Dauphin, Canada


Dauphin Village Mall Reduced To Rubble After Yesterday's Fire

Only a pile of rubble remains after yesterday's fire at the Dauphin Village Mall.
No injuries were reported in the blaze that started just after 1:00pm yesterday.
Fire Chief Cam Abrey says the fire spread quickly through the two roofs that were inside the building.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation, but it is not considered suspicious.
Some of the businesses inside the mall include the Corrina's on Main resturant, a hair salon, and the head office and boutique for Canada's National Ukrainian Festival.
RM Getting Feedback On Water Pipeline
The RM of Dauphin is getting feedback on a water pipeline they're looking to have installed in the southwest part of the municipality.
The RM sent letters out to residents in the Keld area asking if they're interested in connecting to the proposed line, and Reeve Dennis Forbes says the responses they've received so far have been favourable.
"The deadline for that is this coming Friday, so we hope that more people will submit their desires. It was a question asking "would you like water?" We have to have numbers for how many would like to have the piped water, then we can work with Manitoba Water Services and obtain costs and so on."
Forbes says this is a project the RM has been working on for over a decade, and says it's "very gratifying" so see it coming close.
Emergency Experts Across North America Holding Conference In Winnipeg
A conference in Winnipeg is bringing together emergency experts
from across North America to exchange ideas on preventing and better
managing future disasters.

The conference includes speakers with experience from the Lac
Megantic train disaster, the Parliament Hill shooting and the
collapse of a mall roof in Elliot Lake, Ontario.

Conference chairman Don Brennan says they usually try to restrict
it to things that could happen in Manitoba, and he says all of those
things could.

Along with keynote speakers, the conference will also feature
sessions that touch on responding and communicating in a crisis.
Party Leaders On Campaign Trail Today
All three major party leaders will campaign today in the key
battleground of Quebec where an orange wave swept the province in
the 2011 election, giving the New Democrats 59 seats and Official
Opposition status for the first time.

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair will begin his campaign day in the
Lac-Saint-Jean riding of Denis Lebel, the Conservatives' Quebec

Conservative Leader Stephen Harper will visit Trois-Rivieres,
Drummondville and Thetford Mines, while Liberal Leader Justin
Trudeau will start off in the new riding of Ahuntsic-Cartierville.

Green party Leader Elizabeth May will campaign in Guelph,
Ukraine Likely To Join UN Security Council
Some fireworks are likely at today's UN Security Council meeting
in New York when Ukraine joins the UN's most powerful body.

Permanent member Russia is an arch opponent of the addition.

Besides Ukraine, there are four other uncontested candidates for
non-permanent members -- Egypt, Japan, Senegal and Uruguay.

And with a two-thirds approval by the 193 UN member states,
their election is virtually assured.
Saskatchewan Town Changes Slogan
The northern Saskatchewan town of Tisdale is ditching its slogan,
Land of Rape and Honey.

Tisdale has used the slogan for nearly 60 years, but a survey
found a majority of the 3200 residents wanted to drop the

Rape refers to rapeseed, a bright-yellow plant that was a
precursor to modern canola and was a key crop in the area.

But some were concerned the name offended people who thought it
meant sexual assault.

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