Dauphin, Canada

Communities In Bloom continues to stay busy in Dauphin.

There are some new faces on the Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation board of directors.

Dauphin's Consumers Co-op continues to partner with Assiniboine Community College.

Police have arrested a 24-year-old Brandon man after an altercation between two men where shots were fired.

Manitobans Participate in Red Shoe Crew Walk 

People in communities across the Province participated in the Second Annual Red Shoe Crew Walk yesterday that supports Ronald McDonald House Charities Manitoba (RMHCMB).

Dauphin's three-kilometre walk began at 9 am with a light breakfast, and the walk following immediately after at 10 am.

Special Events & Community Relations Manager for RMHCMB, Jan Currier says the Dauphin walk was hosted by two local families spearheaded by the Kaleta family.

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 Missing Taser Found By Winnipeg Police 

Winnipeg police have recovered a Taser that they allege was stolen while they were trying to help an injured man.

Police said earlier this month that they used the Taser when people in a crowd assaulted them while they were trying to help the man.

Police said the weapon was dropped and then disappeared. 

Police say the weapon was recovered yesterday and that charges are pending against a person who was arrested. 

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Former Manitoba Liberal Party Leader Says Goodbye

Former Manitoba Liberal party leader Rana Bokhari will officially say her political farewells at a party function in mid-October, but the real public goodbye came yesterday.

Bokhari hosted an open house at the firm of Bokhari, Smith and Walker, where she announced she's a partner in the new firm.

Her exit comes after a disappointing campaign where she failed to win a seat in this spring's provincial election.

Bokhari officially resigned in August after keeping a low profile for the summer.

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Police Arrest Washington State Mall Shooter 

Police say the suspect in a Washington state mall shooting was in a "zombie-like'' state when he was arrested.

Lieutenant Mike Hawley says he recognized 20-year-old Arcan Cetin as the suspect.

Five people were killed when a gunman opened fire in the makeup department of a Macy's store at the Cascade Mall in Burlington Friday night.

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Attacks In Syria Escalate

The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting today to discuss the escalating attacks on Aleppo, Syria.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says rebels have retaken an area that fell to government forces the day before, extending a punishing stalemate in the contested northern city.

The UN says nearly two-million people are without running water. 

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is condemning what he calls the "chilling" escalation in Aleppo and says the reported use of "indiscriminate" weapons in densely populated areas may amount to war crimes.

US Secretary of State John Kerry says what is happening in Aleppo is "beyond the pale."

 

 

Police are still looking for a second suspect who has been recently disguising himself has a police officer.  

Winnipeg police have arrested a 32-year-old male after a serious assault on Ellice Avenue.

Canada has signed new agreements securing access for canola and beef.

Lake Manitoba Wind Warning

A wind warning has been issued for Lake Manitoba this weekend.
 
Manitoba Infrastructure's Hydrologic Forecasting Centre reported forecasting high winds over the weekend around the south basin of the lake.
 
The strong northwest winds are expected to start this afternoon.
 
The wind and waves could raise lake levels by as much as five feet or more.
The province advises property owners to take precautions. 
 
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Manitoba Water Filtration
 
Manitoba's Consumer Protection Office is warning residents to be cautious when approached by door-to-door sellers of water filtration systems.
 
The office says it has been getting a lot of complaints recently about such door-to-door sales and they want people to know about their rights under the Consumer Protection Act.
 
They're advising consumers to get a copy of the contract and read the fine print carefully before signing, and they are reminding people that they have the right to cancel a contract if they change their mind.
 
While sellers may ask to enter a home to demonstrate their product or test water from the taps, residents should ask them to leave if not comfortable or not interested in their product. 
 
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University of Manitoba Receives Government Funding in Organic Grain Research

The Canada and Manitoba governments will invest more than $366,000 dollars in organic grain research at the University of Manitoba.

Manitoba Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler and Terry Duguid, member of Parliament for Winnipeg South, on behalf of Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay, announced the new initiative will be funded through Growing Forward 2 and will help mark National Organic Week, which ends tomorrow. 

Organic agriculture is a growing opportunity for many Manitoba farmers, said Eichler.

The funding, provided through the Grain Innovation Hub, will be used to replace field equipment used by the university's organic research program, including cultivators for grains, corn and beans, a comb-cutter, manure spreader, seeder and tractor.

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Canadian Veterans Asked to be Patient With Pensions 
 
Canadian veterans are being asked to be patient when it comes to the re-establishment of their lifelong pension.
 
Veterans Affairs Minister Kent Hehr was in Winnipeg yesterday to meet with new office employees and service members.
 
He was asked about his party's election promise to bring back the lifelong pension for veterans after it was eliminated in 2006 by the former Conservative government in favour of a controversial lump sum payment.
He said the Liberal government is working toward having a clearer option on the lifetime pension.
 
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Seattle Mall Shooting
 
Police are continuing to search for the gunman who opened fire inside a mall north of Seattle, Washington -- killing four females and critically wounding a man before fleeing.

The shooting happened last night at a department store makeup counter.

A Washington State Patrol spokesman says police are seeking a Hispanic man wearing black and armed with a "hunting-type" rifle.

He was last seen walking toward a nearby highway.