Dauphin, Canada

Cpl. Kingdon is doing well. He is still in the hospital recovering from his injuries. He is receiving strong support from his family, friends and colleagues. 

The Manitoba RCMP thanks everyone who has reached out with words of compassion and encouragement.

The Manitoba RCMP have charged the four people involved in the Onanole incident with the following:

Therae Racette-Beaulieu, 18, Sandy Bay First Nation

- Attempted murder with firearm x2
- Breaking and entering x2
- Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000
- Weapons possession contrary to order and fail to surrender authorization
- Possession of firearm/weapon/device/ammunition in motor vehicle

Tommy Edward Beaulieu, 21, Portage la Prairie

- Theft of vehicle
- Breaking and entering x2
- Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000
- Weapons possession contrary to order and fail to surrender authorization
- Fail to comply with a probation order

Shane Donovan Beaulieu, 30, Portage la Prairie

- Breaking and entering x2
- Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000
- Weapons possession contrary to order and fail to surrender authorization

Delaney Marcus Houle, 23, Portage la Prairie

- Breaking and entering x2
- Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000
- Possession of firearm/weapon/device/ammunition in motor vehicle

All have been remanded into custody. Shane Beaulieu appeared in Brandon Provincial Court earlier today. Delaney Houle, Tommy Beaulieu and Therae Racette-Beaulieu are all scheduled to appear in Brandon Provincial Court on Tuesday, September 4th.

The investigation is continuing by the Major Crimes Unit and further charges are possible.

You can check out Rainbow Beach or Duck Mountain Provincial Park for free this weekend.
The provincial government is celebrating the Labour Day long weekend, by not requiring vehicle permits.
The province want’s to remind everyone about the dangers of spreading aquatic invasive species.
Their primary focus is to stop the spread of zebra mussels which have already caused closures of Whirlpool Lake in Riding Mountain National Park.
You should always clean, drain, and dry anything that goes into the water before bringing it somewhere else and have your boat checked at a watercraft inspection station.

There will be an important change to Drivers Ed classes in school this year.

MPI is adding gravel road driving to the curriculum.

The reason gravel road driving wasn’t in the curriculum earlier is that in Winnipeg it can be difficult getting to a gravel road from some parts of the city.

Most instructors took their students on gravel roads before the curriculum change if they could.

If the novice driver doesn’t feel comfortable driving on gravel roads they won’t have to, it’s all conditional on the competence and confidence of the driver.

A 22-year-old man from Waywayseecappo was arrested by Brandon Police for theft.

The man was going from house to house trying to open doors at 3:39 a.m. yesterday morning when the police were alerted.

Police ended up catching him with an item he stole from a yard in the area.

Waywayseecappo is about 40 km east of Russel.

After yesterday's four-hour standoff in Neepawa; RCMP believe they have all suspects who were involved in Wednesday night's shooting, in custody.

Police surrounded a house in Neepawa yesterday as they sought the fourth suspect in a shooting that injured 42-year-old RCMP Corporal Graeme Kingdon on Wednesday night in the Onanole area.

Kingdon and a partner were responding to a break and enter call in the Onanole area, when they were fired upon almost immediately after exiting their vehicle.

The RCMP say that there is no further threat to the public at this time, and that they thank the public and the media for their assistance.

The on-going fire ban in the Municipality of Roblin has been amended so that residents can now use a fire pit, or a solid fuel-burning appliance between the hours of 8PM and 8AM.

Any fires in a fire pit must be enclosed on all sides, and covered with a non-combustible grate or mesh, and placed on a non-combustible base, clear of overhangs.

There is still a ban on open-air fires for stubble, brush, crop residue, and grass fires. Permits are currently not being issued until further notice.

If you have any questions about the restrictions, you can call the Municipal Office at 204-937-8333.

Riding Mountain National Park is turning off the street lights and looking up at the stars this weekend. 

Dark Sky Weekend begins tonight in Wasagaming, at 10, with their Lights out in the Park, Dark Sky launch party at the Central Park by the main beach.

Cal Martin, the park’s visitor experience manager, shares why they are celebrating the dark.

“Dark skies are something at are amazing to see. At Riding Mountain National Park the night sky is crystal clear at times. You see such beautiful stars and sometimes northern light. We really felt that it was important to do a celebration of the night sky.”

Throughout the weekend you can participate in free and paid activities.

Martin explains how the event works.

"You can come for the whole weekend, or you can come for just a couple of hours. We have a number of events throughout the weekend and each of them is really a stand-alone experience."

You’ll earn about the Milky Way from the pros, learn about Anishinabe perspectives of the night sky, and party under the stars.

The best way to experience Dark Sky Weekend is to go at night, however, not everyone can stay up that late so there will be activities throughout the days as well.

People all over the province are hitting the road for the long weekend and with added vehicles come more accidents.

Manitoba Public Insurance says the September long weekend usually has 800 collisions over the four days.

MPI is calling on everyone who uses the road this weekend to do their part in making it a safe and collision-free one.

They remind people to buckle up. People not using their seatbelts are 26 times more likely to be killed and two times more likely to be seriously injured in a collision than people using their seatbelt.

MPI wants to stress that it’s against the law to drive while impaired by both alcohol and drugs and that texting and driving is also not allowed.

One person has been arrested after a four-hour standoff with RCMP in Neepawa.

It's believed that the person is 4th and final suspect in the Onanole shooting that took place last night.

Police arrested the man around 3:15.

Two family members told Global News the officer that was injured is 42 year old Graeme Kingdon.

RCMP officers had surrounded a house in Neepawa late this morning. A tactical unit with their armed cars had joined the officers outside the house.

RCMP closed-off the area of Mountain Ave to 4th Ave between Mill St and Boundary St in Neepawa.

The city is not on lockdown, but they ask that people avoid the area.

There was another dumpster fire last night in Dauphin.

The Dauphin Fire Department responded to a fire at the recycling bins along 1st avenue south-east around 11:30 in the evening.

The fire is being treated as suspicious and if you know any information about what happened or who set it call the Dauphin RCMP detachment.

The provincial government is investing 50 thousand dollars into the Dauphin At-Risk Teens program.

Justice minister Cliff Cullen made the announcement this morning at the Dauphin Friendship Centre.

For the past 10 years, DART has helped high-risk young people aged 12 to 17 and their families get on a path to success and divert them from the justice system.

The program works with youth and their families to identify the issues at the root of the problems and develop a comprehensive plan to improve their lives. This could include addictions treatment support, mental health supports, probation services, or parenting supports.

Susie Secord, the President of the Dauphin Friendship Centre, says this is an important program that helps a lot of people.

“It certainly has diverted young people away from the criminal justice system. We find that a lot of times what youth and families need are advocates to get through, not only the maze of the justice system but school and all of those things.” She continues, “we’ve had kids graduate high school, that might have anyway, but, we’re not sure. They were at extreme risk to not graduate, sort of down the path they were heading, but now they’ve made it, and they’re out of our program.”

Minister Cullen spoke with us after the announcement and said this program helps those get on the right track.

“In broad terms, the program brings the key stakeholders to the table. And they, as a community, can identify people at risk in the community. That’s really the basis for this. If we can identify the at-risk people in the community, then we can make sure that they get the services that they require as individuals and as families. If we can make sure that those people have the right services early on they are not going to get involved in the justice system or other social services that we provide. So it’s really an intervention and how do we deal with them going forward.”

With the funding, DART is able to increase the program to help those up to 29 years old.

DART is modelled after the successful Selkirk Team for At-Risk Teens program, which was found to reduce youth re-involvement with police, improve their family and living situation, improve school attendance and participation, and ensure clients had successful safety plans, among other benefits. 

DART will continue to receive a $5,000 annual grant from the Manitoba government in addition to its new funding.