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Archive for February, 2022


Thompson Coin Tokens

2nd and 3rd Generation page The Thompson Token Coin and pins: Organizations in Thompson would issue these tokens and pins. Some they would sell as souvenirs and others you could spend in Thompson. As a young boy, I liked collecting coins. My mom managed the Co-op and going through the change, we made a lot […]

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Trips to Winnipeg

2nd and 3rd generation page Trips to Winnipeg…now that is the downtown Winnipeg that I loved visiting as a kid….Long John Silver’s pinball arcade…bay…Eaton’s coin shop…bus depot novelty shop, paddlewheel restaurant. Polynesian room restaurant in the charter house hotel…Ichi ban…news store head shop…polo park, man and nature museum, it was all worth the 7-hour drive […]

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Thompson Cemetery

2nd and 3rd Generation page Concerning the cemetery…I spent almost 20 years in Thompson and I don’t know anyone buried there. I think there were a lot of young families and they moved away. In 1980 a friend of mine was driving his 1973 Toyota corolla stick shift to the perimeter road around the cemetery. […]

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Thompson Co-op Store

2nd and 3rd Generation page The Thompson Co-op Store: My mom, Della Jesmer, was the face of the Thompson Co-op store. She was the manager of the Co-op from 1971 to about 1985?? She only agreed to manage it for a short time but kept doing it. It was a buyer’s club. People would have […]

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Baseball in Thompson

2nd and 3rd Generation page Baseball in Thompson: I personally was never in a baseball league in Thompson, but I liked to play the game. There were some baseball diamonds behind Hemlock, beside Juniper School. We would have pickup baseball games there. As kids we would climb the chain link fences towering over the batter’s […]

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The Knights of Columbus Indoor Track Meet

2nd and 3rd Generation page Knights of Columbus Indoor track meet. I think that most people participated in this indoor track meet. All the elementary schools sent teams. There were athletes from all even high school and even other towns and cities. There were celebrity athletes. I really should not have been there. I was […]

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Calm Air in Thompson

2nd and 3rd Generation page Operating in the north for over forty years, Calm Air has a proud history of service and a solid reputation as Central Canada’s Regional Airline. From Winnipeg, Manitoba in the south to Repulse Bay, Nunavut on the Arctic Circle, Calm Air operates frequent, daily scheduled passenger and cargo flights. With […]

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Midwest Drilling Company

2nd and 3rd Generation page Midwest Drilling: I don’t know much about this company. But I feel that it had a great hand in the development of the region. Can anyone out there tell us more about the company and the role it played in the development Thompson? Is the company still in town? Did […]

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Four INCO Visionaries

2nd and 3rd Generation page There were four INCO executives that appear to be among the visionaries for the establishment of Thompson. Their names show up in the community. For example, the high school is called R.D.Parker Collegiate.

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Birchtree Mine Site

2nd and 3rd Generation page The nickel find near Manasan Falls, four kilometres east of Birchtree Lake and about five kilometres southwest of Thompson, that would become Birchtree Mine was first announced publicly to the world on April 22, 1964 by Henry S. Wingate, chairman of the board of the International Nickel Company of Canada […]

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