A man is in custody thanks to the good work of Police Service Dog Marook.

At 3:12 a.m. this Saturday, February 18th, the Dauphin RCMP got a report of a 911 hang-up, and the person didn't answer when the dispatcher called back.

Officers immediately went to the address and found that an assault had taken place. The suspect, a 32-year-old man who already had a warrant out for his arrest had fled the scene.

Marook wall called in and after tracking for about 2 kilometers within the city of Dauphin, the suspect was found hiding under a porch. He was treated at the scene for minor injuries and remanded into custody.

The Dauphin Fire Department responded to a fire in a home on 6th Avenue Southwest in Dauphin shortly before 6 o'clock this morning.

All occupants had safely evacuated the home and met with firefighters to tell them the fire was in the kitchen. Crews entered the home and were able to control the fire quickly. The home suffered substantial smoke damage and there are no estimates of damages at this time. 

The cause of the fire is accidental in nature.

A free program to help low-income individuals with filing their taxes is running again this year.

The Community Volunteer Income Tax Program is a free service provided in Manitoba by Prairie Mountain Health. This Program aims to offer free help to people to get all the benefits from their tax returns that they can.

Lead of the Program Brett Turner noted that this initiative has a huge impact across the province.

In Western Manitoba last year, with just our programs, we made a difference of about $7 million in additional revenue into the community by helping people get their tax returns done and it was an average of about, I think $3000 per individual. We did something like 2800 returns.  

To qualify for this program, you must fall under either a single person making less than $35,000 or two persons with income less than $45,000, with additional dependents adding $2,500 each. 

To apply, PHM drop-off sites are available in Brandon and several other communities across Manitoba.

For finding the closest drop-off to you or any other detail on this service, visit www.prairiemountainhealth.ca/cvitp.

A body was found by firefighters after an early morning house fire on the 100 block of Frederick street. 

At approximately 6:40 am on February 21, 2023, Brandon Fire and Emergency Services received the report of the fire. Upon arrival, Emergency Services quickly doused the flames and searched the house. 

At approximately 7:15 am, the body of the lone occupant was found beneath the ashes.

Brandon's Major Crime Section and The Office of the Fire Commissioner are still investigating the cause of the fire. 

Two men were arrested last night after driving a stolen vehicle onto a property, hitting and killing the homeowner's dog, before getting stuck.

Around 11 p.m. last night, Spruce Plains RCMP got a report of suspicious people on a property on Road 64 West, in the RM of Westlake-Gladstone.

One of the men had gone up to the home asking for help getting their vehicle unstuck. The homeowner was suspicious so he called the police and when they checked the licence plate, they discovered the vehicle was stolen.

Officers responded and found one suspect still inside the vehicle, while the other was found hiding in an outbuilding on the property.

A 28-year-old from Sandy Bay First Nation has been charged with Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, Failing to Comply, and Obstructing a Peace Officer, While a 34-year-old from the First Nation has been charged with Possession of Property Obtained by Crime.

If you want some homemade perogies, that also support those on the front lines in Ukraine, a local group has you covered.

The group, which included a number of newcomers that came to Dauphin as a part of the Parkland Ukrainian Family Fund, is making homemade perogies and the proceeds will be going towards feeding those fighting in Ukraine.

Annette Clement is one of the organizers, and she says the original idea stems from a news story that she saw.

"I saw something similar happen in Edmonton, and I forwarded it to a couple of groups that I'm affiliated with in Dauphin. Alexandra came back to me and said maybe we should try and do a fundraiser in Dauphin, to help support the frontline Ukrainian soldiers."

The group will be working this weekend to try and make all of the perogies that have been ordered, and Clement says that even if you don't want to order any, there are other ways you can help out.

"You could also donate ingredients to help us make perogies, or you could volunteer your time. We are getting together this Saturday and Sunday, which is February 25th and 26th, at the Friendship Centre, from 10 in the morning, until 3 p.m."

There are three different types of perogies, potato and cheese, cabbage, and berry available. All three types will also be available in a gluten-free option. The classic potato and cheese, and cabbage perogies will be $25 for five dozen, while the berry and gluten-free options will be $30 dollars for five dozen.

If you want to preorder perogies, or are looking for more information on the fundraiser, you can contact Alexandra Berdnik at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 431-738--8996 or text 431-877-3723.

There's an extreme cold warning across all of Manitoba, including the Parkland region. Wind chills as low as -45 are expected tonight, and the extreme cold is expected to be sticking around until the weekend.

Extreme cold puts everyone at risk, but young children, older adults, people with chronic illnesses, people working or exercising outdoors, and those without proper shelter are at a higher risk.

watch for cold-related symptoms, like shortness of breath, chest pain, muscle pain and weakness, numbness, and colour change in fingers and toes. Remember, if it's too cold for you to stay outside, it's also too cold for your pets.

The Ashern RCMP is asking for the public's help in identifying someone who used a stolen credit card in Dauphin.

On Friday, September 17th, a wallet was stolen from a parked vehicle on Railway Avenue in Camper Manitoba. The following day, a credit card from the wallet was used at a convenience store and bank on Main Street in Dauphin.

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The suspect is described as having a slim build and was wearing a grey sweater, a red undershirt, dark pants, and a baseball cap. The male arrived at the store driving a dark-colored Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck.

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If you have any information or can identify this suspect, please contact the Ashern RCMP at 204-768-2311. Anonymous tips can also be made through Manitoba Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by visiting www.manitobacrimestoppers.com.

The Government of Manitoba recently announced $1.4 million dollars in funding to the Manitoba Prosecution Services to increase its ability to combat organized crime and illegal firearms. Justice Minister Kelvin Goertzen made the announcement earlier today.

“This increased support for prosecutions is about going after illegal guns and targeting organized crime that is causing fear in communities and victimizing Manitobans. Together with calls for federal changes to the Criminal Code on bail and other measures, meaningful steps can be taken to stop those committing violent crime in our province.”

The funds will go towards 10 new positions, which will increase the capacity to address firearms trafficking, manufacturing, and related violent crime in Manitoba. Goertsen made it clear that these measures will not impact the legal gun market.

“Our government has been consistent in its messaging that the federal government’s approach to gun crimes unnecessarily targets lawful gun owners while having little impact on criminals."

There has been an increase in gun-related crimes across the country, and Manitoba has been particularly affected. Many in the rural community are citing an increasing number of crimes caused by street gangs and other serious offenders.

Starting this week, staff at Riding Mountain National Park (RMNP) will step up their monitoring and testing efforts for aquatic invasive species (AIS).

This comes after a positive test result for environmental DNA of zebra mussels was returned on Monday, January 23rd, from Clear Lake. Actual zebra mussels in their whole form have not been found in RMNP, but the environmental DNA that was detected could have come to Clear Lake on a boat, water toy, or other source, without actually transferring any living mussels. Since then, three follow-up tests for AIS have been done and all of them came back negative.

It should also be noted that environmental DNA does not pose a threat to Clear Lake or its ecosystem, but it can be an early warning sign.

Parks Canada advises visitors to stay clear of any research activities or dive sites they may see in the coming weeks. The full news release from Parks Canada can be found here.

The Winnipegosis RCMP has issued an Arrest Warrant for 27-year-old Peter Flatfoot.

On Saturday, February 11th, police got reports of an assault at a residence on Pine Creek First Nation. They were told a 22-year-old male had been assaulted and was being picked up when one of the two suspects brandished a firearm. The victim then fled the scene.

As officers were responding, they got an update that several fights had broken out near the residence and that a vehicle had rammed into another vehicle. One vehicle reported that it had its window shot out.

When police got to the scene, they seized a firearm, but the two suspects had fled, and only one has been found. Flatfoot is facing charges of Assault w/ Weapon and numerous firearms-related offences.

If you have information on the whereabouts of Peter Flatfoot, please call Winnipegosis RCMP at 204-656-7000, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477, or secure tip online here.