Read the January 2019 issue of Achimowina – NCN’s community, government, business, arts and events news.

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NCN Purchases Thompson Bus and Freight

NCN continues to take care of its Citizens and diversify its business interests with the purchase of Thompson Bus and Freight.

On Monday, January 21, NCN Chief and Council came together with the bus company owners Sid Varma and Jimmy Pelk to sign papers and finalize the deal.

NCN now owns 51 per cent of the company, which will be renamed NCN Thompson Bus and Freight.

“We have a vested interest in making this successful,” Chief Marcel Moody says. “It’s difficult for our Citizens to get back and forth to Winnipeg. They often just don’t have the resources. Now, instead of relying on others to give us that opportunity, we can provide it for ourselves.”

Thompson Bus and Freight stepped up to provide bus services in northern remote communities in Manitoba after Greyhound pulled out of the area last October. It
currently offers passenger and freight services from Thompson to Gillam, Cross Lake and Winnipeg. Moody hopes to expand those trips to include Leaf Rapids, Lynn Lake, Nelson House, Snow Lake, The Pas and Flin Flon. Read the Newsletter for the complete story.


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  • NCN Chief and Council Take Action to Address Medical Access Concerns
  • Natashia Moodie Awarded Human Rights Hero, December 2018
  • Long-time Employees at Mystery Lake Hotel Say Goodbye
  • Bringing in the New Year with Celebration
  • Midget and Peewee Hockey Players Get Blades Going
  • NNOC Prepares for New Academic, Drama and Music Options This Term
  • Medicine Lodge Honours Outstanding Individuals
  • CBC Reporter Lenard Monkman was Impressed by His Trip to Nelson House
  • Nisichawayasihk Urban Reserve to be Recognized on Thompson City Signs

Read the January 2019 Achimowina Newsletter