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Thompson names first female deputy chief

November 10, 2021
By CBC News

Nov. 10, 2021, Thompson, Man. – In a first for the northern Manitoba city of Thompson, a woman will be second-in-command of the fire department. Ashling Sweeny, who started as a volunteer firefighter in her home community of Pimicikamak Cree Nation, has taken on the title of deputy fire chief for the city of 13,000 located about 650 kilometres north of Winnipeg. CBC News reports. | READ MORE