Dauphin Beach has a new lottery winner from a recent LOTTO MAX draw.

Wayne Heide, from Dauphin Beach, won $100,000 from a LOTTO MAX and EXTRA ticket he purchased at the Super Thrifty Pharmacy, right here in Dauphin, for the draw on December 31, 2021.

Heide said he plans to share some of the winnings with his family before figuring out what to do with the rest.

He won the $100,000 by matching the last six digits of the EXTRA number on the draw.

Dallas Genaille will be back in a Dauphin courtroom on Tuesday, January 18.

The Swan River man was in court earlier this week after being charged in connection with a drug and firearm bust in the town. 

Last February, RCMP searched a home and seized drugs believed to be cocaine and crystal meth, firearms, cash and drug-related paraphernalia. As a result, the 33-year-old faces several charges. 

A Winnipeg restaurant is facing a monstrous fine for repeated alleged breaches of COVID-19 restrictions.

The province says the owners of Monstrosity Burger are on the hook for a fine of up to one million dollars.

The burger restaurant, and the adjoining Tuxedo Village Family Restaurant, which is run by the same owners, have been hit with seven counts of violating the Public Health Act.

Last fall, Monstrosity Burger was fined thousands of dollars for allowing unvaccinated and unmasked patrons to eat inside the restaurant.

The province of Manitoba’s top health officials were joined by Premier Heather Stefanson this afternoon to discuss the latest COVID-19 update.

Premier Stefanson was joined by Health and Seniors Care Minister Audrey Gordon as well as Dr. Jazz Atwal, the deputy chief provincial public health officer and Dr. Joss Reimer, medical lead of the province's vaccine task force.

During the conference, Dr. Atwal mentioned that the COVID-19 virus is no longer an emerging illness and it is here to stay. He went on to say that the ability to contain the virus at this time is limited and it is very likely that all Manitobans will be exposed to the virus in the coming weeks.

Atwal also said that the province will no longer be focusing on the individual cases of COVID-19 but will be trying to manage the risk of the virus spreading in the community as a whole.

Minister Gordon talked during the conference about the fact that one-third of COVID hospitalizations in the province is due to COVID-19 but two-thirds of those in hospital are there for other medical reasons but tested positive later on while in hospital.

Gordon went on to say that the province is aware that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a severe decline in mental health throughout the province and across Canada as a whole. She urged those in Manitoba to reach out to the programs available for crisis and non-crisis mental health services for all ages by heading to the provincial website to find the program for your region. 

You can find the list of those services here.

Manitoba Liquor Marts will start charging people for paper bags at all of their stores. Starting February 1st, stores will begin charging 10 cents for a medium-size bag.

Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries says the policy is intended to eliminate waste and reduce their environmental footprint. They hope this change will encourage customers to bring their own reusable bags.

Public Health officials identified 1,478 new cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba today.

*Dauphin now has 82 active cases of COVID-19*

The test positivity rate has decreased to 47.2% provincially.

The case breakdown for today's numbers are:

159 in the Prairie Mountain Health Region.

111 in the Interlake/Eastern Health Region.

268 are in the Northern Health Region.

124 are in the Southern Health Region.

816 are in the Winnipeg Health Region.

The numbers of active cases in other Prairie Mountain Health districts are:

Riding Mountain (29), Swan River (51), Duck Mountain (25), Porcupine Mountain (49), Agassiz Mountain (126), Asessippi (180), Little Saskatchewan (158), Whitemud (137). Brandon has 1,942 active cases.

In the Interlake, the Eriksdale/Ashern health district has 94 active cases. The Fisher/Peguis district has 197 active cases.

There are 35,048 active COVID-19 cases in the province.

419 Manitobans are hospitalized with active COVID-19.

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

For more information check out the provincial dashboard here.

Yesterday there were three separate men that appeared in Dauphin courtrooms on various charges.

  • Dallas Genaille from Swan River made another court appearance in connection to a drug and firearm bust last year. When RCMP Searched a home in Swan River last February, they found drugs believed to be cocaine and crystal meth, firearms, cash, and drug paraphernalia. Genaille will be back in Dauphin Court next Tuesday where he faces charges including two counts of Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking and Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose.
  • 30-year-old Sean Beaulieu made another appearance after he admitted to a robbery at a store on Main Street in Dauphin last April where he sprayed the employee with bear mace, stole some items, and fled on foot. Beaulieu had his case adjourned to April 5th.
  • 24-year-old Jayden Catcheway of the Skownan First Nation made another appearance after being charged for Manslaughter in connection to the death of a 31-year-old man on the reserve in June 2020. Catcheway was remanded to Dauphin Court on January 25th.

Manitoba is launching an expanded rapid test program to allow staff in certain sectors who have symptoms to return to work sooner.

According to Families Minister Rochelle Squires;

“Tests will be provided for all designated staff in critical service areas who are symptomatic and work directly with clients and vulnerable populations.”

According to the news release today, eligibility for rapid antigen tests is being expanded to include all designated staff in critical service areas who are symptomatic and work:

  • in early learning and child-care facilities;
  • with Community Living disABILITY Services service providers;
  • with child and family services group care providers;
  • in homeless and family violence shelters;
  • in Manitoba Families, working in front-line positions with clients; and
  • as school teachers or staff with direct and ongoing or prolonged contact with kindergarten to Grade 12 students.

The full news release from the provincial government can be found here.

This morning Swan River RCMP responded to a report of a house fire on 4th Avenue in the community of Bowsman.

When officers arrived on the scene they were told by family members that the homeowner may still be inside.

Firefighters arrived and began to put out the fire before being able to enter and locate a 51-year-old male who was pronounced dead on the scene.

There were no other injuries reported and the cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Swan River RCMP, the Office of the Fire Commissioner, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and the RCMP Forensic Identification Services.

The proceeds from a charity ice-fishing tournament last winter are missing, and the fishing community in Manitoba is asking questions. Proceeds from the Full Tilt Winter Walleye Tournament were supposed to go to the Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba.

The tournament was held virtually and participants would send proof of their catches through an app. According to the Hospital Foundation, they have not received any money from the tournament.

Winnipeg Police say investigators are aware of the situation and have talked to the Hospital Foundation. They are currently assessing the information but no investigation is underway at this time.

Public Health officials identified 2,012 new cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba today.

*Dauphin now has 78 active cases of COVID-19*

The test positivity rate has decreased to 48.1% provincially.

The case breakdown for today's numbers are:

168 in the Prairie Mountain Health Region.

134 in the Interlake/Eastern Health Region.

259 are in the Northern Health Region.

171 are in the Southern Health Region.

1,280 are in the Winnipeg Health Region.

The numbers of active cases in other Prairie Mountain Health districts are:

Riding Mountain (26), Swan River (51), Duck Mountain (23), Porcupine Mountain (46), Agassiz Mountain (110), Asessippi (147), Little Saskatchewan (146), Whitemud (130). Brandon has 1,902 active cases.

In the Interlake, the Eriksdale/Ashern health district has 93 active cases. The Fisher/Peguis district has 188 active cases.

There are 33,617 active COVID-19 cases in the province.

381 Manitobans are hospitalized with active COVID-19.

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

For more information check out the provincial dashboard here.