Dauphin, Canada

Minimum wage in Manitoba is about to go up.

It was announced this morning, that as of October 1st, it will be going up by 20 cents.

Currently, minimum wage is at $11.15, and will now be $11.35, to remain competitive with other provinces.

The City of Dauphin has announced a road closure.

At 8:00 this morning, 1st Street NW between 3rd Ave NW & 4th Ave NW will be closed to all traffic to repair a water service. 

Be prepared to detour.

The Parkland Humane Society is getting ready for their “Raise the Woof” Comedy Night.

The event is to raise money for the humane society, and in the past, it has been one of their biggest fundraisers.

Marie Roels, President on the Board for the Parkland Humane Society, explains how the event first got started three years ago.

“When I had first started working for the chapter, someone had mentioned, I’m honestly don’t remember who, maybe a comedy night would work really good for the shelter to raise money. We did it two years in a row prior, took one year off and then we decided to do it again this year. It’s always been a great success.”

The event includes a comedy show from 7:00 to 10:00 in the evening on April 27th, followed by a free Old Time Dance with music by Boris Nowasad and the Melody Kings at the Ukrainian Orthodox Auditorium.

The comedy show involves a travelling group of comedians that perform to raise money and awareness for Animal Rescues and shelters.

Tickets are $25 each and can be picked up at Pet Junction, Dauphin Vet Clinic, Uptown Clinic and the Humane Society.

Long- term International students enrolled in Mountain View School Division will now cost the division an extra 30 dollars each per month.

The division will be required to pay the same rate for long-term students as shorter-term ones.

MVSD received word last month that the province is planning to make changes to Manitoba Health Services Insurance Plan for international students.

The rate schedule for next year has already been promoted and the division will need to absorb those additional costs in the current year, as well for students confirmed for next year.

A 16 year old student from the Swan Valley Regional Secondary School will appear in Dauphin court tomorrow morning after he was charged for uttering threats.

 It’s reported that the threats involved a plan for violent acts against the high school.

 Police have not released any information about what kinds of threats they were.

The Mountain View School Division is planning to purchase three new gasoline-fuelled buses.

One of the new buses will be equipped with a wheelchair lift with safety hardware.

This year’s purchase is almost 7 thousand dollars lower than last year’s, which cost just over 350 thousand dollars.

This is part of the Bus Replacement Schedule and overall the costs of the buses this year are 10% lower than anticipated.

A local fundraiser to support mental health and youth programs in the Parkland is taking place on Saturday.

The Voices of Angels concert and fundraiser will be at the Watson Arts Centre.

Parkland Region Outreach Manager for Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba, Eleanor Snitka tells 730 CKDM about the entertainment.

“We always have an individual whose going to tell their personal story of lived experience and recovery and it’s a way for people, again trying to overcome that stigma and of us doing it in a way that entertaining way.”

Tickets are $15 each and available at the WAC or by calling Eleanor at 638-7278.

Tributes continue to come in for the Humboldt Broncos.

Hockey fans left their sticks out front of their homes, with their porch lights on to honour the fallen hockey players in a movement that went viral.

Many also wore green to show their support across the country yesterday.

The GoFundMe page has become the most successful in Canadian history, and now sits at $7.1 million.

The fund is now 4th all time in GoFundMe history.

Spring has sprung early at Parkland Crossing.

Their greenhouse project continues to grow and moving into the summer they are growing in size.

Jamie Harvey, Director of Parkland Crossing explains how the project is going.

“It’s new and exciting every day. I come in early in the morning just to see what’s changed overnight. Most recently we’re starting to see the tomatoes ripen. They are slowly fading from green to yellow to red. It’s always exciting to see change every day. Our most recent edition is a herb garden section with nine different kinds of plants that we’re growing.”

If you are interested in the project, call Parkland Crossing at 638-3333.

Tickets are now on sale for the DRCSS’s upcoming musical.

Students are getting ready to perform the Little Mermaid from April 25th-28th.

Andrew Coombs, a teacher at the high school, encourages everyone to pick up a ticket for the show.

“We started working on this in December. Now that we’re into month five of rehearsals, we are getting really, really close to being ready to perform it at the end of April.” 

Tickets have been on sale for four days and are already selling fast.

You can pick up your tickets by going to the DRCSS office.

As of noon today 12 people from the Humboldt Broncos bus crash are still in the hospital.

Of that, 4 are in critical condition and 4 are in serious condition.

There other  4 are in stable condition.

At a press conference tonight, it was announced that a code orange was called at the Saskatoon hospital, the first time it was called in doctor’s recent memory in Saskatchewan.

The code allowed them to tap into additional personnel resources, materials and equipment.

As of 6:25 p.m., the GoFundMe page set up was over $ 6.2 million for the team.

It was also announced that over 400 Manitobans signed up to become organ donors after the incident, and Bronco Logan Boulet had signed up just a few weeks ago on his 21st birthday, helping save 6 people’s lives.