The DRCSS is hosting an informational night about cyberbullying.

Val Caldwell, technology consultant, will be speaking, in the Multipurpose room, to parents, teachers, and the public, about the dangers surrounding cyberbullying.

Aynsley Smith, Guidance Counsellor at the DRCSS, explains why this is such an important issue to talk about:

“I think, as a school, and we’ve talked about this a lot, as part of our leadership team, and a part of our school community, is that we are seeing lots of our behaviour incidents are coming from social media, and things that are happening in social media.”

The event starts tomorrow, at 7:00 in the evening.

Joining the Fire Department can be a rewarding experience is so many ways.

The Dauphin Fire Department will be holding a recruitment night on Wednesday.

 Erin Deederly, Dauphin Fire Department Lieutenant, explains how she got involved:

“Just by being curious about it. I used to work with someone on the Roblin Fire Department. I was asking him questions on his role and how they go about doing certain things. He said to me if you’re interested in joining come down to the fire hall at 7 pm. Before he said those words I had no idea this was an option or an opportunity available for me. It’s just that easy, you just walk through those doors on that Wednesday night and learning about the whole new world“

To RSVP,  email Cam Abrey at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

This weekend, you can get your dose of Parkland history and heritage.

Happening at the Dauphin Market Place Mall, Annual Heritage Days takes a look at the history of the people responsible for founding the Parkland.

Don White, one of the organizers of the event, talks about when and where it's happening:

“We would like the people to come out and talk to the exhibitors who are there.  We have about 13 exhibitors there, who are very faithful to us, and come out every year and support this.  Heritage Days Fair is on February 16, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and February 17, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Dauphin Market Place Mall.”

The event started yesterday, and continues today from 10 in the morning to 4:00 in the afternoon.

The Dauphin Kinsmen Business Expo promises something different each year.

There will be more entertainment, and the group is hoping to make their 50/50 draw an even bigger one.

Dauphin Kinsmen Business Expo Chair, Dan Pylypchuk, talks a bit more about what you can expect:

“We have a pile of new exhibitors, and if you think it’s the same old show and, oh yeah, it’s just a hot tub show, or it’s just a boat show; no, it’s been evolving.”

The money raised from the event goes back into the community, and has been used, in the past, to purchase items for the pool.

Members of 5 commodity groups were presented information on a proposed amalgamation of their organizations.

The proposal was laid out for producers who attended CropConnect 2018 in Winnipeg.

Toban Dyck, Director of Communications for Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growers, says there was one main concern producers voiced:

“The size of the board and representation of small crops on the board.”

A final vote on amalgamation will take place one year from now, at the different organizations' AGMS.

Parkland producers are feeling the strain of a shortfall of rail-cars across Manitoba.

There are reports that thousands of orders for cars were cancelled by both leading railway companies.

Federal legislation, intended to help resolve the issue, is waiting on a third reading in the Senate.

Dan Mazier, the President of KAP, notes the Parkland sits on the CN line, and recommends, if you are having trouble, contact the KAP office.

MLA Brad Michaleski has received a petition from Roblin, concerning the loss of a contract to their local pharmacy.

Roblin was one of several rural community pharmacies who lost the opportunity to provide service to their local personal care homes, through a tender process.

Michaleski notes how he feels about this:

“I know our government is working hard to fix finances in the province, and utilizing tender process for procurement of government services is a sound and well-known business practice, to ensure the value for money is gained.  So I am not surprised that our health authorities would use that tool to deal with some procurement of drug costs and, again, an effective tool to ensure the value for money is considered.”

Michaleksi has responded to the petition to Mitchell’s Drug Store, and clarifies this is not to centralize services.

This long weekend is a Free Ride Weekend and the Dauphin Snowmobile Club is hosting a ride for newcomers.

Those interested can ride along “North Salty’s Loop” with the help of local guiding riders.

The club plans to leave by 1 in the afternoon, on Sunday.

New snowmobile riders in the Winnipegosis area are also encouraged to attend.  They are planning to leave from the Mossey River Inn.

For more information, call George Carrier, at 204-638-0353.

An open house is planned for Workplace Essential Skills Training Centre’s new location in Dauphin.

It’s located at 138 1st Avenue S.W. Unit B and, along with the new location, they’re launching a new session for clients, as well.

Parkland Region Coordinator, Charlene Gulak, explains what the new session is:

“Something that’s brand new for Dauphin, as well as the Parkland Region, is a five-day workshop, which is called Communication In the Workplace.  The premise is that skills training in the workplace relating to communication in the workplace, is promoted so specifically, focusing on the workplace expectations around communication; soft skills pieces; how to speak effectively, or listen effectively; being an active participant in a respectful workplace; working together with others; promoting positive interpersonal skills.”

The open house is on Thursday, from 1:00 to 4:00 in the afternoon; and, to register for any of the WEST office’s sessions, call 648-6755.

Reports are saying fire crews were called to a location south of Swan River in the RM of Swan Valley West just before 11 this morning.

 A building was fully engulfed in flames but no other details are available at this time.

Dauphin’s Countryfest announced 10 new acts for this year’s festival.

Honeymoon Suite, Bobby Wills, Rivertown Saints, and Leaving Thomas highlighted the announcement this morning.

This was the latest wave of announcements by Countryfest.

The 2018 festival will be held from June 29th to July 1st.