Dauphin, Canada

Come out for a fun afternoon during the Opening Day Pioneer Party at Fort Dauphin on Sunday.

Opening Ceremonies start at 2:00 in the afternoon with wagon rides, children’s games, a live band, and homemade ice cream planned throughout the afternoon.

Fort Dauphin is an important historical part of the community, and Theresa Deyholos the Manager for Fort Dauphin Museum says pioneer day is a great way to learn more about the history of the community.

 “Fort Dauphin Museum promotes the heritage of Dauphin and area. That includes the pioneer settlement in the late 18 hundreds to the early 19 hundreds. We want to communicate that knowledge by providing activities that allows the community and the visitors to experience the past.

The Opening Day Pioneer Party runs from 1 to 4 on Sunday with a silver collection at the door.

A fundraiser in support of the Manitoba MS Society is taking place this weekend in Dauphin.

Amanda Novak, Development Manager for the MS Society, explains where the money raised goes.

 “60% of the money raised goes towards research, and the research is broken up into certain segments like therapies and medications, and other things our top notch researchers are coming out with every day. 40% goes towards programs and services right there in Dauphin.

You can still donate up until the walk, which takes place at 1 on Sunday, with check-in at 11 in the morning at the Parkland Rec Complex.

The tornado warning for the Amaranth area has now ended.

 

 

 

 

 

Change jars are set up all over Dauphin for the local Habitat For Humanity’s Change For Change fundraiser.

The goal is for people to donate their change towards the second build in Dauphin.

The Change For Change fundraiser was created by Anna Orisko, Youth Chair for the group and she presented the concepts to all the schools in Dauphin as well as city Council.

Orisko tells us how long the jars will be out for.

“In the schools they are going to have them out until the end of June, until the end of the school year and then we’re hoping to have them out all summer around the community.

Currently jars are set up at all the Dauphin schools, Co-op Gas Bars, hotels and Hodge Podge.

The group is looking to set up more jars at local businesses to help them raise funds.

A tornado warning is in effective for Gladstone, Langruth, Amaranth, Ebb and Flow First Nation and Sandy Bay First Nation.

A severe thunderstorm  is in effect for Ste. Rose and McCreary areas.

Earlier nickel sized hail was reporter in Laurier.

Environment Canada cautions people that storms can produce heavy downpours, strong gusting winds and tornadoes.

We’ll keep you posted as the warning develops.

The evacuation alert for Ashern has been lifted.

The rain that fell in the area last night helped control the fire but didn’t put it out.

All the highways are open in the area.

The burning ban has been lifted for the Municipality of Roblin.

We want to remind residents that burning permits are still required.

They are available at the Municipal Office at no charge. For more information call 204-937-8333.

An explosion at a Mississauga, Ontario restaurant last night has left 15 people injured.

Three of which have been transported to trauma centres and described in critical condition, but are stable now.

Police are searching for two males who entered the restaurant with their faces covered, dropped an explosive device inside and left.

It is uncertain at this time if this was a hate crime or a terrorist act.

There are a lot changes being proposed in the Manitoba electoral boundaries for the Parkland area.

The number of divisions will not change and remain at 57; however the changes are based on population.

The changes include separating Gilbert Plains, Grandview and Roblin into Riding Mountain division.

Dauphin and Swan River will mix together and Neepawa would be part of the Agassiz division.

Alison Mitchell, Manager of Communications, explains how the population impacted the proposed changes.

“It is based on population, so the Parkland’s was the only region in the province that had an overall decrease in the population, as according to the 2011 Census. So we look at the 2016 Census when the commission is doing their work, so while the City of Dauphin and the R.M. of Dauphin, as well as the Town of Swan River did have slight increases; there were overall decreases in the population.”

Other factors that may be considered in keeping communities of interest together are boundaries such as rivers, parks and railways.

A public meeting on the changes will be held in Dauphin on September 13 at the Lions’ Den from 10:00 in the morning until noon.

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A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for the Parkland.

Environment Canada says conditions are favourable for a dangerous thunderstorm to develop.

The main threat will be heavy rainfall of more than 5 centimetres, nickel to quarter-sized hail, and gusty winds.

We should expect scattered storms this afternoon and evening.

One of the first accidents involving farm equipment on a highway in the Parkland happened this past weekend.

Rob Tuff, Constable with the Dauphin RCMP has more on the incident.

“On Saturday May 19, 2018 just after 11:00 p.m. officers from the Dauphin RCMP received a report of a 2 vehicle collision on highway 20 approximately 25 kilometres north of Dauphin.

Investigators attended the scene and determined that a southbound 2008 Chevrolet pickup truck had rear-ended a self-propelled sprayer which was also travelling southbound.

The driver and lone occupant of the truck, a 23-year- old Dauphin man, was transported to hospital. The driver of the sprayer, a 22-year-old Gilbert Plains man, was not injured.

The investigation continues. Alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor.”

RCMP would like to remind motors to take their time and be courteous when farm machinery is on the road.