Thompson, Manitoba

What is Thompson, Manitoba known for?


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).


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).


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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


prominent building

image_caption Highland Tower, chosen for the Spirit Way wolf mural, is the most prominent building on Thompson's skyline image_flag image_shield shield_size image_seal image_map mapsize map_caption pushpin_map Manitoba pushpin_label_position pushpin_map_caption Location in Manitoba pushpin_mapsize !-- Location

, and is a reproduction of Robert Bateman (Robert Bateman (naturalist))'s painting "Wolf Sketch" (1990). The image is the largest photo-real mural in Canada, and sits on 10 storey Highland Tower apartment block. The building was chosen as it is the most prominent building on Thompson's skyline. http: www.thompsonspiritway.ca take-the-walk points-of-interest wolf-mural The project also includes the Spirit Way wolves


high year

sing on high, year round falls. There is also a suspension bridge that spans the lower falls. This is the starting point of a seven-mile (11 km) hike that leads to the highest waterfalls in Manitoba- Kwasitchewan Falls. This trail is a difficult back-country trail, recommended for experienced hikers only. http: www.gov.mb.ca conservation parks popular_parks northeast pisew.html Located south of Thompson on Highway 6 is Paint Lake Provincial


education community

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


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significant community

Thompson and Churchill (Churchill, Manitoba) on the Hudson Bay Railway line. Gillam is a significant community because of the nearby Nelson River Bipole converter station on the Nelson River. Gillam receives limited VIA rail passenger service at the Gillam railway station.thumb Welcome sign at Gillam, Manitoba. (Image:Welcome-Sign-Gillam-Manitoba.JPG) North Churchill (Churchill, Manitoba) West Thompson (Thompson, Manitoba), York Landing (York Landing, Manitoba), Split Lake (Split Lake, Manitoba) Center Gillam HBRY was formed in July 1997 to purchase former Canadian National Railway (CN) trackage running north from CN trackage at The Pas, MB (The Pas, Manitoba) on two branches, one to Flin Flon, MB (Flin Flon, Manitoba) and on to Lynn Lake, MB (Lynn Lake, Manitoba), the other to Thompson, MB (Thompson, Manitoba) and on to the port of Churchill, MB (Churchill, Manitoba) on Hudson Bay. Operations began on August 20, 1997, and the company is owned by railroad holding company OmniTRAX. Orlikow was also involved with the Jewish Labour Society and the Canadian Labour Congress. He helped to organize a steelworkers' union in the northern Manitoba town of Thompson (Thompson, Manitoba), after INCO (CVRD Inco) set up operations in the area. Other organizations of which Orlikow was involved included the Union Centre and the Manitoba Society of Seniors. - CHTM 0 610 AM Thompson (Thompson, Manitoba) Gordon Rawlinson adult contemporary - - CINC-FM 00 96.3 FM Thompson (Thompson, Manitoba) NCI (Native Communications Inc) First Nations community radio - - CKSB-5-FM (CKSB (AM)) 00 99.9 FM Thompson (Thompson, Manitoba) Première Chaîne public (public broadcasting) news talk (talk radio) (French (French language)) - - CBWK-FM 0 100.9 FM Thompson (Thompson, Manitoba) CBC Radio One public (public broadcasting) news talk (talk radio) - '''R.D. Parker Collegiate''' is the only high school in Thompson, Manitoba, and holds grades 9 (ninth grade)-12 (Twelfth grade) (senior 1-4). The approximately 1200 students of R.D. Parker Collegiate come from the city 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.''' is an airline based in Thompson (Thompson, Manitoba), Manitoba, Canada and is presently owned by the Exchange Income Corporation. It operates services in northern Manitoba and the Kivalliq Region of Nunavut. Charter and freight services are also undertaken. Its main base is Thompson Airport. ). 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).


water falls

, wolf statues painted by various sponsors and placed throughout the walk. Natural attractions thumb right Pisew Falls Provincial Park (File:Pisew Falls June.jpg), located an hour's drive south of the city. Located approximately ). 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).


largest water

). 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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