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Thursday, 18 May 2017 15:56

You Can Get Your Boat Checked For Invasive Aquatic species Today

 
Invasive aquatic species are the focus of a boat inspection going on right now!
From 1 until 7 Riding Mountain National Park will be at the Dauphin Market Place Mall parking lot just south of Boston Pizza. They are inspecting and decontaminating any boats found with invasive species such as zebra muscles. The Park is hoping to give the same level of service in Dauphin today as if vessels were being inspected in Wasagaming. Bob Ray Side the safety coordinator  in Riding Mountain National Park talks about the where the program came from and how it works

"2014 we developed the program it’s based off of the Minnesota model it was adopted by the province of Manitoba as well as Riding Mountain National Park. What it consists of if inspections of vessels to see if there are any invasive species on them, as well as decontamination program. So essentially what we are doing is if the vessel has been contaminated with aquatic invasive species were treating them to kill any of those species so they can’t get into waters in the park." 
 

In 2015 Riding Mountain National Park conducted 24,000 inspections and decontaminated 49. In 2016 34,000 inspections were conducted and they decontaminated 149.
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Highland Motel Fire

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 15:11
Highland Motel Fire

Police and Fire trucks are at the Highland Motel responding to an apparent fire, CKDM is following the story and will have more details once they become available. 

RM of Sifton Holding By-Election

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 14:33
RM of Sifton Holding By-Election
The RM in Sifton is getting ready for a by election.

Riding Mountain National Park Expecting Busy Summer

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 07:18
Riding Mountain National Park Expecting Busy Summer
With the summer here Riding Mountain National Park is getting ready for visitors to arrive.

Community Futures Parkland Give out Entrepreneur Grants

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 06:19
Community Futures Parkland Give out Entrepreneur Grants

Community Futures Parkland have awarded an animal grooming company out of Swan River, as well as an electrical company operating in Gilbert Plains and Dauphin with Entrepreneur Grants.