The Dauphin and District Community Foundation is hosting the RBC Future Launch Community Challenge.

The Challenge is open to youth looking to change their community. $15,000 is available for up to three youth-led projects.

The project has to respond to one central question: What is your boldest idea to respond to an urgent local need? (For example; Cultural Awareness and Appreciation, Sustainability, Reconciliation, Community engagement.)

By applying and bringing a project to life, youth will acquire valuable skills and experiences for the workforce later on.

The Community Challenge will be happening across the country thanks to participating community foundations.

To learn more about eligible projects and how to apply, click here

There is a fire ban for the Municipality of Roblin in effect as of 8:00 AM May 28, 2019

No burning of crops, grass, leaves, garbage or fireworks.  All permits are suspended or cancelled and no new permits will be issued until further notice.

Fires that are set in an outdoor fire pit or solid fuel burning appliance will be allowed in the evening/early morning between the hours of 8:00 PM and 8:00 AM.  Any fire that is set in a fire pit must be enclosed on all sides, covered with a non-combustible grate or mesh and located on a non-combustible base clear of overhangs.  Propane fire pits/barbecues are permitted.

Please call the Municipality of Roblin at 204-937-8333 extension 221 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions.

On Friday, RCMP, assisted by the Winnipeg Police Service Tactical Support Team, arrested 18-year-old Laurent Beaulieu at a residence in Winnipeg.

Beaulieu, from Portage La Prairie, is connected with the murder of a 22-year-old Langruth Man on May 20th. He has been charged with Second Degree Murder and is scheduled to appear in court today.

A 17-year-old woman, from Long Plain First Nation, was also arrested at the scene and has been charged with Accessory After the Fact to Murder and appeared in court yesterday.

RCMP continue to investigate. If you have any information in relation to this incident, please your local police, or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477, or submit a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.ca

While driving from Winnipegosis to Dauphin, Jake Penner and his son saw something out of the ordinary on the side of the road.

A bald eagle was sitting in the ditch and was trying to fly away. As Penner approached the bird, it didn’t take off which led Penner to suspect the bird was injured.

After a closer look, Penner noticed feathers missing from the bird’s right wing as well as a singed tail. Penner’s son then wrapped the bird up in his hoodie.

They immediately called the Dauphin Conservation Office who took the bird dubbed “Charlie” into custody. Conservation suspects Charlie flew into a transformer due to the nature of his injuries.

Charlie is in stable condition.

The Grandview Municipality is imposing a burn ban effective immediately.

No fires are allowed throughout the entire municipality; both rural and urban, until further notice

According to an agroclimate specialist from Canada's agriculture ministry, the extended dry weather trend on the Prairies could stick around for a while yet.

Trevor Hadwen says that typically, wet and dry cycles last for long periods of time, and the last three years have been extremely dry, beginning in 2017. He also says the fluctuations from wet to dry cycles sometimes go 10 years, and sometimes a little longer.

According to the Canadian Drought Monitor, a large portion of Southern Manitoba is in drought conditions of D0 (Abnormally dry) to D1 (Moderate drought). That includes Dauphin and most of the Parkland. There's an area from just north of Winnipegosis to Swan River that is experiencing D2, or "severe" drought conditions.

Although less common, Hadwen explained that Saskatchewan has even had extended drought conditions that lasted 25 to 30 years.

Prince Albert agrologist George Lewko says despite the arid conditions, modern farmers are much better equipped to handle droughts. Click here to view the latest map of drought conditions in Canada.

MPI recently launched a public awareness campaign to educate drivers about the dangers of drug-impaired driving.

According to a survey conducted by MPI, eight in 10 of the 1500 people who did the survey say it’s unacceptable to drive after consuming marijuana.

More in-depth data from the survey says 78 per cent of the Manitobans surveyed say it’s unacceptable to drive after consuming marijuana and 76 per cent say it’s likely for a driver to cause a collision when driving under the influence of marijuana.

5 per cent of Manitoba drivers admits to driving after consuming marijuana.

MPI says education and public awareness are critical in making all Manitobans aware of the potential dangers of drugs and driving.

The Traffic Injury Research Foundation states drivers who used cannabis are at 1.8 to 2.8 times more at risk of being involved in a fatal crash.

On Friday at around 3:19 am, Manitoba First Nations Police were called to a residence the Birdtail Sioux First Nation, in response to an assault.

When Police arrived they found the victim who was suffering from head injuries and learned the suspect had left the scene.

The MFNPS K9 Unit went to the suspects last known location where newly trained K-9 CETO located a track leading into the bush where the suspect was hiding. The suspect was immediately arrested.

This is the first arrest by the Manitoba First Nations Police K-9 Unit and CETO who finished his training on May 15th.

The adult male from Killarney was transported to the Waywayseecappo detachment and appeared in court later Friday afternoon.

Farm Credit Canada announced that it will contribute $600,000 over four years to STARS air ambulance.

FCC Chief Marketing Officer, Todd Klink said the contribution will help STARS continue to serve the same rural communities served by FCC.

FCC’s donation will support STARS’ bases across the prairies as well as their mobile education program, which provides donor-supported critical care education at no cost to rural health professionals.

Since its inception in 1985, STARS has flown over 40,000 missions across Western Canada.

The Breakfast Series season has come to an end with the final one this past Thursday.

With the success of the Breakfast Series, Stephen Chychota says there’ll be a discussion with the membership in the fall or winter on whether they have more breakfast series next time around.

Chychota says they want to offer as much and as good quality, inexpensive training opportunities as they can.

There are some topics that will return for the next season. They always try to put a different spin on topics they use again so the sessions stay fresh. One session they’ve used multiple times is a mental health session which is a popular topic amongst the members.

Chychota says the season went really well and there was a great attendance.

Premier Brian Pallister and Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Cameron Friesen were in Dauphin to tour the new Emergency Department at The DRHC.

The $23.3 million expansion is three times larger than the current department and promises to improve patient flow when it opens this July.

The new facility includes a decontamination room, an enclosed ambulance garage and a special care unit for extended care of patients. The new building allows medical professionals to treat patients more efficiently.

The temporary entrance between the hospital and community health centre with remain as the main entrance until reconstruction of the front ramp area is completed in November. The ramp is set to be demolished sometime this summer.

The Premier’s visit to the DRHC followed a stop in Brandon, where he announced that the government would be adding 10 new full-time paramedic positions for the Parkland and Westman regions.