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A By-election is set to take place in the RM of West Riding Mountain for a Local Urban District Member.

In just two weeks, The RM of West Riding Mountain Office, located in Inglis will be accepting nominations for a new LUD member.

Notably, this is limited to residents on Inglis.

Nominations must be made in writing, and carry the signature of 1% of voters. Each Nomination must be accompanied by the candidate's declaration of qualification.

for more information, you can Contact Senior Elections Officer Leona Chipelski by phone at 204-773-2752, or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Friendship Centre will once again play host to Dauphin's Coldest Night of the Year walk. 

The event, which takes place tomorrow, raises funds for local charities that serve people experiencing hurt, hunger, and homelessness.

Registration begins at 4 pm Saturday, with the walk starting at 5, and a light meal being served upon its completion. 

A total of 10 teams are registered to take part so far, with participants having the choice of walking either the 2 or 5-km routes, both of which begin and end at the Friendship Centre. 

Organizers have set a fundraising goal of thirty-five thousand dollars for this year's walk in Dauphin. 

The two men accused in a stabbing in Swan River last month were back in court this week. 

29-year-old Dean Bell was in Swan River court on Wednesday and had his case pushed back to March 20th. 

The co-accused, 40-year-old Tyrone Guiboche is due to appear in Dauphin court today (Friday).

Both were charged with manslaughter after a January 13th incident where RCMP was called to a report of a stabbing on Main Street in Swan River.

When they arrived, they found an injured 33-year-old man, who was later pronounced dead in hospital. 

A theft is under investigation in Carberry after the Carberry RCMP received a report of a significant theft from the Carberry Curling Club.

On December 7th of last year, It was reported that the former treasurer had stolen some money over the past year.

The investigation has determined the suspect occupied the volunteer position of treasurer for the Curling Club and within the last year stole approximately $30,000 from the club.

The suspect left the position of treasurer of the club and while she was Chief Administrative Officer of the RM of North Cypress-Langford, she used unauthorized funds from the RM to pay back the Curling Club.

A 36-year-old female from Carberry is charged with Theft over $5000.

She was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on April 4th in Brandon.

It's mating season for coyotes and foxes.

That means male coyotes can become a lot more aggressive during this time of the year and they do pose just as foxes do a risk to your loved furry animal. You may also spot some around and while some may be skinny and look like they need food, Todd Tarrant says that is a big no-no.

"The best bet for people in Dauphin is to not feed the animals, no matter how skinny they look or how hungry they look," said Tarrant, Animal Control Officer. "Once people start feeding them, they get used to that and they will remain within city limits as opposed to going back where they should be in the country. They are wild animals."

It's also important to remember that there is a by-law within city limits that you must have a leash on your animals when you are off your property. Additionally, it's very important to ensure that your animals are not able to leave your yard. 

Taking these precautions can ensure that the worst possible scenario is avoided.

"They're wild animals and if there is an easy source of food, they are going to go after it," ended Tarrant. "Whether it's a rabbit, a mouse, or any domesticated animal such as a cat or a dog. I'm not trying to scare people, but the reality is that they are wild animals."

The Dauphin Kin Club is all ready to host their Wine and Mickey Draw fundraiser this Saturday.

Starting at 6:30 p.m. at the 8th Avenue Hall in Dauphin, the event will include several silent auction draws and a 50/50 which is already guaranteed to be at least $1500 take-home. There will also be a cash bar and funds raised from the multiple raffles will be going towards the Vermillion Splashpark pump replacement project. 

"We're excited about having that pump up and ready this summer for all of the families in the area to enjoy," said Candice Taylor, Kin Club of Dauphin secretary. 

It's just $10 to get in and you must also bring a licensed bottle of wine as well as a Mickey. There will be roughly 30 prizes up for grabs including two tickets to Dauphin's Countryfest and two tickets to Canada's National Ukrainian Festival (CNUF). 

You can also buy a sheet of tickets to get yourself in on the players' choice raffle. If you are unable to attend but still want to help the cause, you can get a support ticket. If you purchase a support ticket, you will be put in a draw for a chocolate lovers basket, a movie lovers basket, and a games basket. 

The local improv group, Lost in Translation will wrap up the 8th annual event with a live performance that is sure to keep everyone entertained. Last year, $4000 was raised and Candice expects totals to exceed that this year. 

"We have a pretty exciting thing going on here and we're hoping that everyone comes out to have some fun while supporting a worthwhile cause," ended Taylor. 

You can call Nicole at 572-5071 or Becky at 647-2000 for tickets and additional details. 

Photo Courtesy Of The RCMP Facebook Page

Manitoba can expect a new Commanding Officer of the RCMP this year, as current CO Rob Hill announced news of a transfer.

In a report today, Officer Hill states he will be moving a few provinces west, becoming the Commanding Officer of the Alberta RCMP.

The Search for a New CO in Manitoba is still ongoing, and an interim officer will be in place until the ideal candidate is found to fill this role.

CO Rob Hill is expected to officially vacate his role in mid-March this year, and his formal statement notes that he "will sincerely miss this province and the incredible employees I have served with here."

Officer Hill was first posted in Morris Manitoba in 1997, and his career totals 27 years of service for the province.

Stephen Chychota and Stephanie Jaddock joined the Alex DeVries Morning Show on Wednesday about an upcoming event that the Parkland Chamber of Commerce will be hosting.

On Tuesday, February 27 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., the Watson Art Centre to a Lunch and Leadership event.

"Learning is the collaboration between individuals," said Jaddock "I'm very excited about what we will share and what we will learn together."

Tickets for the event are now on sale at Parkland Chamber of Commerce and all businesses as well as individuals from Dauphin and surrounding areas are encouraged to attend the event.

"You don't have to be the top person in the organization, you don't even need to be in a management role," said Chychota. "It's for those that want to become more confident and if you want to become a leader, this is a great start."

The event will be focused on working better as a team, sharing knowledge, and creating positive work environments. 

Next Tuesday's event will be the first of three Lunch Series that the Chamber will be hosting. They will also be hosting an event in April as well as another one in May. If you are a member, you can take part in the event for just $20 while a non-member is $65. If you are a Rotary member, it will cost $15. 

A brand new retail store is coming to Dauphin.

Shoppers Drug Mart Ltd. has taken out a City of Dauphin building permit and they will be building a new store in Dauphin. The store is set to be built at the former Village Mall which is located at 1430 Main Street South.

"We like to see growth in our community, not growing or declining is a negative," said Martijn van Lujin. "Growth is always a good thing and this is what we do."

The building will be roughly 15,000 square feet and it will employ up to 30 people. The cost of the build is estimated at roughly 2.45 million dollars.

"We are very actively promoting Dauphin and we are putting great packages together," ended van Lujin. "We have some other businesses coming down the pipeline that haven't been announced as of yet, but they will. This really is an exciting time."

Construction is scheduled to begin later this year.

A suspect wanted in connection with a shooting last week on the Pinaymootang First Nation is now in custody.

Gypsumville RCMP says they were called to a home on the reserve on the evening of February 12th, where they found an unresponsive 23-year-old man.

He was pronounced dead a short time later.

18-year-old Dredynn Kenneth Ducharme of Grand Rapids was charged a few days later with second-degree murder and was arrested without incident on Tuesday by the Manitoba Integrated Violent Offender Apprehension Unit.

Impaired driving charges have been laid against a 21-year-old Dauphin man following a single-vehicle rollover last Thursday in Riding Mountain National Park.

Dauphin RCMP says the accident, which resulted in a grey-coloured Ford Fusion ending up on its roof in the ditch, occurred around 5:45 pm last Thursday on Highway 10.

EMS and Dauphin Fire crews joined police on scene and treated two female passengers for minor injuries.

The driver also sustained minor injuries, and was charged with impaired driving after breath samples taken at the Dauphin detachment indicated his blood-alcohol levels were 2.5 times above the legal limit.

He has been released from custody and is due to appear in Dauphin Provincial court on February 27th.