Dauphin, Canada

Yesterday a semi-trailer collided with a train in Yorkton, SK.

The accident occurred around 7:00 in the evening when the train hit the semi and pushed it into one of the warning lights for the track.

The canola the semi trailer was carrying, spilt all over the highway.

No one was injured and the investigation is on going.

A special group of riders will be in this year’s Dauphin Ag Society Fair Parade riding to create awareness of murdered and missing aboriginal women, residential schools and the Sixties Scoop.

The Unity Riders and are a dedicated group of individuals from all over Canada and the United States, that make special appearances at various events.

Helena Macawasicuna, a member of the group, tells us the history of the Unity Riders.

“The Unity Riders were established in 1991. We are from all different tribes and the dream was to make awareness and to bring the horse nation together.  So we ride for diabetes; alcohol and drug awareness; murdered and missing aboriginal women; residential school and sixties scoop; we do a lot of healing rides.”

The Unity Riders participate in 10 to 12 events a year throughout the province and this year around eight to 12 riders will be in this Saturday’s parade.

“We have a very big horse family connection, so when we do a ride, usually before the ride and after the ride, we explain why we are on that ride, what the purpose is, our protocols, our cultural ways and how it connects, and we tell a story. We tell a story of how the Unity Riders were formed.”

The riders came to Dauphin this past year for the Knights of Columbus Christmas Parade.

There are only three days left to turn in unwanted guns and ammunition during the province-wide Gun Amnesty Program.

If you have any unwanted firearms, you're encouraged to get in contact with the Dauphin Detachment of the RCMP to set up a time for an officer to come by and pick up any gun or ammunition you no longer want. 

So far, the Dauphin detachment has collected 256 rounds of ammunition, 3 rifles, and 1 shotgun.

You're encouraged to turn in anything, with no questions asked, to an RCMP department.

Prairie Mountain Health has implemented and will continue to build, strong policies and procedures around medication security.

Jane Lamont, Director of Pharmacy for PMH, explains the new automated dispensing cabinets.

“So we’re moving forward into even more security around the automation of medication dispensing. That would be a system where we’re using automated dispensing cabinets, which has actually recently gone live in Dauphin and which adds on an increased level of security where any access to medication requires the use of fingerprint technology in order to access medication.”

PMH plans to implement these automated dispensing cabinets in other facilities in the region in the near future.

A man from Gladstone is charged with 2nd-degree murder in relation to the death of an Albertan woman.

Grant Arthur Sneesby, who is 68, was arrested in Edmonton and charged in relation to the murder of Gloria Gladue.

Gloria was reported missing from Wabasca, Alberta on November 17th, 2015.

Grant Sneesby has been charged with 2nd degree murder and offering an indignity to her remains.

He’s scheduled to appear in Desmarais Provincial Court on July 12th.

5 fatalities and multiple people were shot in a newsroom at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland this afternoon.

A reporter at the paper says that the gunman shot through a glass door and then fired at multiple employees.

Police apprehended Jarrod Ramos, who is in his late 30's, and at this point his motive was unclear.

We’ll have more updates as they become available.

The Dauphin Public Works Department is continuing their tests of lead service lines.

The city is sampling homes that were built between 1950 and 1990 and hope to be finished within the next month.

Bill Brenner the Director of Public Works and Operations sent out letters to the majority of property owners with lead service lines and says he has a few more tests to complete.

The bulk of testing took place in May and June.

Major road improvements on two Dauphin streets will start this summer.

Bill Brenner, City of Dauphin’s Public Works Director, explains what residents who live on Johnson Street or Jackson Street should expect.

“The roads that we are looking at revamping that we’ve applied for grant funding for would be Johnson Street; the reconstruction of Johnson Street, which we replaced the sewer and water last year. Jackson Street would be milling and overlaying the existing pavement, so removing some of the pavement and putting some new pavement back.

Construction is set to begin by the end of August.

Pedestrian improvements are being made to the intersection around the old Manitoba Hydro building and the Liquor Mart.

The City of Dauphin plans to build a new sidewalk and a crosswalk this week. 

Bill Brenner, City of Dauphin’s Public Works Director, talks about the plans for the sidewalk.

“Right in front of the Manitoba Hydro Building there will be modifications made to the existing curb and gutters; there it’ll be expanded a little bit. Starting from that point and going towards the railroad tracks a brand new sidewalk will be installed that will take you to the right away or where the railroad property starts.”

Brenner also explains what the city plans to do with a new crosswalk.

“In front of Manitoba Hydro, there will be a crosswalk installed that will take you from in front of the building across to the northeast corner of that intersection, so by the Liquor Mart.”

 The sidewalk that goes across the train tracks will remain this year. Special permission and engineering needs to be complete before CN lets the city build a new sidewalk across. 

It's expected to get done next year.

Dauphin RCMP responded to a trailer tipping over yesterday.

Constable Rob Tuff gives us some details about the incident that took place in Riding Mountain National Park.

“Approximately 5 kilometers south of the North Gate a northbound Dodge pickup truck pulling a trailer had a malfunction with a wheel, I believe, on the trailer. The driver lost control and the trailer ended up on its side. The driver a 33 year Brandon man was not injured.”

The accident took place around 4 in the afternoon.

The driver was heading to Countryfest.

RCMP disrupted a drug trafficking ring this past Monday.

Last November they began monitoring a network distributing cocaine and methamphetamines in Sagkeeng First Nation, Lac Du Bonnet, Fort Alexander and Winnipeg.

Four people have arrested and charged

Jason Letander, aged 35 from Fort Alexander, who is in custody and faces charges of Conspiracy to commit trafficking cocaine, Conspiracy to commit trafficking methamphetamine, Obstructing Justice and ten counts of Uttering threats.

Jacqueline Courchene, aged 42 also from Fort Alexander, faces charges Conspiracy to commit trafficking cocaine and Conspiracy to commit trafficking methamphetamine.

Kristen Dube, aged 35, from Powerview faces a charge of Conspiracy to commit trafficking methamphetamine.

Amanda McKay, aged 37, from Winnipeg faces charges of Conspiracy to commit trafficking cocaine and Conspiracy to commit trafficking methamphetamines.

The investigation is continuing.