People using older versions of the iPhone may be locked out of several apps on Sunday if they don’t upgrade to the new iOS.

iPhone 5s and other Apple devices released in 2012 and earlier, need to be updated to iOS version number 10.3.4. Without the update, any apps that rely on accurate dates and times, including the App Store, iCloud, email, and web browsing, will not work.

Apple said the issue is with the “GPS time rollover” in GPS-based products, which resets the clock.

Users have until midnight Saturday to upgrade the iOS on their device.

Apple has denied claims that they intentionally shorten the life of their products, or degrade the user experience to drive customer upgrades after many users have been apprehensive to upgrade iPhones with older batteries because of performance issues.

Flu season is here. With all the flu shot clinics open around the Parkland, should you get a flu shot?

Most people get confused about whether they’re sick with the flu or just a common cold. Colds are easy to beat and rarely lead to complications, whereas the flu has more severe symptoms and can lead to complications leading to hospitalizations or death.

Dr. Mahmoud Khodaveisi says that getting the flu shot is not only important for your health, but it’s also important for the health of the people around you.

If someone who is immunocompromised contracts the flu, it can lead to more severe symptoms and a more lengthy battle with the virus.

It is recommended that anyone six months of age or older get the flu vaccine, especially if they have chronic conditions like heart disease, asthma, diabetes, or if they are pregnant.

The flu vaccine isn’t mandatory, so if you do decide not to get it, you have that option.

Khodaveisi adds that an effective way to help stop the spread of the flu is to wash your hands properly, stay home if you have symptoms, and wipe down any surfaces that a sick person has touched.

Manitoba has one of the lowest vaccinations rates for the flu shot in the country

The Dauphin Kings play tonight and there will be something special going on at the rink. 

Mackenzie Middle School and Whitmore School staff will be volunteering at the game selling 50/50 tickets. There will also be a table set up at the game as they will be collecting non-perishable food items for their Breakfast Club programs. The program runs every day throughout the school year.

They're looking for the following items:

- Crackers.
- Granola / cereal bars (nut-free).
- Apple sauce.
- Dry cereal (preferably unsweetened) such as Rice Krispies, corn flakes, bran flakes, special k, puffed wheat.
- Canned fruit.
- Jams, cheez whiz, wow butter (nut-free peanut butter alternative), & jellies.
- 100% fruit juice.

"Proper nutrition is an integral part of student learning," said Lesia Jensen, Whitmore principal. "We want to ensure everyone has the opportunity to have proper nutrition."

"We're really looking forward to the evening. The community has been awesome in supporting us in all of our initiatives," she concluded.

On Saturday, RCMP responded to a call of possible human remains found in a wooded area close to Highway 1A, just west of Brandon, in the RM of Cornwallis.

A hunter was in the area when he came across a bone that he believed to be human.

Police searched the area with their K-9 Unit and the RCMP Search and Rescue team, and they found more human bones.

The Chief Medical Examiner is still investigating the remains.

If you have a mobility impairment and you plan on curling at the Brandon Curling Club moving forward, things are set to be easier for you to do so. New automatic, accessible doors have been installed to the interior entrance and entrance to the ice level.

The doors were made possible with a $4000 funding contribution from the Cerebral Palsy Association of Manitoba. The doors were also installed just in time for the third season of the wheelchair curling club.

The request to put in the doors came through the league.

"We're really excited to have the doors in use this season, they are a great addition to the facility to make it more accessible," added Krista Kowaluk, fundraising and sponsorship manager for the Keystone Centre. "It's a big addition to the club. It's not only for members of the league, but it's also for anyone who has mobility impairment, it's really great."

Even though the doors are just brand new, Krista and many others have already received great feedback.

"People are very thankful. All curlers are happy because it just makes it easier to get in and out of the club," said Kowaluk. "We're thankful that the Cerebral Palsy Association of Manitoba came forward with funding so we could make this happen."

The wheelchair curling league within the Brandon Curling Club continues to grow each season. 

"It's not huge, but it's certainly picking up traction," she concluded.

Brandon Police have released more information on the house explosion that happened last week in Brandon.

63-year-old Robert Hughes has been charged with second-degree murder in the incident. After the explosion, he left the house under his own power before being taken to the Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre.

Police determined that the victim, 63-year-old Betty Hughes, died from injuries sustained before the explosion.

Information on how the explosion occurred or the nature of the fatal injuries to Hughes are not being released, as the matter is still in the judicial process.

The CP Holiday Train is a program to collect food and raise funds for food banks in North America.

Since it started in 1999, the Holiday Train has raised over 15.8 million dollars and collected 4.5 million pounds of food.

The train, featuring Scott Helman and Madeline Merlo as musical guests will be stopping in Neepawa and Minnedosa on Tuesday, December 3rd.

The concerts are free to attend but CN encourages attendees to donate to the local food banks that are in attendance at the stops.

Food Banks Canada has a list of healthy donation recommendations.

For grain products, whole grain bread, brown rice, whole wheat crackers, hot and cold cereal, granola bars, and muffins. For vegetables and fruit, canned fruit and vegetables, 100% fruit juice, tomato sauce, canned soup, tomato juice, and applesauce. For milk products, dry milk powder, milk puddings, cheese spreads, fresh milk, yoghurt, and cheese (if accepted). For meat and alternatives, canned meat and fish, peanut butter, canned baked beans, dried or canned beans and lentils. Reduced sodium canned and jarred goods are preferred.

The train will arrive in Neepawa at 2:35 pm with the show starting at 2:45 and ending at 3:15 before heading to Minnedosa for 4 pm with a 4:15 to 4:45 pm show.

Last week, the provincial government announced that Lifeflight, Manitoba's air ambulance service, is now the responsibility of Shared Health; the organization responsible for coordinating health care in the province.

According to the province, Shared Health has been in charge of delivering medical services and patient transport since April, but only took full control as of Thursday last week. Health, Seniors, and Active Living Minister Cameron Friesen said that the move will result in an improved model of care for patients in need of the service.

Friesen added that staff were told of the transition on Thursday. Operational and medical leadership transitioned immediately to Shared Health, while staff remain employed by the government. Staff will be fully transitioned after a plan is developed by the government and the Manitoba Government and General Employees Union.

Until the transfer to Shared Health, the Manitoba government had run Lifeflight for over 30 years.

On Friday morning, Virden RCMP responded to a single-vehicle rollover on Sioux Valley Dakota Nation.

The initial investigation found that a lone male was travelling on a gravel road in the community and lost control and hit the embankment.

The collision resulted in the vehicle rolling over several times.

The 26-year-old driver, from Sioux Valley, was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead on the scene.

Alcohol and speed are considered factors in the accident.

A man who was inside a home in Brandon when it exploded is being charged with second-degree murder.

On Tuesday last week, police were called to the home at around 8 pm. They found the body of a 63-year-old woman and a 63-year-old man in critical condition.

The front of the home was torn open, with household items spewed across the front lawn.

After 36 hours at the scene, police have put a fence around the ruins.

On Friday, officers went to the Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre, where the 63-year-old man was being released from care, and arrested him.

A spokesperson for Brandon Police said that the circumstances of the explosion and the events leading up to it were being investigated.

According to reports, the home had been sold in July of this year.

Brandon Police say the suspect was brought back to Brandon where he will appear in front of a judge today.

Police are expected to release more information about the incident during a press conference on Monday.

Dauphin got about 30 cm of snow from the storm over the Thanksgiving weekend.

Randy Daley says Dauphin did a tremendous job to get the streets cleared and get traffic moving.

“We have a really good prep plan, everybody keeps an eye on what’s coming down the road. There’s always a plan in place and a plan B in place.”

In case of an emergency, the city has a generator they can use to run full operations from city hall or the RM office. Daley adds there’s always an opportunity to run a full command centre.

The generator gets tested consistently most notably, the Street Fair where it runs pretty much all the power for the Street Fair.

The generator has never had to be used for an emergency.