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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Serving the Hub of the North since 1960

Volume 60 • Issue 13

Thompson clinic screens 153 people for the novel coronavirus over first five days of operation BY IAN GRAHAM

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PREMIER DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY NEWS PAGE 2

SOME STORES HAVE REDUCED HOURS NEWS PAGE 3

Thompson’s COVID-19 testing site, one of 11 throughout Manitoba set up since the first case of the novel coronavirus emerged in the province earlier in March, screened 153 people during its first full week of operations March 16-20, the Northern Regional Health Authority says. The clinic is not a walkin operation but only for people referred there by a physician or after calling Health Links. Not everyone who is referred there receives a test. On the first day of operations March 16, 13 of the 100 people screened there were tested for COVID-19. Daily numbers for March 17-20 are not available. No one in Northern Manitoba has tested positive for COVID-19 as of March 23. By Monday, there were 11 confirmed and nine probable cases of the coronavirus in Manitoba, mostly in Winnipeg, with other cases in the Interlake-Eastman

Health Region and Southern Health–Santé Sud region. Across Canada, as of 11 a.m. Eastern time March 23, there were 1,432 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 42 probable cases. Twenty people in Canada had died as the result of their infections. Nearly 103,000 people across Canada have been tested for COVID-19 since the first positive test, and there are more than 400 confirmed cases in both Ontario and British Columbia, while Alberta and Quebec have each identified more than 200 cases. Most of the confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada have been identified since the beginning of March and people aged 50 to 59 represent 19 per cent of the cases. Forty-seven per cent of cases so far are among people younger than 50 and the Public Health Agency of Canada estimates that 44 per cent have occurred among people who recently travelled outside of Canada, with another seven per cent caused by close contact with

Thompson Citizen image courtesy of Public Health Agency of Canada A Public Health Agency of Canada chart shows the dramatic rise of COVID-19 cases in Canada since the beginning of March. someone who had recently travelled internationally. Forty-four per cent were likely exposed to the virus within Canada. Manitoba declared a state of emergency as a result of the pandemic March 20, which prohibits public gatherings of more than 50 people. Anyone who has travelled outside of the

province should self-isolate for 14 days following their trip, says Manitoba’s public health department. Anyone concerned that they may have or have been exposed to the coronavirus should call Health Links at 204-788-8200 or 1-888315-9257 to be screened to see if a test is required. An online screening tool is

available at www.manitoba. ca/covid19. People have been asked to stay home as much as possible to reduce their risk of exposure to the coronavirus and to wash their hands often and clean frequently touched surfaces. The main symptoms of COVID-19 infection are a fever, a cough and shortness of breath.

Family marks one-year anniversary of Solomon McDonald’s death in an unsolved hit-and-run collision north of Thompson The family of a Nelson House man who was killed in an unsolved hit-and-run just north of Thompson in 2019 held a memorial feast March 22 to mark one year since his death. Solomon McDonald, 42, died after being hit by a vehicle on Highway 391 just north of the Miles Hart Bridge over the Burntwood River March 22, 2019. A vehicle-pedestrian collision was reported to

Thompson RCMP around 1 a.m. that day. Solomon’s mother Delsey McDonald organized the feast with his siblings Gail McDonald, Rogina Linklater, Trapper Linklater and David McDonald as well as his aunts Lori Anne Hartie, Alma McDonald and Nora Linklater and his uncle Alex McDonald. The family complied with state of emergency regulations prohibiting gatherings

Man stabbed multiple times March 20, 19-year-old arrested and charged A man is in stable condition in a Winnipeg hospital after being stabbed multiple times in Thompson March 20. Thompson RCMP were called to a stabbing on Station Road around 11 p.m. Friday and located the 31-year-old victim, who was transported to Thompson General Hospital and later to Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg in critical condition. Sunil Tiger Oman, 19, from Thompson was arrested and faces multiple charges, including aggravated assault, resisting arrest and possession of a controlled substance. He was remanded into custody and scheduled to appear in Thompson court March 23.

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of 50 people or more during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Solomon McDonald had 10 children, the youngest of them four-year-old twin girls and two grandchildren. Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation vice-chief and councillor Cheryl Moore told the Thompson Citizen that Solomon’s family has not heard anything from the RCMP about the investigation and that his mother Delsey McDonald believes someone from Thompson or one of the surrounding communities knows something and she and his common-law partner Nellie Wood hope that someone with information about the collision will come forward. Anyone who witnessed or has information about the collision 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.

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Thompson Citizen photo courtesy of Cheryl Moore Family members of Solomon McDonald, including his common-law partner Nellie Wood and their four-year-old twin girls, held a memorial feast March 22 to mark one year since the 42-year-old Nelson House man was killed in an unsolved hit-and-run collision on the highway north of Thompson in 2019.

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OBITUARY LAWRENCE W. HASSARD U.E. passed away at Northern Spirit Manor in Thompson, March 13, 2020. Lawrence was born December 7, 1923 at Valley River, Manitoba. He was predeceased by his wife, Lilian, infant daughter Dixie, his parents Edwin Hassard and Isabelle Secord as well as his younger brothers Delmer and wife Pauline, Garry and nephew, Terry. He will be greatly missed by his children; Linda Dutchak (Ken), Patricia Cheponis (Robert), Deborah Leonard (John) and Darcy Hassard (Chris and daughter Amanda). Grandchildren Jody, Jason, Jillian, Cynthia, Rebecca, Geoffrey, Brett and Timothy. Great grandchildren Andrew, Christopher, Greyson, Carter, Elsie and Lee as well as great great grandson, Harrison. Lawrence is survived by his older cousins Bernice and Lorna, sister-in-law, Leona Hassard and several nieces and nephews. A World War II veteran, Lawrence served overseas during the war in the Royal Canadian Airforce. He was stationed at Warrington, Lancashire when he met Lilian who was in the Royal Air Force. They met on the train platform in Warrington and later married after receiving permission from both the Royal and Royal Canadian airforce commanders. After the war ended, Lawrence returned home to Dernic, Saskatchewan along with his squadron on the Queen Elizabeth. Lilian, a war bride and their three month old daughter arrived in Halifax some months later. Lawrence left Buchanan, Saskatchewan and came to Thompson in 1960 to work at Inco. He retired in 1985. The first year was spent in camp living in a tent. When his family joined him in Thompson in 1961, they moved into apartment R on Fox Bay and later to Teal Avenue. Lawrence would continue to live there until approximately four years ago when health issues dictated a move to the care home. Lawrence loved the north, hunting and fishing were very important to him. Both of these activities were often shared with his good friend, Jim Hickey. He made a couple of trips to the Yukon, one with brother Garry and family and the other with grandson Jason. He continued to share those memories often and said more than once that “if I was 50 years younger I’d move there.” Lawrence always looked forward to visits and telephone calls with his family. He liked to keep “up with the news” and politics was a keen interest throughout his adult life. Lawrence was a descendent of several United Empire Loyalist families who came to Canada during or after the Revolutionary War. He enjoyed receiving two certificates that proved his lineage to his 4x great grandfather, Stephen Secord UEL and 6x great grandmother, Sarah Kast McGinnis UEL. Cremation has taken place and interment will be at Chapel Lawn, Winnipeg, Manitoba will occur at a later date. Lastly, Lawrence’s family would like to thank the staff of the Northern Spirit Manor, Thompson General Hospital and especially Dr. Chaudhry for all their help and care.

Manitoba declares a state of emergency due to COVID-19 BY CASSIDY DANKOCHIK FLIN FLON REMINDER

Manitoba is officially under a state of emergency due to COVID-19. Premier Brian Pallister announced the state of emergency at a provincial COVID-19 update March 20. The state of emergency allows Manitoba to enforce social distancing efforts. Under current rules, any gatherings of 50 people or more are effectively banned until further notice. “The best defence we have isn’t just a government officer going and trying to stop a restaurant from [opening],” Pallister said. “As you come across a situation where people are not observing the social distancing rules, I’d like you to

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go on the internet and tell everybody not to shop there. Don’t go there. Don’t honour that kind of behavior. In fact, it’s a dishonour. It’s unsafe and I would encourage Manitobans to be defenders of the safety of all of us.” Any person not following orders from the provincial government could face a fine of up to $50,000 or six months in prison. Corporations not following the rules could be fined up to $500,000. Pallister acknowledged this was restricting freedoms and said most of the population has been following the province’s recommendations. “We must continue to use every tool we have available to flatten the curve here and do our part to protect all Manitobans,” he said. “The

measures that we’re taking today will enshrine what has already been happening in Manitoba.” Manitoba’s chief provincial public health officer Dr. Brent Roussin said there’s many ways to ensure people follow his instructions. “We enforce other orders through public health inspectors, even police officers are a possibility,” he said. “Almost always Manitobans will follow our advice.” Officials continued to reiterate that the province’s 11 testing sites are not walk-in clinics. They can only be used by people referred there by a health care professional. Manitoba’s phone screening line, Health Links - Info Santé, has received thousands of calls and has re-

duced wait times to just over an hour. Earlier this week, the wait time was nearly three hours. The online assessment tool from Shared Health Manitoba received over 30,000 hits on March 19. Pallister said Manitoba would be well positioned to bounce back economically after the direct effects of the virus go away. “We are going to be the home of hope, not only for the past 150 years, but going forward as well,” he said. Pallister called on Manitobans to reach out to their neighbours and friends through phone calls or other ways to help combat the effects of social isolation. “We’ll beat this thing,” he said as the news conference ended.

Provincial budget includes new carbon tax and cuts sales tax, projects a $220-million deficit BY IAN GRAHAM

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The Manitoba budget introduced by the governing Progressive Conservatives March 19 includes a $25 per tonne carbon tax that won’t increase as well as a one percentage point reduction in the provincial sales tax (PST), both of which come into effect July 1. The financial blueprint for the 2020-21 fiscal year also includes more money for the provincial rainy day fund and the emergency expenditures contingency while projecting a $220 million deficit, though the overall economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic makes projecting economic performance more difficult than usual this spring. Other tax and fee reductions in the budget include increasing the threshold for the payroll tax, which is estimated to save money for 1,000 employers and the elimination of probate fees

July 1. The reduction of the PST from seven per cent to six is expected to save an average Manitoba household $345 per year, Finance Minister Scott Fielding says. “Manitoba will be the only province that has cut its sales tax in recent years and we’ve done it twice,” said Fielding. The total health care budget is $6.8 billion and includes an additional $10 million over the previous year for cataract and joint replacement surgeries as well as a $2 million increase in mental health and addictions treatment. Funding for implementation of the provincial clinical and preventative services plan, intended to provide patients with more health care close to home and reduce the need for medical trips to Winnipeg, is also included. Investments of more than $250 million are planned for the next four years. School districts are get-

ting $1.3 billion in operating grants for the 2020-21 budget year, and the province is investing $2 million towards adding 1,000 licensed early learning and child care spaces. The Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Program is also getting a $4.8 million increase, including $1.8 million for the Manitoba Bursary Program and $3 million for the Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative. The province says it will also make $41 million worth of interest-free loans available for post secondary students. Six million dollars is also being dedicated towards 27 additional police officers, while $5 million is going to fight crime and gang activity and $1 million towards deterring impaired driving. The highways capital budget is going up $12.5 million to $362.5 million. A $500,000 investment towards implementation of the First Nations Mineral Development Protocol

will see up to $50,000 each directed to First Nations to support mineral exploration and development within their territories. Manitoba Liberal leader Dougald Lamont said in press release that the budget was likely based on flawed assumptions, saying 1.3 per cent GDP growth and low unemployment are no longer likely and that increased revenue of more than $700 million from income taxes and Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries is wishful thinking as there could be a pandemic-related recession. “The PCs are managing to cut, freeze, and run up debt all at the same time,” said Lamont. “It is a trifecta of fiscal incompetence at a time of crisis. If the PCs were serious about their concerns with Manitoba’s finances, they would not be offering yet another PST reduction at a time of a global pandemic, while still trying to balance the budget.”


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Vale Manitoba Operations institutes staggered lunch breaks, faster-acting cleaning products and restricts contractor access in response to COVID-19 pandemic BY IAN GRAHAM

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Vale is taking precautionary steps to protect employees and community members in Thompson through social distancing measures and upgraded cleaning procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic, Manitoba Operations head Franco Cazzola said in a March 20 letter. The company has instituted a policy requiring

employees to use respirators in the elevator cage at its Thompson mines due to the difficulty in maintaining social distance within the confined area. The letter notes that since all Manitoba Operations employees have their own respirators this does not increase the demand for respirators. Employees at the mines are also taking staggered lunch breaks, avoiding

large meetings in favour of other communication methods and being provided with COVID-19 symptom checklist cards for self assessment. Non-essential business travel, both international and domestic, has been cancelled and employees returning to Canada from international trips on or after March 15 are required to self-isolate for 14 days. Anyone with any

COVID-19 symptoms -– fever, cough, shortness of breath – is being asked to stay home from work. Employees who are eligible to work from home are doing so and those onsite have been instructed to practise social distancing. Non-critical contractors are no longer allowed onsite and suppliers are being asked to avoid visits to Vale whenever possible. The company is also in

the process of setting up screening for anyone entering the site. Vale is also employing the online wellness platform Medisys on Demand to do remote screening to help reduce demand on the provincial health care system and has approved the use of faster-acting cleaning products by contract cleaners. “Everyone has a critical role to play in managing

the unprecedented situation presented by the COVID-19 pandemic,” Cazzola wrote. “These measures represent our leadership team’s best judgement, at this moment, about the actions we believe are necessary to reduce risk for our people and community. We need to work together for the benefit of everyone at Manitoba Operations and our communities.”

Some Thompson stores continuing regular operations, others reducing hours of business in response to the COVID-19 pandemic BY IAN GRAHAM

The exterior of Thompson’s Walmart in May 2019. Thompson Citizen file photo

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number of products customers can purchase so that other customers have the opportunity to buy the supplies they need. Cleaning has also been increased in Walmart stores with employees dedicated to cleaning key areas throughout the day. The company has also instituted a policy to pay any employees under mandated quarantine for any hours they were scheduled to work during the two-week quarantine period. Walmart did not provide specific answers to questions about store hours or their resupply schedule for the Thompson store and whether any changes will be made to them but an empoyee posted in the Facebook grouo Thompson Talk that stores are open 8 a.m. to 8 o.m. weekddays with the hour from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. reserved for

seniors only. “There are currently no plans to reduce hours and we are in constant contact with our vendors,” said a Giant Tiger spokesperson in an email, though later that day a notice was posted from the Thompson store on Thompson Talk stating that the store would only be open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday to Saturday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays starting March 21. “We remain committed to ensuring our supply of essential items remains intact for customers at our everyday low prices. We have a constant flow of goods and increased deliveries to meet the unprecedented demand and where we have shortages on certain key items we are actively working with our vendors on replenishment.”

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 April 13, 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

Giant Tiger has temporarily closed all in-store public washrooms for health and safety reasons and is asking customers who feel unwell or who have returned from international travel in the last 14 days not to visit their stores in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The store is also encouraging customers to use debit or credit cards rather than cash when possible and to practise social distancing while shopping. Canada Safeway announced March 19 that it is temporarily reducing store hours to 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. so there would be more time for staff to restock shelves, complete necessary santitizing and rest.

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For some Thompson stores, it’s mostly business as usual despite the COVID-19 pandemic, with special attention being paid to sanitation and ensuring people aren’t in close proximity to each other whenever possible. At Thompson’s Family Foods, which is owned by Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation, there are no current plans for changes to the stores operations, provided there is sufficient staff. The manager who spoke to the Thompson Citizen said employees are trying to remain six feet away from each other and customers whenever possible and frequently cleaning surfaces that they and customers touch often, such as the conveyor belts at the registers, the cash registers themselves and debit machine keypads. Resupply shipments are still arriving three times per week, usually on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, with no plans to change things up, though the situation could change quickly in response to the number of COVID-19 cases in Manitoba and where the affected people are. At Clarke’s Pharmacy, hours and operations are carrying on as normal, says owner Darren King. “I don’t anticipate any changes,” King said. Thompson Canadian Tire owner/operator Mike Howell said in an email that, “In light of everything that is going on with the COVID-19, we are temporarily changing our store hours.” As of March 20, the store is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Monday to Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, with the auto service centre open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Walmart’s manager of corporate affairs says the company’s stores have received information about taking proper precautions and that the company is doing its best to ensure products customers are asking for, such as hand sanitizer, paper products, cleaning supplies and non-perishables, are restocked as quickly as possible, and that stores have been granted discretion to limit the

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Coupled with free trade agreements that crippled American and Canadian industries, the very powers who promised “trickle-down” are laughing all the way to the bank and demanding we work for less, bashing unions from coast to coast. What our current prime minister suggested, while in opposition, was the new method of proportional voting, which would prevent Toronto and the province of Quebec from perpetually forming governments. Once in power, the Liberals hushed that election reform. His predecessor, Stephen Harper, enjoyed a majority while only getting four votes in

10 nationwide. And as Stephen Harper promised, and quickly forgot, was the idea of an elected Senate, which would no longer be a retirement home stacked to stifle the decisions of elected Members of Parliament. Canada weathered the near collapse of the global economy, since our banks are regulated, unlike the mess Ronald Reagan legalized during his terms as president. So Maggie, Bush and Reagan are no longer in power but their legacy has impoverished more people in Britain, Canada and the United States, with their global oppression and deregulation, which is destroying the

working class in all three nations, and the middle class as well. In response to governments’ lack of investment in education under the North American Free Trade Agreement, it was decided to import foreign workers, rather than educate our own citizens. Another government plan to drive down Canadian wages and pressure us to work for less. If this country is to survive globalization, we need new leadership in both major political parties, not another string of privileged kids or dusty relics of the “old boys’ school.”

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The married to aligning posals to reduce the fore being defeated bybeing meetings andby ask their correct in mostly saywill save money. Thesave married toThe aligning posals to inreduce the fore defeated meetings and ask their correct insave saywill money. married to alignin posals to the reduce the fore being defeated by meetings andmostly ask their mostly inwill saywill save money. The married to analigning days of mostly staying our homes, presuming we are “All I’m doing is just all our parishioners to reJehovah’s Witnesses worship have cancelled posals to reduceMayor therepresentafore being defeated byelected meetings and ask their mostly correct in amount saywill save money. The married toanyaligning number of representaMayor Dennis Fenske officials quesing that, in terms of amount is not large themselves with any number of representaDennis Fenske elected officials quesing that, in terms of is not large themselves with number of Dennis Fenske elected officials quesing that, in terms of amount is not large themselves with an following public health guidelines, which weMayor should be, we number of representaMayor Dennis Fenske elected officials quesing that, in terms of amount is not large themselves with any a limited skeleton crewof– amount spond wholeheartedly to themselves swering machine regular services due to ing number oftives representaMayor Dennis elected officials questhat, inthe terms isoverall not –particular large with said any comprising inthem the race to become tions week after week, class and ethnicity, the overall – about $20,000 particular side, because should probably bethem prepared for a lot more boredom in tivestives comprising them in the race to tions week after week, class and ethnicity, overall – about $20,000 side, because comprising them in theFenske race to become tions week after week, class and ethnicity, the about $20,000 particular side, becaus tives comprising in become the race to our become tions week after week, class and ethnicity, the overall – about $20,000 particular side, because the music and myself,”the he overall the advice given$20,000 to us at particular meetings have been temthe COVID-19 pandemic, tives comprising them the race to become tions week after week, class and ethnicity, – about side, because one of them head of council last their opinions may not trustees aren’t really in councillors’ salarnow, the number Statistical models data about and and onefuture. of them made head ofinon council last opinions maytheir not opinions trustees aren’t really in councillors’ salarrightright now, the number and made one of based them made head oftheir council last may not trustees aren’t really ingovernment councillors’ salarright now, the numbe and one of them made head ofCOVID-19 council last their opinions may not trustees aren’t really in of councillors’ salarright now, the number said, noting that is takes all levels porarily cancelled due to with some organizations and one ofashow them made head of time council last theirtoopinions may trustees aren’t really in councillors’ salarrightapnow, the number transmission that toMarch significantly “flatten the curve” –enough tobe enough a choice 13March not time that Thompsonites to dissuade a dissuade microcosm ofmicrocosm the ies the per year plus of plus opinions on council a choice March 13 not time that Thompsonites beThompsonites dissuade a not microcosm ies per year plusper apopinions on choice 13 not that be enough to a the of the ies perapof opinions on counc aMarch choice 13 not time that Thompsonites be enough to dissuade a of microcosm of ies year plus apof council opinions on council about four people to carry and public health. Ifofyear you COVID-19 pandemic. switching to live streama choice March 13went not that Thompsonites be enough to a microcosm ofDistrict theproximately iesMysper year apof opinions council not reduce the overall oftime cases but to spread them outmajority to shrink itsshrink numbers, to polls the polls about the majority from forDistrict of Myshalf that ishalf generally two – Pickett fortwo two to shrink its numbers, to the about the from for-dissuade School District of School Mysproximately half thatplus ishalf generally two – on for to shrink itswent numbers, went to the polls about the majority from forof proximately that is generally out his online service. “So, have not already done so, Pastor Lee to itsnumber numbers, went to the polls about majority from forSchool District of Mysproximately that is generally – for– fo ing tothe support those inSchool to shrink its numbers, went to even the polls about theahead, majority from for-tery School District of Mys-amount, proximately half and that isagainst. – for time –school ittrustcould take three months or six months as over school trustthree-and-half years especially Lake’s population on average, andaverage, as school board three-and-half years gingofging ahead, especially tery Lake’s population amount, on amount, average, as school board trustthree-and-half years ging ahead, especially tery Lake’s population amount, onagainst. andtwo against. we’re going to livestream please self-isolate. of generally Burntwood Baptist isolation. asboard board trustthree-and-half years ging ahead, especially tery Lake’s population on The average, and against. asvoted school board trustthree-and-half years gingthe ahead, especially tery Lake’s population on average, and against. people staying away from other as much as– possible. 6-1 against ago – was in favour offavour of the aswhole. aofwhole. 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Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation (NCN) declared a state of emergency encompassing all NCN lands that took effect March 20 at 6 p.m., “to minimize the risks related to the current coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) declared by the World Health Organization.” The state of emergency includes an alcohol ban. In a social media release, the NCN said that consequences for violating state of emergency rules might include: eviction, banishment, imprisonment or fines consistent with the NCN community protection laws. “A ban on non-essential travel into and out of the

community will go into effect at 8 p.m. on Sunday March 22, 2020 for all persons, except those providing essential services in accordance with NCN’s Communicable Disease Emergency Plan, all medical personnel, utility providers, designated NCN advisors, members of Chief and Council, medical emergencies where the NCN Health Director or her designate determine the risk to the individual requires assistance at the Nursing Station, and any other personnel designated in writing by Chief and Council as the need arises,” NCN stipulated. “All persons arriving at the roadside check-stop will be required to fill out a questionnaire for track-

ing and monitoring visitors to the community to ensure compliance with the non-essential travel ban.” The NCN said that all schools and non-essential services would be closed March 21 at 6 p.m. “A ban on the trans-

portation of alcohol onto NCN Lands will go into effect,” they said. “Private and public gatherings of more than fifty are prohibited. All NCN citizens and residents on NCN lands are to remain in the community until Chief and

Council, or its designate indicates it is safe to resume normal activities, but NCN citizens and residents on NCN lands will be permitted to access their traditional camps by snowmobile only unless health officials advise that

such activities must cease to protect the health and safety of the community.” NCN explained that all people heading to traditional camps by snowmobile “must first report to a First Nation Safety Officer and indicate when they are leaving for and returning from camp.” “There will be no delivery of any products to them at camp, including but not limited to alcohol or cannabis and that they will not use routes to their camp to then travel to urban areas such as Leaf Rapids or Thompson,” they said. “This order applies to all individuals and businesses on NCN lands, excluding the Mystery Lake Lands, which are subject to separate requirements.”

Thompson transit service suspended March 20 One bus line from Thompson to Winnipeg also suspended service

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The City of Thompson announced March 20 that transit service would be suspended at the end of the day in line with precautions to control the spread of the COVID-19 virus. “Over the past three days, we’ve seen a remarkable reduction in transit ridership as people are following provincial self-distancing protocols, and the schools are promoting keeping students at home,” the city said on its Facebook page. “As students make up the bulk of transit ridership in Thompson, transit service will continue for the remainder of the day.”

The decision to suspend rather than reduce service was made because reports from other communities have indicated that reducing transit service leads to a higher density of riders, which is a potential health risk during a pandemic. Two days earlier, Mahihkan Bus Lines announced that service between Thompson and Winnipeg and between The Pas and Thompson would be suspended for two weeks. “This decision is in the best interest of our employees, passengers and community members,” said CEO Suzanne Bar-

beau-Bracegirdle in a notice on the company’s Facebook page. Service between Creighton, Sask. and Winnipeg is still running on a reduced schedule, with service March 26, March 29 and March 31. “We regret the impact these decisions may have on our employees, vendors, customers and communities,” said Barbeau-Bracegirdle. “Management will be working with our employees to minimize the financial hardship so that they can focus on their health and well being during this difficult time. We ask that anyone whom is experiencing flu, cold or virus symptoms to please not enter our buildings or buses in efforts to reduce the spread.” Maple Bus Lines and NCN Thompson Bus, which offer bus service between Thompson and Winnipeg continue to run, though NCN Thompson Bus has introduced a screening form that passengers must fill out before checking in for their travel or getting on the bus.

Perimeter Aviation said March 17 that it had instituted screening for passengers and that anyone with a confirmed or suspected COVID-19 infection would not be allowed to board its planes. The airline said it is in the process of finalizing a new flight schedule to ensure the communities it serves would continue to receive regular service with enough capacity to move all passengers, cargo and mail without delays or interruptions. Calm Air said on Facebook March 17 that, “In light of COVID-19 and the changes in demand Calm Air is continuing to take precautionary measures to best protect our passengers and staff. That being said we are temporarily reducing our schedule. We will be continuing to assess this evolving situation and will communicate any new developments or further expected changes.”


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LUNCH MENU Platter $3 more

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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, April 1, 2020, at 03:00 P.M. (CST) RFP #20-12946 – SUPPLY AND INSTALLATION OF ONE (1) ELECTRIC DESICCANT DEHUMIDIFIER AT THE THOMPSON REGIONAL COMMUNITY CENTRE Wednesday, April 8, 2020, at 03:00 P.M. (CST) RFT # 20-12942 – WATER AND SEWER RENEWALS FOR THE CITY OF THOMPSON Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 03:00 P.M. (CST) RFT #20-12947 – SUPPLY OF COLD PATCHING MATERIAL TO THE CITY OF THOMPSON RFT #20-12948 – SUPPLY OF READY MIX CONCRETE TO THE CITY OF THOMPSON RFT #20-12949 – SUPPLY OF ONE (1) MEDIUM DUTY FLEX WING MOWER TO THE CITY OF THOMPSON 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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226 Mystery Lake Road Thompson, MB R8N 1S6 Phone: 204-677-7910 communications@thompson.ca

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

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

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School district office closed to the public March 23 to April 10 UCN classes resumed March 23 using alternative delivery methods such as online classes or different classroom configurations The School District of Mystery Lake (SDML) office will be closed to the public March 23 through April 10 in accordance with the provincial government’s social distancing guidelines. Anyone requiring services is asked to call 204-6776150 for assistance. The SDML board of trustees meeting scheduled for March 24 was also cancelled. University College of the North (UCN) said on Wednesday, March 21, 2018

their website March 18 that coursework was resuming March 23 using alternative delivery methods that are appropriate to their various courses’ curricula. The goal of using alternative delivery methods is to ensure that as few students as possible need to be on campus to prevent potential exposure to the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. “Students can expect different delivery methodology – perhaps all lec-

tures will be online, course the curriculum that is delivmaterials will be available ered by highly skilled and on learning management dedicated faculty members. platforms, different class- Students should expect to room configurations, and receive information from expectations around social their instructors concerndistancing,� UCN said on ing how classes will resume its website. “Many of the next week.� students’ experiences will As of March 23, the numbe different than those of ber of confirmed and probjust a week ago, with many ably cases of COVID-19 students undertaking their in Manitoba was 20 and coursework off-campus. no one had tested positive Students can also expect in Northern Manitoba, the to see the same level of provincial government excellence and quality in says. www.thompsoncitizen.net

News • Page 7 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.

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