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Archive for November, 2021


Polaris Buildings

2nd and 3rd Generation page Polaris Buildings The Polaris Buildings. I always thought the the buildings near Eastwood school were the only Polaris buildings. I lived on nearby Queensbay. In 1978 I walked about these boarded up buildings. One day I discovered that a door was opened to a long hallway that extended out into […]

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Highland Towers – Thompson

2nd and 3rd Generation page The Highland Towers (or the Highrise Apartments) $975—$1,275 (2021) Highland Tower Apartments. Managed by Shelter Canadian Properties Limited 274 Princeton Dr, Thompson, MB R8N 0A1, CAN Highland Tower consists of one- and two-bedroom apartments in the most prominent building on the Thompson skyline. One exterior wall of the building features […]

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Princeton Towers

2nd and 3rd Generation Page After talking about the Highland Towers Apartments, it is only logical to talk about Princeton Towers a little ways down the road. My sister, Karen and I, knew a couple who lived there. He worked in the Pharmacy Building. They invited us to come over and use the pool a […]

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The Old Arena and Rec Center in Thompson

Second and Third Generation page Kevin Jesmer:  September 12, 2021 The old Rec Center. The old rec center was in between the high school and the C.A. Nesbitt arena. In 1981 there were three racquet ball courts. Bob Moen, a friend of mine, was an excellent player. In the early seventies there were the rubber […]

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Beloved Dentist: Dr Hoe

2nd and 3rd generation Thompson’s first dentist was talented in many pursuits By Ian Graham ian@thompsoncitizen.net / Thompson Citizen JUNE 5, 2013 03:00 AM Thompson’s first dentist, Dr. William Hoe, seen here inspecting a young patient’s mouth and below posing with his son Andrew by the Burntwood River with the old Bailey Bridge in the […]

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St Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in Thompson

2nd and 3rd Generation page Working our way down Cree Road, there is the St Lawrence Catholic Church. This was a very well attended church. It was our family church. We identified as Roman Catholic because of my mother. She thought it was good for the family to go and my dad went along. I […]

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St James Anglican Church in Thompson

2nd and 3rd Generation page St James Anglican Church. Growing up in Thompson I knew that there were many denominations. In the 1970s and 1980s there must have been a huge population of church goers to fill these various churches. I grew up in the Roman Catholic Church. I never attended any other church services. […]

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The Norlander Candy Shop, next to the Strand Theater

2nd or 3rd Generation page Next to the Strand Theater was a newsstand store, the Norlander. This small store molded many young lives. It is where I took a dollar and bought ten to fifteen comic books. I could bring all kinds of penny candy home in a paper bag. I could buy MAD magazines. […]

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Strand Theater in Thompson

2nd and 3rd generation page This will definitely evoke memories. The Strand Theater. That was a wonderful place. It was where I experienced the frenzy, the screaming and the tossing of popcorn boxes during the Saturday Matinee. The older kid, wishing that the kids in the matinee were a little quieter. It was a place […]

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Headframe Cabaret

2nd and 3rd generation page There has been a few pics of the headframe. Thanks for those additions. I was a bus boy there for a summer. I made and served simple dinner salads and dressings. I changed out ashtrays, picked up glasses and poured water. I greeted people as they came to the restaurant. […]

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