The City of Dauphin Fall Clean-up Campaign will begin on Monday, October 7th.

Crews will start in the day 4 area of the garbage cycle and work backwards.

Garden waste, grass, leaves, shrubs and tree branches will be collected if it is in a clearly identifiable pile in the back lane.

Residences that don’t have a back lane are asked to place the items on the boulevard near the curb.

In addition to the clean-up, composting materials can be delivered to the City Waste Disposal Site, northwest of Dauphin, anytime.

Plastic bags, house or commercial garbage or scrap aren’t allowed in the compost site.

For more info call 622-3202.

Today, residents of Dauphin participated in a climate strike to protest the lack of action being taken against climate change.

Dauphin is one of 860 cities around the world participating in the protest, the second such event in a week. The first strike took place on September 20th.

The strikes were inspired by 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, who on Monday, took her movement for action against climate change to the United Nations.

Thunberg started #FridaysforFuture after protesting in her hometown for three straight weeks.

250 of the 860 scheduled protests are taking place in Canada, with huge events planned in Calgary, Vancouver, Toronto, Winnipeg, and Montreal. Thunberg will be taking part in the march in Montreal alongside political leaders.

In Winnipeg, there will be a rally, a march, and a large-scale art installation, along with live speakers and performances.

The goal of the week is to highlight the special role that trees play in our world.

National Forest Week was first started in 1967 but didn’t gain official status until 2011.

Patricia Pohrebniuk is the Executive Director of the Manitoba Forestry Association and she says trees and forests do more for the world than we think.

 “(Forestry Week) is a week that has been put aside to raise awareness of the special role that trees play in our everyday lives,” said Pohrebniuk “Environmentally, just the fact that they are important for the production of clean air, clean water, they help with soil erosion control, they provide shelter, and they provide food. Economically, they are very important, to not only Manitoba but to all Canadians right across Canada.”

Pohrebniuk says that it is very easy for people to get involved in Forest Week.

“It’s just a matter of, even taking a walk down your street, or in a community park. Try to identify some of the trees that are in and around your yard sites, along the street, within the park. Have a better understanding of the trees, and how to try and maintain your trees.”

National Forest Week always takes place the last week of September.

Rotary Radio Week continues on 730 CKDM. During the course of the week, we will be highlighting different members of the Rotary Club of Dauphin.

Clayton Swanton has been a part of the rotary club for 10 years. Swanton joined Al Gaines to talk about how the Rotary Club supports the community.

Swanton’s involved with the contingent of the Rotary Club that focuses on active living projects. Over the past seven years, since the mud run was created, the Rotary Club has been able to support numerous community projects.

50 thousand dollars went towards getting the water slide at the Kinsmen Aquatic Centre up and running, they partnered with Parkland Crossing to give 30 thousand dollars to towards the indoor playground, they kicked off Whitmore School’s fundraising campaign for the playground with a 25 thousand dollar donation, and they’re working with the Dauphin Derailleurs to make sure the north gate mountain bike multi-use trail facility gets built.   

Rotary Radio Week continues all week long on 730 CKDM, be sure to tune into the Al Morning Show, where he will have interviews with the Rotarians.

Last night around 8:45 the RCMP responded to a report of a two-vehicle collision at 3rd St. SW and 4th Ave. SW.

A 76-year-old man from New Brunswick was driving westbound on 4th Ave. SW when he collided with a parked car.

The man stated low light and poor visibility made it difficult to see the other vehicle.

There weren't any injuries reported and alcohol wasn't a factor.

No charges have been laid.

 
On Tuesday, a 17-year-old from Gilbert Plains who can't be named due to his age made an appearance in Dauphin court in connection with the stabbing incident in Gilbert Plains on Tuesday, February 12th.
 
He had his matters adjourned until October 8th. The other man accused in the incident, 21-year-old Roger Keshane, will be in court on Wednesday, November 20th.
 
In the incident, a 36-year-old man was stabbed at a home in Gilbert Plains and some cannabis was stolen as well.

Fire Prevention Week runs from October 6th to 12th.

The theme this year is “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!”

Dauphin Fire Chief Cam Abrey says home escape plans are a big part of being fire safe.

“We do our utmost to prevent fires from happening, but in the incidents where a fire accidentally starts, we want people to be able to get out of the home safely. We know we practice them in school on a regular basis and a lot of employers in the workplace have fire plans in place, but what do we do in our homes? So that at 3 in the morning when the alarm starts to sound and we’re quite groggy and tired, are we going to know how to get out safely?”

The first step in having a home escape plan is to draw a floor plan and plan two ways out of every room whether it’s out a door or window. There is equipment available for second-floor windows. The second step is to make sure all smoke alarms are working. Finally, do a dry run by sounding the fire alarm and getting out. Abrey adds that they encourage adults to try a drill at night to see if the kids will recognize the sound and get out.

Abrey says members of the fire department will be out in the community.

“Even though Fire Prevention Week doesn’t start until Sunday, October 6th, we have partnered with the Dauphin Kings again this year, and on Friday, October 4th, we’re going to be doing our own kick-off to Fire Prevention Week here in Dauphin. The Dauphin Kings are hosting the Portage Terriers that night but you’ll see firetrucks on both the north and south side of the building where people can come take tours of the trucks prior to the game starting. The first 100 kids that come into the game will receive a free prize package and there’ll be handouts for the adults as well.”

Also at the game, there’ll be a fire extinguisher simulator, using a laser fire extinguisher on a digital fire. Sparky will also be in attendance.

Throughout the week the fire department will be doing some more activities in the community. They have plans for Monday and Tuesday but are keeping them under tabs for now. Then on Wednesday evening, the fire department has partnered with the Dauphin Public Library. There’ll be another opportunity for a tour of a fire truck. In the library starting at 7, firefighters will be showing off equipment and reading to kids. There’ll be some prize giveaways for kids and raffles for adults. Finally, on Thursday there will be an open house at the fire hall where the public can get a tour of the fire station and see more equipment.

A new report shows that an increased amount of physicians are practicing in Manitoba.

In the report done by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba, it says that as of April 30th, 2019, 2,982 licensed medical practitioners are working in the province, with an increase of 80 doctors from last year. The increase is slightly above the net increase recorded in 2018 of 78 and is just under the 10-year high of 83.

Since 2016, 214 more doctors have started working in Manitoba, including 74 outside of Winnipeg.

Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Cameron Friesen says that the number will continue to grow in years to come, thanks to the development of a rural residency program through the University of Manitoba. The program allows medical residents to learn more about rural medicine and allowing physicians to better respond to the needs of Manitoba communities.

The Northern Regional Health Authority is the latest to adopt the rural residency program after seeing the successes in the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority, Southern Health, and Prairie Mountain Health.

The U of M offers a northern remote residency program that serves communities in northern Manitoba, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut.

The new report on physician numbers comes a month after a new master agreement was reached with Doctors Manitoba. The agreement supports Manitoba’s efforts to maintain reasonable costs in the health system

while introducing ways for the government and doctors to work together to address shared interests in the delivery of health services.

You can see the physician statistics report on the College’s website

RCMP are looking for 25-year-old Nathan Smith. He is wanted for numerous charges of Theft and Possession of Stolen Property.

Police believe he may be in the Hamiota area. Anyone with information is asked to call the Russell RCMP at 204-773-3051.

 

 

 

Yesterday at the Dauphin Friendship Centre, the Crisis Prevention Task Force committee and United Way, from Brandon, put on a poverty simulation workshop called Living on the Edge. Cynamon Mychasiw, CEO of United Way, says the goal is to break the stigma of poverty.

“There’s a lot of people that think it’s easy to get out of poverty, that it’s a lazy person’s issue, that it’s just people who are having substance abuse problems, and other issues like that. It (The simulation) really brings some reality to how hard it is to be in poverty, really how hard it is to get out. It brings forward some of the issues that put people into poverty. One of the things people don’t realize is that we’re all one or two paychecks away from financial disaster, many people are. So a simulation like this really brings that forward.”

Mychasiw says they had a great group of participants.

“We had a great mix of demographics for the simulation. People from different industries, and we had some real aha moments during the simulated week 3 where people are really struggling to pay bills, when we evicted everyone in week 3 because no one had paid the mortgage and they realize it’s just impossible to make it from our minimum wage job to get to the bank to pay our mortgage and everything else. They start to realize how hard it is and if at the end of the day we’ve broken a bit of the stigma behind it, we call it a success.”

Esther Fyk was one of the participants in the workshop.

“It really brought home some of the experiences that people in these situations, often through no fault of their own, have to go through and the immense frustrations that happen when you have to line up and then you aren’t told something and you get told conflicting messages and on and on and on. It really brought that home.”

Fyk thinks there’s a benefit for everybody to be involved in a simulation like this.

Mychasiw believes a conversation has started in Dauphin and is looking forward to hearing the results.

Dauphin is the farthest north United Way has come for one of these simulations. They usually do 5 or 6 per year.

Dauphin’s Culture Days kicks off tonight.

The 5-day festival focuses on celebrating culture in the community.

The first event is the Church Crawl tonight at 7:30, giving people the chance to take in the history and architecture of Dauphin’s churches.

Thursday night is Dauphin’s Got Talent at the Parkland Regional Library, followed by A Little Drama with Friends at the Dauphin Legion on Friday night.

The highlight of the weekend takes place on Saturday, with Yardfringe starting at 3:00 at the WAC. People are asked to bring a bowl and a spoon, as lunch will be provided.

Then the weekend wraps up with the Culture Day Film Festival, featuring some of the award winners from the Neepawa Film Festival.

For more information, check out the Dauphin’s Culture Days Facebook page.