Snipers Shoot Police During Protest in Dallas

The mayor of Dallas says a total of 12 police officers and two civilians were shot in an ambush-style attack during a downtown protest march.

Five of the officers were killed but Mike Rawlings says he doesn't believe the others who were wounded have life-threatening injuries.

Snipers opened fire last night during protests over two recent fatal police shootings of black men in Louisana and Minnesota.

Rawlings says a suspect involved in an overnight standoff with police died after officers used explosives to "blast him out.'' 

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Mayor Hosts Meeting About Drug Overdoses
 
Dauphin's mayor says there is an overdose problem in the community.
 
At a recent council meeting, Mayor Eric Irwin referred to a meeting the city had with some of the health and addictions community on June 20.
 
He says they don't know if Dauphin is any worse than any other community, but he says there is an issue.
 
"You know, I know people that -- it's opiate addiction, and one of the problems is heart attacks," says Irwin.
 
Manitoba Health Medical Officer of Health Dr. Amy Frykoda was one of several people at the meeting. She says several partners shared information, but says Manitoba Health currently has very limited data on provincial statistics surrounding overdose.
 
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CUPW Asks for Thirty Days
 
Canada Post's union is calling for a 30-day truce to allow the two sides to negotiate a new contract without a strike or lockout.

The postal service has given notice that it will lock out the unionized employees starting Monday if there's no deal.

But the Canadian Union of Postal Workers says a cooling off period would keep the mail moving under the old contract while "intensive negotiations'' continue.

CUPW said it filed a formal complaint Wednesday alleging that Canada Post has refused to negotiate fairly but says it would withdraw that if the company agrees to the 30-day extension.
 
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Northern Manitoba Could Get a Wireless Upgrade Under Bell
 
Bell is promising to improve cell service in northern Manitoba, once regulators approve BCE's $3.9-billion acquisition of Manitoba Telecom Services.

Bell says it will bring in wireless coverage on Highway 6 from Grand Rapids to Thompson, along with new and improved wireless services for several northern First Nations and enhanced broadband in Flin Flon.

The proposed takeover of MTS from BCE Inc. has received approval from the Manitoba Court of Queen's Bench.

The transaction remains subject to approvals from the federal minister for innovation and economic development, the CRTC and the Competition Bureau.
Potential stroke patients will have easier and quicker access to hospital services at Prairie Mountain Health.   

Brandon University has named the person who will be overlooking the university-level courses offered to first year students here in Dauphin.

Photo Credit: Emma Peterson
For her first time being in this contest, she ended up making it into the final four.

The far southwest of Manitoba is under a special advisory from Environment Canada for funnel clouds.

A Dauphin high school teacher will be given a national award this November in Toronto.

Dauphin's Hodge Podge store will again be host to an annual summer event.

A long time Dauphin resident who now resides in Gilbert Plains is being given a special opportunity.

Fresh food is hard to come by but not during the Summer months.

The Alzheimer's Society has moved.