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Operation Red Nose begins Friday, needs more volunteers BY KACPER ANTOSZEWSKI KACPER@THOMPSONCITIZEN.NET

Operation Red Nose kicked off its 17th year of operation Nov. 18, with a call for more volunteers to begin operations as of this Friday while socializing, having fun and ensuring people get home safely for the holidays. The event was emceed by Don Fulford, with guest speakers including Coun. Blake Ellis, Thompson Fire & Emergency Services (TFES) Chief John Maskerine, RCMP Special Const. Rob Cleveland, Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries director Jennifer Plett, and volunteer Fawn Morales. Maskerine noted that a higher-than-normal vol-

ume of emergency calls mean that TFES will not be able to lend their direct assistance this holiday season. However, he notes the department continues to endorse the program. “You have five ways to go home: you can call Red Nose or a taxi,” Maskerine noted. “You can go home with the RCMP or with us, and those are costly events. Or you go with Jim Boardman; but if you’re going with him, you’re not going home. So when you make the choice to have a drink, make sure you have another choice in the back of your mind.” Morales noted that Red Nose was a fun way to volunteer, with the opportun-

ity to meet a wide variety of jovial, friendly people and responsibly drive a wide variety of vehicles through the evening. “You come out for the experience, to enjoy a whole different group of people and to help our community.” Proceeds from Operation Red Nose are divided among selected community organizations (who become eligible by contributing their time to the program); this year, the local Pathfinders and Scouts groups are applicants, as well as one of the local minor hockey teams. Last year, Operation Red Nose in Thompson gave our roughly $12,000 to community organizations.

Thompson Citizen photo by Kacper Antoszewski Operation Red Nose volunteer Fawn Morales speaks at the kickoff Nov. 18.

Crosswalks and parking among citizens’ concerns brought to council BY IAN GRAHAM EDITOR@THOMPSONCITIZEN.NET

A missing crosswalk sign, paramedics having trouble gaining access to apartment buildings and community safety officers parking in non-parking areas were among the issues raised during general inquiries at council’s Nov. 14 meeting. “The sign for the southbound traffic marking the crosswalk at the intersection of Cree Road and Juni-

per Drive has not been replaced and last week there was a very near serious incident because a lady with a walker was crossing the road,” said Dave Tugwood. “Some traffic came to a stop there but then she fell down on the ground and a couple of people got out to help her but because there was no sign that way a vehicle came by flying g down the curb lane and past all the traffic that was as stopped there because there’s no

sign up there indicating the crosswalk now. It’s been about two-anda-half months since that [road construction] was completed so I’m just wondering why there’s no sign up there yet indicating the crosswalk.” Mayor Dennis Fenske said the city would have the sign replaced as soon as p possible. Tu g w o o d also asked if first

responders did not have access to some apartment buildings in the city. “The apartment buildings at 207 and 211 Cree Rd., they have the black devices which are supposed to be accessible, but several times this summer I noticed that ambulance personnel have come to those buildings but they’ve been unable to g get in unless they y k knock k on




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a window and get somebody to come down and open the door for them,” Tugwood said. “I’m just wondering why they’re not utilizing the facility that’s there for them to obtain a key to get into the building because I know myself, if I was lying on the floor having had a heart attack or something, I would certainly like the first responders to t get in to

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Multiculture centre’s financial situation improving


February 8, 1947 – November 16, 2016 Peacefully, after a courageous battle with diabetes. It is with deep regret that we announce the death of Daniel Thomas Coxon on Wednesday, Nov.16, 2016 at the Thompson General Hospital at the age of 69 years in Thompson, MB. Daniel was born in Belleville, ON, Feb. 8, 1947 and was raised in Cannifton, ON. Daniel met and married his wife Judith Simpson on Dec. 4, 1971. They moved to Thompson to start a family and pursue careers at INCO in 1974. Here he worked in the re¿nery tank house for 32 years. Daniel enjoyed ¿shing, hunting, camping and spending time at the cabin. He also had a love for eagles. Daniel leaves to mourn, his wife Judy, daughter’s Jo-Anne (Mike), Jennifer (Randy) and Janet (Bob). Grandchildren Daniel, Cameron, Alexis, Mercedes, Angelica and Ethan. Brothers Roy (Gail) and Andy (Stacie). As well as many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Predeceased by his Mom and Dad, Lorna and Charles-Roy, his Brother’s Rick and David and his sister Jo-Anne. Celebration of Life was held Nov. 21, 2016 at the Pentecostal Assembly in Thompson, MB. Of¿ciating Pastor Dan Murphy of the Pentecostal Assembly and Of¿cer Roy Bladen of the Salvation Army. Special thanks goes out to the doctors and nurses of the Thompson General Hospital, the two supporting churches and their congregations, Boardman Funeral Home and all our family and friends. Donations can be made to: The Canadian Diabetes Association 200-310 Broadway Winnipeg, MB R3C 0S6 1-204-949-9163

Thompson Citizen photo by Kacper Antoszewski The 2016 Multiculture Center board of directors. BY KACPER ANTOSZEWSKI KACPER@THOMPSONCITIZEN.NET

The Thompson Multiculture Centre and Thompson Citizenship Council Inc. hosted its annual general meeting Nov. 5, electing a new board and outlining both past successes and plans for the near future. The centre continues to

CAMILO AZEVEDO SILVA In loving memory of Camilo Azevedo Silva March 18 , 1931 - November 21, 2016 With deep sorrow, the Silva Family regrets to announce the passing of Camilo Azevedo Silva at the Thompson General Hospital. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, November 24, 2016 at the St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church at 1:00 pm with interment to follow. Full Obituary to follow.

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offer both French and English language, along with its more recent Spanish offering. For 2016, the centre has found volunteers to organize and teach Portugese, Punjabi (northern India) and Yoruba (northern Nigeria, southern Benin). Tabla lessons (drums traditionally played in India and some surrounding countries) will also be returning to the cen-

tre after a brief hiatus this fall. The centre’s community garden doubled its yield from last year, distributing 200 lbs of fresh veggies among community gardeners this year. The centre hopes to install a greenhouse next summer. “We all come from a different part of the world,” said Peter Aarinola. “We

don’t have embassies or consulates here, but this centre, here in Thompson, serves as our home.” After some hard financial times, the multiculture centre has for the most part broken even for the last fiscal year, with $32,152 in revenue and $33,705 total in expenses. A $1,500 deficit remains due to the depreciation of non-cash assets.

The Workers Compensation Act Review The Workers Compensation Act Legislative Review Committee 2016 is asking Manitobans to help steer the direction of the workers compensation system into the future. From November 15, 2016 to February 15, 2017, we will accept your submissions at: Online: Fax: 204-954-4968

Questions? Email: Phone: 204-954-6203 Manitoba Toll free: 1-877-358-0495

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Transitioning to Long Term Care Presented by: Kate Geiger, Occupational Therapist practicing as a Community Mental Health Worker in the Mental Health Services for the Elderly Program of the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority

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Thompson Citizen photo by Kacper Antoszewski Customers rushed into the Great Canadian Dollar Store at City Centre Mall with their loonies in hand for the franchise’s grand opening Nov. 18. The store was packed with shoppers for the entirety of the morning.

City and union approve four-year collective bargaining agreement BY IAN GRAHAM EDITOR@THOMPSONCITIZEN.NET

Nearly 100 inside and outside city workers represented by United Steelworkers (USW) Local 8223-02 and 8223-12 will receive annual raises of 1.25 per cent over the first three years and 1.5 per cent in the fourth year of a new collective bargaining agreement approved by the union and city council. Union members ratified the proposed agreement Nov. 4 and council voted to approve a resolution ratifying both agreements at its Nov. 14 meeting. The agreement encompasses the four years from March 1, 2106 to Feb. 29, 2020 and includes the

addition of new members including community safety officers and waste disposal grounds workers, as well as some minor language changes. “Both parties have achieved an agreement that respects the hard work and value of our employees, while recognizing the need to be financially responsible in times of economic uncertainty,” said Mayor Dennis Fenske in a Nov. 15 news release. “I’d like to congratulate the membership on a successful set of negotiations and look forward to working with the city administration over the life of this agreement,” said USW staff representative Matt Winter-



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ouncil’s approval Nov. 14 of the amended language of the organizational and procedural bylaw, which removed the words “or the affairs of the municipality” from Section 58 of the bylaw that deals with the general inquiries portion of council meetings, seems essentially pointless. The affected sentence previously read, “Inquiries may be directed to the mayor, relating to business of Council or the affairs of the municipality.” It seems that the affairs of the municipality and the business of council could be one and the same thing, in which case the deletion of the words has absolutely no effect and thus was unnecessary. If there is some distinction between the business of council and the affairs of the municipality, then the decision to remove those words without any real justification other than the fact that is was possible to do so is unwarranted. The current council has already eliminated question period at the conclusion of council meetings, a longstanding practice, without much reason beyond the fact that some finance and administration committee members felt like it had deviated from its original purpose. However, at the organizational meeting Nov. 2, the mayor said, “I would like to again encourage residents to be involved with the municipal process of governing.” As the old saying goes, actions speak louder than words.


Omega-3 fatty acids and why we need them BY KYLIE MATECHUK When people ask me what is the most essential supplement they should be taking – aside from assessing their individual needs of course, my response is always essential fatty acids, primarily, omega-3. The standard western diet already consists of adequate amounts of omega-6, so the average person does not need to be supplementing with it, and that includes omega-3 combined with omega-6 supplementation. Our culture is stuck in this mindset that fat is bad for us. Trans fats, yes. Excess amounts of saturated fats, yes. But good for you fats? They are essential to the quality of our health. Thus the name, essential fatty acids. We don’t produce omega-3 fatty acids, but we need them. What are they? ALA – alpha-linolenic acid (Needed for improved cardiovascular health, neuro-protection, antiinflammatory and benefits against autoimmune dis-

ease.) Where can we find it in food? Flax seeds, walnuts, olive oil, non-GMO soy beans. DHA – docosahexaenoic acid. (Essential for all mood disorders and mental health from pregnancy and infant development to older adult life.) Some of you may remember the spoonful of cod liver oil when you were a child! Your parents knew what to do! Needed for central nervous system and eye health. Antiinflammatory. Where can we find it in food? All fish and fish oil are plentiful in DHA. However, the darker and oilier the fish, the higher the DHA content. These include herring, salmon, mackerel and bluefish. EPA – eicosapentaenoic acid Needed for behavioural issues and overall mental health. As are all omega-3 fatty acids, this is an antiinflammatory.

Where can we find it in food? Just like DHA, you’ll find plentiful resources of EPA from fish and fish oil. What if you’re vegetarian or vegan? You’ll have to increase the amount of ALA considerably for the body to be able to convert the recommended amount DHA and EPA for optimal health. If you’re supplementing, do your research on what type and brand to take. If you can stomach liquid, that would be preferred, but most take a capsulated form. Look for sources of cold water fish, that are sustainably harvested, and do not include other chemicals or contaminants. Always ask for advice from a professional to determine the right dosage for you based on your individual needs. Enjoy this yummy meal just packed with those omega-3 fatty acids! Baked Atlantic salmon flank baked meat side down on parchment paper. Before flipping over rub

with Braggs soy sauce and garlic. Bake for 15-20 minutes and service with any roasted vegetables of your choice! That dark grey meat closet to the skin is the healthiest part of the fish! So easy and super delicious! When we live so far up north, where mental health disorders like depression

are quite common due to remoteness, (among other factors) we need to care for our brains and our mental health that much more. As always, check with your doctor or health practitioner for any medical related questions. This information is to be used as a guide and not to replace medical advice. Kylie Matechuk is a certified, experienced yoga

teacher, registered in gold status with the Canadian Yoga Alliance, and director of teacher training at Mo Tus Nua Wellness, the yoga studio she owns and manages in Northern Manitoba. She is also studying at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition towards her designation as a Holistic Nutritionist with a passion for pediatric and digestive health.

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WATER TREATMENT PLANT TRANSFER The City of Thompson invites all members of the public to attend an open house to view a presentation regarding the transfer of the Water Treatment Plant from Vale to the City of Thompson. A question and answer period will follow the presentation.

Date: December June 10th &6th June 17th Time: 7:00 - 9:00pm Place: St. Joseph’s Hall

ACCESSIBLE CUSTOMER SERVICE SURVEY The City of Thompson is currently preparing an Accessibility Plan. In order to ensure our plan reflects the needs of Thompson citizens we are asking for your help by completing our online survey which is located on our website at or you can pick up a copy at City Hall, 226 Mystery Lake Road. By filing out this survey you will be helping us to identify the barriers in our services, programs, facilities and gaps in our policies. If you require an alternate format to complete the survey, please call 204-677-7910. Deadline for survey’s is November 24, 2016. The City of Thompson thanks you for your participation.

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CITY OF THOMPSON - UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE PLANNING ACT NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING: ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENT – 1949-2016 On the date, time and location shown below, a PUBLIC HEARING will be held to receive representations from any persons who wish to make them in respect to the following matter: APPLICATION: ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENT -City of Thompson Zoning By- Law 1891-2012 HEARING: Council Chambers, City Hall. 226 Mystery Lake Road, Thompson, MB. DATE & TIME: December 12th, 2016 OWNERS: Nisichawayasijk Cree Nation (NCN) APPLICANT: City of Thompson PROPOSAL: To amend Figure 35 (pg.29) Permitted/Conditional Uses in the C-MU Zone, of the City of Thompson Zoning By-Law 1891-2012, by adding “Hotel or Motel” as a Permitted Use in the Commercial Mixed Use (C-MU) zone. AREA AFFECTED: All Commercial Mixed Use (C-MU) zones FOR INFORMATION Jeff Wedge, Chief Building Inspector CONTACT: City of Thompson 204-677-7906 City Hall, 226 Mystery Lake Road, Thompson, MB A copy of the above noted proposal and supporting material may be inspected at location noted above during normal office hours, Monday to Friday. Copies may be made and extracts taken therefrom, upon request.

INVITATION TO TENDER Tenders will be received by the Purchasing Agent up to 11:00 a.m. local time, Friday, December 9, 2016 at City Hall, 226 Mystery Lake Road, Thompson, MB. R8N 1S6. RFP #14416 – EVAPORATOR / DECTRON SYSTEM REPLACEMENT AT NORPLEX POOL. Tender documents may be obtained from the office of the Purchasing Agent, 120 Seal Road, Thompson, MB. Phone (204) 677-7974, email between the hours of 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, or downloaded from the City website at The City shall have the right to disqualify the Proponents from the bidding process if they have failed to complete their obligations under any prior contract with the City of Thompson or have been involved in litigation with the City. The lowest or any RFP need not be accepted by the City of Thompson. The City shall have the right to evaluate competing RFPs 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 the work to the Proponent which it deems to be in the best interest of the City.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL INVITATION Proposals will be received by the Purchasing Agent up to 11:00 a.m. local time, Friday, November 25, 2016 at City Hall, 226 Mystery Lake Road, Thompson, MB. R8N 1S6. RFP #14216 - 2016 PIPE REPAIRS IN THE DIGESTER AT WWTP. RFP documents may be obtained from the office of the Purchasing Agent, 120 Seal Road, Thompson, MB. Phone (204) 677-7974, email between the hours of 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, or downloaded from the City website at The City shall have the right to disqualify the Proponents from the bidding process if they have failed to complete their obligations under any prior contract with the City of Thompson or have been involved in litigation with the City. The lowest or any RFP need not be accepted by the City of Thompson. The City shall have the right to evaluate competing RFPs 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 the work to the Proponent which it deems to be in the best interest of the City.

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RDPC boys headed to junior volleyball provincials BY IAN GRAHAM EDITOR@THOMPSONCITIZEN.NET

The Salvation Army Christmas 2016 Hamper registration Regular clients may apply for their Christmas hamper in November during regular hours Tuesday and Thursday between 10:00 am and 12:00 noon. New clients may register for a Christmas hamper on Mondays and Wednesdays during November and December (10:00 am - 12:00 noon) Note: all information required must be submitted in order to receive a Christmas hamper. Hamper distribution date: Wednesday, December 14 between 9:15 am and 4:00 pm. Anyone picking up your hamper for you must hand in your pick up slip. Cut off date for registration: December 9.

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One of R.D. Parker Collegiate’s junior volleyball teams is headed to provincials while the other fell one win shy of extending their season at the Zone 11 championships in Flin Flon Nov. 11-12. The Trojan boys qualified for the provincial championships with a 25-19,2826 win over Margaret Barbour Collegiate Institute (MBCI) from The Pas in the finals after narrowly edging the Helen Betty Osborne Ininiw Educational Resource Centre Huskies from Norway House 26-24,29-27 in the semifinals. The boys won two matches outright in the round robin - beating the Hapnot Collegiate Institute

Kopper Kings 25-22, 25-11 and the Otter Nelson River School Nikiks from Cross Lake 25-12, 25-18 - and split matches against the Huskies and MBCI to finish with a 6-2 set record, second behind MBCI. The girls’ team fell 2628, 23-25 to the Hapnot Kopper Kweens in the final after defeating the Nikiks 25-12, 25-19 in the semifinals. They were 2-1 in the round robin, defeating the Huskies 259, 25-11 and the Nikiks 25-20, 25-19, while splitting 18-25, 25-18 with MBCI. That gave them the second-best record in the round robin behind Hapnot. The boys will compete in provincials in Landmark Nov. 24-26.

Thompson Citizen photo courtesy of RDPC Athletics R.D. Parker Collegiate’s junior boys’ volleyball team defeated Margaret Barbour Collegiate Institute from The Pas in the Zone 11 final to qualify for the provincial championships in Landmark Nov. 24-26.

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The family of Rick Worth would like to thank the Chiropractic Doctors, Alyssa Morrison and Chelsea Lillbeck, Dr. Singh, Dr. Llanos, the Cancer Care group in Winnipeg where Rick took radiation and chemotherapy in May; the nurses, aides, and staff of the 2nd floor, TGH for their wonderful care and compassion. Special thanks to Cancer Care Navigation Services – Shane, Shelly and Nicole, I don’t know what we’d have done without your care and guidance, you are amazing. Thanks also to my in-town family, Penny, Denny and Lucy for all of your help and support; thanks also to Lynelle Zahayko who helped in so many ways, but mostly making us laugh. Thank you to our many friends for the gifts of flowers, food, your kind words, prayers and well wishes. Your support makes this tough journey a little easier. Thank you. Donna Worth and Family

L’ecole communitaire La Voie du Nord accepted a donation of $11 933 from the Thompson Community Foundation, earmarked to fund the construction of the school’s new playground equipment. Directeur de l’ecole Daniel Couture stated that the playground was constructed as an amenity for the neighbourhood as a whole, and noted that the donation was a welcome sign of community support and inclusion. Couture thanked the Thompson Community Foundation and the Moffat family for their generous donation.


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Captain’s hat trick helps Wild pick up third win BY IAN GRAHAM EDITOR@THOMPSONCITIZEN.NET

The Norman Wild picked up their third win – and second in regulation time – of the Manitoba Female Midget Hockey League season on home ice in Thompson Nov. 19, riding a three-goal performance from captain Kali Cummings to a 5-3 victory over the Central Plains Capitals after having dropped the previous night’s game 2-1. Cummings got the first goal of Saturday’s game against the flow of play in the first period, jamming a wraparound into the Capitals’ net with 6:04 left in the period on what was only her team’s second shot of the game to that point, compared to seven for Central Palins. She doubled the lead less than two minutes later on a shorthanded breakaway,

winning a race for a loose puck at centre ice and then putting it in the net before ending up there herself. The Wild’s lead grew to three goals when Carrigan Umpherville scored on a power play and the rest of the middle frame was scoreless, though Central Plains continued to badly outshoot the Wild, leading in that category 25-8 at the second intermission. The Plains made a late comeback bid, getting goals less than two minutes apart in the latter half of the third period from Maiya Aschberg and Lauren Blight to make it a one-goal game but Cummings notched what proved to be the game-winner by completing her hat trick with less than five minutes to play. The Capitals hit the scoreboard once more with

2:20 left after pulling their goalie with 3:30 to play and Cummings in the penalty box for a 6-on-4 advantage that was finally capitalized on by Lindsey Rutherford. The outcome was finally put beyond doubt when the Widl’s Annaliese Meier scored into an empty net with 1:22 left. Norman netminder Shayna Moore made 36 saves in the game as her team was outshot 39-16. Pashen Garrick had the only goal for the Wild on Nov 18, while Blight and Marisa Fraser had the goals for the Capitals, who had 37 shots on Moore while Capitals goalie Lacey Friesen made 27 saves. The Wild have three wins and 11 losses in 14 games, placing them seventh in league standings.

Thompson Citizen photo by Ian Graham Captain Kali Cummings had three goals to power the Norman Wild to its third win of the season at Gordon Beard Arena in Thompson Nov. 19.

Senior volleyball squads end season with losses in zone championship finals BY IAN GRAHAM EDITOR@THOMPSONCITIZEN.NET

Thompson Citizen photo by Kacper Antoszewski Alex Murray scored the Norman Northstars’ only goal this weekend as they lost by a two games by a combined scored of 20-1.


The chill that fell over Thompson this weekend made its way into the C. A. Nesbitt Arena as the Norman Northstars offence went cold during terrible losses of 11-1 and 9-0 against the Winnipeg Thrashers Nov. 19-20. Saturday night’s game began like many others, with a single goal from the Thrashers and neither goalie particularly overworked by the close of the first period. It was in the second, however,

that a six-goal onslaught would put the Thrashers thoroughly in the lead. While Alex Murray managed to cholk one up for the Northstars close to the end of the third, it would be dwarfed by the four additional goals the Thrashers racked up throughout the period, for a 10-goal margin of victory in a game that saw them outshoot the home team 51-21. Sunday’s game saw more consistent action, though it wasn’t any more balanced, with a score of 9-0 and a shot count of 58-19 in Winnipeg’s favour.

R.D. Parker Collegiate’s senior volleyball teams fell one win short of advancing to provincials at the Zone 11 championships in The Pas Nov. 181-9, with both the boys’ and girls’ teams losing close final matches to the squads from Hapnot Collegiate Institute in Flin Flon. The girls’ final went three sets, with the Haonot Kopper Kweens claiming the title and the provincials berth that goes with it by rebounding from a 25-10 loss in the opening set to win the second one 25-13

and the tiebreaker 15-10. The Trojan girls had gone three sets in the semifinals against the Otter Nelson River School Nikiks from Cross Lake, dropping the opening set 12-25 before coming back with 25-19 and 15-11 victories to advance to the finals. The girls had two match wins and two match losses to finish third in the round robin, falling 22-25, 18-25 to the Helen Betty Osborne Ininiw Edication Resource Centre Huskies from Norway House and 27-25, 22-25, 8-15 to Hapnot while defeating the Margaret Barbour

Collegiate Institute (MBCI) Spartans 25-9, 25-18 and the Nikiks 25-20, 22-25, 15-9. The boys fell 19-25, 2325 to the Hapnot Kopper Kings in the final after a 25-20, 23-25, 15-12 win over MBCI in the semifinals. The Trojans were 2-2 with a 6-5 set record in the round robin, which earned them a secondplace seeding for the playoffs. RDPC beat the Huskies 24-26, 25-15, 15-11 and MBCI 25-18, 25-20, while falling 25-19, 2125, 13-15 to Hapnot and 25-20, 25-27,13-15 to the Nikiks.


The bantam AAA Norman Wolves were shut out decisively last weekend, losing Nov. 19-20 against the Winnipeg Hawks by a score of 16-0 each time Neither game would hit their breaking points until the second period, with the opening periods closing at 3-0 on Saturday afternoon and 1-0 Sunday morning in favour of the Hawks. It would be in the second period that the Hawks would begin their non-stop assaults that lasted until the end of both games. In contrast to the many

Thompson Citizen photo by Kacper Antoszewski The Norman Wolves’ Curtis Shymanski races for the puck Nov. 20. goals on the scoresheets, the games were unusually clean ones, with no more

than five penalties handed out through the duration of each game.

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Business Administration Degree or equivalent 5 to 10 years managerial or project management experience An equivalent combination of education, training and work experience Strong overall management skills Planning and development skills (strategic planning, financial management, budget planning and management, administrative systems) • Organizational management skills (ability to develop and articulate policy, team management, facilitation and dispute resolution skills) • Valid Class 5 Drivers License • Proficient in Microsoft programs including Word, Excel, Outlook If you are interested, please forward your cover letter, criminal records check and resumes to: Kim Linklater, Human Resource Specialist Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation Ph: 484-2332 Cell: (204)307-2107 Fax: 484-2392 Email: Note – You can call Kim for a full Job Description.

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it was not allowed while dealing with incidents. “On Selkirk Drive, you’ve got the crosswalk across from the post office,” said Tugwood. “I’ve seen your community safety officers on numerous occasions parked right within that pedestrian corridor, the 15 metres on either side of it. There are signs there saying no stopping and they’re stopped in there just to deal with homeless people sitting on the steps of the post of-


FINANCIAL OFFICER CAREER POSTING The Juniper Centre offers a rewarding work environment. Come join our team.

General Definition The Finance Officer is a management position responsible for overseeing financial, accounting, administrative, and some personnel services in order to meet legislative requirements and agency needs. The position supports agency operations and helps meet agency accountability and our auditor’s requirements. Pre-requisite qualifications • Any applicant must be able to provide a clear criminal record check, child abuse registry check, and adult abuse registry check. • Must have a valid class 5 driver’s license and use of personal vehicle required. • Physically able to handle repetitive office work and lift/carry office equipment and supplies. Essential Duties and Responsibilities • Administer an accrual based accounting system and monitor the financial system in order to ensure that agency finances are maintained in an accurate and timely manner • Manage the accounts payable and accounts receivable systems in order to ensure complete and accurate records of all moneys • Administer participant and employee files and records in order to ensure accurate payment of benefits and allowances • Administer the payroll in order to ensure that 45 participants and up to 100 employees are paid in an accurate and timely manner • Provide efficient and effective office management • Prepare monthly reports on financial areas for the board of directors • Supervise and manage junior employees • Oversee and support agency businesses • Assist in agency fundraising • Perform other related duties as required • Working collaboratively within CBA Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities • Integrity, credibility, and a commitment to the social sector with a passion for working in a mission-driven environment • Collaborative and flexible with a strong service mentality • Effective written and verbal communicator • Self-starter with the ability to multi-task while being highly detailoriented • An understanding of Northern culture • Ability to update current office practices to meet new and future standards • Ability to successfully research and apply for grants A proficient knowledge in the following areas: • Accrual based accounting • Computerized accounting programs • Accounts payable and receivable • Generally accepted accounting principles • Fund accounting • Preparation of financial statements and reports • Administration of employee benefits • Payroll systems and reporting • Office administration Demonstrable skill in: • Accounting and bookkeeping • Supervising, team building and problem solving • Time management and organization • Stress management • Computer skills including Simply Accounting, Excel-spreadsheets/ Micro Soft Office, and word processing Education and Experience Preference will be given to applicants with post-secondary education in business management and accounting. A combination of education and experience will be considered. Salary Range Salary range will be dependent on applicant’s qualifications. Benefits plan, RSP contributions, and competitive vacation allotment. Start Date TBD Please submit resume to Rachel Templeton: Juniper Centre Inc, 108 Nelson Rd. by December 1, 2016, 4 pm

fice and I know that’s not really considered to be an emergency. When you go around the corner from there there’s another crosswalk right at the corner of where the one-way street comes out and there’s vehicles parked in front of Domino’s Pizza and nobody’s enforcing that. That’s a very serious safety issue and not only that but a couple of those tickets a day would probably pay the salaries of the community safety officers.” “The CSO vehicles, the emergency vehicles and the RCMP vehicles in the execution of their duties, if warranted, can basically stop the vehicle and deal with the situation whether there’s parking or no parking,” said Fenske. “In regards to long-term parking or if vehicles are parked where they’re not supposed to park for business other than the duties of the position we’ll certainly raise that with the supervisor.” Chiew Chong asked if cheque registers could be viewed by the public and was told by chief financial officer Jenny Krentz that the public can request copies of the register. The mayor added that city staff and finance and administration committee members review the cheque registers prior to them coming to council for approval. Prior to questions being asked, Fenske responded to a question from a previous meeting by noting that the city has received $450,000 of a total of $600,000 of provincial funding for the two-year pilot community safety officer program. “I would assume we’ll receive the remaining $150,000 before the end of the provincial year which is March 2017,” Fenske said. Later in the meeting, council approved an amendment to its organizational and procedural bylaw to remove the words “or the affairs of the municipality” from Section 58 of the bylaw, concerning the general inquiries portion of council meetings, which previously read, “Inquiries may be directed to the mayor, relating to business of Council or the affairs of the municipality. No opinion or argument is to be offered.” Councillors Duncan Wong, Judy Kolada and Ron Matechuk voted against the amendments. “I don’t think we should be stifling the opinions of our constituents,” Kolada said before the vote. “I also can’t support this because I think the more open and transparent we are the better and that’s moving away from that,” said Matechuk.

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Thompson Citizen photo courtesy of Donna Wilson From left to right, Anthony Wake, Kevin Hopton, Coral Bennett and Shannon Ethier onstage at the Letkemann Theatre during the Thompson Playhouse production of “The Long Weekend” Nov. 5-6.


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Position: Acting Director of Services – Term Position (6 months up To 1-Year)

JOB VACANCY E HEALTH TECHNICIAN Under the general direction of Keewatin Tribal Council (KTC) Director of Health, and the Tribal Nursing Officer, the E Health Technician is a member of the Health Services Team. They will work in collaboration with the KTC Health Team and the KTC Computer Services Technician to provide support, education and computer services to the KTC health services department and member communities. They will represent KTC on the Regional Tele Health, E health, Panorama and Electronic Medical Records (EMR) Advisory Committees and ensure KTC management and leadership are informed of Regional and National program developments. E-Health staff provide technological support and operational troubleshooting to the KTC staff and member communities. Qualifications: • Computer technician education and/or an equivalent of education and experience; • Excellent technical knowledge and application experience; • The ability to trouble shoot and resolve technological challenges with minimal assistance; • Experience in facilitation and teaching; • Knowledge and experience of social media and web site applications; • Excellent interpersonal skills, communications skills; • Knowledge of E Health applications is an asset; • The ability to work with others or independently with minimum supervision. • Knowledge and respect for the customs, traditions and practises of the KTC member First Nation communities; • The ability to work flexible hours, be on call and travel; • Ability to speak Cree and or Dene is an asset; • Ability to travel to Winnipeg and the KTC communities if required. A written application with detailed resume, including at least two references, and written permission to contact the references and latest immediate supervisor should be submitted to: Keewatin Tribal Council Inc. Attention: Lisa Beardy, Office Manager 23 Nickel Road Thompson, Manitoba R8N 0Y4 E-Mail: Fax: 204-677-0256 Deadline for Applications: Friday, December 2, 2016 Late applications will not be considered. We would like to thank those that apply but only those persons selected for interviews will be contacted.

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This is a full-time term senior management position for 6-months up to 1-year and is based out of our Thompson office. The Acting Director of Services will report to the Acting Executive Director and will supervise five (5) Service Delivery Managers. This position is required to be involved in panels related to hiring of new staff under his/her supervision. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: • Receiving Quarterly Reports from Service Delivery Managers • Providing Quarterly Reports to Acting Executive Director on Service Delivery Managers • Receiving Child Death/Serious Injury/Missing CIC Reports from Service Delivery Managers and ensuring timely submission as required, while maintaining database and files regarding subjects • Reviewing Child Death/Inquest Reports, and preparing memo to all staff as to outcome(s) • Identifying areas of service delivery that require improvement, and develop work plan for implementation • Conducting quarterly team meetings with Service Delivery Managers • Responding to Northern Authority/Children’s Advocate/Province on behalf of Agency, as directed by Acting Executive Director • Providing advice to Acting Executive Director on Policy Development in area of Service Delivery • Providing strategy and vision regarding development of Agency and its service delivery to community • Other duties as assigned Qualifications: • BSW Degree • 8+ years of experience in Child and Family Services with demonstrated positive role-model leadership ability • 5+ years of CFS front line Supervisory experience is preferred • Demonstrated knowledge of CFS legislation and issues • Experience with Child & Family Services Information System (CFSIS) • Good assessment, planning, interviewing, and counselling skills • Excellent written and verbal communication skills • Experience in crisis intervention and conflict resolution • Good organizational, time management and prioritizing skills • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook • Must be self-motivated with the ability to work independently as well as a team setting • Must demonstrate sensitivity to and an understanding and acceptance of First Nations culture and values • Ability to speak and/or understand the Cree and/or Dene language will 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 be able 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: Salary will commensurate with education and experience Closing date: Friday, November 25, 2016 A cover letter indicating the position applying for, an updated resume and three references can be sent to:

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Reporting to the Store Manager, the Contract Salesperson is responsible for volume sales to our contractor & retail customer base. Responsible for the entire sales process, providing professional customer service, coordination of stock & pursuing sales leads. The Contract Salesperson is a key part of the overall store function & thus a close working relationship with all departments is essential.

Sales Associate – Thompson Branch Reporting to the Store Manager, your duties will include: Professional customer service, paint & flooring sales, lumber & building materials sales, estimates & product ordering. Knowledge of building materials & construction is an asset but not required. We are looking for individuals who have great organization & time management skills, works well independently & in a team environment & values professional customer service. We offer a competitive salary & benefit package. If you would like to build your career with our company, please forward your resume with cover letter, in confidence to: McMunn & Yates Building Supplies Attn: Store Manager – Dave Krobel 44 Station Road Thompson, MB R8N 0N7 Fax: (204) 778-8640 Email: We thank all candidates in advance; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Treatment Foster Parents Needed Marymound’s Treatment Foster Care Program (TFC) is seeking treatment foster parents to support, nurture, and attend to the daily requirements of high needs youth who deserve to grow up in caring environments. We are presently taking inquires from individuals interested in becoming treatment foster parents. Previous experience working with high needs children and youth is an asset. As part of our TFC Program, you will be a member of our foster care team and will receive extensive support and the benefit of our monthly training sessions. Submit cover letter and resumé to: Marymound Human Resources Competition # TFC16-136 442 Scotia St., Winnipeg, MB R2V 1X4 FAX: 204-589-6061 Or e-mail: Or on-line at For inquiries, call Darlene Foster at 204-778-7948 Visit, Program & Services/Foster Care.

Marymound is presently seeking: Youth Outreach Worker - Futures Program - Marymound North - Permanent Fulltime, 80 hours bi-weekly, Days, Evenings, Weekends - Competition # YOW16-134 This position is responsible for outreach services to youth in Thompson who are homeless, detached from family, or in transition. They must maintain good working relationships with partnering agencies such as the Thompson RCMP Detachment (Missing Persons Unit), social workers, family members, and caregivers. Experience working with youth; ability to relate positively to youth; excellent physical and emotional health. Education and experience considered. Satisfactory Criminal Record and clear Child Abuse Registry/Prior Contact checks are requirements of all positions as well as emergency first aid, valid driver’s license, and abstract. Knowledge of Indigenous customs, traditions, and beliefs will be considered an asset. For more information about Marymound, visit Submit cover letter and résumé quoting Competition # to: Competition No. YOW16-134 Human Resources 442 Scotia Street Winnipeg, MB R2V 1X4 By 4:00pm November 29, 2016 e-mail: or online at We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Employment opportunities are advertised on our website at

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Golf club drops early bird membership fees The price of early bird memberships at the Thompson Golf Club will be reduced by 20 per cent for the 2017 season after golfers indicated in a survey that they would like lower membership fees. Early bird membership fees will range from $600

for an adult membership with a share in the club to $1,168 for a family membership without shares. Early bird memberships will be available until Dec. 31 and new members will receive a one-time use card that allows them to bring up to three friends for a

nine-hold round of golf, which would otherwise cost $75. The survey was circulated to golfers in September and online and the results were reviewed at a recent planning session by the club’s board of directors. “Respondents were

straightforward, telling us they want to see more social and fun events and lower membership fees,� said club president Earl Timmons in a news release. “We will do our best to meet the needs of our users while still looking realistically at financial sustainability.�


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We are looking for a part time person to work in our downtown office/service business. No experience or prior office training is required; we will give you training on site. Days of work are Mondays, Wednesday afternoons and Saturdays for a total of 20 hours per week. Hours of work are 9 AM to 6 PM on Mondays, 1 PM to 6 PM on Wednesdays and 10 AM to 5 PM on Saturdays. We offer a starting wage of $14.00 per hour. Please fax or drop off your resume to A1 Financing and Loans, 73B Thompson Drive, Thompson MB, phone 204-778-7571, fax 204-778-7578 or email your resume to

JOB POSTING Part-Time Weekend Position (Rotating Day, Evening & Night Shifts) ADDICTIONS FOUNDATION OF MANITOBA Eaglewood Addictions Centre THOMPSON The Addictions Foundation of Manitoba (AFM) is a Crown Agency that contributes to the health and resilience of Manitobans by providing addictions services and supporting healthy behaviors. Reporting to the Supervisor, Residential Programs, Residential Care Workers provide client and facility support. These positions require a commitment to a client centred philosophy and approach to the development and support of AFM programs and client services. The Residential Care Worker will demonstrate the following: • Ability to communicate respectfully and positively with clients and staff and presents self in an approachable and friendly manner. • Demonstrates a genuine enthusiasm for client-centred care and demonstrates empathy and compassion. • Exhibits the ability to respond to client requests in a responsible, timely and flexible manner. • Demonstrates the ability to consider the needs of clients, other staff persons and the organization when making decisions within the role. • Demonstrates enthusiasm for ongoing professional development activities, and engages in reciprocal learning experiences with colleagues and supervisors. • Recognizes the importance of regular supervision meetings. • Demonstrates active listening abilities, is coachable and responds positively to supervision. • Demonstrates a strong commitment to personal and professional ethics, integrity and responsibility. • Ability to manage own emotions and strong feelings; maintain a calm and tactful composure under a broad range of challenging circumstances; think clearly and stay focused under pressure. Responsibilities: • Provide support and be present where clients are. • Respond warmly, politely and helpfully to everyone, including all visitors to the building. • Respond appropriately to emergency crisis situations, modelling to clients how this is done in a positive way. • Conduct facility orientations. • Facilitation of educational sessions and client house meetings. • Performing light housekeeping/maintenance. • Building security duties. • Coordination and distribution of client and program supplies. • Copying program materials. • Responding to telephone calls. • Documentation according to role requirements. • Demonstrates the ability to operate Microsoft software applications, internet and email communications. QualiďŹ cations: • Grade 12 education. • Suitable combination of education and experience working in a residential facility, addictions related employment experience and/or volunteer work. • Experience working from a client centred perspective. • Excellent interpersonal skills. • The ability to work within and contribute to a positive team environment. • An understanding of, and sensitivity to, working with culturally diverse populations is essential. • Valid CPR-C with AED training and First Aid certification are required prior to beginning work. • Knowledge of the addictions field is required. • Fluency in English (French verbal and written an asset). The Competencies for the Residential Care Worker opportunity are: • Adaptability/Flexibility • Client Centred Service • Diversity and Cultural Responsiveness • Effective Communication • Ethical Conduct and Professionalism • Planning and Organizing • Teamwork and Cooperation • Crisis Intervention • Understanding Substance Use, Abuse and Dependency From this competition a three month eligibility list will be established for term and casual positions within the same program, work location and job classiďŹ cation. It is AFM practice to request a criminal record check and conduct a child abuse registry check prior to ďŹ nalizing the appointment of successful candidates. Competition #: Salary Range: Closing Date:

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Full Time Overnight Youth Care Practitioner Kisewatisiwin Services (Thompson, Manitoba) COMPETITION NUMBER: 2612.11.16 Macdonald Youth Services requires full time Youth Care Practitioner to work within the Kisewatisiwin Services in Northern Manitoba, working with high-needs adolescents with multiple treatment issues. Two positions will be hired from this posting – one position is a permanent position, the other is a term position ending June 16, 2017 with the possibility of permanency. QUALIFICATIONS NECESSARY TO DO THE JOB: Willingness to obtain First Aid/CPR Certification, NVCI all all other required training as per MYS policy, possess a current (within 3 months) or willingness to obtain a Criminal Record Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search), possess a current (within 3 months) or willingness to obtain a Child Abuse Registry Check and Prior Contact check, Ability to carry out all duties and responsibilities within a client centered, strength based, trauma informed framework that promotes MYS’ guiding principles, a valid driver’s license is preferred. SALARY RANGE: $27,727.49 - $43,622.31 d.o.q per annum, plus competitive benefits plan. This position is also entitled to a Northern allowance equal to an additional five percent (5%) of the salary. Resumes maybe faxed, 778-7778, emailed,, or delivered to 102-83 Churchill Drive Thompson, MB quoting competition number before 12:00 noon December 5, 2016. MYS is committed to developing and retaining a diverse workforce. All successful applicants may also be required to apply for a Prior Contact Check. We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. For further information about our other employment and volunteer opportunities please visit our website www.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016


The Juniper Centre was the site of the second-annual Jammin’ for Jackets show, a charitable drive to collect clothing, food and cash donations for the Thompson Homeless Shelter and the Canadian Mental Health Association. The Nov. 17 event collected seven bags of adult winter jackets, to be distributed directly to individuals on the street with the help of youth from Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation (NCN). Two bags of children’s jackets were also collected, which will be donated to children living in NCN receiving homes. Performers included AFix, Jasyn Lucas and Ed Ducesina, A Rebel Named Riel, and Creaper, with guest speakers including

RCMP Special Const. Rob Cleveland and Addictions Foundation of Manitoba northern director Giselle deMeulles. Organizer Daniel Emerson and Jesse McKay thanked Music Makers for co-ordinating the sound for the evening, along with sponsors the Thompson Public Library, Stacker Electric, Canadian Tire and NCN Wellness. They also thanked Josh Deschambeault of Poetry in Motion, who continued to handle booking for the event despite leaving Thompson earlier this year; Deschambeault spearheaded the first event in 2015. McKay also gave special thanks an anonymous donor who brought a full bag of hand-knitted sweater, scarf and mitt sets.

Thompson Citizen photo Kacper Antoszewski A Rebel Named Riel performs at the second annual Jammin’ for Jackets at the Juniper Centre Nov. 17.

CORRECTION The article that appeared in the Nov. 9 Thompson Citizen focusing on Diabetes Month incorrectly identified the Canadian Diabetes Association campaign currently running as “Don’t Be Risky.” The correct campaign promotes a two-minute questionnaire to know your risk for Type 2 Diabetes and is called “Take the Test.” You can take the test to know your risk at The Northern Health Region Regional Diabetes program apologizes for any confusion this may have caused.



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