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A 40-year-old Dauphin man will be back in Brandon court later this week in relation to his role in an assault that took place in November of 2022.

Yellowhead RCMP says a woman suffered severe, life-altering injuries as a result of the incident.

Wayne Becks faces numerous charges, including aggravated assault and uttering threats.

He made a brief court appearance last week and remains in custody. 

This Wednesday is the deadline to purchase early bird passes for this year's Canada  National Ukrainian Festival.

Festival president Kayla Gillis says ticket sales have been strong so far.

"Upper camping is about half sold out already, so if you have not got your camping spot so far, please do that as well too.  Last year we sold out by May.  So be sure to get your camping spots as well too otherwise you might have to camp in the lower bowl."

Weekend passes are $125 each until Wednesday, but will go up in price after that day.

Gillis adds the list of bands performing at this year's festival has also been finalized.

"Dauphin's own Party Time Orchestra will be joining us.  We also have Sloohai coming out of Winnipeg.  We have by request Budmo, and then we have two new bands that have never been to our festival before.  They are both out of Saskatoon - one of them is called Across the Ocean, and the other one is the Ukrainian Connection band." 

The festival goes from August 2nd to 4th at the Selo Ukraina site.

Tickets are available at the festival office on 3rd Avenue North East or online at

February 28th is the next court date for a Russell man accused of making online threats. 

About a year ago, RCMP in the community were advised of a man making threats through social media towards law enforcement personnel, government officials, and medical professionals.

Officers attended a home, where a suspect allegedly resisted arrest before finally being taken into custody.

43-year-old Michael Man of Russell was arrested and charged. 

The city of Dauphin is getting down to some more snow clearing at the top of the week.

Starting tomorrow at 8 pm, city crews will be working through the night clearing the main street and the downtown areas.

To ensure these clearing efforts happen quickly and efficiently, residents are asked not to park along these roadways while work is being done.

The work is expected to last just one night, wrapping up Monday at 6 am 

UPDATE - Dauphin RCMP says Hailey Chartrand was found safe on Saturday.  


A 14-year-old girl has been reported in the City of Dauphin.

Today, January 26th, the RCMP received a report of a missing 14-year-old female from the area.

Hailey Chartrand was last seen on January 23rd of this year leaving her home on 5th Avenue NE in Dauphin.

Hailey is described as 5’2”, 150 lbs with black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a red sweater, black sweatpants, and a black backpack. She may be in the Dauphin area.

Anyone with information is asked to call Dauphin RCMP at 204-622-5050, call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477, or submit a secure tip online at

Residents in Winnipegosis and Fork River are asked to put their recycling and OSS Waste bins out on the curb this Monday and Tuesday. 

Public Works officials with Mossey River Municipality have set aside those two days to do inspections of these bins that have been provided by the Municipality.

Anyone with questions can contact the municipal office at 204-656-4791.

Charges have been laid following an assault earlier this week on the Wayweayseecappo First Nation.

Just after 5 am on Tuesday, Manitoba First Nations Police Service officers were called to a home on the reserve regarding an assault.

When they arrived, they found a female suffering from serious upper body injuries. 

She was eventually airlifted to the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg where she is listed in critical condition.

52-year-old Derek Mecas of Waywayseecappo has been charged with aggravated assault and failing to comply with a release order and is being held in custody pending a future court date. 

Roblin Recreation Department will try once again this weekend to hold its annual Frost and Fire community event.

It is set for Sunday from 2-5 pm at Currey Park, after being postponed two weeks ago due to the extreme cold.   

The event includes horse and sleigh rides, snowshoeing, curling, and skating, as well as hot dogs and hot chocolate.

It is also an opportunity for Roblin area residents to dispose of their live Christmas trees. 

Another court appearance has been made by a Swan River man arrested in connection with two seperate incidents at the same home. 

37-year-old Jeremy Gingras was in Dauphin Court this week, where he was remanded in custody until his next court appearance on February 7th.

Just before midnight on September 24th, Mounties say a man broke into a home, assaulted a man, and stole a cell phone and bicycle.

The next morning, the same suspect broke into that same home, smashing several items, and stealing a hammer going to a Main Street business, where he allegedly smashed two parked vehicles, and windows of the business, with flying glass injuring a female employee.

Another case of Chronic Wasting Disease has been recorded in Manitoba, this time, in the south-central area near Winkler.

While this disease isn't currently known to be a danger to humans, hunters in areas where it's observed are recommended to proceed with caution.

CWD spreads through bodily fluids directly, or indirectly through contaminated water and there is growing concern for cervid populations in Manitoba, considering the amount of fresh water in the province.

Hunters in the Affected areas are asked to submit samples from the deer they killed to help monitor this disease before it became endemic to the province.

For more information on Chronic Wasting Disease, and to learn how and where to send a sample, visit

A Swan River man arrested six days after a violent home invasion in that town made an initial court appearance this week.

Alex Ames was remanded back into custody until his next court appearance on February 2nd.

Back on January 13th of this year, a male suspect is alleged to have broken into a home and assaulted a 39-year-old woman, who was sleeping in the home with her infant child at the time.

The suspect then threatened the victim with a firearm and stole money, possessions, and keys before leaving the scene. 

The child was not hurt during the incident.