Dauphin, Canada

Burt Reynolds has died.

The actor starred in iconic films like “Smokey and the Bandit" and "The Longest Yard" was 82.

He was rushed to a hospital in Florida this morning after suffering from cardiac arrest.

Reynolds had heart problems for a long time. He had major heart surgery in February 2010.

The farming sector is represented during this year’s STARS Ambulance Rescue on the Island 2018.

Roberta Galbraith from Manitoba Canola Growers is participating in the event taking place today.

“There are five of us that are going to be ‘stranded on the island’ and the whole point of it is to bring awareness to STARS Air Ambulance and the services they provide here in Manitoba.” She continues, “so typically what they do is they approach community members that represent different segments of the population, different industries and have them fundraise. Our goal is 50 thousand dollars.” 

She explains why Stars is important for those in the industry.

“Those of us who live in more remote areas, STARS officers the opportunity to bridge that gap in services. So that if there was an accident for us, they can come right to the field where we are working or right into the farmyard and pick people up and transport them and expedite the time that emergency services would otherwise fill.”

You can help rescue Galbraith by going here. 

To follow how the five participants are going use the hashtag #starsrescue2018 on twitter. 

The bridge on Highway 5 by Ochre River is open.

Manitoba infrastructure announced crews removed the barricades today.

Construction on the bridge had been going on for almost a year.

 

The devastating tornado from August in the RM of Alonsa has left so much debris behind that it could take years to clean. The tornado left a 77-year-old man dead.

Stan Asham, Reeve of the RM of Alonsa, explains how bad the damage is.

"There are 4 buildings gone that they haven`t even found"

The floor from one of those building was found last week in decent condition.

Asham is also hopeful for the winter months because there is a local who has a drone flying business and he can help by flying the drone when all the leaves won’t be blocking the sight from the drone.

A lot of professional help is needed to fully clean the area of all the debris because there are lots in the lake that they can`t see and they`re finding debris in the bushes that they have trouble getting through.

The time is approaching to hand in your nomination forms for municipal elections taking place all across the Parkland. 

In the RM of Lakeshore, there are currently three people registered for a council position with six or seven people interested in running for a seat on the eight-person board.

Donna Ainscough, the Senior Election Official for the RM, says those interested can attend an information session tonight to help them learn what’s required of someone on council.

“We’re holding a candidate information session in two locations in the RM of Lakeshore, one in Ochre River and one in Rorketon. They are both being held at 7 pm at our municipal offices. It’s just a session to get information out to people considering running for council and what would be expected of them as a council member and things that might have changed for people that might have sat on council in the past.”

Some of the topics covered at the meetings include roles and responsivities of candidates and elected officials, eligibility requirements, campaign and election finances, and general campaign rules and candidate duties.

“We want to get the word out there and the more people that are interested in running, that’s great! We would certainly encourage everyone.” Ainscough continues, “If they want some more information to certainly come into our offices and ask the questions and we’d be happy to answer them.”

You have until the 18th to hand in your nomination papers.

The MS Bike event is this upcoming weekend on Saturday and Sunday.

Amanda Novak, manager of development for the MS Society of Canada, Manitoba Division, explains how hard the Riding Mountain Challenge actually is.

“The bike ride is 70km one way, up to Clear Lake with an 800-metre elevation difference. So I would say less than 5 percent of the population is actually capable of doing this.”

Riders normally take until 2-4pm on Saturday to bike up there. On Sunday for the ride back to Dauphin most riders will be back by 11am-1pm.

The money raised goes towards MS research and program development for those living with MS.

The Manitoba Division’s goal is to raise 147,000 dollars. So far online people have raised 94,000 dollars. They are on pace to exceed their goal.

If you would like to donate you can go to: 

http://mssoc.convio.net/site/TR/BikeTour/ManitobaDivision?pg=entry&fr_id=5982

The four men involved in the Onanole shooting last week are appearing in court this week.

18-year-old Therae Racette-Beaulieu, from Sandy Bay First Nation, is accused of shooting RCMP Cpl. Graeme Kingdon. He’s charged with two counts of attempted murder with a firearm. He has no prior convictions as an adult. He made his first court appearance yesterday and his case is being remanded to tomorrow.

23-year-old Delaney Marcus Houle also appeared in court yesterday, and 30-year-old Shane Donovan Beaulieu will appear in court in Brandon tomorrow.

21-year-old Tommy Edward Beaulieu was scheduled to appear in Winnipeg court this morning.

All four face charges including break and enter, possessing property obtained by crime and weapons offences.

There is a possible strike on the way for Canada Post as contract negotiations are in a deadlock. 

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers says they will be ready for some kind of job action if the talks on a new collective agreement fail by September 26th.

The CUPW is voting on planned protests on the 9th.

Some of the points that have been a conflict include pay equity which includes an estimated 8,000 rural postal workers earning 30% less than the 42,000 employees assigned to urban areas as well as paid breaks.

You can read their full press release by going here

In a letter to customers of Bell MTS the company warns of a possible stoppage at Canada Post and that “As you remain responsible for paying your bills on time, and to avoid late fees, please ensure you use one of the following payment methods.”

 
Today might be the day that the province officially declares their intention to amalgamate both the Intermountain and Turtle River Watershed Conservation Districts.
 
Representatives from across the province from each district are in Winnipeg at the legislature to discuss the Modernization of the Conservation Districts program.
 
Jeff Thiele, the manager of the Intermountain Conservation District, is at the legislature today attending meetings with the Minister of Sustainable Development.
 
“ The province has been talking about modernizing the conservation districts program for the last eight or nine months. We’re hoping to see some resolution tomorrow and figure out, so we can do our planning for the next few years. Once we finally know we can make the next step and move on.”
 
He expects discussions will include a formal letter showing concern about the amalgamation of the two districts.
 
“Both conservation districts had concern, and so they went to the supporting municipalities and nine of the municipalities sent in a resolution opposing the merger and looking for more information on why it needs to be done.” Thiele continues, “So that letter was sent last week to the minister and a number of other recipients, and we’ll find out what happens with the letter at the meeting in Winnipeg.” 
 
Regional meetings are taking place in the next few months to talk about the Modernization of the Conservation Districts program. Dauphin is holding the last meeting in the series which is taking place on October 12th.

School is just starting and there`s a busy night in store tonight.

Welcome night starts at 6 pm, you can go from table to table looking at all the extracurricular activities and find out all the information about the activities.

At 6:30 pm the academic awards will get handed out in the gymnasium.

Awards will go to those with the top marks from grades 9-11, last year.

There`s a special prize that will be given to the person with the best attendance at the end of this school year.

Stephen Jaddock, vice-principal at the DRCSS, says the prize to be won is a jeep and it’s on display at the front of the school when you go through the main doors.

 
The Liquor, Gaming, and Cannabis Authority of Manitoba wants Manitobans to be aware of some of the rules surrounding legal cannabis use. This comes after a survey where Manitobans expressed a need for a clear outline of the rules.
The minimum legal age to purchase and consume cannabis is 19. As well, smoking or vaping cannabis in public will not be allowed, and you'll be able to carry up to 30 grams on your person. It will be illegal to grow cannabis at home in Manitoba.
This is from the first phase of the LGCA's Can & Can't of Cannabis campaign. The second phase of the campaign will come out when cannabis is legal in Canada, and it will highlight safe consumption procedures. You can find out more information at LGCAmb.ca.