Thompson, Manitoba

What is Thompson, Manitoba known for?


business history

of Thompson and near Northern Communities. The staff of R.D. Parker Collegiate is associated with the Steelworkers and the Thompson Teachers' Association. It was named after the at the time Vice President of Inco (VRDC Inco) http: nickel.vale.com business history default.aspx , Ralph D. Parker, also located in Thompson. founded 1962 headquarters Thompson (Thompson, Manitoba), Manitoba, Canada key_people '''Calm Air International LP


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According to the 2011 National Household Survey, http: www12.statcan.gc.ca nhs-enm 2011 dp-pd prof details page.cfm?Lang E&Geo1 CSD&Code1 4622026&Data Count&SearchText thompson&SearchType Begins&SearchPR 01&A1 All&B1 All&Custom &TABID 1 the population of Thompson is 12,730. The population density was 746.9 per km². The racial make up of Thompson is mostly made up of Aboriginals (Aboriginals of canada) (35.2%); ''First Nations (24.9%) and Metis (Métis people (Canada)) (10.1%)'', and Whites (White Canadian) (57.9%). There is also a moderate visible minority population (7.0%);'' South Asian (South Asian Canadian) (3.5%) and Black (Black Canadians) (1.3%)'' were the two largest minority groups. The religious make up of Thompson is; Christian (Christianity) (59.3%), non-religious (35.0%), Hindu (2.4%) and the remaining 3.3% fall into another religion. Most of the residents are Canadian citizens (95.9%). About 15.9% of the population can


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regular commercial

connects the communities of Thompson (Thompson, Manitoba), Lynn Lake, the Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation, Granville Lake, and South Indian Lake. Six kilometres north of Leaf Rapids is the Leaf Rapids Airport. As of 2007, there was no regular commercial air service at the airport. A number of small local companies provide charter passenger and cargo services. Calm Air used to fly regular passenger flights from Leaf Rapids to Thompson, however these flights have ceased since

Cree Nation , Granville Lake, and South Indian Lake. Six kilometres north of Leaf Rapids is the Leaf Rapids Airport. As of 2007, there was no regular commercial air service at the airport. A number of small local companies provide charter passenger and cargo services. Calm Air used to fly regular passenger flights from Leaf Rapids to Thompson, however these flights have ceased since the Ruttan Mine closed. Leaf Rapids is also served by Grey Goose bus service. Bus service


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Dauphin , Flin Flon, Portage la Prairie, Selkirk (Selkirk, Manitoba), Thompson (Thompson, Manitoba), and Winkler (Winkler, Manitoba), and $173,811 to Northern Communities. Manitoba Lotteries Corporation - VLT Revenue The remainder of the net income is given to the Government of Manitoba that provide health care, education, community and social services


social work

to include one K-8 elementary school in Thompson, École Communautaire La Voie du Nord. Located within Burntwood School, this district allows children receive instruction in French with peers in a Francophone culture. Although there is some demand for a private school, Thompson is not home to any at this time. Thompson is home to one of the two main campuses of the University College of the North, as well as the University of Manitoba's Faculty of Social Work branch in the region. Attractions '''Shopping and Services''' Thompson is the shopping and service Hub of the North. It is home to numerous types of store and services including: car and recreational vehicle dealerships, furniture stores, jewelry stores, fitness facilities, an art gallery, a day spa, several national cloth-ing stores, hardware, building supplies, and grocery chains in addition to a variety of local merchants. Shopping centers in Thompson: • City Center Mall • Plaza Shopping Center • Westwood Mall • Burntwood Plaza • Southwood Mall '''Restaurants''' There are over 30 restaurants in Thompson offering a variety of cuisine ranging from na-tional franchise to local restaurants. Visit www.thompson.ca to view listing. '''Accommodations''' Thompson has a wide range of accommodations available: hotel and motels. In total, there are over 650 guest rooms available within the city. Camping facilities are located nearby at both McCreedy Campground and Paint Lake Provincial Park. For more information visit the Business Directory at www.thompson.ca. Spirit Way thumb right Several Spirit Way wolves, downtown Thompson. (File:2009-0520-CDNtrip003-Thompson-wolves.jpg) In 2008, Thompson debuted the Spirit Way, a two-kilometre (1.25 mi) walking and biking pathway with 16 points of interest that highlight Thompson’s art, heritage, culture, industry, geology, and scenery; two more points are planned. The pathway includes a large wolf mural painted by Charles Johnston, and is a reproduction of Robert Bateman (Robert Bateman (naturalist))'s painting "Wolf Sketch" (1990). The ). There is no year round road service to the mostly Cree people. A winter road is in place only a few months a year. Air service at Brochet Airport is the main link outside the community. It takes roughly one hour to reach Brochet from Thompson, Manitoba by air, and approximately 4 to 6 hours via winter road from Lynn Lake, Manitoba depending on road conditions. Easterville is located at the northern terminus of Manitoba Provincial Road 327. It is approximately 20 km north of Provincial Highway 60 (Manitoba Highway 60), the major roadway in the area which connects Highway 6 (Manitoba Highway 6) (to Thompson (Thompson, Manitoba)) and Highway 10 (Manitoba Highway 10) (to Flin Flon). The community is also serviced by Easterville Airport, located just to the east of the town. The facility is located at the nearby airport in Thompson, Manitoba, Canada. The Extreme Cold Weather Test Facility offers vehicle testing in extremely cold weather conditions, and with ice and snow, during the winter months from around November 1 to April 30. Thompson (Thompson (Manitoba riding)): Blain Johnston '''Blain Johnston''' was born in Winnipeg. He became the first medical doctor to work in the northern Manitoba community of Thompson (Thompson, Manitoba) in 1957, serving as head of the Thompson Clinic and representing northern Manitoba on the Manitoba Medical Association. Blain's son Tim Johnston has written about his father's practice for the Heritage North Museum. See Tim Johnston, Community Memories, Heritage North Museum, accessed 19 October 2009. Johnston initially opted out of Manitoba's medicare (medicare (Canada)) program in 1969 and encouraged other doctors in Thompson to do the same. ''Winnipeg Free Press'', 14 January 1969, p. 28. Johnston's son, Tim Johnston (Tim Johnston (politician)), was elected mayor of Thompson (Thompson, Manitoba) in 2006 (Manitoba municipal elections, 2006).


free publication

company, the ''Nickel Belt News'', is distributed on Fridays to a wider area than the ''Citizen'', encompassing other communities such as Churchill, Snow Lake, Norway House, Nelson House, Cross Lake, Lynn Lake, and Split Lake. Recently, the Citizen has also become a free publication. References in music * The city was used in the Tragically Hip song "Thompson Girl (Phantom Power (The Tragically Hip album))". The song is set both in and north of Thompson, and is about the title character, a Thompson girl. * Thompson was also mentioned in Paul Brandt's (Paul Brandt) song "Small Towns and Big Dreams". * "Thompson" is a song by Les Surveillantes, found on their album titled "La racine carrée du coeur". Radio * AM (AM radio) 610: CHTM (adult contemporary) * FM (FM radio) 102.9: CHTM (adult contemporary) * FM (FM radio) 96.3: CINC-FM (NCI (Native Communications)) * FM 99.9: CKSB-5 (CKSB (AM)) (Première Chaîne; repeats CKSB Winnipeg) * FM 100.9: CBWK (CBWK-FM) (CBC Radio One) Television * Channel 9: CKYT-TV (CKY-DT), CTV (CTV Television Network) ''(analogue repeater of CKY-DT Winnipeg)'' Shaw Communications is the local cable television provider serving Thompson, and operates the local Shaw TV channel on cable channel 11. References ). There is no year round road service to the mostly Cree people. A winter road is in place only a few months a year. Air service at Brochet Airport is the main link outside the community. It takes roughly one hour to reach Brochet from Thompson, Manitoba by air, and approximately 4 to 6 hours via winter road from Lynn Lake, Manitoba depending on road conditions. Easterville is located at the northern terminus of Manitoba Provincial Road 327. It is approximately 20 km north of Provincial Highway 60 (Manitoba Highway 60), the major roadway in the area which connects Highway 6 (Manitoba Highway 6) (to Thompson (Thompson, Manitoba)) and Highway 10 (Manitoba Highway 10) (to Flin Flon). The community is also serviced by Easterville Airport, located just to the east of the town. The facility is located at the nearby airport in Thompson, Manitoba, Canada. The Extreme Cold Weather Test Facility offers vehicle testing in extremely cold weather conditions, and with ice and snow, during the winter months from around November 1 to April 30. Thompson (Thompson (Manitoba riding)): Blain Johnston '''Blain Johnston''' was born in Winnipeg. He became the first medical doctor to work in the northern Manitoba community of Thompson (Thompson, Manitoba) in 1957, serving as head of the Thompson Clinic and representing northern Manitoba on the Manitoba Medical Association. Blain's son Tim Johnston has written about his father's practice for the Heritage North Museum. See Tim Johnston, Community Memories, Heritage North Museum, accessed 19 October 2009. Johnston initially opted out of Manitoba's medicare (medicare (Canada)) program in 1969 and encouraged other doctors in Thompson to do the same. ''Winnipeg Free Press'', 14 January 1969, p. 28. Johnston's son, Tim Johnston (Tim Johnston (politician)), was elected mayor of Thompson (Thompson, Manitoba) in 2006 (Manitoba municipal elections, 2006).


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the title character, a Thompson girl. * Thompson was also mentioned in Paul Brandt's (Paul Brandt) song "Small Towns and Big Dreams". * "Thompson" is a song by Les Surveillantes, found on their album titled "La racine carrée du coeur". Radio * AM (AM radio) 610: CHTM (adult contemporary) * FM (FM radio) 102.9: CHTM (adult contemporary) * FM (FM radio) 96.3: CINC-FM (NCI (Native Communications)) * FM 99.9: CKSB (AM) CKSB-5

CBWK ''North Country'' (Mark Szyszylo) rowspan "2" ''Radio Noon'' (Marilyn Maki) rowspan "2" ''Up to Speed'' (Larry Updike) - - Thompson (Thompson, Manitoba) CBWK (CBWK-FM) rowspan "2" ''The Weekend Morning Show'' (Kerän Sanders) rowspan "2" ''The (204)'' (Wabanakwut Kinew) rowspan "2" ''The Weekend Morning Show'' (Kerän Sanders) rowspan "2" n a - In early February, 2004, the nearby


violent crime

repeatedly ranked as one of Canada's most violent cities http: www.thompsoncitizen.net article 20130725 THOMPSON0101 130729987 -1 thompson thompson-remains-canadas-most-violent-crime-city-for-third and is referred to as the Crime Capital of Canada by many media outlets including the ''Winnipeg Free Press''. http: www.winnipegfreepress.com local violence-in-a-northern-town-217206881.html Economy Mining thumb left Looking north (File:Vale Nickel Mine.JPG) Its most prominent local industry is the mining, milling (Mill (grinding)), smelting and refining of nickel, with additional nickel concentrates coming from Voisey's Bay (Voisey's Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador), Labrador. Aside from Vale Ltd; Manitoba Hydro, Calm Air, MTS and the provincial government employ the majority of the people in Thompson. Many federal and provincial government agencies have offices in Thompson. Thompson has a large retail sector, providing such things as clothing for all ages, a pet store, jewelry stores, travel agencies, vehicle dealerships, and grocery stores. Calm Air Airlines and Perimeter Aviation provide direct service between Winnipeg and Thompson. There has been intermittent jet service to Thompson, with the runway at the Thompson Airport able to accommodate a Boeing 737. Transportation thumb right A Noorduyn Norseman (File:A308, Floatplane on display stand at sunset, Thompson, Manitoba, Canada, 2013.JPG) attached to a display stand. Bush planes provide short-haul (Flight length) transport to the many lakes in the region. Thompson Transit is the public transit service operated for the city by Greyhound Canada. ). There is no year round road service to the mostly Cree people. A winter road is in place only a few months a year. Air service at Brochet Airport is the main link outside the community. It takes roughly one hour to reach Brochet from Thompson, Manitoba by air, and approximately 4 to 6 hours via winter road from Lynn Lake, Manitoba depending on road conditions. Easterville is located at the northern terminus of Manitoba Provincial Road 327. It is approximately 20 km north of Provincial Highway 60 (Manitoba Highway 60), the major roadway in the area which connects Highway 6 (Manitoba Highway 6) (to Thompson (Thompson, Manitoba)) and Highway 10 (Manitoba Highway 10) (to Flin Flon). The community is also serviced by Easterville Airport, located just to the east of the town. The facility is located at the nearby airport in Thompson, Manitoba, Canada. The Extreme Cold Weather Test Facility offers vehicle testing in extremely cold weather conditions, and with ice and snow, during the winter months from around November 1 to April 30. Thompson (Thompson (Manitoba riding)): Blain Johnston '''Blain Johnston''' was born in Winnipeg. He became the first medical doctor to work in the northern Manitoba community of Thompson (Thompson, Manitoba) in 1957, serving as head of the Thompson Clinic and representing northern Manitoba on the Manitoba Medical Association. Blain's son Tim Johnston has written about his father's practice for the Heritage North Museum. See Tim Johnston, Community Memories, Heritage North Museum, accessed 19 October 2009. Johnston initially opted out of Manitoba's medicare (medicare (Canada)) program in 1969 and encouraged other doctors in Thompson to do the same. ''Winnipeg Free Press'', 14 January 1969, p. 28. Johnston's son, Tim Johnston (Tim Johnston (politician)), was elected mayor of Thompson (Thompson, Manitoba) in 2006 (Manitoba municipal elections, 2006).


culture industry

the Business Directory at www.thompson.ca. Spirit Way thumb right Several Spirit Way wolves, downtown Thompson. (File:2009-0520-CDNtrip003-Thompson-wolves.jpg) In 2008, Thompson debuted the Spirit Way, a two-kilometre (1.25 mi) walking and biking pathway with 16 points of interest that highlight Thompson’s art, heritage, culture, industry, geology, and scenery; two more points are planned. The pathway includes a large wolf mural painted by Charles Johnston, and is a reproduction of Robert Bateman (Robert Bateman (naturalist))'s painting "Wolf Sketch" (1990). The ). There is no year round road service to the mostly Cree people. A winter road is in place only a few months a year. Air service at Brochet Airport is the main link outside the community. It takes roughly one hour to reach Brochet from Thompson, Manitoba by air, and approximately 4 to 6 hours via winter road from Lynn Lake, Manitoba depending on road conditions. Easterville is located at the northern terminus of Manitoba Provincial Road 327. It is approximately 20 km north of Provincial Highway 60 (Manitoba Highway 60), the major roadway in the area which connects Highway 6 (Manitoba Highway 6) (to Thompson (Thompson, Manitoba)) and Highway 10 (Manitoba Highway 10) (to Flin Flon). The community is also serviced by Easterville Airport, located just to the east of the town. The facility is located at the nearby airport in Thompson, Manitoba, Canada. The Extreme Cold Weather Test Facility offers vehicle testing in extremely cold weather conditions, and with ice and snow, during the winter months from around November 1 to April 30. Thompson (Thompson (Manitoba riding)): Blain Johnston '''Blain Johnston''' was born in Winnipeg. He became the first medical doctor to work in the northern Manitoba community of Thompson (Thompson, Manitoba) in 1957, serving as head of the Thompson Clinic and representing northern Manitoba on the Manitoba Medical Association. Blain's son Tim Johnston has written about his father's practice for the Heritage North Museum. See Tim Johnston, Community Memories, Heritage North Museum, accessed 19 October 2009. Johnston initially opted out of Manitoba's medicare (medicare (Canada)) program in 1969 and encouraged other doctors in Thompson to do the same. ''Winnipeg Free Press'', 14 January 1969, p. 28. Johnston's son, Tim Johnston (Tim Johnston (politician)), was elected mayor of Thompson (Thompson, Manitoba) in 2006 (Manitoba municipal elections, 2006).

Thompson, Manitoba

'''Thompson''' is a city in northern Manitoba. As the "Hub of the North" it serves as the regional trade and service centre of northern Manitoba. Thompson is located northeast of Flin Flon. It has a population of 13,123 residents, which also serves as a trade centre for an additional 50,000 to 65,000 Manitobans.

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