Manitoba First Nations Police officers say four people suffered stab wounds after a fight on Sandy Bay First Nation.

On Saturday, Feb. 27, police were called to a home where it was reported that someone had been stabbed.

When officers arrived at the home they located a man with a knife and took him into custody without incident.

A 26-year-old man was air-lifted by STARS to the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg and was treated for his injuries. It's reported he is in stable condition.

Police learned there were three others suffering stab wounds from the incident. They were all treated in hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

A 28-year-old man from Sandy Bay First Nation has been charged with assault with a weapon and will appear in court at a later date.

The daily update on COVID-19 in Manitoba reports 64 new cases of the virus — three of which are variants of concern.

Manitoba has now identified a total of six cases of the B.1.1.7 variant, also known as the U.K. variant.

Health officials are also reporting two cases of the B.1.351 variant, also known as the South Africa variant. 

The variant cases identified Tuesday are all from the Winnipeg health region.

Public health is also reporting two deaths today — a man in his 70s from the Interlake—Eastern health region, as well as a man in his 50s linked to an outbreak at a Winnipeg hospital.

Today the province announced which measures will be relaxed under the new health order taking effect Friday. Click here to read more.

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 4% provincially and 3.2% in Winnipeg. The total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba is 31,950.

The provincial data shows there are 1,151 active cases and 29,901 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19.

There are 69 people in hospital with active COVID-19 as well as 118 people in hospital who are no longer infectious but continue to require care (187 hospitalizations total).

There are 11 people in intensive care units with active COVID-19 as well as 14 people who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care (25 ICU patients total).

The total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 898.  

Today’s new COVID-19 cases are from the following health regions:
· three cases in Interlake–Eastern health region
· 16 cases in the Northern health region
· two cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region
· seven cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region
· 36 cases in the Winnipeg health region

According to the province’s data, there are active cases of COVID-19 in the following Parkland health districts: Dauphin (0), Riding Mountain (0), Duck Mountain (2), Porcupine Mountain (2) and Asessippi (4). Brandon has 2 active cases.

In the Interlake, the Eriksdale/Ashern health district has 2 active cases, while Fisher/Peguis has 8.

The Manitoba government has confirmed which restrictions will be relaxed under the new public health orders, which take effect later this week.

On Tuesday morning, Premier Brian Pallister was joined by chief provincial public health officer Dr. Brent Roussin in announcing the details of the next phase of reopening.

The new health orders will go into effect Friday, March 5th at 12:01 a.m.

Under the new orders, Manitoba households have the option of continuing to designate two visitors to their home, or choosing to designate a second household who can visit with each other.

Gatherings sizes at outdoor places will be increased to 10.

Capacity limits are being increased at restaurants, retail stores, malls and personal services to 50% or 250 people, whichever is lower. Places of worship can increase their capacity limit to 25% or 100 people, whichever is lower.

Restaurants in Manitoba must continue enforcing the one-household per table rule under the updated orders.

Businesses other than casinos may resume operating video lottery terminals (VLT) with physical distancing and barriers in place.

The province is also relaxing some of the rules for recreation and fitness facilities, including allowing day camps for children to operate at 25% capacity.

Indoor recreation and sporting facilities such as pools, fitness centres, rinks, courts and ranges can open at 25% total capacity

The province has indicated it will stick with the three-week timeframe for updating the health orders — meaning the next update and possible relaxation of more restrictions is set for March 26th.

COVID-19 enforcement officers handed out 17 tickets last week for not following public health restrictions.

Eight $1,296 tickets were issued to individuals for various offences. All but one of the $1,296 tickets were issued for private gatherings that went against current public health orders.

Seven $298 tickets were issued for not wearing a mask in an indoor public place.

The Church Of God Restoration in Steinbach was fined twice last week, totalling $10,000.

Health officials say that the number of fines issued continues to decline.

Officials are still trying to determine the cause of a large fire at a livestock auction mart in southwest Manitoba.

On Monday night, a blaze at Pipestone Livestock Sales caused extensive damage.

Firefighters from Melita and a volunteer crew from Pipestone were on the scene to extinguish the fire.

Reports say no animals or human lives were lost in the incident.

Pipestone is located just over an hour drive southwest of Brandon. 

The Manitoba government is expected to make an announcement this morning regarding the relaxation of some COVID restrictions.

Premier Brian Pallister will be joined by chief provincial public health officer Dr. Brent Roussin for an 11 a.m. press conference.

It’s expected the pair will confirm which public health orders will be relaxed when the orders are updated this Friday.

Some of the possible changes floated by the province last week include increasing capacity limits at restaurants, retail stores, and churches.

Also up for consideration is expanding outdoor gathering sizes to 10 people, allowing Manitobans to “bubble up” with another household, and relaxing some restrictions for recreation and fitness facilities.

Stay tuned to 730 CKDM and 730CKDM.com for all the important updates from today’s announcement.

Fisher Branch RCMP are searching for a missing 15-year-old last seen on Peguis First Nation.

Anakeisha Sunshine Thomas was reported missing on February 25th and was last seen on February 19 at the Peguis Mall.

Police believe she travelled to Winnipeg.

She is described as 5’7”, 180 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair.

RCMP ask that any information about her whereabouts be directed to Fisher Branch RCMP at 204-372-8484, or Crime Stoppers.

RCMP in Portage la Prairie have made eight arrests after seizing drugs, guns and cash from multiple homes last week.

On Friday, Feb. 26, police simultaneously executed search warrants at three different residences in Portage.

RCMP say weapons and large amounts of drugs were located by police.

A large number of prescription drugs recovered from one of the homes is believed to be linked to a recent break and enter at a pharmacy in Portage on February 17th.

In total, RCMP officers seized more than a kilogram of methamphetamine, three ounces of cocaine, a small amount of what appears to be fentanyl/carfentanyl, Canadian currency, four firearms, a pellet gun, and a large amount of prescription drugs.

Jeremy Whincup, 50, and Kayla Whitford, 31, from Portage la Prairie were arrested and among other charges, face firearm and drug trafficking charges. Both remain in custody.

Five other adults, a 24-year-old male, 26-year-old male, 27-year-old female, 35-year-old female, and 37-year-old male, were arrested, charged, and released for a court date. 

A 16-year-old female was also arrested, charged, and released for a court date.

The investigation continues.

Health officials have announced one more death and 35 new cases of COVID-19 today.

The province’s most recent death is a man in his 60’s from Winnipeg.

Today Manitoba expanded the eligibility criteria at vaccination supersites to include individuals born on or before Dec. 31, 1930, and First Nations people born on or before Dec. 31. 1950.

The province is now releasing more information on the race, ethnicity and Indigeneity (REI) from people who have tested positive for COVID-19 in Manitoba. To review the full report, click here.

There have been a total of 31,894 cases of the virus identified in Manitoba.

The total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 896

Today’s new COVID-19 cases are in the following health regions:
• two cases in Interlake–Eastern health region
• 16 cases in the Northern health region 
• zero cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region 
• one case in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region
• 16 cases in the Winnipeg health region

There are 1,171 active cases and 29,827 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19.

There are 68 people in hospital with active COVID-19 and 116 people in hospital who are no longer infectious but continue to require care, for a total of 184 hospitalizations.

There are 12 people in intensive care units with active COVID-19 and 13 people who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care, for a total of 25 ICU patients.

According to the province’s data, there are active cases of COVID-19 in the following Parkland health districts: Dauphin (0), Riding Mountain (0), Duck Mountain (2), Porcupine Mountain (2) and Asessippi (4). Brandon has 2 active cases.

In the Interlake, the Eriksdale/Ashern health district has 2 active cases, while Fisher/Peguis has 8.

The Dauphin Multi-Purpose Senior Centre is continuing to provide a number of services to the community, but the building will remain closed to the public for the time being.

Kim Armstrong, Administrator and Program Coordinator at the Dauphin Multi-Purpose Senior Centre, tells CKDM they’re being very cautious about the reopening process.

“Our group is the most vulnerable group for COVID-19. Although we’re not affected a great deal in our community, the potential is there, and I think it would be irresponsible of the Senior Centre to be asking people to congregate. So until we can do it very safely, I’m not anxious to see the doors open up.”

Armstrong says the Dauphin Senior Centre is able to lend puzzles and books, and continue to offer their meal delivery programs.

She says they’re doing a special meal for St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th — which will be priced a bit higher and include a special card.

The Dauphin Senior Centre administrator and program coordinator says they’re also still offering to call seniors who would like someone to chat with.

“We don’t know if you’re feeling isolated or alone, so we really encourage people to just give us a call. We’ll call you once a week or once a day if you need us to just to have a conversation with somebody that’s not your family. We’re happy to help that way.”

To talk to someone from the Dauphin Multi-Purpose Senior Centre, or inquire about their meal program — call 204-638-6485 or visit their website.

Manitoba added two deaths and 50 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday.

The two deaths are both individuals over the age of 80 from the Winnipeg health region.

After three new cases were identified in Prairie Mountain Health on Saturday, one additional case was added Sunday.

The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 3.7% provincially and 2.7% in Winnipeg. The total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba is 31,859.

The province says there are 1,194 active cases in Manitoba and 29,770 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19.

There are 72 people in hospital with active COVID-19 as well as 120 people in hospital who are no longer infectious but continue to require care (192 hospitalizations total).


There are 11 people in intensive care units with active COVID-19 as well as 15 people who are no longer infectious but continue to require critical care (26 ICU patientstotal ).

The total number of deaths in people with COVID-19 is 895.

There have been a total of five cases of the U.K. variant (B.1.1.7) identified in Manitoba.

Today’s new cases are from the following health regions:
•    two cases in Interlake-Eastern health region
•    21 cases in the Northern health region
•    one case in the Prairie Mountain Health region
•    five cases in the Southern Health-Santé Sud health region
•    21 cases in the Winnipeg health region

According to the province’s data, there are active cases of COVID-19 in the following Parkland health districts: Dauphin (0), Riding Mountain (1), Duck Mountain (2), Porcupine Mountain (2) and Asessippi (4). Brandon has 3 active cases.

In the Interlake, the Eriksdale/Ashern health district has 2 active cases, while Fisher/Peguis has 8.