Association (MBOA) certificate within a mutually eo@junipercentre.org • Ability to enter on an Information Data Base known as agreed upon time frame, Thorough knowledge of the National Building codes, Manitoba Building codes, Manitoba Building Code Act. Child and Family Services Information System (CFSIS). • Ability to read and interpret plans specifications, codes and by-laws. Your cover letter and résumé must clearly indicate how you • Able to travel when required. meet the qualifications. Please submit three references • Must have valid Manitoba driver’s license and access to an insured reliable vehicle. at time of application. • Strong knowledge/Excellent understanding and application of MS Office programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.). • Understanding of Aboriginal Cultural Traditions and practices. Salary: Based on qualifications • Strong organizational skills, problem solving and conflict resolution skills. Deadline for Applications: • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in written form. Thursday, January 23, 2020 @ 4:00 p.m. • Team player and capability to work unsupervised. Apply to: WORKING CONDITIONS Advertisement # NAA160 • Willing and able to travel as required must have access to a reliable insured vehicle and valid Manitoba Driver’s License. Attention: Hiring Committee • Generally, working an office environment, construction sites at times. Nikan Awasisak Agency Inc. • Additional hours beyond the standard regular hours of work may be required at times. P.O. Box 388 • Any work conducted after regular standard working hours will be banked at straight time. Cross Lake, MB. R0B 0J0 • Banked time will be taken off in lieu of.

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Or for more information contact: Gloria Mckay, HR Coordinator Phone: 204-676-3902 Fax: 204-676-3251 Email: gmckay@nikanaa.ca

Please forward all applications and resumes, including two (2) references that KTC will contact with applicant written permission to: Lisa Beardy, Office Manager Keewatin Tribal Council Inc. 23 Nickel Road, Thompson, Manitoba, R8N 0Y4 Fax: (204) 677- 0256 Email: lbeardy@ktc.ca

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

Applications will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. Thursday, January 23, 2020. We wish to thank those that apply for this position but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

School District of Mystery Lake

Success for all

The School District of Mystery Lake

The School District of Mystery Lake invites applications for CelebrateDistrict Education Week: April 16-20, 2018 Casual, Clerical/Secretarial

Substitute & Support Positions The Board of Trustees invites you to celebrate Education Week 2018 in our schools. The School District of Mystery Lake is looking for energetic Happyfor Education WeekClerical/Secretarial to all of the District staff. individuals Casual, District substitute It takes everyone to support our and Support positions. students in their learning. Preferred qualifications include: Thank you for all that you do to • Grade 12 academic standing enrich the lives of our students. • Demonstrated successful experience in secretarial or administrative positions or combination “You can teach a student a lesson forofaeducation day; and experience. but if you can teach him to learn by creating • A keyboarding of 50 w.p.m. curiosity, hespeed will continue the learning process • Proficiency and knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, as long as he lives.” Clay P. Bedford Excel, and Outlook) and familiarity with accounting applications is an asset. Thank you. • Proven organizational skills and the ability to work in a fast paced environment. Board of Trustees • Excellent The oral School and written communication skills. District of Mystery Lake • Strong interpersonal and decision making skills. • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team player. • Ability to provide support to District schools in a wide variety of functions relating to reception, word processing, filing, mail, purchasing, student record keeping, first aid, library duties and secretarial support to school administration. • Ability to work well with school administrators, teachers, students and the public. • Ability to provide support for reception/clerical/secretarial/ accounting/print shop and library technician positions within the district as necessary. • Ability to exhibit a high level of confidentiality. Satisfactory Criminal Records Check and Child Abuse Registry Check are required. The rate of pay for positions covered is outlined in the 8223-00 Collective Bargaining Agreement located on the district website. For further information, please contact Tami Bodnaryk, District Accountant at the School Board Office at 204677-6113. Please apply on our website at www.mysterynet.mb.ca and select Job Centre. We thank you for your application however only applicants shortlisted will be contacted.

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Position: Statistics Clerk One (1) Full-Time Permanent Position Responsibilities: Reporting to the Stats Supervisor the Statistics Clerk is responsible for coordinating and recording the receipt of month end statistics reports on Agency case categories. The incumbent must possess excellent computer skills and be adaptable to software applications used by Awasis Agency. There is a requirement for thorough knowledge of policies, procedures and regulations of the Agency. There is also a requirement to demonstrate initiative by offering solutions when problems or discrepancies are identified in the system. Qualifications: • Grade 12 • Certificate in an administrative training program with CFS statistics experience is preferred or a combination of education and experience in a similar work setting can be considered • Ability to adhere to confidentiality when working with sensitive information • Fast and accurate keyboarding skills • Analytical problem solving and conceptual skills • Must have good verbal and written communication skills • Proficient using Microsoft Word and Excel • Knowledge of Child and Family Services Information System (CFSIS) Working Conditions: • Must have satisfactory Prior Contact, Child Abuse Registry Check and Criminal Record Check • Must adhere to confidentiality when working with confidential information • Must be able to work in a fast paced environment • Minimal travel required Salary: Awasis Agency offers a competitive salary and employee benefit package. Salary will commensurate with education and experience. Closing Date: Friday, January 24, 2020 – or until 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 2020-005 on your resume/cover letter and in the subject line of your email in confidence to: Human Resources Department Awasis Agency of Northern Manitoba Competition #2020-005 701 Thompson Drive, Thompson, MB R8N 2A2 Fax: (204) 778-8428 Email: hr@awasisagency.ca We thank all applicants who apply, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process

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ST. JAMES ANGLICAN 10 Caribou • 677-4652 11 am Sundays ST. JOSEPH UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC 340 Juniper • 778-7547 ST. LAWRENCE ROMAN CATHOLIC Fr Shantha Gandamalla Fr Guna Sekhar 114 Cree Rd • 677-0160 Sat. 6:30 pm & Sun. 10 am THOMPSON PENTECOSTAL Pastor Mel Versluis Associate Youth Pr Fred Ntwari Associate Children’s Pr Karen O’Gilvie 126 Goldeye • 677-3435 thompsonchurch.ca Sunday School 9:45 am Coffee Time at 10:30 am Service at 11:00 am

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ST. ANDREWS PRESBYTERIAN 249 Thompson Dr • 204-677-2799 Pastor Murat Kuntel 11 am Service CHRISTIAN CENTRE FELLOWSHIP Pastor Mario Buscio 328 Thompson Dr N • 677-4457 Sunday school 9:45 am • Service 11 am FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 456 Westwood Dr S • 778-8037 11 am Service LUTHERAN–UNITED CHURCH OF THOMPSON 52 Caribou Rd • 677-4495 10:30 am Sunday service LIVING WATER CHURCH Pastor Archie McKay • 677-2469 Sunday services @ 7:00 pm. LIGHT OF THE NORTH CHURCH 32 Nelson Road

Position: Case Aide One (1) Full Time Permanent position Summary of Position: Reporting to the Unit Supervisor the Case Aide is responsible for facilitating case-related activities (on behalf of their unit) when working with families and children in the field of child protection and must follow all guidelines related to clients’ safety and privacy. The duties would include, but not limited to assist with case management administration, provide administrative support to case workers/Unit, including developing strong relationships with clients, acting as a liaison for Agency and clients, preparing reports, check progress and reports about cases, conducting interviews, assisting with compiling case particulars for Court, ensuring accurate and timely documentation, assist with developing long/short term case plans, developing/facilitating workshops, community education and networking with collateral resources/services. Qualifications: • Combination of education and experience in related field • Previous experience in child welfare is preferred • Knowledge of CFS legislation, Regulations and Provincial Standards • Knowledge of Child & Family Services information System (CFSIS) would be an asset • Excellent written and oral communication skills • Excellent assessment skills • Good organizational, time management and prioritizing skills • Proficiency in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, and Outlook) • Must be self-motivated with the ability to work independently and in a team setting • Sensitivity to and an understanding of First Nations culture and values • Ability to speak and/or understand the Cree or Dene language would be considered an asset 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: Friday, January 24, 2020 – Or Until 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 2020-004 on your resume/cover letter and in the subject line of your email in confidence to: Human Resources Department Awasis Agency of Northern Manitoba Competition #2020-004 701 Thompson Drive, Thompson, MB R8N 2A2 Fax: (204) 778-8428 Email: hr@awasisagency.ca We thank all applicants who apply, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process

GATEWAY BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor Chris Lowe 159 Cree Rd • 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 83 Copper Rd Everyone welcome Sundays at 10 am For more information, church tours or home visits call the missionaries at 204-939-4382 or visit churchofjesuschrist.org THE SALVATION ARMY Thompson Corps (Church) 305 Thompson Dr • 677-3658 Worship services 11 am Sunday BURNTWOOD BAPTIST CHURCH 39 Beaver • 778-4494 Pastor Lee Pickett Sunday morning service 11:15 am Sunday evening service 7:00 pm Wednesday prayer meeting 7:00 pm


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Thompson Citizen photo courtesy of Brooke Graham Brooke Graham is rocking the Northern Manitoba curling community as the youngest competitor playing in the 2020 women’s curling provincials in Rivers at the end of the month.

Thompson teenager sweeps way into 2020 women’s curling provincials BY JAMES SNELL

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Sixteen-year-old Thompson resident Brooke Graham will be competing with Team Briscoe of the Burntwood Curling Club at the 2020 women’s curling provincials in Rivers Jan. 29-Feb. 2. Graham, who started curling at age six, comes from a dynasty of curling players. She’ll be the youngest athlete in the Manitoba Scotties, where 12 teams will com-

pete. Three of the world’s top five teams are participating, propelling the humble youth into the stratosphere of international curling. “Both my parents are curlers, and my grandparents, my whole family were curlers,� the Grade 11 student explains. The journey to upper-level curling has been a challenge for Graham, who has successfully navigated responsibilities at school and

long hours of practice. “It’s been hard, but when you enjoy something, it makes it easier to incorporate it into your day,� she said. “I usually curl after school. Some days I curl two times a day. I play with my [women’s] team on Wednesdays, and I have a curling team that I skip myself, and we are going to zones in February.� Graham has tried getting a junior team to Thomp-

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