Dauphin, Canada

Three people are dead, in a 6-vehicle accident, south of Minnedosa.

Last night, a small SUV lost control and rolled into the southbound lane of Highway 10.

Both occupants of the SUV, a 67-year-old female and a 51-year-old female, from the RM of Glenella-Lansdowne, were pronounced deceased at the scene.

A 56-year-old passenger, from Waywayseecappo, in the first vehicle struck, was also pronounced deceased.  Three other occupants of that vehicle were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Six vehicles were involved in the collision, with three additional people sent to hospital with minor injuries.

Two independent women will lead the Manitoba NDP’s investigation into the accusations facing a former Dauphin MLA.

Announced this afternoon, the Commission to Establish a Safe and Respectful Political Environment will investigate harassment and misconduct accusations of former MLA Stan Struthers.

In a release, the party says they need to do much more to ensure safety and respect for all employees, MLAs, members, and others.

You can find the full press release from the Manitoba NDP by visiting  http://todaysndp.ca/news/update-ndp-commission

Prairie Mountain Health is hosting a health care job fair, in the Lion’s Den at Credit Union Place, right now.

Anyone interested in starting a career in nursing, health care, mental health, or nutrition services, are encouraged to attend.

Larissa Kominko, Supervisor - Recruitment at Prairie Mountain Health, talks about what those attending will get out of the event:

“We are here today promoting health care careers.  We want the public, anybody, to come and explore the different health care careers, and learn about what those different departments have to offer.”

The event is open, at least until 7, to give everyone an opportunity to learn about a potential new career in health care.

It’s another busy day at CropConnect 2018 Conference.

The sold out event has farmers and producers from all over the province including local Dauphin farmer, Boris Michaleski.

Michaleski says coming to the conference is always informative.

“I wanted to take in some of the presentations that are being held on various topics; plus, also wanted to attend some of the commodity group meetings that are being held.”  

Today is the final day for CropConnect at the Victoria Inn in Winnipeg.

25-year-old Spencer Sumner made an appearance in Dauphin court yesterday.

He is facing charges of Manslaughter in connection to the death of a 37-year old man from Camperville.

RCMP responded to a disturbance on January 26 where they found a man deceased and arrested Sumner at the scene.

Sumner was remanded into custody until February 27.

19-year-old, Earl Moar, made a court appearance yesterday in Dauphin.

Moar is facing charges of an assault and arson that left a female dead in Crane River earlier this year.

He is being charged with Aggravated Assaualt, Assault, and Arson with Disregard for Human Life.

Moar is remanded into custody until March 13.

The Swan Valley School Division made a tough announcement yesterday.

They will be closing down the Minitonas Early Years School for students, Kindergarten to Grade 4, and moving them to the Minitonas Middle Years School.

Despite the provincial government announcing an increase in education funding, like Mountain View School Division, Swan Valley was facing a reduction.

Due to declining enrollment, the Swan Valley School Division had to make cut backs of around $250,000.

The division also announced that the Birch River School will change to a K to 6 school, and the Grades 7 & 8 students will be bussed to Bowsman School.

A two-vehicle collision, last night, has left three people dead.

The accident occurred around 5:00 in the afternoon, on Highway 10, just five kilometres south of Minnedosa.

Reports indicate the road was closed to clean up the scene.

Only emergency, and signed and marked vehicles were allowed through.

A Tea and Stories From the Land evening is planned for Tuesday evening by the Dauphin Friendship Centre.

The event shares Indigenous inspirational stories with listeners along with tea and bannock.

Terra Matthews, Urban Partnerships Coordinator for the Friendship Centre, explains what kind of stories will be told:

“Usually they're stories that have, like, underlined morals and values; they’ll have teachings.  It can be anywhere from puberty, ceremonial information, stories about growing up.  There’s just so many different stories, and it’s going to be personal to each person that is going up there and speaking.  We’re going to have Ojibway, Michif and Cree stories."

Tea and Stories From the Land is scheduled for 6:00 in the evening, in the Youth and Family Centre.

Reports of a major accident by Minnedosa on highway 10.  

Crews are working to clear the scene.

Expect delays.

 

A mass shooting took place today at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

Reports indicate there are numerous fatalities and approximately 14 people injured.

The shooter was apprehended by authorities this afternoon.