Dauphin, Canada

Dauphin Rec Services is hoping to find a brine leak at Credit Union Place sooner rather than later.
The Rotary Club of Dauphin and the City of Dauphin are behind a new bronze statue outside Dauphin's library.
Dauphin rec crews will be spraying for caterpillars after midnight north of River and west of Mountain.
A new four-year agreement has been reached between Brandon University and the Brandon University Faculty Association.

Buffy Sainte-Marie has won this year's $50,000 Polaris Music Prize.

A jury of 11 music critics, bloggers and broadcasters named the albumPower in the Blood the best Canadian record of the last year.

The folk icon beat out nine other finalists for the award including rap superstar Drake, former Polaris winner Caribou and Toronto rockers Alvvays.

Sainte-Marie, who already had a crowded trophy case heading into Monday night's award ceremony, told the audience she didn't expect to win the Polaris and appreciated its cash prize.

"I've got an Academy Award and a Golden Globe, a couple of Junos and a Gemini Award — this is the only one I ever heard that gives the artist money. It's real important, it's becoming almost impossible for an artist to tour with a band and with instruments," the 74-year-old musician said.

"It is a fact that it's getting so hard to travel now."

Sainte-Marie called on the industry executives in attendance at the award show to help young musicians get experience with gigs that require travel.

"I'm asking the music community to please put your heads into that and figure out a way so that not only the arts, but also sports, can be supported, so we can afford to go on the road and bring our music to you."

The annual honour is awarded to the Canadian artist or band that creates the best full-length album, regardless of genre, music label or sales figures.

The full list of this year's 10 nominees:

  • BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah for Sour Soul.
  • Braids for Deep In The Iris.
  • Caribou for Our Love.
  • Alvvays for Alvvays.
  • Jennifer Castle for Pink City.
  • Drake for If You're Reading This It's Too Late.
  • Tobias Jesso Jr. for Goon.
  • The New Pornographers for Brill Bruisers.
  • Buffy Sainte-Marie for Power In The Blood.
  • Viet Cong for Viet Cong.

The remaining finalists will each receive $3,000.

Children's entertainer Fred Penner hosted this year's ceremony.

Past winners of the prestigious prize have included Tanya Tagaq, Feist, Arcade Fire, Karkwa, F--ked Up, Caribou and Patrick Watson.

(The Canadian Press)

 

The RM of Dauphin has lifted its burning ban.
A bus depot in Sapotaweyak Cree Nation has been destroyed by fire.
If you're looking to get your business in on the Annual Kinsmen Business & Career Expo in Dauphin, you're going to want to get moving.

Local Member of Parliament Robert Sopuck says there are a lot of items on his to do list for the summer with the House of Commons beginning their summer break later this week.

The Municipality of Swan Valley West has two new councillors.
Two candidates are vying for a vacant council spot in Grandview's Urban-Ward 5.
CAA Manitoba wants you to vote and have a voice!
CAA Manitoba says it supports the new distracted driving penalties from the province of Manitoba that officially came into effect this week.
A number of Parkland road projects are getting funding through the province's Municipal Road and Bridge Program.

CALGARY TO HOST THE 2016 JUNO AWARDS

CANADA’S MUSIC AWARDS STAMPEDE INTO TOWN
 

The JUNO Awards “road trip” is saddled up and heading west as The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and broadcast partner CTV announced today that Calgary will host The 2016 JUNO Awards and JUNO Week celebrations, March 28-April 3. The 45th annual JUNO Awards will be broadcast on CTV from The Scotiabank Saddledome on Sunday, April 3, 2016.
 
JUNO Week 2016 will bring the festivities back to Alberta following a community-based bid led by Tourism Calgary. The JUNO Awards are returning to Calgary after the outstanding success of the 2008 JUNO Awards, and this will be the city’s second time hosting Canada’s music awards.
 
“Calgary’s unparalleled enthusiasm and famous hospitality make it the ultimate host for Canada’s Music Awards,” said Allan Reid, President & CEO, CARAS/The JUNO Awards. “The city’s musical talent and passionate fans have only heightened the success of Canadian music and we are excited for what’s in store when we return in 2016 to celebrate the 45th annual JUNO Awards.”
 
“The JUNO Awards not only celebrate the best in emerging and established Canadian music, they shine a national spotlight on the host city,” said Phil King, President – CTV, Sports, and Entertainment Programming. “CTV looks forward to returning to Calgary with THE 2016 JUNO AWARDS broadcast, and sharing the undeniable energy of the city with viewers from coast-to-coast-to-coast.”
 
“I’m thrilled Calgarians will once again be hosting the JUNO Awards,” said Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi. “This is a tremendous opportunity for Calgary and our music and culture scene.”
 
“We’re delighted that the JUNO Awards will be returning to Calgary for the first time in eight years,” said Cindy Ady, CEO of Tourism Calgary. “2016 will be a great year for music in Calgary as we highlight Canada’s best musical talents during JUNO Week, followed by the opening of the highly anticipated National Music Centre later in the year.”
 
On the heels of being named the 2014 World Mayor by the City Mayors Foundation, Calgary’s Naheed Nenshi will be in attendance at next month’s JUNO Awards in Hamilton. 
 
Alberta’s largest city and Canada’s third largest municipality, Calgary is home to major attractions like the Calgary Stampede (July) and the Calgary Zoo, as well professional sports teams like the NHL’s Calgary Flames and the CFL’s Calgary Stampeders. The city is known for its genuine hospitality and uncommon energy – a place where people from around the world come to experience adventure, rich Western heritage and pioneering traditions. Close to the Rocky Mountains and places like Canmore, Banff, and Lake Louise, Calgary straddles some of Canada’s most scenic landscapes, and is also home to an impressive range of talent and an increasingly vibrant arts and music scene. 2015 JUNO Award nominees from Calgary include Chad VanGaalen (Alternative Album of the Year*), Jann Arden (Adult Contemporary Album of the Year) and Kiesza (Single of the Year, Breakthrough Artist of the Year*, Dance Recording of the Year, Video of the Year*).
 
From 2007 to 2014 the JUNO Awards have created a total economic impact of almost $88 million, including $11.3 million for the 2008 JUNO Awards in Calgary, $14 million for the 2011 JUNO Awards in Toronto, and $10 million for the 2013 JUNO Awards in Regina.
 
Since CTV first partnered with CARAS in 2002, the JUNO Awards have travelled city to city across Canada starting in St. John’s (and again in 2010), followed by Ottawa (2003 and 2012), Edmonton (2004), Winnipeg (2005 and 2014), Halifax (2006), Saskatoon (2007), Calgary (2008), Vancouver (2009), Toronto (2011), Regina (2013), and this year in Hamilton.

A group in California says Lake Winnipegosis, Lake Manitoba and Lake Winnipeg are among the worst managed commercial fisheries in the world, and is asking consumers not to buy fish taken from those lakes.

The CCMA is extremely proud of the Discovery Program, now in its third year. This national initiative, developed to support Canadian country music artists endeavoring to reach their full potential in the music industry, provides unparalleled educational, mentorship, networking and exposure opportunities unlike any other program offered in our genre.

The 2015 CCMA Discovery Program will include the following components for its six (6) jury-selected Canadian acts (finalists):

  1. Music Industry Discovery Week
  2. Mentorship
  3. Country Music Week Discovery Showcase
  4. CCMA Discovery Award

Music Industry Discovery Week: The six (6) selected acts (finalists) will be flown to Toronto for a week (April 26 – May 1, 2015) to learn, in-depth, about the music business and artist development; including: industry-led information sessions, branding and media training, media interviews and the opportunity to perform at a private industry showcase.

Mentorship: The CCMA will pair each of the selected acts (finalists) with an established Canadian act for mentorship purposes. This connection will be made following Music Industry Discovery Week and prior to Country Music Week 2015 in Halifax.

Country Music Week Discovery Showcase: This three-hour showcase (formerly known as the CCMA New Artist Showcase) spotlights the six selected acts (finalists) during Canada’s largest recognized celebration of country music (Country Music Week) and is an official CCMA-sanctioned event. With full concert production, and backed by a house band, each act will have the opportunity to perform in front of the music industry and fans alike.

CCMA Discovery Award Winner: During Country Music Week, one exceptional CCMA Discovery Program act (finalist) will be selected by an industry jury to receive the “CCMA Discovery Award” at the CCMA Gala Dinner & Awards. The CCMA Discovery Award winner will also receive Music Video funding, courtesy of CMT Canada (subject to the standard terms in the VAP agreement); a performance spot on the 2016 CMA Music Festival Global Artist Party showcase in Nashville, and other industry-related prizing.

“We are forever indebted to the CCMA for the Discovery Program. One of the most invaluable experiences was learning from Canada’s top music industry leaders in the program’s roundtables – it saved us about 3 years’ worth of mistakes! It also provided us with new skills, a broader network and a national platform that enabled us to propel our music career forward. We would recommend the CCMA Discovery Program to every new artist!”
 - The Lovelocks, Ali Raney & Zoe Neuman (Hometown: Toronto, ON)
2014 CCMA Discovery Award Winners


Submissions for the 2015 CCMA Discovery Program open Today, Friday, January 16, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. ET. Deadline for submissions is Friday, February 6, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. ET. Applications will be available now on ccma.org.

An investigation continues into a fatal crash in Camperville.
Police are looking for a Camperville man after an alleged violent assault in the community.

Agricultural eyes are on the United States Congress, as Canada and Mexico wait to see if they will pass an omnibus bill that includes a provision to repeal country of origin labeling for beef and pork.