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Thompson, Manitoba - Thompson Unlimited
Thompson, Manitoba
A Community Profile
2013-2014
15 Moak Crescent
Thompson, Manitoba
R8N 2B8
Tel: 204.677.1900
Fax: 204.677.1909
[email protected]
www.thompsonunlimited.ca
Updated April 2013
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The Thompson Community Profile 2013-2014 has been written, prepared and updated
by Thompson Unlimited and is the sole property of Thompson Unlimited, Thompson's
economic development corporation. The information has been gathered from a wide range of
sources and every attempt has been made to ensure that the information is accurate and
up-to-date. We appreciate your assistance however in identifying any incorrect information
and/or providing updated data. Data omission or corrections may be forwarded to
Thompson Unlimited.
If you have any questions with regards to the information contained in the community
profile, or would like additional information, please visit City of Thompson website at
www.thompson.ca or Thompson Unlimited www.thompsonunlimited.ca or at:
Thompson Unlimited
15 Moak Crescent
Thompson, Manitoba
R8N 2B8
Phone: 204-677-1900
Toll free: 1-866-965-3386
Fax: 204-677-1909
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.thompsonunlimited.ca
www.thompsonsubzero.ca
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
FORWARD ……………………………………………………………………...……………………………….…2
TABLE OF CONTENTS …………………………………………………………….………………………….….3
INTRODUCTION………………………………………………………………………..………………………….4
LOCATION ……………………………………………………………………………...…………………….……4
CLIMATE …………………………………………………………………………….………………………………5
DEMOGRAPHICS…………………………………………………………...…………………………………...5
ECONOMY……………………………………………………………………...…………………………………9
TAXES………………………………………………………………………….…………………………….11
HOUSING ……………………………………………………………………………………………………....13
INFRASTRUCTURE …………………………………………………………………………………………..14
COMMUNICATION CONTACTS……………………………..………………………………………….17
COMMUNICATION…………………………………………………………………………………………..18
ATTRACTIONS………………………………………………………………………………………………….19
COMMUNITY SERVICES AND ORGANIZATIONS……..………………………………………...22
HEALTH AND EDUCATION ………………………………………………………………………………..…..24
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INTRODUCTION
Thompson, known as the Hub of the North, is northern
Manitoba's regional service center surrounding First Nations and other northern communities. The City offers a
high quality of life and boasts of all the amenities of a large
city. It is surrounded by the beauty of pristine lakes, rivers
and the boreal forest.
Thompson was founded in 1956 when a large body of
nickel was discovered and developed by Inco Limited. Since
that time, Thompson has evolved from a mining town into
a regional service centre offering commercial, health,
government, transportation and education services for
northern Manitoba. Today, the economy in Thompson is
flourishing, with major industries consisting of
transportation, education, service industries, mining, health
care, government and hydroelectric services.
Thompson has a stable population over 13,446 (2006 Census). It benefits from a prosperous
economy, and it services a regional catchment area of approximately 65,000 people.
LOCATION
Thompson is located in north
central Manitoba, 830 km north of
the American border, and 750 km
north of the province's capital city,
Winnipeg. Several towns and First
Nation communities located in
northern Manitoba and Nunavut
have established transportation
links with Thompson, either by
winter or all season roads, train, or
air. Thompson is located in the
Precambrian Shield on shores of
the Burntwood River.
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Climate
Thompson—Canadian
Climate Normal's
1971-2000
Max Temp
(Celsius)
Min Temp
(Celsius)
Mean Temp
(Celsius)
Precipitation
(mm)
(Snow and/or
Rain)
January
-19.4
-30.5
-24.9
18.2
February
-13.7
-27
-20.4
15.9
March
-5.2
-20.5
-12.9
20.6
April
4.9
-9.2
-2.2
26
May
12.4
-0.4
6.5
44.4
June
19.7
5.5
12.6
69.4
July
22.7
8.9
15.8
86.1
August
21
7.2
14.1
73.9
September
12.8
1.5
7.2
62.4
October
4.3
-4.3
0
41.4
November
-7.3
-16.6
-12
32.8
December
-16.7
-27.2
-22
26.3
Year
3
-9.4
-3.2
517.4
Source: Environment Canada
www.weatheroffice.gc.ca
The Northern Manitoba climate is generally cold and dry in winter, and sunny in
summer. From 1971 – 2000 Environment Canada recorded the average yearly temperature in Thompson as -3.2 degrees Celsius, with a minimum temperature of -30.5 in January and maximum temperature of 22.7 in July respectively.
The average annual precipitation in Thompson from 1971 to 2000 was 517 mm,
and occurred mostly in the summer months from June to September .
DEMOGRAPHICS
The population of Thompson is 13,446 (2006 Census Data); the median age is 30 and
seniors comprise 3% of the total population. The highest percentage of residents is between the ages of 25-44 years old, followed by children 14 years of age and under.
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% of Population by age group
35%
30%
25%
20%
15%
10%
5%
0%
2001
2006
0-14 15-24 25-44 45-64 65+
Source: Statistics Canada - 2001 and 2006 Census Data
Aboriginal Identity
More than 1/3 or 37% of the population in Thompson is self-identified as Aboriginal.
Aboriginal identity
Non-Aboriginal identity
4,915
Total
8,490
13,405
Source: Statistics Canada 2006 Census
Visible Minority and Immigrant Status
As of 2006, about 5% of Thompson’s Population is of immigrant status.
Immigrant Status Population
Population Group
Immigrant
Population
Total population of
Thompson
775
13,446
% of Total Population
5.8%
Education
76% of Thompson residents possess a certificate, diploma and/or degree; 26% have a
high school diploma. 15% possess a certificate or diploma from college, CEGEP or other nonuniversity, and 10% have a university certificate, diploma and/or degree.
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Educational Attainment 15 years and over
Income
A portion of residents enjoy a high standard of living as a result of above average income
and earnings. The median income in Thompson, $68,416, which is 14% higher than the median national household income of $58,800.00.
Employment
Thompson has the highest employment rate in Manitoba, 7% higher than the provincial average.
Employment Rate
Manitoba
Winnipeg
Brandon
Flin Flon
Thompson
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Source: Statistics
Canada 2006 Census
Employment by Industry
In 2001, the majority of people worked in health and education; in 2006, the majority
worked in other services.
Employment by Industry and Occupation
2001
2006
Difference
Total labour force 15 years and over
7,390
7,365
-25
Agriculture and other resources based industry
1,485
1,550
65
Manufacturing and Construction
515
475
-40
Wholesale and Retail Trade
840
985
145
Finance and Real Estate
220
290
70
Health and Education
1670
1405
-265
Business Services
1150
880
-270
Other Services
1510
1770
260
Source: Statistics Canada 2006 Census
High Demand Skills in Northern Manitoba
General Written and Verbal Communication
Skills Analytical Problem-Solving
Group Effectiveness, Interpersonal and Teamwork
Skills Time Management
Presentation Skills
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
Technical Reading and Writing
Supervisory Skills
General Computer Skills
Environmental Assessment
Source: Manitoba Research Alliance
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Economy
New businesses are being established, and employment opportunities remain
plentiful. While the historical economic growth of Thompson has been rooted in
mining, Thompson is now considered to be the regional center for health, education,
government, transportation and retail services in northern Manitoba. Continual
investments from public sector have established Thompson as a regional center.
Thompson has experienced an economic boom in recent years. Since 2005, several
major investments, new developments and businesses have been attracted, to the community. As well, several positive announcements have been made that bode well for
the city's future economic growth. The University College of the North has begun construction for the Thompson campus and student family housing in the summer of 2011.
Some noteworthy developments
Winter Weather Testing
Thompson is quickly becoming a Centre of Excellence for cold and winter weather
testing. Automotive, aerospace, diesel, recreational vehicles, heavy equipment and
component companies have been coming to test in Thompson for over 25 years, conducting
numerous types of tests such as cold soaks, performance and endurance, snow ingestion and
hydraulics, to name a few.
Thompson is also home to GLACIER (Global Aviation Center for Icing and Environmental
Research). Rolls Royce and Pratt & Whitney hold joint ownership of this state-of-the-art icing
facility capable of testing gas turbine engines up to 150,000 lbs of thrust. Research into noise
reduction, emissions, and alternative fuels are also
planned for the future. Thompson Unlimited, Thompson’s
economic development corporation, assists testers by
providing them with information, site tours, and
connections with the local business community so that all
the tester’s requirements are met.
For more information on winter weather testing visit
www.thompsonsubzero.ca.
Hydro-Electric Generating Stations
The $1.4 billion Wuskwatim Generating Station on the Burntwood River, approximately
45 km southwest of Thompson, was completed in 2012. The 200-megawatt project was
developed and is owned by the Wuskwatim Power Limited Partnership, a venture between the
Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation and Manitoba Hydro. Manitoba Hydro operates the station on
behalf of the partnership.
Construction of the site access road and associated infrastructure required for the $6.5
billion Keeyask Generating Station, located on the Nelson River approximately 200 kilometeres
northeast of Thompson, continued in 2012. Construction of the station itself expected to begin
in 2014, once regulatory approvals have been received.
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Vale Canada Limited
Vale’s mission is to transform natural resources into
prosperity and sustainable development. Vale is a global
mining company with headquarters in Brazil. They are leaders
in the production of iron ore and the second largest producer of nickel. Just over 1,500 people work at Vale in Thompson,
which is the headquarters of our Manitoba Operations. The
250-acre site is comprised of two underground mines, a mill, a
smelter and a refinery. For more information visit www.vale.com
Sampling of New Construction, New Businesses, and Business
Expansions 2009 to 2013
Business
Year
Type of Development
Ardene’s
2009
New Business
Quiznos
2009
New Business
Thompson Regional Community
Center
Boys and Girls Club
2009
2009
Retrofit and New construction completed
in 2012
Relocation and Expansion
M & M Meats
2009
New Business
Rick’s Marine
2010
New location
Suburban Brand Extended Stay
Hotel
Ma-Mow– We–Tak Friendship Center
UCN Campus and Student Family
Housing
2010
New Business
2011
Relocation, and Business Expansion
2011
New construction, Relocation and Business Expansion. Completion Feb. 2014
Rogers cell service and outlet
2011
New Development and New Business
Riverview Restaurant
2012
New location
Best Western Hotel
2012
New Business
Service Canada Building
2012
New Business
Domino’s Pizza
2012
New Business
McCarthy’s Mobile Technology
2013
New Business
Ripple Rock Meat Shop
2013
New Business
Steel Kutz Barber Shop
2013
New Business
Family Foods
2013
Coming Soon
Taco Time
2013
Coming Soon
Thompson Lodge & Eco-Tourism
Centre
2013
Coming Soon
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TAXES
Municipal Property Taxes
Through taxation, the City of Thompson generates a portion of its operating revenue. In addition, the School District of Mystery Lake (SDML) generates a portion of its operating revenue
through property taxation. Property taxes are used to provide various services and programs
to the community such as public works and transportation, community service, policing and
recreation which together contributes to the high quality of life to enjoy.
Mill Rate
Property taxes are calculated through property assessment and the municipal and educational mill rates. Mill rates are approved by City Council.
One mill represents $1 of tax for every $1,000 of assessment.
2013 Mill Rates
Thompson
Municipal
School District
Residential
19.630
18.528
Commercial
19.630
18.528
Educational
Support Levy
Total
38.158
11.830
49.988
Source: City of Thompson
Business Taxes
Business Tax Rate 2011: 4.49%
Hotel Accommodation Tax
A 5% Tax is applied to all hotel room rentals. The revenue generated from these taxes goes
toward public safety, affordable housing, and municipal infrastructure.
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Sales Taxes
Federal Goods and Services Tax (GST)
Individuals, business and other entities pay a 5% Federal Good and Services Tax (GST) on most
goods and services.
Manitoba Provincial Sales Tax (PST)
In Manitoba, there is a 7% Provincial Sales Tax (PST) on most goods and services. July 2013
Manitoba Provincial Sales Tax (PST) will increase to 8%. The tax is calculated on the selling
price before the GST is applied. The tax is sometime referred to as a Retail Sales Tax (RST).
There is no Harmonized Sales Tax in the Province of Manitoba.
Income Taxes
For information on Manitoba personal and business Federal and Provincial Income Tax Rates,
go to www.taxtips.ca.
2009
Thompson Residential Home Sales
Units Sold
49
Residential Sales are defined as single
family homes and include the following:
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Single Attached
Townhomes
Condominiums
Mobile Homes
Resort Properties (i.e. cabins)
Average Price
$206,454
2010
Units Sold
85
Average Price
$219,462
2011
Units Sold
99
Farms, vacant land or commercial
properties are not included in the calculation
of residential sales.
Average Price
$193,835
2012
Units Sold
62
Average Price
$199,998
Source: Manitoba Real Estate Association—Manitoba Housing Statistics
Average Monthly Rental Rates
House
Apartment *
Town Houses *
$ 1,500 - 2,000
$ 455 -1,033
$ 874 – 1,500
* Source: Manitoba Housing Agency as of March 2013
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Private Dwellings
In Thompson, 58% of private dwellings are owned, and 42% are rented.
Dwellings by Ownership
Rented (B)
Owned (A)
Total Private Dwellings
Owned (A)
Rented (B)
4, 810
Source: Statistics Canada 2006 Census , 2011 states will be available Aug 14, 2013.
Occupied Private Dwellings by Type
The majority or 49% of dwellings are single-detached homes, 24% are apartment building with less then five stories, and 11% are movable dwelling. The total number of private
households by household size is 4740.
24% (f)
49% (a)
8% (e)
3% (d)
11% (c)
5% (b)
1
Single-detached house (a)
2
Apartment, building that has five or more storeys (b)
3
Movable dwelling (c)
4
Semi-detached house (d)
5
Row house Apartment (e)
6
Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys (f)
Source: Statistics Canada 2011 Census
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Infrastructure and Community Services
Emergency Services
24/7 Ambulatory and Hospital emergency care
24/7 Policing services provided by R.C.M.P
Transportation
An excellent transportation system of scheduled daily air, bus and truck services connects
Thompson with other communities throughout the province.
Road
Numerous private vehicles and freight carriers drive in and out of Thompson every day.
The drive into Thompson from the south is along Highway 6, a paved and well maintained
highway. Highway 6 connects to Highway 10, linking Thompson to many communities
on the western side of the province and to western Canada. In addition, Highway 6
provides access to communities north of Thompson via Highways 280 and 391.
Greyhound Lines of Canada provides scheduled bus service between Thompson and other
communities throughout the province, including a daily return bus schedule to Winnipeg. Services consist of passenger, freight, courier and charter bus schedules.
Air
There are several scheduled same day flights connecting Thompson to other communities
throughout the province. Flights between Thompson and Winnipeg connect passengers to
flights with major cities across North America. Air Miles Programs are offered in Thompson
through Calm Air.
Rail
VIA Rail provides passenger service to and from Churchill, The Pas, Winnipeg, and points in
between.
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Local Public Transportation
Thompson has several companies that provide 24–hour taxi service within the city and the surrounding area. The City public bus system operates Monday to Saturday, with approximately
70 pick-up/drop-off points and a Handy-van is available for disabled persons.
Utilities and Services
Hydro Electricity
Manitoba Hydro provided the City of Thompson with full electrical utility service.
Standard Residential Rates as of April 1, 2011
Monthly Basic Charge:
Not Exceeding 200 amp
$6.85
Exceeding 200 amp
$13.70
Plus
Energy Charge
7.202¢ / kWh
Note: Minimum Monthly Bill is the Basic Charge
Source:www.hydro.mb.ca
For more information contact Manitoba Hydro at 677-2357 or Visit www.hydro.mb.ca.
Propane Gas
Stittco Utilities Man Ltd. supplies Thompson residents with propane gas via an underground
pipeline grid system.
For more information call 204-677-2304.
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Water
The Source of Thompson’s water supply is the Burntwood River. Vale owns and operates the
Water Treatment Plant providing potable water to the City of Thompson. The City is responsible for distributing the water to residents and businesses by means of various piping networks.
To follow are the rates for 5/8 metre only. For further information please contact 204-6777950.
2013 Utility rates:
2014 Utility Rates:
Flat Fee
Water $66.51
Sewer $13.65
Total of $80.16
Flat Fee
Water $67.56
Sewer $13.95
Total of $81.51
Consumption (You will be billed the following rates Consumption (You will be billed the following
for consumption, if your consumption is over 15
rates for consumption, if your consumption is over
cubic meters)
15 cubic meters)
Water .95/cubic meter
Sewer .91/cubic meter
Water .97/cubic meter
Sewer .93/cubic meter
The minimum invoice is $80.16 quarterly.
The minimum invoice is $81.51 quarterly.
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Community Contacts
Dental
City Dental Group ………………………………………………………………………….... 204-677-2113
Northern Denture Clinic LTD …………………………………………………………….. 204-677-3743
Polaris Dental Clinic ………………………………………………………………………….. 204-677-3935
Thompson Dental Center ………………………………………………………………….. 204-677-4555
Westwood Dental …………………………………………………………………………….. 204-677-4526
Emergency
Ambulance Emergency ……………………………………………………………………... 204-677-7911
Fire Emergency …………………………………………………………………………………. 204-677-7911
R.C.M.P …………………………………………………………………………………..………... 204-677-6911
Medical
Burntwood Community Health Resource Centre ………………………………. 204-677-1777
Dr. Kania Medical Corporation ………………………………………………………….. 204-778-9235
Manitoba Health Links ………………………………………………………………………. 1 888 315 9257
Northern Health Regional …………………………………………………………………. 204-677-5350
Thompson General Hospital ……………………………………………………………... 204-677-2381
Pharmacy
Clark’s Pharmacy……………………………………………………………………………….. 204-778-7008
Safeway Pharmacy ……………………………………………………………………………. 204-677-3064
Shoppers Drug Mart …………………………………………………………………………...204-778-8391
Wal-Mart Pharmacy ………………………………………………………………………….. 204-778-4675
Social Services
Addictions Foundation of Manitoba…………………………………………………... 204-677-7300
Canadian Mental Health Association–Thompson Region …………………. 204-677-6050
Juniper Centre…………………………………………………………………………………... 204-677-2970
MAPS (Men are Part of the Solutions) ………………………………………………. 204-778-6040
Society for Manitobans with Disabilities (SMD) ………………………………… 204-778-4277
Thompson Crisis Center Inc. ……………………………………………………………... 204-778-7273
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Communications
Telephone
Manitoba Telecom Service Inc. (MTS Allstream) offers a wide array of services to Thompson residents; local and long distance telephone services, calling features, and cellular service.
Virgin Mobile and Rogers Communications also provides local cell phone services.
Internet
High speed internet is available in the City of Thompson through the several internet service providers, such as MTS all stream, Shaw, Xplornet, and Rogers Mobile Web provider.
Television
CBWT, CKY, and CBWFT are available without cable. Shaw Cable System, provide digital
cable, local programming and cable packages. Satellite services are also available.
Radio
Thompson has four radio stations: CHTM AM 610 and New as of July 2013 CHTM FM
102.9, CBC (English) FM 100.9, CBC (French) FM 99.9, and Native Communications Inc (NCI) FM
96.3.
Newspaper
Thompson has community newspapers that are printed in the city on a weekly basis.
Thompson Citizen is printed every Wednesday, and Nickel Belt is printed for Fridays. Thompson Plus is printed every two weeks and is delivered to your mail box.
Quality of Life
When it comes to community living, Thompson has the resources, programs, events, services and attractions to satisfy the most
active individuals. Whether it is sports and recreation, arts and culture,
festivals and special events, or a special interest workshop, there are
always activities happening in and around town. For further information visit www.thompson.ca.
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Attractions and Things to See and Do
Attraction
Description
Contact Information
Boating, Fishing Outdoor water activities are available from spring until fall.
and Waterskiing These activities are only a few minutes away as several lake
and rivers surround Thompson.
www.thompson.ca
Burntwood
Curling Club
Full winter program for curlers of all ages.
204-677-2580
www.burntwoodcurlingclub.com
Jack Crolly Trail
Groomed trails ranging from one km to six km located along
PR#391 just north of Miles Hart Bridge across from Popeye’s
restaurant.
204.677.7952
www.thompson.ca
Heritage North
Museum *
Manitoba Star
Attraction
Display local historic artifacts, a variety of mounted animals
native to the area, and mining related artifacts.
204.677.2216
[email protected]
www.heritagenorthmuseum.ca
MacLean Park
Outdoor activities, performances and events throughout the
year including tobogganing in the winter and fireworks on
Canada Day. Located in the heart of Thompson’s downtown
beside City Hall.
204.677.7952
www.thompson.ca
Millennium
Trail
15 km pathway that loops around the City, and highlights
204.677.7952
some of the best scenery and attraction the City has to offer. www.thompson.ca
The trail is open year-round for walking, hiking, and biking in
the summer.
Mystery Mountain Winter
Park
Downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, a chalet 204.778.8624
with a food concession and licensed lounge, warm up cabins, [email protected]
and equipment rentals.
www.mysterymountain.ca
Norplex Pool
Waterslide, sauna, universal gym, and a large viewing area.
Offers year round enjoyment for the family, swimming and
diving lessons, competitions and recreation.
204.677.7952
www.thompson.ca
Paint Lake
Provincial Park
and Resort
Summer– Campground facilities, marina, beach area, picnic
sites, two boat launches, hiking trails, and baseball diamond.
Winter– a Toboggan hill, outdoor skating rink, warm-up
shack, cross country ski trails, and miles of snowmobile trails.
Year around– Cottages, remote cottages, and permanent
residences.
1.866.626.4862
204.677.9303
[email protected]
www.manitobaparks.com
www.mysterycountry.com
Pisew Falls
*Manitoba Star
Attraction
13 meters high, they are the province’s highest roadaccessible falls. A nearby suspension bridge leads to a rigorous 22 km (return) hiking trails to Manitoba’s highest waterfall, Kwasitchewan Falls. 45 minutes from Thompson by car.
1.866.626.4862
[email protected]
www.manitobaparks.com
Snowmobiling
Hundreds of Kilometers of groomed, un-groomed and citysafe trails that are easily accessed from several locations
within Thompson.
Thompson Trail Breakers Inc.
www.thompsontrailbreakers.org
Spirit Way
*Manitoba Star
Attractions
16 remarkable points of interest including the Wolves Along 204.866.965.3386
the Way. Tour an award winning walkway that tells amazing [email protected]
stories about Thompson and its people.
www.thompsonspiritway.ca
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Attraction
Thompson Golf
Course
Description
Excellent greens, a drive range, a pro shop, golf cart rentals,
and a licensed club-house with restaurant.
Nine-hold course located only 3 km north of the city.
Contact Information
204.778.5537
[email protected]
www.thompsongc.ca
Thompson Regional Newly renovated arena for Hockey, ringette, figure skating,
204.677.7952
Community Centre curling, and recreational skating. Host to a variety of special www.thompson.ca
events such as trade shows, fairs, concerts, performances,
dance, and summer programs for children.
Thompson Zoo
Thompson Zoo will be open during the summer months only 204.677.7982
during its construction and transition to the Boreal
[email protected]
Discovery Center. Summer programming for 2013 includes www.thompsonzoo.ca
education, interpretive programming, the Boreal gardens,
bunnies and sturgeon.
Community Annual Events
Events
Month Normally Held
Winterfest
February
Women’s Curling Bonspiel
February
Munn Cup Hockey tournament
February
Men’s Curling Bonspiel
March
CHTM Trade Show
May
Aboriginal Awareness Week
May
Nickel Days
June
National Aboriginal Day Celebrations
June
King Miner Contest
June
Canada Day Celebrations
July
Ladies’ Golf Tournament
July
Men’s Gold Tournament
July
Concerts in the Park (Fridays)
July and August
Thompson Triathlon
August
Health and Leisure Mart
September
Small Business Week
October
Fur Table
December
Heritage North Museum-Art Exhibit
All Year
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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 clothing stores, hardware, building supplies, and grocery chains in addition to a variety of
local merchants.
Shopping centers in Thompson:
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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 national franchise to local restaurants. Visit www.thompson.ca to view listing.
Accommodations
Thompson has a wide range of accommodations available: hotel, motels, extended stay
and bed & breakfasts.
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.
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Community Services and Organizations
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Air Cadets
Army, Navy & Air force Veterans, and Ladies
Auxiliary
Ball—Fastball, Senior Men's, Merchant Media
Baseball Minor
Basketball
Boys and Girls Club
Broomball
Business & Professional Woman's Club
Aurora DANCE Academy & fitness Centre
Diamond DANCE Academy
Epicure/Zumba
Fiddling Lessons
Flag Football
Girl Guides
Gym—Better Body Fitness
Gymnastics—Thompson Tumblers
Hospital Auxiliary
Heritage North Museum
Hockey organizations (see thompson.ca)
Immigrant Women’s Association of Thompson
Kinette Club
Karate (Thompson Midwest)
Knights of Columbus
Laban Martial Arts & Fitness
Lacrosse
Lions Club
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Manitoba Society of Seniors
Music Parents Group
Mystery Country Quilters
Mystery Mountain Winter Park
Nickel Days Committee
Norman Pet Rescue
Parents & Tots
Ringette Association
Royal Canadian Legion and Ladies Auxiliary
Rotary Club
Scouts of Canada
Shrine Club
Skate Thompson
Spirit Way Inc.
Soccer
Thompson Community Foundation
Thompson Chamber of Commerce
Thompson Festival of Arts
Thompson Horse Owners Association
Thompson Multicultural Centre
Thompson Playhouse Theatre
Thompson Ski Club
Thompson Trail Breakers
Thompson Toast Masters
Thompson Wildlife Association
TNT Swim Club
Zoological Society
Social Service, Support Groups, and Aid Services
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Addictions Foundation of Manitoba (AFM)
Anxiety Disorders Association
Arthritic Self Management Program
Awasis Agency of Northern Manitoba
Babies Best Start
Block Parent Program
Boys & Girls Club
Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)
Cancer Care Manitoba
Citizens on Patrol
C.N.I.B.
Diabetes Support Group
Employment Manitoba
Futures Program
Juniper Centre
Keewatin Tribal Council
MacDonald Youth Services
Ma-Mow-We-Tak Friendship Center
Manitoba Keewatinowi Okmakanak
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Manitoba Métis Federation (MMF)
Marymound North
Newcomer Settlement Services
Northern Circle of Youth
Rotary Club
Red Cross
Residential Tenancies Branch
Seniors Community Resource Council
Society for Manitobans with Disabilities Inc.
Thompson Crisis Center
Thompson Health Auxiliary
Thompson Homeless Shelter
Thompson Humane Society
Thompson Neighborhood Renewal Corporation
(TNRC)
Thompson Toast Masters
United Way
Y.W.C.A. of Thompson
Thompson Public Library
Thompson’s Community library has over 93,000 volumes of resource material, and loan
CD’s, audio cassettes, videos, and books on tape. It houses a collection of newspapers and
magazines, French-language materials, and offers high-speed internet access, photocopying,
and faxing services. Furthermore, the library has a variety of programs, group reading activities for babies and toddlers, story time for young children, films, and special evening for teens.
Religious Organizations and Places of Worship
A wide variety of faiths are represented in Thompson through various religious organizations and places of worship.
· Apostolic Faith Church
· Burntwood Baptist Church
· Christian Center Fellowship
· Church of the Rock
· Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints (Mormon)
· First Baptist Church
· Hindu Parthian SMAJ
· Jehovah’s Witness
· Light of the North Covenant Church
· Muslim Association
· Salvation Army
· Sikh Society of Thompson
· St. Joseph’s Ukrainian Catholic Church
· St. Andrews Presbyterian Church
· St. James the Apostle Anglican Church
· St. John’s United Church of Canada
· St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church
· Thompson Bible Chapel
· Thompson Pentecostal Assembly
· Ukrainian Orthodox Parish of St. John the Baptist
· Zubaidal Tallab Masjid
Health and Education
Thompson is the regional centre for health and education services in northern Manitoba.
Residents from the surrounding communities regularly visit Thompson to access medical and
educational services and facilities.
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Health
Thompson General Hospital
204-677-2381
[email protected]
www.brha.mb.ca
www.northernhealthregion.ca
74 bed facility, offering a range of emergency medical, and specialist services.
New website spring of 2013.
Burntwood Community Health
Resource Centre
204-677-1777
Offering primary medical services, health
[email protected]
promotion and education.
www.brha.mb.ca
www.northernhealthregion.ca New website spring of 2013.
Northern Spirit Manor
204-778-3805
A personal care home providing long-term
care to 35 residents.
Rotary Place
204-677-9676
Senior independent living
15 Units.
Northern Harmony House
204-677-4497
Housing for Physically Challenged.
Education
The City of Thompson offers quality education for all ages, including for all ages, including; pre-school programs to grade 12, post-secondary, university and continuing education
programs.
Child Care
204-677-7275
www.gov.mb.ca/childcare
2 preschool programs, 6 child care centres and family
child care homes. All are licensed spaces.
School District of Mystery 204-677-6150
Lake
www.mysterynet.mb.ca
(Elementary Schools)
6 elementary school including a French immersion
program and a Cree-bilingual program, Kindergarten
to Grade 8.
Division Scolaire FrancoManitobaine
103 promenade Arctic
Thompson MB R8N 1G8
Tel: (204) 778-8699
Offrant une programmation de la maternelle à la
neuvième année.
'École la Voie du Nord
103 Arctic Drive
Thompson MB R8N 1G8
Tel: (204) 778-8699
Offering a program from kindergarten to grade nine.
Frontier School Division
59 Elizabeth Dr.
Thompson, Mb R8N 1X4
Tel: (204) 677-6744
11 Regional Schools.
School District of Mystery
Lake
(High School)
204-677-6200
R.D. Parker Collegiate offers a wide range of college
www.mysterynet.mb.ca/rdpc and university entrance courses. Grade 9—Grade 12.
University College of the
North
204-677-6450
www.ucn.ca
Offers students quality education with certificate
courses, diplomas, and degreases programs being
offered.
Faculty of Social Work
University of Manitoba
204-677-1450
A 4 year degree program offered by the University of
Manitoba and designed to meet the needs of northern
social work students.
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Conclusion
Thompson Community Profile was prepared by Thompson Unlimited. The contents are subject
to change without notice. Please bring errors or omissions to our attention by
contacting our office:
Thompson Unlimited
15 Moak Crescent
Thompson, Manitoba R8N 2B8
Ph: 204-677-1900 Toll Free: 1-866-965-3386 Fax: 204-677-1909
E-mail: [email protected]
Photo’s Provided by:
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Community Futures North Central Development
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