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Still no answers 30 years after Kerrie Ann Brown’s murder shocked Thompson BY IAN GRAHAM EDITOR@THOMPSONCITIZEN.NET

Thirty years have passed since they last saw her alive, but friends and family of Kerrie Ann Brown, who was 15 years old when she went missing Oct. 16, 1986, her body found two days later near the horse stables north of Thompson, have relived that day over and over and over again in their minds. “We’ve been obsessing about this for 11,000 nights,” says Trevor Brown, who was in Grade 11, one year ahead of his sister, when she disappeared after a party and was sexually assaulted and then killed, a murder that remains unsolved. “It’s rented space every day in my mind for 30 years and it won’t go away until I get answers.” Kerrie’s mother died in 2002 without ever receiving those answers. “She never got through this,” says Trevor. “She died deeply depressed and that would’ve been 16 years after my sister’s death. She was still in deep depression for my sister’s loss.” Kerrie’s father James, now 76, is still haunted by his daughter’s killing, too. “He’ll tell you he hasn’t had a good night’s sleep in 30 years because he thinks about her constantly,” says Trevor, who moved back to Thompson a couple of years ago to help care for his father. For Nicole Zahorodny, who was good friends with Kerrie and one of the last people, besides her killer, to see her alive, the passage of time hasn’t made things easier. The two were leaving a party and Zahorodny went back

Thompson Citizen photo by Ian Graham Trevor Brown with family photos of his younger sister Kerrie Ann Brown, who disappeared 0ct. 16, 1986 after attending a party. Her body was found two days later near the horse stables north of Thompson. No on has been convicted of her murder. inside, coming out a few minutes later to find that her friend was gone. “I have relived that night for 30 years,” Zahorodny said. “It doesn’t get easier as they say, it gets different. I remember it vividly as the images flash through my head at lightning speed. I see myself sitting in the basement with her on my lap. Standing outside and feeling the snowflakes hitting my face. Finding her gone minutes later and walking the streets calling her name. Crying and wanting desperately to find her and nothing. Walking

the streets, putting up posters and going door-to-door the next day. Being dragged home because a body was found. Hearing the phone ring and my mom say, ‘No’ and begin to cry. Knowing what that meant. Laying lifeless in my basement hoping to wake from the nightmare. Waking every morning and thinking it was a dream and realizing time after time it was reality. Standing at the front of the church and speaking about someone you had intended to walk through life with and

share your journey.” RCMP Const. Janna Amirault, one of seven investigators with Manitoba’s historical homicide unit, which is responsible for killings that haven’t resulted in charges being laid after five years, has been the lead investigator on Kerrie Ann Brown’s murder for about five years and says the difference between life and death for the 15-year-old girl who had lived in Thompson since 1974 boils down to a very brief window.

“She was with a friend getting ready to leave and the friend just went back to let somebody else know where they were going and then during that time – and from what we know it wasn’t a very long period of time – Kerrie for whatever reason decided to go outside and we don’t know exactly what happened from there,” Amirault says. “She had people around her that cared about her and cared about her safety and that’s what makes it tough. It really could have hap-

pened to anybody and it was a big shock to the community when it did happen and I think that a lot of people still remember it because it was such a big shock.” Trevor says it wasn’t until the day after party – Oct. 17, 1986, a Friday with no school in session – that Kerrie’s friends and family realized she was missing. “We started freaking out around lunch time on Friday when her friends were calling and we’re saying she’s at Nicole [Zahorodny’s] last night,” he says. When Zahorodny called looking for Kerrie, they realized no one knew where Kerrie was “She made some phone calls and then she called us back and said Kerrie’s lost, we don’t know where Kerrie is. It was at that point my parents called the cops, let them know what was going on. They came over, got a picture of Kerrie, created a flyer really quick. Within a couple of hours they had a bunch of flyers made and then we started distributing them across the city. I was at home answering the phone, talking to people that were calling. Once people had started learning that she was missing, that we were looking for her, people wanted to help look for her so they did. Lots of people were out looking for her all over the city. No one found her that day. We didn’t sleep that night.” The following day, around 2 p.m., two friends of Kerrie’s showed up at the Brown family’s front door and told Trevor that a body had been Continued on Page 2

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Born: Dec 10, 1918, Preeceville, Saskatchewan. Len was predeceased by his wife Ella (2012) and son Leroy (1969). He is survived by: Len (Marion) Winnipeg; Bev (Dave) Ontario; Linda (Dallas) Flin Flon; Brad (Benita) Brandon; Diane (Al) Thompson; Dale (Jonatha) Saskatoon and Barb (Marcel) of Brandon. Len had ¿ve brothers and ¿ve sisters. He lived his younger years in Tiny and Mercano, Saskatchewan; Menzie, Manitoba and Fort Frances, Ontario. Len and Ella were married in Fort Frances in 1941, moved to Atikokan and then he was shipped overseas during WWII as a member of 3CCS (Casualty Clearing Station). He spent three years in Belgium; Holland; England and Germany. Len was within a mile or so of the front lines during the Battle of the Bulge at Nijmegen, Holland. Upon returning, he worked as a foreman. Trucks and drills at the open Pit mine, Steep Rock Iron Mines in Atikokan and then managed Royalite stations in Saskatchewan until returning to mining with Inco, Thompson, Manitoba. Hired as a mechanic, he quickly moved up the ranks to mechanical foreman of the smelter, re¿nery, and mill until his retirement. Len and Ella were brieÀy retired in Swan River, but eventually moved to Brandon and Hobbs Manor. Dad embraced retirement in Hobbs Manor. All of us kids will remember your commitment and strength to Mom during her illness; your daily downtown walkabouts, your keen interest in Canadian and world issues, love of dancing, love of cooking (meatless gravy and banana breads), stories of times gone by, your generosity and love to us kids, and those cribbage games that we could never seem to win. As per Dad’s wishes, no formal service, a private, family graveside service will be held. Many thanks to his many friends in Hobbs Manor for their friendship and support especially during Mom’s illness. Boy DAD, you will be missed!!! Messages of condolence may be placed at


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Continued from Page 1 found out near the horse stables. At almost the same time, he remembers, the phone rang. “I hear my dad upstairs on the phone and all I hear is, ‘Yep. Yep. Yep.’ It was just very solemn and, ‘OK,’ and he hangs up the phone and then he comes to the top of our stairs in our townhouse and he says, ‘Trev, that was the police. They need me to come down to the hospital to identify a body.’ And then he said, ‘That’s my little girl.’” Kerrie Ann Brown’s murder differs from some historical homicides, sometimes referred to as cold cases, in that a suspect was arrested within a week of Kerrie’s killing and it seemed that justice would be done swiftly. But in February 1987, after a three-day preliminary hearing, provincial court Judge Charles Newcombe dismissed the first-degree murder charge, saying that hair found on the suspect’s car seat and blood that matched Kerrie Ann Brown’s blood type on his T-shirt were not enough to link him to her murder. Trevor said his father believes today that the man who was arrested did not have anything to do with Kerrie’s murder but those involved with the case believe that there must be someone who knows something but hasn’t come forward. “I’ve always said that there are people that know who did this that weren’t involved and are unwilling to come forward,” Trevor says. “I personally think that there’s still people out there that have information that can help us lay charges in this investigation,” says Amirault, noting information can be reported to CrimeStoppers or any RCMP detachment. “Eventually the information will get filtered to me.” In the three decades that have passed since she died of head wounds resulting from being beaten, Kerrie Ann Brown has become, for many, just one name among a list of people in Thompson whose murders have

yet to be solved. But for her brother and for Zahorodny, at whose family’s fly-in fishing lodge near South Indian Lake Kerrie spent many summer days, her identity has more dimensions. “Kerrie was a beautiful, fun, sweet, kind, loving 15-year-old girl,” Zahorodny says. “She may be just a name and a face to some on the news but to us she was the most wonderful soul. Her laugh, her smile and many other memories remain constant. It is what has gotten me to this day 30 years later. I see us skipping down the road arm-in-arm, laughing like carefree young girls, not knowing what the night would bring.” Trevor remembers her as a prankster, with one particular trick she played on him standing out. “I used to sit in her room with her and listen to Motley Crue,” he recalls. “I loved “Home Sweet Home” from Theatre of Pain. She had a microphone plug-in on the side of the turntable so I plugged in the mic and I was singing through the mic because my parents weren’t home. Behind my back she’s on the phone, literally picking up her phone, she’s calling one of her girlfriends and just quietly saying, ‘Listen,’ and I had my back to her and she’d be letting them listen to me singing on the bloody microphone. They’d come up to me in school on Monday or something, ‘Hey Trev, pretty good singing there. I didn’t know you loved Motley Crue so much.’ I’m like, ‘What are you talking about?’ ‘I heard you singing on the phone the other day. Your sister was behind your back with the phone, letting us listen.’ She called like two or three of her friends while I was singing a five- or six-minute song and said, ‘Hey, check this out.’” Kerrie’s room used to be filled with all her possessions, including her collection of stuffed animals, but over the years, the collection grew smaller and smaller as friends and families took mementoes to remember her by. Today, there’s only

one stuffed bear named Coco left. “Her room at one time was like a shrine,” says Trevor, who lives with his father in the same townhouse where they lived when Kerrie was murdered. “Slowly everything was taken by friends. Today it’s just a normal bedroom.” Despite the passage of time – police have been seeking her killer for twice as long as Kerrie was alive – those who knew her don’t think that she’s been forgotten and still remember the effect her murder had on Thompson. “Kerrie’s rape and murder stopped time,” says Zahorodny. “All of Thompson stopped and listened. It was one of those moments when the tragedy is so incomprehensible that every person remembers where they were that day.” “After Kerrie was murdered it got quiet, eerily quiet,” remembers Trevor. “The city was on edge just because of the brutal crime that happened. No one had been caught and they knew maybe they’re still here, are they going to do it again, that kind of thing. People got freaked out about letting their kids go outside especially if they were girls. It changed Thompson. It put a dark pall over the city. You could feel it. It was heavy. I don’t think there had been anything like that here before. Thompson was only born 30 years earlier so there had been murders here, obviously, over the years and some terrible ones but this one shocked Thompson just because she was so young and just the circumstances surrounding it.” Even now, however, people remember his sister. “She’s definitely not forgotten,” Trevor says. “People that know us ask us. ‘Anything new with your sister?’” Amirault says Kerrie Ann Brown’s murder isn’t like some cases in which the flow of information to police slows to a trickle and then stops. “We still get information

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in on this investigation frequently actually,” she says, urging people who have any information related to Kerrie’s last day to come forward. “The general public can’t assume that we know what they know in regards to the investigation so it’s good that we still have tips and information coming in.” If there is someone who knows what happened to his sister, Trevor hopes that they will find the courage to reveal it. “That’s all we seek is justice for Kerrie and some answers for our family and Kerrie’s extended family and her friends,” he says. “She has so many supporters and so many people that just miss her so much today. She’s deeply missed and she deserves justice.” Zahorodny, who said in a recent posting in the Justice for Kerrie Ann Brown Facebook group that she hasn’t spoken publicly about her memories of the night her friend disappeared until now, understands that anyone who knows what happened might be afraid to come forward, especially since they know the sort of violence that Kerrie’s killer is capable of. But she says she also knows that fear can be overcome. “Someone will get tired and have the courage to be that voice for a little girl who had none,” she said. “I imagine it would be the hardest thing they do in life and it would be hard for us to hear but living in silence is torture. For us, not knowing where she went and how she ended up lifeless, beaten and alone on the ground has caused an obsession for the answers. Someone has those answers and they can finish her story ... I wait for that day.” The RCMP marked the 30th anniversary of Kerrie Ann Brown’s death with a series of tweets about her final day alive on the Manitoba RCMP’s Twitter accounts, which have more than 20,000 followers. “All Canadians will know about her last day that she was alive and about her going to school and what she had for dinner that day, what she was like, her personality and it’ll be sent out at the approximate times that the events happened on the last day she was alive exactly 30 years ago,” says Amirault. “It’s our hope in doing that that it’ll create a strong emotional response in people and that someone who’s in Thompson or who knows something about what happened will come forward.” “I believe in my heart of hearts that we’re going to catch these guys and it won’t be much longer down the line here,” says Trevor. “I see a light at the end of the tunnel and, believe it or not, I didn’t for a very long time. It’s about time. They need to go to prison. They haven’t had to for 30 years.”

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Canada welcomes 86 new northern citizens BY KACPER ANTOSZEWSKI KACPER@THOMPSONCITIZEN.NET

The Canadian nation became just a little bigger Oct. 13, as 86 new Canadian citizens traded their permanent resident cards in for citizenship certificates in the Westwood Elementary School gymnasium. The ceremony was overseen by Rochelle Deschambeault; speaking at the event were Minister of Protocol Dwight MacAuley, Thompson MLA Kelly Bindle, Thompson Mayor Dennis Fenske, Danielle Adams on behalf of Churchill-Keewatinook Aski MP Niki Ashton, and Dr. Peter Aarinola of the Thompson Multiculture Centre. Also present were representatives from the RCMP, and the Canadian Armed Forces, as well as Janet Brady, representing the School District of Mystery Lake. Eighty-six new citizens swore the oath of citizenship at the same time: “I swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to her majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada, her heirs and successors, and that I will faithfully observe the laws of Canada and fulfill my duties as a Canadian citizen.” MacAuley spoke of the rights and freedoms that Canadian citizenship affords residents, such as the ability to run for public

office, the freedom to work anywhere in the country, and the right to bilingual services, all of which he described as “equal before the law, without discrimination based on sex, national ethnic origin, race, religion, age, or mental and physical disability. “Each of you already knows that becoming Canadian is more than a list of things than you’re allowed to do: it’s a covenant between you and this nation, a bond that will be with you from this moment, for the rest of your life.” Part of that bond, he stressed, is sacrifice, such as those made by countless members of the armed forces and emergency services throughout history. But while everyone cannot be expected to lay their lives down for the state, MacAuley noted that everyone has their role to play: “Over half of adults in Canada will volunteer at some point in their lifetime to help their community. I hope that each of you becoming new Canadians will go into your community and volunteer: offer your talents, offer your strengths, and share your culture, because you can work towards building an even better Canada.” MacAuley also read out two testimonials filled out by new citizens sitting in the gymnasium that day,

Thompson Citizen photos by Kacper Antoszewski Newly inducted Canadian citizens take the Oath of Citizenship together. presented anonymously. The testimonials were in response to the incomplete statement, “To me, becoming Canadian means…” Both looked forward to becoming integral parts of the Canadian enterprise. “I’ll be proud to be part of a growing country,” one read. “I work in manufacturing, which indirectly plays an important role in the country’s economy and

development. I started a career and found my partner in Canada, and have a great life here.” “Along with pride, it brings lots of responsibility towards the community and the nation,” said the second. “I’m in my last year of nursing, and now I can work as a nurse and help the nation’s healthcare.” Bindle and Fenske both reminded the audience that

while Canadian citizenship is easily taken for granted by born Canadians, most Canadians have immigration and settlement to thank. Bindle described himself as a “second-generation white settler” himself, noting, “My parents were born in Canada, their parents were not. They came to Canada to participate, to contribute, to grow our country, and to make a

life for themselves.” Aarinola invited those present today to make the Thompson Multiculture Centre the hub of their community activities, as an outlet to share their cultures and talents. “Canada’s strength is in unity, not division. Let us all work together to uphold Canadian values, and make Canada more prosperous.”

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he attention generated by Manitoba RCMP using its Twitter and Facebook accounts to recreate the events of the last day of Kerrie Ann Brown’s life – Oct. 16, 1986, 30 years ago last Sunday – must have been heartening for her family and friends, demonstrating as it did that she has not been forgotten as well as the power of social media to reach a diverse and geographically dispersed audience. If the police force’s hope of generating new information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for Kerrie Ann Brown’s sexual assault and murder bears fruit, it will have proven to be a very effective use of new communications technologies indeed. At the same time, the social media blitz did raise some questions about the different ways that different crime victims are treated and what factors play a role in creating that difference, as evidenced by at least one Facebook comment to the effect that it would be nice to see the same sort of attention given to Canada’s many unsolved cases of missing and murdered indigenous women. No one is suggesting that the case of Kerrie Ann Brown doesn’t deserve the attention it received. And, most likely, her friends and family, knowing as they do the pain of having a loved one suddenly ripped out of their lives with no way of knowing exactly what happened to them, would agree that every family member of a missing or murdered person – male or female, of any ethnic background – is just as deserving of the sort of attention that Kerrie Ann Brown had paid to her unsolved murder this weekend. Kerrie Ann Brown’s case is unusual in that so much is known about the details of her day, right up until the moment when she disappeared, never to be seen alive again, her body discovered two days later. This is due to the fact that she was just 15 years old, that it was a school day, and that her friends and family were around her right up until the fateful moment when she encountered her stillunknown killer. In many other cases, there isn’t such a high level of detail, because the victims were estranged from the families, were living in cities far from home, perhaps had drug problems or worked in the sex trade and were not as well-connected to their community’s institutions as Kerrie Ann Brown was. At the same time, no one exists in a vacuum. Whether you’re a high school student or anyone else, you still have friends, acquaintances, co-workers and people you deal with on a daily basis. They may not be necessarily be part of what we think about as “respectable” society, but they have the same feelings for their fellow human beings and the same desire to know what happened to those who were killed or went missing. Beyond the physical evidence, police are only as good as the information they receive when it comes to solving crimes and locating missing people. It is important for them to use all the tools at their disposal in an effort to find answers for grieving families and to treat every victim as equally deserving of justice. It is also the responsibility of those who know anything about an unsolved murder or missing person to take it upon themselves to report that information to the police, anonymously or otherwise. Only in hindsight can we know what scrap of knowledge proved to be the big break in an investigation. Better to provide the information you can and have it turn out not to be important than to potentially sit on a vital clue and have it go uninvestigated because you thought it was less signficant than it actually could be. It is unlikely that we will ever have a 100 per cent solve rate for cases of missing and murdered people, but the closer we can get, the fewer families that will have to spend their lives wondering what happened.

First-past-the-post can mean majority loses BY SHANE CRIPPS Using our current system the winner is the one who gets the most votes - not necessarily a majority. But is this really fair in those situations (like in Thompson two of our last three elections) where a majority of voters didn’t vote for the winning candidate? (Check out http:// www.thompsoncitizen. net/news/thompson/ narrow-victory-for-johnston-1.1360654.) The problem is bad enough with three people running, now imagine 10 or more people run for mayor and he/she is elected with just over 10 per cent of the popular vote or less! Keep in mind that this is 10 per cent or less of the voters who actually show up and vote making this an almost microscopic slice of our community choosing our leader. The current rules do not prevent this from happening. Should we be surprised by low voter participation in elections and apathetic

participation in community and council meetings when a majority of people are ignored at election time? The rules should allow for anyone who meets the criteria to run but also allow for the majority voice of voters to be followed. First-past-thepost seems to be the lazy solution to getting it done with one ballot. Multiple ballots are used to solve this problem by all political parties in their leadership races. Basically you keep voting with low vote-getters dropping out each round until someone has a clear majority. Proportional representation options have been used in other nations and are now being considered federally here in Canada. We already use a proportional representation system for our councillors where the top vote-getters are elected. A simple modification to our system can solve the first-past-the-post

problem. Eliminate the race for mayor. That’s right. No more running for mayor or council. We would only have a race for community leadership. The top votegetter would become mayor. The second-highest vote-getter becomes deputy mayor. The remaining top vote-getters become councillors. Some will argue that these are different jobs and the person should want to be mayor and they should have experience as a councillor first and so on but since the mayor can currently appoint any councillor to be deputy mayor (the position that becomes mayor if the current mayor is unable to perform their duties) shouldn’t every councillor be ready to be mayor from day one anyways? So if we want to make our current election system more democratic how do we make the changes? First some healthy

debate should occur to make sure the changes properly reflect the entire community and the best practices we can identify. Then a majority of councillors have to agree to the agreed-upon changes and these have to be sent to the province for ratification a predefined period of time (I believe 18 months) before the next civic election. But wait! If we are going to open up our local election bylaw for updating what other changes should we make? Stay tuned for my next column in this series focused on local election reform titled “One Happy Family.” Shane Cripps is a local entrepreneur and has lived in Thompson for over 20 years. During this time he has started several business with partner Li in Thompson and Northern Manitoba both on- and off-reserve. For a copy of this and other ideas visit Thompson Downtown Biz on Facebook.

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Snow safety BY KYLIE MATECHUK Year after year, with the turn of the season from summer to fall/winter, us northerners still seem to get surprised when the snow starts to fly. While the rest of the country still gets heat waves, our Canadian geese are telling us it’s time. Then there it is. So although snow is definitely not new to us, we still get surprised when it comes, and we hear the grumbles that winter is here and share comparison stories of winters before. The north is home. We are so fortunate to not receive the same perils of weather from across the globe, the country, and often right here in Manitoba, like the Red River flooding, but we do need to understand snow and winter safety. We need to dress for it. As we have felt this October with snowstorm after snowstorm, we need to make sure that we and our children have appropriate outdoor clothing. Keeping your feet dry and your ears and head covered will keep heat in. Kids and adults alike need proper boots with grip to help prevent slips and falls that could take months to recover from. Ice falls can be serious injuries that could be prevented by proper

footwear. Don’t let your kids win the battle of not wearing winter clothes. It beats laying in bed all day battling a cold or an ear infection from not dressing properly. Have old winter clothes that don’t fit? Think of charities like Koats for Kids, or donate to the YWCA, Salvation Army or other local drives that happen throughout these months. As parents, we know how expensive winter gear can be, especially replacing every lost toque or mixedup boots, and buying new sizes every year. Imagine what it’s like for parents who can’t afford to keep their children warm. Donate not only warm coats, but warm socks, mitts, toques, neck warmers, ski pants, scarves, and sweaters for children and adults. Shovelling and home maintenance: well, we definitely have gotten used to that this month haven’t we? Shovelling puts strain on your back and your heart. Make no mistake, it is strenuous exercise. We need to keep our steps clean for mail carriers and others visiting our homes, not only ourselves. Dress for the weather, and use a shovel that fits for your height. Only push the snow instead of strain your body.

Sometimes there’s a lip in the driveway and the shovel can get hung up and then you are pressed into the handle. Do not push! If you have to throw snow, only lift what you can, and do so with your legs. Help your neighbour out and do their driveway and maybe they’ll return the favour. If you own a business with a storefront like me, be on top of keeping the steps, walkways, wheel chair ramps and parking lots clean and salted/ sanded. Contract this out if necessary. Your customers’ safety should be a priority. Look out for the elderly, and clean your parents’ or grandparents’ driveway when the snow really falls. Better yet, what better gift than buying them a season

NOTICE OF 2017 BOARD OF REVISION Pursuant to Section 41 of the Municipal Assessment Act, NOTICE is hereby given that the 2017 Assessment Rolls for the City of Thompson will be open for inspection starting on October 14, 2016 at City Hall, 226 Mystery Lake Road, Thompson, Manitoba during normal office hours Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The public is also advised that the Board of Revision will sit to hear applications for revision on: DATE/TIME: December 1, 2016 at 7:00 pm PLACE: Council Chambers, City Hall 2nd Floor, 226 Mystery Lake Road, Thompson, Manitoba A person in whose name property has been assessed, a mortgagee in possession of property under subsection 114(1) of The Real Property Act, an occupier of premises who is required under the terms of a lease to pay the taxes on the property, or the assessor may make application for the revision of an assessment roll with respect to a) liability to taxation; b) amount of assessed value; c) classification of property; or d) refusal by an assessor to amend the assessment roll under subsection 13 (2). An application for revision must: a) Be in writing; b) Set out the roll number and legal description of the assessable property for which a revision is sought; c) Set out which of the matters referred to in subsection 42(1) are at issue, and the grounds for each of those matters; d) Be filed by delivering it or causing it to be delivered to the office above or by serving it upon the secretary, at least 15 days before the scheduled sitting date of the board (By November 15, 2016). Gary Ceppetelli, City Manager, October 14, 2016

of snow removal. (Great idea for lawn moving, too, in the summer) The Snow Fairy would take a huge burden off those that are not physically able. Winterize your vehicle by putting snow tires on. MPI even has a credit program where you can pay for your tires through your monthly insurance. Always keep a snow brush in your vehicle. If going on long trips, pack a winter safety kit. This is especially true for our northern roads. Keep your wipers up overnight or while at work, so that they don’t freeze to your windshield. In natural health, we are entering a season where the body needs warm foods and fluids to keep healthy and nourished. Soups,

stews and teas in thermoses for work or school are easy to prepare in the slow cooker overnight or on the stove on days off, and frozen, then thawed the night before when needed. All of this information is not new to us seasoned Northern Manitobans, but we can always use a friendly reminder! Why not take the opportunity to get into some winter activities this year? Thompson has a beautiful ski hill, we have beautiful lakes and parks around us that in the next few months will start to freeze and we can ice fish or ice skate. Snowshoeing or crosscountry skiing are available to us. Sledding and to tobogganing is fun at any age! I love making snow sculptures and forts in the yard for my children. There are many wonderful things to do with the snow here in the north. If you have the opportunity, explore the polar ears in Churchill. It’s a beautiful experience. Grab some hot chocolate and watch the dancing northern lights. Look at the circumstance differently and find the many blessings we have here. There are groups all over town (most of them looking to build in their community) that would love for you to join in

their activities. There are a ton of children’s organizations that also need volunteers if you’d like to do these things but feel more comfortable with children in tow. The Boys & Girls Club is a perfect example. If you have kids, grandkids, or nieces or nephews of your own, share the experiences of living in this beautiful part of the country with them. They’ll cherish the memories for years to come. We have a long and beautiful winter ahead! Plan some amazing activities to keep busy! Stay safe in the snow, and look out for one another. 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.

UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE PLANNING ACT NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING On the date and at the 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 matters. City of Thompson Zoning By-law 1891-2012 being an AMENDMENT TO ZONING BY-LAW NO1891-2012 as amended. HEARING City of Thompson, Council Chambers LOCATION: 226 Mystery Lake Rd. DATE & TIME: Public Hearing. Monday October 31, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. GENERAL INTENT OF Rezone an area in the City of BY-LAW NO.35/10/16 Thompson from “R1” Single Detached Residential Zone to “PR” Public Recreational Zone. AREA AFECTED: Lots 15 to 20 of Block 99, Plan 776 and Lots 10 to 16 of Block 100 Plan 776 in the City of Thompson shown on attached map of By-Law No.1891-2012 being the City of Thompson Zoning By-Law as outlined in a heavy line on the map. FOR INFORMATION: Matt Boscariol, Director of Planning and Community Development Ph.: 204-677-7922, or email

COMMUNITY SAFETY OFFICER The City of Thompson invites qualified applicants to submit a resume for consideration for a full-time position in the Department of Fire and Public Safety: The Community Safety Officer (CSO) is responsible for enforcing the provision of bylaws passed by Council and of appointed statutes. The CSO assists and works cooperatively with the RCMP and other stakeholders, using a collaborative enforcement model. The CSO is responsible for enforcement, prevention, intervention, and education of applicable legislation, with an emphasis on the Downtown area. Duties include conducting patrols within the community, investigating and responding to by-law complaints, ensuring resolution either by education and redirection or ticketing, explaining and interpreting policies and regulations to public and Administration, maintenance of documents and files, preparation of notices, summonses, and legal documents, maintaining the confidentiality of all information. In addition to the minimum qualifications listed on the City of Thompson website, the right candidate will have superior interpersonal skills, with emphasis on effective communication and conflict resolution, excellent oral and written communication with a focus on customer service and public relations, demonstrated ability to maintain a professional manner and make sound decisions under stressful public conditions, demonstrated knowledge of issues facing hard-to-serve populations, including but not limited to: homelessness, addictions, crime prevention, and public safety, demonstrated understanding of the social roots of crime, and knowledge of community resources. The City of Thompson offers a comprehensive benefits program and competitive salary. Please review the detailed list of qualifications at under Employment Opportunities. Detailed resumes outlining education, experience, qualifications and references will be accepted up to and including Wednesday, October 26, 2016. Those interested may apply in confidence to: Deanna Kondakor, HR Manager City of Thompson, 226 Mystery Lake Road, Thompson, Manitoba R8N 1S6 FAX: (204) 677-7981 E-Mail: We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The City of Thompson is committed to providing a superior quality of life and unlimited opportunities. We are dedicated to supporting healthy growth and our northern urban lifestyle while providing our residents with high quality municipal services and facilities.

WINTERFEST 2017 COMMITTEE MEETING Wednesday, October 26 at 6 pm Thompson Regional Community Centre For more info, call 204-677-7952.

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In search of Nessie BY DANIEL MCSWEENEY

Urquhart Castle, Scotland — I am always fascinated by stories of giant illusive sea creatures living in oceans and lakes across the world. The truth is we perhaps know more about the moon than about the deepest parts of the earth’s oceans, so I am not surprised the odd unknown giant sea creature sometimes floats to the surface and sends scientists into gales of rapture. I even wrote and illustrated a whimsical children’s book about a mythical giant turtle called “Cartop” roaming a lake near our home in eastern Canada. Legend has it “Cartop” is the size of a Volkswagen beetle, a giant snapping turtle that can be seen rising above the surface of Fancy Lake in Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia. It is all fantasy, of course but I believe whimsy makes life more interesting, especially when all too much of the mystery of life has been taken from us by the passing of the years. Therefore a visit to Loch Ness in Scotland where the great (purely anecdotal) sea creature Nessie is said to dwell seemed to be right up my alley. Our main interest was travelling the roads of the Isle of Skye and roaming the streets of historic Edinburgh, but Loch Ness still captured our imagination. Loch Ness is perhaps the most famous of all “lochs” (lakes) in the United Kingdom, not only because of the legend of Nessie, but because of its size and incredible beauty. It is, by U.K., standards a whopper of a lake – 22 miles long, up to 1.7 miles wide in places and over 400 feet deep. The loch is claimed to contain more fresh water than all lakes in England and Wales combined. Hundreds of thousands of people from across the world come here every year, many intrigued by the muse that such a creature might actually exist, others simply for the beauty of Scotland. So does Nessie really exist? To be honest, I am quite skeptical although the inner child in me wants to believe that such a creature actually lives in this deep lake. There is some anecdotal evidence to suggest an element of truth. This goes well back beyond the 1930s before all “the hype” began to pull us into the Nessie mystique. In fact, it is claimed that back in the sixth century some poor soul fell victim to a huge lake sea creature in Loch Ness,an event that perhaps planted a seed into the minds of the locals about the potential for capitalizing on something that could set their area part from others. Sightings continue as

people scan the loch waters just as we did while visiting this past week. We learned that recently a local woman reported a sighting. It was pointed out to us, though, that this particular Nessie spotter also has a large business interest in the area dependent on tourist traffic. I am more inclined to believe that what people are seeing is either simply imagined or perhaps nothing more than a few otters that sometimes swim in the lake in a straight follow-theleader line, their backs rising and falling as they roller-coaster amongst the waves. Place this optic in the context of creating a major tourist attraction that boosts the local economy and the magic begins for everyone. And in my mind, there is nothing wrong with that. It all makes the world more interesting. If you are one of those people who dismisses the Nessie legend as a load of nonsense, that skepticism or total disbelief should not deter you from visiting Loch Ness. The beauty of the area makes coming here well worthwhile, from the charm of such settlements as Fort Augustus (population about 650) to Urquhart Castle, the third most visited Historic Scotlandsite. Also the castle is one of the main sites where dear old Nessie is claimed to have been spotted. We have visited quite a few castles in the United Kingdom and Urquhart is one of our favourites. The reason perhaps is that it sits in such a pretty place, a rocky yet beautifully landscaped piece of land on the shore of Loch Ness. Please don’t get the impression that a lot of this 13th to 16th century castle is all that intact. It is, like most castles of that period, merely a collection of “ruins” abandoned centuries ago. Over hundreds of years, this impressive castle that was fought over by the English and Scottish has been chipped away by erosion – and by locals who years ago salvaged stones for building materials. And while perhaps it would be nice to see the castle more intact, the houses constructed or repaired with the stones that fell to the ground add to the charm of the area. Upon noticing a modern house overlooking the castle, we were offered an opinion from a local that this 1950s structure was “a carbuncle” on the face of Loch Ness. And while that critical observation might have a measure of validity; our reaction was that the people who live there have a view “to die for.” The good news is that the still substantial remnants of Urquhart Castle are being carefully pre-

served by Historic Scotland, the successor to the Office of Works, which began looking after it back in 1913. In other words, what visitors see now when they visit Urquhart Castle is what they should see hundreds of years from now. It’s not an easy nor cheap task to maintain this marvellous piece of Scottish history. Not only do the castle keepers have to deal with the natural weathering that erodes the structure, but also with the impact of more than 300,000 punters like us who visit each year. “You might not believe some of the things that people do here,” one of the guides told us. “We have to tell people not to run up along the walls. Not only is it dangerous, but it also can damage the castle itself.” As we were hearing about how people can inadvertently damage the site, the watchful guides bellowed out a warning to some visitors to get down from a wall

close to the waters of Loch Ness. And while he had no recollection of serious injuries ever reported, he suggested people walking on the walls caused stones to come loose requiring repairs to be made. “It’s not the soft ‘bums’ sitting on the walls that cause the problem,” he said with a laugh. “It’s the stamping of feet as people scramble over the ruins.” Scotland is one of the most beautiful places in the United Kingdom. Much of the country reminds me of our native Nova Scotia – which of course is Gaelic for “New Scotland.” The north of the country is by all measure a rugged place of mountains crisscrossed by walking trails that beckon us to don our hiking boots and knapsacks. It is a stunning part of Scotland that reminds me of the mountains of Alberta and British Columbia and Sandra of the majestic peaks of northern Labrador. The Scottish people, too, are wonder-

Dan McSweeney ful, anxious to welcome you to their country. The food is great although we have not yet built up enough courage to dine on haggis and neeps. Perhaps we will do that on our next trip, possibly while trekking across the windswept Scottish highlands. Dan McSweeney, a Halifax native, first worked as a reporter

at the old Halifax Herald, then got a taste of public relations work at Canadian National Railway in Moncton, before coming to Thompson in 1980 to work for Inco. He retired back home to Bridgewater on Nova Scotia’s south shore in June 2007 after 27½ years with Inco here. He blogs at mcsweeneysdiversion.




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Request for Proposal InvitaƟon Proposals will be received by the Purchasing Agent up to 11:00 a.m. local Ɵme, Friday, November 4, 2016 at City Hall, 226 Mystery Lake Road, Thompson, MB. R8N 1S6.

Thompson Citizen photo courtesy of YWCA Scotiabank Thompson branch manager Cyrus Parsai, left, presents Thompson YWCA executive director Kim Hickes, right, with a $5,000 cheque that will go towards the YWCA’s annual Women of Distinction Awards gala.

Brothers beginning Citizens on Patrol training in November seek additional volunteers BY KACPER ANTOSZEWSKI KACPER@THOMPSONCITIZEN.NET

Citizen on Patrol programs have been a recurring proposal in 2016, from lone patrollers calling in suspicious activity, to attempts to revive the official Citizens on Patrol Program (COPP); nonetheless, both have been plagued by a lack of volunteers. Wail Mohamed has been attempting to muster participation in the Citizens on Patrol program since September. But after considerable “interest” and no takers, he and his brother Walid have decided to begin patrolling under the program anyway. Mohamed’s family previously owned Fas Gas, where he witnessed firsthand many of the social issues which plague Thompson’s downtown core. He notes the constant reports of vehicle breakins in the late hours of the night. “There is a need for it in Thompson, and someone needs to step up and do it. The police can’t patrol everywhere.” While many people express interest in the program, Mohamed noted two reasons why he thought many were reluctant to join

the COPP in Thompson, the primary reason being safety. “A lot of people are worried about the safety factor, but we’re just eyes and ears,” he explained. “If you see something happening, you’re not going to step in the middle of it. You’re just going to call the cops.” Others seem to be wary of the time commitment involved. However, Mohamed notes that even two hours a week can make a real impact on a community’s safety. Mohamed’s own sense of civic duty runs deep: currently 19, before coming

to Thompson he already logged considerable hours of volunteering with Winnipeg’s Downtown Watchers, with whom he both helped patrol the streets of downtown as well as to promote local events in the area. Mohamed will soon be writing his military exam, and hopes to serve with the Canadian Armed Forces before pursuing a career with the RCMP. He hopes that working with police will provide him with the opportunity to make a genuine difference in his home community. “Since I was young, I’d see RCMP offi-

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cers patrolling the streets and helping people, and I was inspired by that,” he explained. “I want people to be able to see me in a uniform and be inspired by that as well, especially kids.” Mohamed hopes for at least two more patrollers to join the team, down from the team of eight that he was hoping for to begin with. While specific dates have not been set for training, it is expected to begin sometime in November. Interested volunteers can contact Mohamed at 204-970-0343.

RFP #14116 2016 BTC Drainage Works. RFP documents may be obtained from the oĸce 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 obligaƟons under any prior contract with the City of Thompson or have been involved in liƟgaƟon 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 compeƟng RFPs in accordance with its own criteria for evaluaƟon 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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Thompson Citizen photos by Kacper Antoszewski R.D. Parker Collegiate’s junior boys’ volleyball team won the title at an invitational tournament in Thompson Oct. 14-15, while the girls’ team lost in the semifinals.

RDPC boys win junior volleyball title BY IAN GRAHAM EDITOR@THOMPSONCITIZEN.NET

R.D. Parker Collegiate’s junior boys’ volleyball team defeated the Margaret Barbour Collegiate Institute (MBCI) Spartans

from The Pas in a three-set final to win the title at an invitational tournament in Thompson Oct. 14-15. The Trojans took the first set 25-18, dropped a tight

23-25 game in the second set and then rebounded for a 15-6 win and the tournament championship. They had earlier beaten the Otter Nelson River

School Nikiks from Cross Lake 25-20, 25-12 in the semifinal after winning seven of eight sets in the round robin to finish first in their pool.

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RDPC’s junior girls fell 25-20, 25-13 to the Helen Betty Os borne Ininiw Educational Resource Centre Huskies from Norway House in

the semifinals of the girls’ tournament. The Trojans had won six of eight sets with two match victories in the round robin.

Wild drop one-goal decisions in Flin Flon and The Pas BY IAN GRAHAM EDITOR@THOMPSONCITIZEN.NET

The Norman Wild are still looking for their first win of the Manitoba Female Midget Hockey League season after dropping a pair of onegoal games at home to the Westman Wildcats in Flin Flon and The Pas Oct. 15-16. The Wild got off to a poor start in Flin Flon on Saturday, giving up the first goal of the game just 28 seconds after the opening faceoff and falling behind 3-0 before Taylor Kristjanson got Norman on the board. Kali Cummings also scored for the Wild in the opening period but the Wildcats notched one more to lead 4-2 heading into the middle frame. Kristjanson’s second and Pashen Garrick’s first goal as a member of the Wild put the home team

back on even terms for the final 20 minutes but the Wildcats got the only goal of the third period for a 5-4 win. Shayna Moore stopped 27 of 32 shots in Norman’s net. The Wild did a better job in the opening frame of Sunday’s game in The Pas, giving up only one goal despite being outshot 14-0. Brittany Johnson’s first goal of the season in the second period made it a 1-1 game before the Wildcats got the winner and the teams completed a scoreless third period. Moore made 49 saves in the game, which saw the Wild outshot 51-13. The Wild are on the road in Morden next weekend for two games against the Pembina Valley Hawks before playing this season’s first games in Thompson Oct. 29-30.

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Annual General Meeting Monday, October 31, 2016 12:00 pm -1:00 pm at the Wawatay Inn

The Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club Thompson Inc Invites all interested community stakeholders to

The Annual General Meeting Friday, November 4, 2016 365 Thompson Drive North 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm for a light lunch and brief presentation

Thompson Citizen photo by Kacper Antoszewski Kale Mayor had the first goal for the bantam AAA Norman Wolves against the Winnipeg Sharks Oct. 15 and it turned out to be the winner in a 2-0 Wolves victory, their first of the season.

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Bantam Norman Wolves claim first victory of season BY KACPER ANTOSZEWSKI KACPER@THOMPSONCITIZEN.NET

The bantam AAA Norman Wolves were in for in for a mixed bag the weekend of Oct. 15-16, but no doubt a welcome one, claiming a 2-0 victory on Saturday night over the Winnipeg Sharks before suffering a 3-1 loss Sunday morning. Saturday night’s game opened much like the Wolves’ first home game

of the season, building the tension that tends to come with a game that closes its first period with no goals scored, and it wouldn’t be until the late stages of the second period that Kale Mayor would score the first goal of the game for the home team, assisted by Robert Dudas. Spectators watched with bated breath for most of the third period as the Sharks attempted to break

the Wolves’ resolve, but the Wolves’ Jamie Valentino recorded a goal with 1:45 to go in the game, assisted by Cody Hale, to give his team some breathing room that turned out to be unneeded. The Wolves were less lucky Sunday morning, as the Sharks established their lead early in the game, planting two goals in the Wolves’ net in the second half of the first period (at 13:59 and 15:40),

and a third less than four minutes into the middle frame. A goal early in the third period from the Wolves’ Lance Bobesko, assisted by Valentino and Hale, would inspire hopes of a late game turnaround, but while the Wolves held off any additional advances by the Sharks, they couldn’t find the back of the net themselves to shrink the two-goal deficit.

City getting $50,000 for multi-use pathways The federal government is contributing $50,000 towards the construction of more multi-use pathways in Thompson. The funding is being provided through the Small Communities Transportation Fund, which is administered by the Manitoba government out of the province’s allocation of the federal gas tax fund. “The federal gas tax fund enables communities such as Thompson to make informed decisions about their infrastructure investments, as they are best positioned to identify their specific needs,” said Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Amar-

jeet Sohi in a press release. “This project will enhance the lives of all Thompson residents, regardless of their physical abilities, allowing them to enjoy the benefits of a healthy lifestyle in a safe environment.” Thompson MLA Kelly Bindle said the paths, which accommodate walking, running, biking, skateboarding and wheelchairs, will make it easier for Thompsonites to participate safely in healthy activities. “This multi-use pathway will help Thompson become a more inclusive community for people of all ages and abilities to

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enjoy,” he said. The total cost of the paths is $159,560. “The Small Communities Transportation Fund has enabled the city to actively continue supporting and promoting healthy living through more pedestrian friendly opportunities,” said Mayor Dennis Fenske. “The ongoing annual expansion of our multi-use pathway system is a vital component of enhancing the quality of life for our residents.” The federal government is providing $68,744,285 for municipal infrastructure funding in Manitoba through the gas tax fund in 2016.





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Northstars lose via shootout and shutout BY KACPER ANTOSZEWSKI KACPER@THOMPSONCITIZEN.NET

The Norman Northstars took on the Winnipeg Wild Oct. 15-16, lighting the arena on fire with a toeto-toe 6-5 shootout loss on Saturday night only to fall meekly via a 5-0 shutout on Sunday afternoon. Saturday night’s game started off as a slow burner before exploding into the season’s first barn-burner. Goal posts on either side of the hockey rink remained relatively clear until the second half of the first period, when the Northstars Alex Murray drew first blood at 14:40, assisted by Hunter Rambow and Drew Tait-Reaume. The Wild responded with their own goal at 18:36 Marco Eateves, but Ethan Stuckless tipped the scale back in the Northstars’ favour just prior to the close of the first period at 19:25, assisted by Rambo and Dennis Scatch. The second period would see a concerning inversion of the Northstars’ fortunes: Winnipeg’s Zac Patrick opened the period with a goal for Winnipeg at 1:59, and while Northstar Micheal Venne would quickly follow up with an unassisted goal at 2:45, it would become buried under

Thompson Citizen photo by Kacper Antoszewski Ethan Stuckless scored two goals against the Winnipeg Wild Oct. 15 as the Norman Northstars got their first point of the season by way of a 6-5 shootout loss. two more Wild goals in the second half of the period, scored by players Griffin Leonard and Eateves, followed by another by Mitchell Joss six minutes into the third period. The final frame was look-

ing grim for the Northstars: even with a mid-period goal from Stuckless at 13:58 (assisted by Charles Monger and Scatch), the team lagged one goal behind the Wild. But less than a minute before the buzzer,

Halcrow planted one more in the net for the home team at 19:13, bringing the score to 5-5 and pushing the game into overtime. An overtime period would fail to resolve the match, but Winnipeg Wild

would ultimately claim Saturday night’s game in the shootout as the Northstars picked up their first point of the season. Sunday afternoon’s game was considerably more one-sided, 5-0 in favour

of Winnipeg, which got four goals from Cedric Chenier. The Northstars will play in southern Manitoba over the next two weekends, returning to C.A. Nesbitt Nov. 5-6 to take on Interlake Lightning.

Powder day Thompson Citizen photo by Kacper Antoszewski While the latest snowfall has come with no shortage of groans around Thompson, others are eagerly anticipating the promise of more to come: Mystery Mountain Winter Park has begun preseason operations in preparation for the upcoming ski season, clearing lift lines and cross-country trails, and grooming the bountiful snowfall to secure an early snow base for the season ahead.

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Family ties

Thompson Citizen by Kacper Antoszewski A whopping 19 members of the Patel family became members of the Canadian one at a citizenship ceremony in Thompson Oct. 13.

Public information session Building a stronger Manitoba Hydro for all Manitobans The Manitoba Hydro-Electric Board invites you to a public information session to provide details of their recent decision to move ahead with the Bipole III Transmission Line Project, the financial challenges facing the utility and what steps are being taken to strengthen Manitoba Hydro for the future of all Manitobans. Chairing the meeting will be Mr. Steve Kroft, Vice-Chair of the Manitoba Hydro-Electric Board and Mr. Kelvin Shepherd, Manitoba Hydro’s Chief Executive Officer. The meeting will include a brief 20-minute presentation from Manitoba Hydro followed by a question and answer session for those in attendance.

Please join us to discuss these very important issues. Date: November 3 Community: Thompson Location: Royal Canadian Legion, 101 Elizabeth Drive Time: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Information on the Manitoba Hydro-Electric Board’s review, including the full Boston Consulting Group (BCG) report and executive summary is available at

Urban archeology: Selkirk construction unearths old road BY KACPER ANTOSZEWSKI KACPER@THOMPSONCITIZEN.NET

With Halloween only three weeks away, it seems that the City of Thompson’s planning department encountered their own ghost this fall, when construction crews working on Selkirk Road encountered an unwelcome surprise while excavating the area in front of the RCMP building. Director of planning Matthew Boscariol drove by the morning that the crew made the discovery, noting they had opened a hole that may as well have been the beginning of an Olympic-sized swimming pool. “I got back to my office, and there’s five messages on my answering machine from my engineering manager: ‘We found another road!’” Six feet below the waking world, crews had discovered an entire old road, running perpendicular to Selkirk Drive and under existing infrastructure. The mystery deepened when Boscariol could find no record of the road within 20 years of city planning documents. Nonetheless, he wasn’t entirely surprised, noting that much of Thompson

was built rapidly during boom cycles, with little thought towards longterm planning. Prior to any capital project, the city orders a preconstruction consultation to assess a property prior to construction: in the case of Selkirk, this meant core samples taken every fifty metres along the roadway, standard intervals for roadway testing. Nonetheless, the placement of the road meant it avoided detection. “They provided us with excellent samples, showing what we expected. However, in between the first and second drill point, we missed something.” The discovery had a significant impact on the project, incurring higher equipment, labour and dumping costs, impacting the final extent of the project. “We had aimed to get past the intersection with the one-way,” said Boscariol, “but we had to scale back as a result of the extra costs.” Project completion was delayed by a week-and-a-half, in part also due to problems with the crew’s excavator. The City of Thompson could not comment on cost, having not received a final invoice as of yet. your source for news in the north

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510 • RETAIL/ OFFICE SPACE WAREHOUSE--STORAGE SPACE for rent, 73 Hayes Rd., 600 sq. ft. of storage or work space. Available Sept. 1/2016. Off of main hallway with access to wash-room, next door Iron Fitness. Hydro included. Tenant cost shares water. For more info, contact: Carolyn Turpie, 31 Oak St., Ph: 204-677-3516. Friuli Suite Rentals/Bianchini Warehousing. Email: manager@ 28-tfn-nb OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE 500-5000 sq ft available. Cameron/Hoe building 83 Churchill Drive. Contact Joe Aniceto. 204679-0490 or Neil Cameron 306-477-5668. 20-tfn-nb COMBO WAREHOUSE/GARAGE/OFFICE Spaces for rent 16 - Beren’s Rd., Bay 2, 1380 sq ft. Available Oct. 1/2016 Behind Eric’s Plumbing - garage space with washroom. Commercial sized overhead door in back with man door and 16 - 20 Beren’s Rd., Bay 3, 3840 sq. ft. Available Oct. 1/2016 Next door to Public Works/Water Survey Office space in front - garage/storage area in back with washroom. Commercial sized overhead door in back with man door. 2nd man door access at front to office part of space. Tenant pays own hydro. Water cost/yard maintenance shared among all tenants. For more info, contact: Carolyn Turpie, 31 Oak St., Ph: 204-677-3516 Friuli Suite Rentals/Bianchini Warehousing email: manager@ 28-tfn-nb 7 SELKIRK main floor office area 1990 sq ft, will sub-divide. Lower level from 100-1000 sq ft. variety of office areas. J.B Johnston Ventures Limited, call 204778-5511. 39-TFN-nb

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Thompson Children’s World Daycare Inc. is seeking an ECE 2 for the Assistant Director position.

Mayer Dearman & Pellizzaro is currently looking for: Applicants must have a clear Child Abuse Registry Check and Criminal Record Check within the last three months.

Legal Assistant:

First Aid/CPR Level C also required. We are looking for someone with 3-5 years experience working in a licensed day care setting.

Legal Assistant required for law firm in Thompson. Ideal candidate would be self-motivated, have a positive attitude, excellent attention to detail and work well in a team orientated environment. Excellent spelling, grammar and proofreading is essential.

We are also looking for CCA’s with their 40 hour training. All checks and first aid/cpr level C needed as well. These are full time positions in a unionized center guaranteed 40 hour work week. Please contact Dana at or call 204-677-3583

ST. JAMES ANGLICAN Rev. Jean Arthurson-Ouskan 10 Caribou 677-4652 11 am Sundays also 7 pm 1st & 3rd Sundays ST. JOSEPH UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC 340 Juniper Drive 778-7547 ST. LAWRENCE ROMAN CATHOLIC Fr Shantha Gandamalla and Fr Guna Sekhar 114 Cree R. 677-0160 Sat. 6:30 pm & Sun. 10 am THOMPSON PENTECOSTAL Pastor Dan Murphy Youth Pastor Lawrence Stratton Children’s Pastor Karen O’Gilvie 126 Goldeye 677-3435 Sunday school 9:45 am, Coffee time at 10:40 am Church Service at 11:00 am ST. ANDREWS PRESBYTERIAN 249 Thompson Drive 204-677-2799 Pastor Murat Kuntel Regular Hours: 11 am Church Service CHRISTIAN CENTRE FELLOWSHIP 328 Thompson Dr. N. 677-4457 New Pastor: Arnold (Arnie) Pedersen Sun. School 9:45 am • Service 11 am FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 456 Westwood Dr. S. Ph. 778-8037 Service @ 11 am LUTHERAN - UNITED CHURCH OF THOMPSON Congregations worship at 52 Caribou Rd. at 10:30 am Sundays. Phone 204-677-4495 LIVING WATER CHURCH Pastor Archie McKay Ph: 677-2469 Sunday services @ 7:00pm.

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

This is a full-time (40 hours per week) permanent position with Benefits. We would prefer a candidate with legal assistant or related experience but we will consider a candidate with exceptional organization skills, great attitude and a willingness to learn. Competitive salary: will be based on Experience. Please drop off resumes at 101-83 Churchill Drive or e-mail resumes to and please provide 3 references. The successful candidate will also pass a criminal record and child abuse registry check. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


Closing date: November 2nd, 2016

The Thompson Crisis Center is seeking a full Ɵme Child Care Worker for a term posiƟon November 5, 2016 to approximately November 4, 2017. DuƟes will include providing a safe, inviƟng healthy environment, planning and implemenƟng on-site and oī-site acƟviƟes, cleaning and saniƟzing child care area and compleƟon of required staƟsƟcal reports. This posiƟon requires applicant to possess and maintain a valid driver’s license, child abuse and criminal record check. Please submit resume by October 20, 2016 By fax to 677-8376 - Or by email to


Position: File Clerk Full-Time, Permanent Reporting to the Unit Supervisor, the File Clerk is responsible for organizing and maintaining an accurate filing system within the Shamattawa Unit, Thompson Central by classifying, coding, crossreferencing, logging and storing records timely and appropriately. The file clerk is expected to take a lead role in ensuring an effective and up to date filing system is in place and in compliance with standards, as well as being relied upon to direct and delegate responsibilities to term staff as required from time to time; all the while ensuring a high level of confidentiality in dealing with sensitive information. Qualifications:

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• High School Diploma or GED Equivalent • Previous experience as a File Clerk • Experience working in a child and family services environment is preferred • Must have excellent attention to detail • Excellent written and verbal communication skills • Exceptional organizational, time management and prioritizing skills • Demonstrated ability to problem solve and meet deadlines • Excellent computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook • Must be able to take initiative, be self-motivated with the ability to work independently as well as a team setting • Sensitivity to and an understanding of First Nations culture and values • Ability to speak and/or understand the Cree language would be considered an asset. • Working Conditions: • Must be able to work in a fast paced environment • Must demonstrate a strong work ethic and be reliable • Must have satisfactory Prior Contact, Child Abuse Registry Check, Criminal Record Check and Driver’s Abstract Working Conditions: • Must be able to work in a fast paced environment • Must demonstrate a strong work ethic and be reliable • Must have satisfactory Prior Contact, Child Abuse Registry Check, Criminal Record Check and Driver’s Abstract Salary: Salary will commensurate with education and experience Closing Date: Friday, October 28, 2016 Please submit a cover letter and updated resume, including three references to: Human Resources Awasis Agency of Northern Manitoba 100-701 Thompson Drive Thompson, MB R8N 2A2 Fax: (204) 778-8428 Email: Awasis Agency provides continuous training and a great benefits package to employees. We thank all applicants who apply, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Louisiana Pacific Swan Valley Siding Human Resource Generalist Louisiana Pacific, Employer of Choice, a leader in the forest products industry is known for the development of innovative, affordable, environmentally friendly building products and for excellence in Safety and Quality is currently seeking a permanent Human Resource Generalist at our Swan Valley SmartSide®, Minitonas operation. Qualifications: The successful candidate must possess the following qualifications; • • • • • • • • •

Behavioral competencies in customer focus, passion for results, authenticity and communicates for impact. Ability to work independently by organizing and prioritizing tasks. Knowledge of employment law, labor relations, and HR strategies. Knowledge of compensation, benefits, safety, training, and workforce planning practices and principles. Skill in leading, planning, coaching, and training. Knowledge of jobs associated with the manufacturing process. Knowledge of HR systems including HRIS and payroll. Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in HR, Industrial Relations, Business or related field preferred. The successful candidates will join a dynamic team in providing support to the Swan Valley Siding facility located 5 kms. East of Minitonas, Manitoba in the beautiful Swan River Valley. We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Candidates will be subject to successful completion of comprehensive background screening and health checks.

Louisiana Pacific Swan Valley Plant Quality Manager Louisiana Pacific, Employer of Choice, a leader in the forest products industry is known for the development of innovative, affordable, environmentally friendly building products and for excellence in Safety and Quality is currently seeking a permanent Plant Quality Manager at our Swan Valley SmartSide®, Minitonas, Manitoba operation. Qualifications: The successful candidate must possess the following qualifications; • Thorough knowledge of quality system. • Thorough knowledge of manufacturing capabilities and process optimization, equipment and a basic mechanical ability. • In depth knowledge of customer requirements, installation requirements, compliance regulations, quality processes and procedures. • Skill in leading, planning, coaching, training, and managing. • Ability to hold people accountable. • Proven project management skills. • Skill in data analysis and troubleshooting. • Knowledge and understanding of statistical analysis and • experimental design. • Demonstrated ability to implement corporate and business strategies. • Demonstrated ability to evaluate and optimize test procedures. • Demonstrated ability to define problems, collect data, and draw valid conclusions. • Demonstrated ability to operate a computer and supporting software, including Microsoft Office. • Working knowledge of statistical software applications. • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form. • Proven ability to design experiments to investigate product attributes or qualities/conditions • Demonstrated project management skills The successful candidate will join a dynamic team in providing support to the facility located in the beautiful Swan River Valley as it embarks on a new and exciting journey of producing siding and other products for a growing market. We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Candidates will be subject to successful completion of comprehensive background screening and health checks. Please forward your cover letter and resume to:

Please forward your cover letter and resume to: Shelby Robb Human Resource Generalist II Louisiana Pacific Canada Ltd. P.O. Box 189 Minitonas, MB ROL 1GO Ph: (204) 525-2479 ext. 2104 Fax: (866) 678-5969 E-mail:

Program Manager – Learning Independence Fosters Empowerment (LIFE) Program Kisewatisiwin Services – Thompson, MB Competition No. 2596.10.16 Macdonald Youth Services ~ Kisewatisiwin Services requires an experienced, Full-Time Program Manager for the Transition Home within the Kisewatiswin Services in Northern Manitoba. Reporting to the Assistant Coordinator, this position is responsible for the overall coordination and case management for all the youth in the program, creating a therapeutic environment within the program through the development of specific treatment plans for the youth using the strength based treatment approach, provides the overall supervision of the Youth Care Practitioners working within the program. QUALIFICATIONS NECESSARY TO DO THE JOB: Minimum 4 years experience working with high risk youth, minimum 2 years experience in a management/supervisory role, degree in an Applicable Human Services field, a combination of experience and education will be considered, minimum of 18 years of age, willingness to obtain First Aid/CPR Level C certification, must possess a valid driver’s license, possess a current (within 3 months) or willingness to obtain a Criminal Record Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search) – required before employment begins, possess a current (within 3 months) or willingness to obtain a Child Abuse Registry Check and Prior Contact Check – required before employment begins. SALARY RANGE: $40,741.03 - $56,350.10 d.o.q per annum, plus competitive benefits and pension 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 102-83 Churchill Drive Thompson, MB quoting competition number before 12:00 p.m. October 25, 2016. MYS is committed to developing an 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 this or other employment and volunteer opportunities please visit our website

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Shelby Robb Human Resource Generalist II Louisiana Pacific Canada Ltd. P.O. Box 189 Minitonas, MB ROL 1GO Phone: (204) 525-2479 Ext. 2104 Fax: (866) 678-5969 E-mail:

Psychosocial Rehabilitation Intake Worker Provides service navigation support for programs within the Rehabilitation and Recovery Service of CMHA Thompson Region. This position includes assisting clients contacting the association regarding Rehabilitation Services to have a thorough understanding of the programs available and support them through the application process. Salary Range: $20.00 to $25.00 per hour Skills and Qualifications •

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This position requires three years completed post secondary education at the undergraduate level in human service related disciplines such as Social Work, Psychology, Sociology or Education and two years of direct service experience in a community based organization or an appropriate equivalent combination of education and experience. Must possess professional helping and teaching skills Must possess organization and co-ordination skills Must possess verbal and written communication skills Must have a valid Manitoba driver’s licence Knowledge and understanding of mental health, mental illness and community resources Knowledge and understanding of Psychosocial Rehabilitation,co-occuring disorders and Stages of Change Must possess a certificate in a recognized First Aid and CPR training course or be willing to acquire within a specified period of time Ability to function effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary mental health team Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Windows applications Must provide a recent Vulnerable Persons Criminal Records check Knowledge of Aboriginal culture and ability to speak an Aboriginal language would be an asset. Please send Resume with cover letter to: Paullette Simkins, Executive Director 43 Fox Bay Thompson, MB R8N 1E9 Email: Fax: 204-677-5534

Full-Time (Overnight Awake) Youth Care Practitioner Kisewatisiwin Services-Thompson COMPETITION NUMBER: 2601.10.16 Macdonald Youth Services requires a Youth Care Practitioner to work the Overnight Awake shift within the Kisewatisiwin Services in Northern Manitoba, working with high-needs adolescents with multiple treatment issues. QUALIFICATIONS NECESSARY TO DO THE JOB: The successful applicant will be required to work as part of a multidisciplinary team in the provision of a nurturing, caring and safe environment for youth in a residential setting and must display the ability to understand and support treatment goals and to develop and maintain positive relationships with youth who demonstrate a wide range of social, emotional and behavioral difficulties. Good written and verbal communication skills are required. As team members, duties may include, but are not limited to: administrative responsibilities, crisis management, maintaining health standards as directed by residential licensing requirements, budgeting, and contributing to treatment programming. Sound judgment, stress management, and good role modeling skills are required. Willingness to obtain First Aid/CPR Certification, minimum of 18 years of age, 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. HOURS: 32 hours per week, Friday-Monday midnight to 8:00 AM 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 may be faxed, 778-7778, emailed,, or delivered to 102-83 Churchill Drive Thompson, MB quoting competition number before 12:00 noon October 24, 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.


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Full time permanent position SP5 $31.60 – $42.90 per hour Thompson, Manitoba Competition Number: 2016058-FSS-T

Giant Tiger West - General Application JOB LOCATION: Thompson, Manitoba CAREER OPPORTUNITY: Are you looking for professional growth in a career that puts your skills and talents to work? If you answered yes, then you’ve come to the right place. Giant Tiger is recruiting passionate individuals who want to make a difference in their career and community. ALL POSITIONS: Full time Supervisors, Full time & Part time sales associates and cashiers, Full time receiver, Full time supervisor - frontend checkout. Interested applicants can submit their resumes via e-mail or in person at the Giant Tiger store located at: 436 Thompson Drive, Thompson, Manitoba R8N 0C6; Attention Store Manager OR Email: Only those applicants we wish to pursue will be contacted and all other resumes are kept on file. When you find an opportunity that fits your interest, please specify which position you are applying to. A competitive salary is being offered along with opportunities to learn, develop and advance throughout the organization. This offer is complimented by an equal opportunity work environment.

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THE (RHSW) shall take a leadership role in initiating and facilitating community outreach designed to increase awareness of the Independent Assessment Process in the Northern Manitoba region. The RHSW shall ensure that all activities are undertaken in a manner that is consistent with, and complementary to, the Vision Statement, the Principles and Values and the policies and procedures of Keewatin Tribal Council (KTC). Qualifications: • Must have experience providing mental health services. • Possess a current Province of Manitoba Driver’s License and a suitable vehicle for work-related transportation. Ability to travel extensively in the Province of Manitoba and nationally, as required. Must be willing to work a flexible schedule. • Efficacy in the operation of a personal computer, including the use of word processing software and spreadsheet applications and other general office equipment. • Demonstrated proficiency in general program or project management, financial management and control. • Ability to write monthly and quarterly program activity reports. • Excellent communication, both written and oral skills as well as interpersonal skills. • Demonstrated proficiency in conducting individual / group counseling, leading group presentations and dealing effectively with situations of conflict and stress. • Demonstrated capacity to function effectively in a working team environment as well as be self-directed and able to work independently. • Demonstrated ability to develop a holistic personal wellness plan. • Demonstrated experience and ability to plan, perform, and assess independent fieldwork development and maintenance of effective direct constituent relations and maintaining accurate case records. • Demonstrated ability to perform multiple tasks concurrently within a fast-paced, high stress environment. • Ability to communicate in an Aboriginal language(s) and/or previous exposure to Aboriginal communities and cultures would be a definite asset. Position will be subject to a Child Abuse Registry Check and Criminal record Check Closing Date: Friday, October 21, 2016 at 4:00PM Late applications will not be accepted Please Forward Resumes to the Attention of: Lisa Beardy, Office Manager 23 Nickel Road Thompson, Manitoba R8N OY4 Email: Fax: 204 677-0256 We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

WORK WITH US & GROW A CAREER Glacier Media Group is growing. Check our job board regularly for the latest openings:

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Your duties will include (but are not limited to): Expedite orders with vendors and buyers on a daily basis. Fully utilize the computer system to investigate and track orders, transfers and purchase orders to completion. Deal and follow through on customer inquiries and complaints. Compliance with corporate strategies and policies. Attend product training sessions and department meetings. Deal with vendors to meet committed delivery dates. Responsible for updating/creating and distribution of daily and weekly reports.

Required Qualifications: To ensure your success in this role, you will require: • Experience in safety, MRO and industrial distribution would be an asset • Proficient knowledge of transaction ordering processes. • Broad exposure to the various inventory systems. • A proven performance record of above average. • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills with the ability to work independently. • Demonstrate exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail. • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications. • The ability to meet deadlines and prioritize workload in a very fast paced environment. Apply in person at 200 Hayes road or email your resume to


The RHSW provides for the broad needs of a caseload of individuals through a process of direct contact, situational evaluations and needs assessments, and the formulation of remedial strategies to meet the overall constituent needs in an effective and respectful manner, and the objective monitoring of the overall effectiveness of these activities.

Hiring one full time and a one year temp position as a Customer Service Representative to work in our Thompson branch.

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Working under the general direction of the Director of Health, the Resolution Health Support Worker (RHSW) provides services and support to Indian Residential School Claimants who are involved in the Independent Assessment Process (IAP).

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HOMELESS OUTREACH MENTOR Reporting to the Executive Director, the Homeless Outreach Mentor (HOM) will assist the homeless population to get back into housing; determine which options best fit their needs; and connect them to other community resources. Outreach will include support to clients, family/natural supports, assessing a clients needs and case management services. Responsibilities: • Identify and complete initial contact with homeless clients and complete appropriate documentation. • Connect with the same people weekly to ensure success in areas of their choice. • Provide information regarding community services. • Provide support as identified by the client. • Monitor client compliance with the individualized case management service plan. • Communicate and make referrals to other community agencies as required. • Maintain accurate contact and activity files and gather appropriate statistical information. • Qualifications: • Ability to interact with the homeless and develop trusting relationships. • A solid understanding of the dynamics of homelessness. • Must be able to plan and organize assigned duties. • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. • Well developed communication, organizational and coordination skills with competency in community development and health promotion. • Ability to function as a member of a interdisciplinary team. • Ability to operate facsimile, photocopier, Microsoft Office and windows applications. • Functional knowledge of crisis intervention and assessment techniques. • Knowledge and good understanding of mental illness and addictions. • Knowledge of mental health support services in the region. • Must possess a certificate in a recognized first aid or CPR training course or be willing to acquire. • Must a valid criminal and child abuse registry check. • Must have a valid class 5 Manitoba driver’s license. • Knowledge of aboriginal culture and ability to speak an aboriginal language would be an asset. If you want to work in a team environment with other enthusiastic staff members in a job that is emotionally and financially rewarding then we invite you to apply. Please send your resume, with cover letter to: Paullette Simkins Executive Director, CMHA The Thompson Homeless Shelter 43 Fox Bay Thompson, MB R8N 1E9 Fax: 204-677-5534 Email:

HELP WANTED Full Time Security Guard For the Thompson Regional Airport Authority Qualifications: Must have valid Manitoba Security Guard Training/License. Must have computer skills and experience working with Microsoft applications including word, excel, outlook and quick books. Incumbent must have sound and independent judgment, reasoning and discretion. Must have the ability to interpret and adhere to company policies and procedures. General mathematical and bookkeeping skills would be an asset. Applicants must have a valid class 5 driver’s license. Must be able to manage and prioritize his/her workload and work in a fast paced environment. Effective interpersonal skills, communication skills and proven ability to work cooperatively in a team environment are essential. Applicants must be fluent in spoken and written English. Applicants must be bondable, have a clear criminal record and provide a child abuse registry check. Duties: Reporting to the Airport Security Manager or designate the incumbents will carry out all aspects of the security requirements at the Thompson Airport including watchperson, traffic / parking patrols, attending to the ATB as required including cleaning and garbage removal, cash collection and daily reconciliation, assist in emergency situations, as required. Applicants must present a positive and professional image to all customers, inquiries and other interactions. Applicants are requested to indicate in their covering letter or resume how they meet the qualifications of the position. The Thompson Regional Airport Authority offers a competitive benefits package. Starting wage is $20.00 per hour. Closing date is November 4, 2016. Apply to:

Thompson Regional Airport Authority Box 112 Thompson MB R8N 1M9 Fax: 204-778-6477


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Call or visit us: 125 Commercial Place Thompson MB Phone 677 0277 Fax 677 0276

Big City Fashion



Thompson, MB


THIS SPOT CAN BE YOURS! Call Ashley at the Thompson Citizen (204) 677-4534 (ext. 1) or email B&W - $21/wk*

Derek Maude P: 204-677-4272 C: 204-307-0032

Colour - $30/wk*

*Minimum 6 months, taxes not included.

3-33 Severn Cres. Thompson, MB R8N 1M7


Professional Pet Groomer for Toy/Small Dogs


Your dog deserves to feel clean, look awesome and feel special!


3 Station Road Thompson, MB R8N 0N3 Phone 677-3642 Fax: 778-6557 Office Rentals

THIS SPOT CAN BE YOURS! Call Bhawna at the Thompson Citizen (204) 677-4534 (ext. 1) or email

Tel: (204) 778-6383

35 Basswood Ave., Thompson, MB

Including wolf, polar bear and wildlife related souvenirs. FIND US... N55 43’38.61 W97 52’18.45. Or ďŹ rst left as you enter, or last right as you leave ompson - 216 Hayes Rd. Pete & Ray are just two old farts with big hearts who will gladly look after you. OPEN DAILY 8 am - 9 pm. Ph/Fx 204 778 6819

N.C. Crossroad Lanes

10 Pin & 5 Pin Bowling • Glow Bowling Sports Bar • Strikers Lounge Homemade Pizza • VLTs • Video Games Computerized Scoring • Birthday Parties Twoonie Tuesdays • Closed Sundays + Holidays 2nd Floor North Centre Mall - 677-4415 Nick Di Virgilio, Proprietor

B&W - $21/wk*

Colour - $30/wk*

*Minimum 6 months, taxes not included.

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ON NOW AT YOUR PRAIRIE CHEVROLET DEALERS. 1-800-GM-DRIVE. Chevrolet is a brand of General Motors of Canada. Offers apply to the purchase of a 2016 Trax LS FWD, 2017 Chevrolet Equinox LS FWD, 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Double Cab True North Edition, Cruze equipped as described. License, insurance, registration, administration fees, dealer fees, PPSA and taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Limited time offers which may not be combined with other offers, and are subject to change without notice. Offers apply to qualified retail customers in Prairie Chevrolet Dealer Marketing Association area only. Dealer order or trade may be required. * Offer valid at participating dealers to qualified retail lessees O.A.C. in Canada who enter into a lease agreement with GM Financial and who accept delivery between October 1, 2016 to January 3, 2017 on eligible new or demonstrator 2016 and 2017 Chevrolet vehicles. Excludes 2016 Impala, Camaro, Volt, Corvette, Equinox, Traverse, Silverado 2500, Silverado 3500, Colorado. Offer is tax- inclusive and offer value depends on vehicle leased. General Motors of Canada Company will pay up to $600 per month for a maximum of 3 months ending January 3, 2017 towards regularly scheduled monthly or biweekly lease payments as defined on the lease agreement (inclusive of taxes and does not include down payment or security deposits). If lease is entered into in October, GM Canada will pay up to $600 per month for three months; if lease is entered into in November, GM Canada will pay up to $600 per month for two months; if lease is entered into between December 1 and January 3, GM Canada will pay up to $600 for one month. If a customer’s lease payment is less than $600 per month, GM Canada will not reimburse the difference to the customer. After January 3, 2017, the customer will be required to make all remaining scheduled payments over the remaining term of the lease agreement. Lessees who accept delivery of a new eligible vehicle with a lease payment of over $600 per month are eligible for a preloaded Lease Cash incentive and value will depend on when delivery takes place (October 1 to October 31, 2016: $1,800 Lease Cash; November 1 to November 30, 2016: $1,200 Lease Cash; December 1 to January 3, 2017: $600 Lease Cash) and Customer’s initial lease payments will be paid from the preloaded Lease Cash until such Lease Cash is depleted, after which regular lease payments will ensue. Customers must be approved to lease through GM Financial. License, insurance, registration, PPSA, excess wear and tear and km changes, applicable taxes, optional equipment, dealer fees, and other applicable fees not included. Other lease options are available. Dealers are free to set individual prices. General Motors of Canada Company reserves the right to modify, extend or terminate this offer, in whole or in part, at any time without prior notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details. † Lease based on a purchase price of $22,695 for a 2016 Trax LS FWD. Bi-weekly payment is $130 for 48 months at 0.5% lease rate, on approved credit to qualified retail customers by GM Financial. The $65 weekly payments is calculated by dividing the bi-weekly payments of $130. Annual kilometer limit of 20,000 km, $0.16 per excess kilometer. $0 down payment required. Payment may vary depending on down payment trade. Total obligation is $13,488 plus applicable taxes. Option to purchase at lease end is $9,534. Price and total obligation exclude license, insurance, PPSA, registration, taxes, dealer fees and optional equipment. Other lease options are available. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Limited time offer which may not be combined with other offers. See your dealer for conditions and details. General Motors of Canada Company reserves the right to amend or terminate this offer, in whole or in part, at any time without prior notice. ¥ Purchase price includes a manufacturer-to-dealer $5,000 cash credit (tax exclusive) and applies to cash purchases of new 2017 Chevrolet Equinox LS FWD models at participating dealers in Canada. Purchase price of $23,795 includes freight, air tax but excludes license, insurance, registration, dealer fees and taxes. By selecting lease or finance offers, consumers are foregoing this $5,000 credit which will result in higher effective interest rates. Dealer may sell for less. Offer may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives. General Motors of Canada Company may modify, extend or terminate this offer, in whole or in part, at any time without notice. See dealer for details.~ Visit for coverage maps, details and system limitations. Services and connectivity may vary by model and conditions. OnStar with 4G LTE connectivity is available on select vehicle models and in select markets. Customers will be able to access OnStar services only if they accept the OnStar User Terms and Privacy Statement (including software terms). OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Not all vehicles can transmit all crash data. After the trial period (if applicable), an active OnStar service plan is required. ¥¥ Fuel consumption ratings based on GM testing in accordance with Government of Canada approved test methods. Refer to for details. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. *** $3,000/$9,000 is a combined total credit consisting of a $1,000/$3,000 manufacturer to dealer delivery credit (tax exclusive) for 2016 Cruze/Silverado Light Duty Double Cab, a $820 manufacturer to dealer Option Package Discount Credit (tax exclusive) for 2016 Chevrolet Silverado Light Duty (1500) Double Cab 1LT equipped with True North Edition package, and a $2,000/$5,180 manufacturer to dealer cash credit (tax exclusive) on Cruze/Silverado Light Duty (1500) Double Cab LT or LTZ, which is available for cash purchases only and cannot be combined with special lease and finance rates. By selecting lease or finance offers, consumers are foregoing this $2,000/$5,180 credit which will result in higher effective interest rates. Discounts vary by model. Selected vehicles eligible for the cash rebate are not the same as those eligible for the 0% financing advertised. ** The 2-Year Scheduled Lube-Oil-Filter Maintenance Program provides eligible customers in Canada, who have purchased or leased a new eligible 2016 MY Chevrolet (excluding Spark EV), with an ACDelco® oil and filter change, in accordance with the oil life monitoring system and the Owner’s Manual, for 2 years or 48,000 km, whichever occurs first, with a limit of four (4) Lube-Oil-Filter services in total, performed at participating GM dealers. Fluid top offs, inspections, tire rotations, wheel alignments and balancing, etc. are not covered. This offer may not be redeemed for cash and may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives available on GM vehicles. General Motors of Canada Company reserves the right to amend or terminate this offer, in whole or in part, at any time without prior notice. Additional conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details. ^ Whichever comes first. See dealer for details.


COMMUNITY FUTURES NORTH CENTRAL DEVELOPMENT will be hosting the 8th annual Artists, Crafters and Small Business Expo on Sunday, November 6 from 10 am - 2 pm at the TRCC Gymnasium. If you would like to register for a table please call Martika Truchon at 677-1490. Space is limited. FREE CURLING FOR SENIORS: Wednesdays and 1 - 3 pm. Starts October 19. Contact Wally at 204-778-7270. COFFEE HOUSE SERIES: Local musicians and a variety of styles. Snacks, coffee, friewnds & fun. St. Andrew’s Church, 249 Thompson Drive (across from RDPC). Everyone welcome. Donations collected at the door. Contact Lynn 670-1597 or Penny 679-0496 for info or to perform. Join us the 4th Saturday of every month. WHITEWATER KAYAKING PROGRAM: Introduction to whitewater kayaking at the Norplex Pool, taught by certified kayak instructors. Kayak rolling clinics are also offered. Introduction courses cover paddling strokes, upside down exit techniques, rescue skills and the kayak roll. Courses starting soon. All equipment is provided. Ages 8 and up. Contact Ben at (204) 778-9940 to sign up. ASSESSMENT AND PLANNING are important first steps when making career or educational decisions. The YWCA Assessment Centre can help you begin. We offer an assortment of high quality assessments for adults interested in upgrading, making career choices or preparing for the GED exam. The YWCA Assessment Centre offers a full range of Career Development Services FREE of charge. For more information or to make an appointment call 204-778-1208. ARE YOU PREGNANT? STRUGGLING WITH USE OF EITHER ALCOHOL OR DRUGS? InSight Mentoring can help. This is a free service available to women that are pregnant or may have given birth in the past year. InSight Mentoring can help you identify your goals and help you achieve them. Please call 204-677-5372 or 204-778-1521 between 8:30-4:30 pm for more information. IF YOUR LOVED ONE or friend has a problem with alcohol, and you need help, join the Alanon group meeting at 1079 Cree Rd at the Nickel Group trailer, across from Co-op Gas, Wed at 8 pm. Call Wendy at 204-778-7841 for information. DO YOU HAVE A DISABILITY? Are you looking for employment or work experience and have a disability? The Thompson Supported Employment Program (TSEP) provides a comprehensive variety of quality employment services to persons with disabilities as well as acting as a resource to local progressive employers. For more information or to book an appointment: contact Thompson Supported Employment Program at 204-677-8322. BABIES BEST START Nutrition program for pregnant women and new moms (Post natal new moms Wednesdays 1:30- 3:30 pm. Pregnant moms (pre-natal) Thursday 1:30 - 3:30 pm. High school Tuesday 12 pm - 1:10 pm. Phone 204-677-4431. 125 Commercial Place, Thompson.

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