Gypsumville RCMP believe three incidents in the community as of late may be drug and gang related.

First on November 29 at about 3:45 a.m., officers responded to a residence on School Road in the community of Pinaymootang First Nation after getting a report of shots fired. Then about 14 hours later, officers responded to the same residence after getting another report of shots fired. 

Officers would then respond to another report of shots fired, this time on December 2 in the area of Main Market Road in the community. No injures were sustained in the three incidents.

Police are asking anyone with information to please call Gypsumville RCMP at 204-659-5224 or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477, or secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com.

Public Health officials identified 147 new cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba today.

Dauphin is back down to two active cases of COVID-19.

The test positivity remains at 5.1% provincially.

The case breakdown for today's numbers are:

16 in the Prairie Mountain Health Region.

12 in the Interlake/Eastern Health Region.

9 are in the Northern Health Region.

64 are in the Southern Health Region.

46 are in the Winnipeg Health Region.

The numbers of active cases in other Parkland health districts are:

Riding Mountain (2), Swan River (6), Duck Mountain (3), Porcupine Mountain (64), Agassiz Mountain (7), Asessippi (2), Little Saskatchewan (7), Whitemud (6). Brandon has 43 active cases.

In the Interlake, the Eriksdale/Ashern health district has 0 active cases. The Fisher/Peguis district has 4 active cases.

There are 1,403 active COVID-19 cases in the province.

88 Manitobans are hospitalized with active COVID-19.

16 Manitobans are in intensive care units with active COVID-19.

Jenna Bardarson and her three-year-old daughter were mistakenly given an adult dose of the Pfizer COVID Vaccine when they went in for their annual Flu Shot at the Keystone Centre in Brandon.

Bardarson had already had her first two doses of the COVID Vaccine but wasn't eligible for her third shot yet. She was stunned when one of the workers told her what had happened but was mostly just concerned for her daughter.

Bardarson does not want this to deter others from getting the vaccine but encourages people to ask questions. Both mother and daughter had side effects from the shot and a week after still haven't heard anything about how the mix-up happened.

Canada's Vaccine Advisory Panel is strongly advising a booster dose to anyone over the age of 50, as long as it has been six months since their second shot.

Currently, Manitobans over the age of 18 are eligible for their booster shot six months after their second dose was administered.

According to Dr. Theresa Tam, the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada, this recommendation comes due to the uncertainty surrounding the new Omicron Variant which seems to be more resistant to the Vaccine than the previous variants.

Dauphin RCMP are looking for the public's help in identifying two females after a series of thefts at the Dauphin Liquor Mart.

On three separate occasions between November 5 and 16, they entered the store and stole several bottles of liquor by putting them in their handbags. They would try to hide it by paying for one bottle each time. 

If you know one of the females, you're asked to call the RCMP at 622-5050.

A variant influenza case, normally found in pigs has been identified in Manitoba. The human identified with the H1 N2 variant appears to be an isolated case according to provincial officials.

The provincial government has said that the virus was identified in October after the infected individual, who had direct exposure to pigs, developed flu-like sickness and sought out testing.

The individual has since recovered and there is no increased risk to Manitobans, Canadians, or the food supply chain. There is currently no evidence of human-to-human transmission.

The province has asked that anyone who works with pigs or poultry and has flu-like symptoms, identifies themselves as an agricultural worker while getting tested, including at COVID testing sites.

Public Health officials identified 172 new cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba today.

Dauphin now has three active cases of COVID-19.

The test positivity is at 5.1% provincially.

The case breakdown for today's numbers are:

14 in the Prairie Mountain Health Region.

18 in the Interlake/Eastern Health Region.

27 are in the Northern Health Region.

65 are in the Southern Health Region.

48 are in the Winnipeg Health Region.

The numbers of active cases in other Parkland health districts are:

Riding Mountain (1), Swan River (6), Duck Mountain (3), Porcupine Mountain (65), Agassiz Mountain (7), Asessippi (3), Little Saskatchewan (3), Whitemud (7). Brandon has 38 active cases.

In the Interlake, the Eriksdale/Ashern health district has 0 active cases. The Fisher/Peguis district has 4 active cases.

There are 1,356 active COVID-19 cases in the province.

92 Manitobans are hospitalized with active COVID-19.

16 Manitobans are in intensive care units with active COVID-19.

Rylan McKay of the Valley River First Nation is set to spend nine more months in prison.

This was after he was handed a seven-year sentence followed by three years of probation after he was found guilty of Manslaughter. On Canada Day in 2017, the RCMP responded to a report of human remains found on the first nation, also known as Tootinaowaziibeeng Treaty Reserve First Nation. 

It was determined that a 44-year-old man had died about 10 days earlier. 

Manitoba’s vaccine rollout continues as there are now more than 14,000 Manitobans aged five to eleven with their first dose. This 14,000 accounts for 11.3 percent of the approximately 125,000 Manitobans that make up this age group.

This number does not include all of the kids who have received their shot in doctors’ offices and pharmacies, so the actual number is likely much higher.

With another 14,000 having booked their appointment to get the first dose, Dr. Joss Reimer, the medical lead of Manitoba’s Vaccine Implementation Task Force, says "We are seeing very good uptake. This is so encouraging.”

Dr. Reimer said that in-school clinics will be starting this week in nine schools across the province, and will be in place in all school divisions in the coming weeks.

Public Health officials identified 124 new cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba today.

Dauphin has two active cases of COVID-19.

The test positivity is at 5.2% provincially.

The case breakdown for today's numbers are:

20 in the Prairie Mountain Health Region.

21 in the Interlake/Eastern Health region.

4 are in the Northern Health region.

48 are in the Southern Health region.

31 are in the Winnipeg Health region.

The numbers of active cases in other Parkland health districts are:

Riding Mountain (0), Swan River (6), Duck Mountain (3), Porcupine Mountain (64), Agassiz Mountain (9), Asessippi (4), Little Saskatchewan (4), Whitemud (7). Brandon has 43 active cases.

In the Interlake, the Eriksdale/Ashern health district has 5 active cases. The Fisher/Peguis district has 5 active cases.

There are 1,383 active COVID-19 cases in the province.

93 Manitobans are hospitalized with active COVID-19.

17 Manitobans are in intensive care units with active COVID-19.

A 24-year-old man was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after he was stabbed on November 30.

Dauphin RCMP responded to a report of a stabbing on 2nd Avenue NE on November 30 at around noon, where they found the 24-year-old man.

It's believed that the victim was in his house when he opened the door. As he did, a group of individuals that are believed to be known to the victim entered the home and a fight ensued which led to him getting stabbed. The suspects then fled.

If you have any information at all, you're asked to call the Dauphin RCMP at 622-5050.