More hand sanitizer products have been pulled from shelves for posing health risks.

Health Canada has recalled the following products for containing ingredients that are not permitted by Health Canada, or that are improperly labelled:

  • Last Blast Brewing and Distilling Hand Sanitizer
  • Nomad Hand Sanitizer (Lemongrass), made by Rocky Mountain Soap Company
  • Prairie Potions Purify Hand Sanitizer and Antibacterial Spray
  • Sanix-Gel d’alcool pour les mains avec émollients, 70% alcool éthylique (250 mL and 4L sizes)

Companies are directed to stop selling the recalled products and anyone who has purchased any of them is advised to throw them out.

To see a full list of recalled products, click here.

Manitoba health officials announced the highest single-day increase in COVID case totals, with 124 new cases reported Tuesday.

Another death has also been announced — a man in his 70’s from the Southern Health region. The number of deaths in the province is 35.

A total of 2,779 cases have been announced in Manitoba. Of those cases, 1,248 are active and 1,496 are recovered.

Today’s data shows:

  • 16 cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region; 
  • One case in the Northern health region;
  • Three cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
  • Nine cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and
  • 95 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

The following Parkland health districts have active cases: Whitemud (2), Asessippi (1), and Little Saskatchewan (1). Brandon has 10 active cases.

Dauphin has no active cases.

A new drive-thru COVID-19 test site will be coming to Brandon on October 17th at the Keystone Centre.

There are new exemptions to the travel restrictions to northern Manitoba. People not showing symptoms are now permitted to travel to northern Manitoba for the following reason:

  • care for a family member or friend who is seriously ill but is not in a health-care facility;
  • visit a family member or friend who is in a health-care facility with a life-threatening illness or injury if the health-care facility has authorized the visit; or
  • attend the funeral of a family member or friend.

Saskatchewan health officials have recently advised of several exposures in Yorkton.

October 5, 6 & 7 – Mano’s, 15-277 Broadway Street East
October 5 – Save on Foods, 277 Broadway St E from 8 p.m to 9 p.m.
October 7 – Superstore, Broadway St E from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
October 7 – Phantastic Nails, A-20 Broadway St E from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
October 7 — Shoppers Drug Mart, 277 Broadway St E (Unit 33) from 11:30 a.m. to noon
October 8 — Superstore, Broadway Street East from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
October 8 — Mano’s, 15-277 Broadway St E from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
October 9 — Walmart Supercentre, 240 Hamilton Rd from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Anyone at these locations in the specified timeframe is advised to self-monitor for 14 days, and seek testing if symptoms develop.

For more information about COVID in Manitoba, click here.

The Edwards Creek Bridge on Highway 20 is now open.

After originally being projected to open last week, the opening was made official today.

Work on the project had been ongoing since January.

 A 17-year-old is facing weapons charges after police say a gun was pointed at several people and fired at a vehicle in Portage la Prairie.

On Monday, October 12th at around 9:00 p.m., officers responded to reports of someone pointing a firearm, and shots being fired on Lorne Avenue West and 8th Street NW in Portage.

When they arrived, police determined that an occupied vehicle was shot but no one was injured.

After about 30 minutes, police found the male matching the description and arrested him. The weapon was located nearby.

A 17-year-old male is facing the following charges: possession of a prohibited firearm, possession for a purpose dangerous to the public peace, 3 counts of pointing of a firearm, intentionally discharging a firearm, and discharge of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

He remains in custody and the investigation continues.

A new gender identity marker is now available for driver’s licences and ID in Manitoba.

Nonbinary Manitobans can now choose to put an X as the gender identifier. 

Manitobans will also have the option to leave their gender unspecified by leaving it blank. Manitoba joins Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island as the only provinces to offer customers the option not to display a gender mark on licences and IDs.

Customers wishing to change their gender identity marker can attend an MPI service centre or Autopac agent to self declare. Customers don't need to provide any documentation and they won’t be charged to make the change on their driver’s licence or ID card.

Manitobans no longer have to pay PST when they get their personal income tax returns prepared.

Finance Minister Scott Fielding made the announcement and expects the change to save Manitobans nearly $5.5 million per year.

“Our government wants to bring Manitobans some extra relief come tax time and let them keep more of their hard-earned money.” 

The exemption of the seven per cent retail sales tax takes effect immediately.

There are plans to give more tax relief to Manitobans by eliminating probate fees on estates and phasing out education property taxes.

Local charities helping people affected by the COVID situation have another opportunity to receive funding through a federal program.

The Dauphin & District Community Foundation (DDCF) is responsible for granting out 2nd wave of the government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF).

DDCF Executive Director Kit Daley explains there's $30,000 available this time around for registered charities that are helping people disproportionately affected by COVID-19.

The first round of funding earlier this year saw 10 local groups split up $40,000 of federal funds.

Applications for this round of ECSF funding must be in by October 30.

Interested charities can apply to the Community Foundations website, and questions can be directed to Kit Daley at 638-4598.

The Dauphin Senior Centre is gradually starting to reopen its doors.

Until recently, the Senior Centre was closed to all in-person programming due to the COVID situation — but Program Co-ordinator Kim Armstrong tells CKDM they’ve been given the green light to start safely welcoming back members.

“Our local health inspector came in gave us some ideas of how we can operate safely — which we followed to a tee — and we’re looking now to open our doors,” said Armstrong.

She says they’ll be operating at a limited capacity, offering some of the more popular in-person programs that allow for proper physical distancing.

“Hopefully people are interested in coming back and seeing us and being able to reduce some of their isolation with a little more social contact — and we will be doing it safely.”

The Dauphin Multi-Purpose Senior Centre kicked off their return with a turkey and trimmings dinner on Thursday, October 8 — sending out over 200 meals while also serving food in-house for the first time in months.

“It’s nice to start having conversations back in the building.”

For more information on the Senior Centre’s reopening and which programs will be available, call 204-638-6485.

“I just want to express that we want our seniors back. We do have limited capacity, so we encourage phone calls — but we want to see people back here and we want people to be safe while they’re here so be prepared to wear a mask. We’ll get through this together,” says Dauphin Multi-Purpose Senior Centre program co-ordinator Kim Armstrong.

Two more deaths have been reported in Manitoba on Monday due to COVID-19, along with 77 new cases of the virus.

The 33rd and 34th deaths in Manitoba due to COVID-19 are a man in his 40s from Winnipeg, and a woman in her 100s from Winnipeg linked to a care home outbreak.

The 77 new cases bring Manitoba’s total to 2,655. There are 1,131 active cases in the province — 965 of which are in the Winnipeg area. Prairie Mountain Health has 20 known active cases.

Today’s data shows:

• five cases in the Interlake–Eastern health region; 
• five cases in the Northern health region;
• two cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region;
• nine cases in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; and
• 56 cases in the Winnipeg health region.

The following Parkland health districts have active cases: Whitemud (4 active cases), Asessippi (1 case), and Little Saskatchewan (1 case). Brandon currently has nine active cases.

There are no active cases in the Dauphin health district.

There are 25 people in hospital and four people in intensive care.

For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Manitoba, click here

The PMH COVID-19 testing sites in Dauphin, Swan River, Camperville and Waterhen are all closed today (Monday) for the holiday.

The following screening sites are open for testing on Monday, October 12 for individuals feeling symptomatic:

  • Van Horne location drive-thru site (entrance off of Van Horne Avenue E.) in Brandon.
  • Portage Avenue and Fifth Street S.E. in Portage la Prairie.
  • Eriksdale Wellness Centre, 35 Railway Ave. in Eriksdale.
  • 1181 Portage Ave. in Winnipeg.
  • 1284 Main St. in Winnipeg.
  • 2735 Pembina Highway in Winnipeg.
  • 604 St. Mary's Rd. in Winnipeg.
  • 622 Superior Ave. in Selkirk.
  • Pine Falls Health Complex, 37 Maple St. in Pine Falls.
  • Southland Mall, R10-777 Norquay Dr. in Winkler.
  • 365 Reimer Ave. in Steinbach.

No appointment is needed to visit a COVID-19 testing location in Manitoba. It’s recommended you bring your Manitoba health card if you have one.

Click here to use the self-assessment tool before going to get tested.

The Under One Roof program at the Dauphin United Church is back again tonight offering a harvest meal with turkey and all the trimmings.

Organizer Randy Daley says the program has just started getting back to offering in-person services.

“We had a good practice session last Monday, everything worked out well. We were able to get all of our stations figured out and cleaning done. We’re confident that we’re ready to go and we have a good group of volunteers.”

The program will run tonight at the Dauphin United Church from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Daley says they're able to welcome a maximum of 30 people inside at a time this evening, and wants those who come out to be prepared to possibly have to wait a few minutes.

“We hope folks will come out and be patient, as it won’t be like last year with the new COVID guidelines limiting the number of people inside at one time."

A take-out meal option will also be available.

The Under One Roof program offers free hot meals every Monday night to any community members in need of support.