Public health officials announced 294 new COVID-19 cases, and fives deaths in Manitoba today.

Of today’s new cases,

• 23 are in the Prairie Mountain Health region
• 23 are in the Interlake–Eastern health region
• 32 are in the Northern health region
• 53 are in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region
• 163 are in the Winnipeg health region

There are 37 active cases in Dauphin compared with 38 active cases yesterday.

A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at the Dauphin Regional Health Centre medicine unit. The facility has been moved to the Critical level on the RestartMB Pandemic Response System.

The number of active cases in other Parkland health districts are:

Riding Mountain (3), Swan River (2), Duck Mountain (0), Porcupine Mountain (48), Agassiz Mountain (50), Asessippi (10), Little Saskatchewan (8), Whitemud (6). Brandon has 42 active cases.
In the Interlake, the Eriksdale/Ashern health district has 88 active cases. The Fisher/Peguis district has 22 active cases.

The current five-day positivity rate is 11.2 percent provincially and 11.2 percent in Winnipeg. 2,225 laboratory tests were completed yesterday.

There are 3,437 active COVID-19 cases in the province.

311 Manitobans are hospitalized with COVID-19 including:

  • 37 Manitobans in intensive care units with active COVID-19
  • 26 Manitobans in intensive care units outside of the province

68.8 percent of adults in Dauphin are at least partially vaccinated.

Work is being done to identify students buried at the Brandon Residential School.

The school operated from 1895 to 1972, and no one knows how many children are buried there.

In a project called the Brandon Residential School Cemeteries Project, researchers from Simon Fraser, Windsor, and Brandon Universities are working with the Sioux Valley Dakota Nation to identify the children.

The project comes after the remains of 215 children were found in a mass grave at a former residential school in Kamloops, but investigations into the unmarked graves at the Brandon school started in 2012.

The death records of 70 children were found, but there was evidence of other graves.

A 21-year-old man from Sandy Bay First Nation is facing several charges after being arrested for the possession of a sawed-off shot gun and meth.

On June 3rd, at around 7 p.m., Manitoba First Nations Police Service Officers received reports of a man who left a local residence with a loaded sawed-off shotgun.

Officers say they conducted patrols and located the suspect behind a residence and convinced him to drop the weapon.  The suspect complied and was arrested and taken into custody without incident.

When searching the suspect, police located and seized the sawed-off shotgun, six 12-gauge shotgun rounds, and a container with nearly 12 grams of methamphetamine.

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Police say that the man is facing several charges including Careless Use of a Firearm, Possession of a Weapon for Dangerous Purpose, and Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking.

Manitoba hit a milestone today, as more than one million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have now been administered in the province.

Acting Health and Seniors Care Minister Kelvin Goertzen says that Manitoba has consistently been in the top three provinces in terms of per capita doses administered, in recent weeks.

“Manitobans have been making the choice to get vaccinated in incredible numbers, as demonstrated by hitting the one-million-doses mark. Even though this is an important milestone, there is much more work to do as we strive to reach immunization targets and reopen Manitoba.”

Manitoba continues to expand eligibility for second doses, and today it was changed to include Manitobans who received their first shot on or before May 6th.

Gypsumville RCMP are searching for a 38-year-old man who is wanted on several outstanding warrants.

Norman Sinclair is facing several charges including aggravated assault, and failing to comply. He’s considered dangerous and might be in possession of weapons.

RCMP ask that if you see him, to not approach him and call the police immediately.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call Gypsumville RCMP at 204-659-2682.

Today Mountain View School Division was advised of several Cases of COVID-19 associated with schools in the city.

The individuals were not present in the school during their period of communicability.

Two of the associated cases were at Henderson Elementary School, one at MacKenzie Middle School, and one at Dauphin Regional Comprehensive Secondary School.

There are no close contacts, so no public health investigation is required.

It was announced Friday morning that the RBC community team had donated $1,000 to Henderson Elementary School on behalf of former Dauphin Kings forward, Grady Hobbs.

The principal of the school, Ronda Casavant, says that Henderson Elementary is very fortunate to have been the choice of donation by Hobbs and RBC.

Ms. Casavant highlighted areas of which the donation funds will go towards, such as new outdoor equipment for students, as well as funding towards upgrading their playground and play structure.

Kindergarten teacher at Henderson and Chair of fundraising for parent council, Stacey Penner, says that students are very excited to have upgrades coming.

"There is a general buzz in the air at Henderson with the kids about anticipating new equipment that's coming."

Grady does have ties to the elementary school as he was billeted by the school's PE teacher Jerron Kyle his whole tenure as a member of the Dauphin Kings.

Grady Hobbs is now going on to play for and attend the Rochester Institute of Technology, a Division 1 College hockey program.

Public health officials announced 223 new COVID-19 cases, and two deaths in Manitoba today.

Of today’s new cases,

• 14 are in the Prairie Mountain Health region
• 20 are in the Interlake–Eastern health region
• 27 are in the Northern health region
• 36 are in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region
• 126 are in the Winnipeg health region

There are 38 active cases in Dauphin compared with 42 active cases yesterday.

The outbreak at the Dauphin Regional Health Centre, surgery unit, has been declared over.

The number of active cases in other Parkland health districts are:

Riding Mountain (4), Swan River (1), Duck Mountain (1), Porcupine Mountain (47), Agassiz Mountain (50), Asessippi (11), Little Saskatchewan (9), Whitemud (4). Brandon has 36 active cases.
In the Interlake, the Eriksdale/Ashern health district has 84 active cases. The Fisher/Peguis district has 17 active cases.

The current five-day positivity rate is 10.6 percent provincially and 11 percent in Winnipeg. 2,267 laboratory tests were completed yesterday.

There are 3,490 active COVID-19 cases in the province.

306 Manitobans are hospitalized with COVID-19 including:

  • 45 Manitobans in intensive care units with active COVID-19
  • 30 Manitobans in intensive care units outside of the province

68.8 percent of adults in Dauphin are at least partially vaccinated.

Second dose vaccine eligibility has been expanded to Manitobans who received the vaccine on or before May 6th.

The Swan Valley School Division Board of Trustees held a virtual town hall over Zoom last night to talk about Bill 64 – the Education Modernization Act.

Bill 64 proposes the replacement of elected school boards with a provincial education authority, and reduces the 37 school divisions to 15 regional entities.

The legislation also removes principals and vice-principals from the profession of teaching, focusing their role on management.

Swan Valley School Division Trustee Bill Schaffer says this bill will replace the Public Schools Act, the Education Administration Act and the Community Schools Act.

“This is an actual replacement of everything that now exists in terms of the School Act and all of its regulations, which have really governed and formed the basis for how we operate for all these years.”

Trustee Laurie Evans further outlined how these changes would look.

“Currently we have school divisions with elected trustees and local divisional personnel, so this will all be replaced. It will be a provincial education authority which is all appointed by the government.”

Should the proposed changes come into effect, Swan Valley School Division, Mountain View School Division, and Turtle River School Division will be combined.

July 1st, 2022 is the date set for the provincial education authority to take over, should Bill 64 become law.

The University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences has honoured four alumni for their outstanding professional contributions and public service.

Among those honoured was Robert Maytwayashing from Lake Manitoba First Nation.

In 1990 Maytwayashing graduated with a Diploma in Agriculture in the business and financial management stream from the University of Manitoba.

Maytwayashing says his professional career has led him in all kinds of areas.

“My formal training is in agriculture through the diploma program, but somehow I ended up in healthcare. I was also a former leader in my community both as a council member and a chief. I’ve been around the blocked so to speak.”

Maytwayashing is currently employed with the Interlake-Eastern Regional health authority as their Indigenous human resource development officer. Part of that role is providing cultural awareness training to around 3,200 staff.

He says that he is always trying to educate Canadians about the real history of the country.

“Canadians, in general, haven’t got a clue about what’s really gone down in this country. Case in point is the recent discovery of the 215 graves in B.C. We’ve known about these stories for a long time, but it seems not until there’s physical evidence of something are we listened to as Indigenous people.”

Maytwayashing wasn’t expecting to receive this honour, and says that he was humbled and honoured.

Public health officials announced 251 new COVID-19 cases, and six deaths in Manitoba today.

Of today’s new cases,

• 17 are in the Prairie Mountain Health region
• 16 are in the Interlake–Eastern health region
• 41 are in the Northern health region
• 35 are in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region
• 142 are in the Winnipeg health region

There are five new cases in Dauphin and three new recoveries for a total of 42 active cases.

The number of active cases in other Parkland health districts are:

Riding Mountain (4), Swan River (1), Duck Mountain (1), Porcupine Mountain (49), Agassiz Mountain (49), Asessippi (10), Little Saskatchewan (9), Whitemud (5). Brandon has 40 active cases.
In the Interlake, the Eriksdale/Ashern health district has 87 active cases. The Fisher/Peguis district has 15 active cases.

The current five-day positivity rate is 11.1 percent provincially and 11.6 percent in Winnipeg. 2,593 laboratory tests were completed yesterday.

There are 3,600 active COVID-19 cases in the province.

316 Manitobans are hospitalized with COVID-19 including:

  • 48 Manitobans in intensive care units with active COVID-19
  • 30 Manitobans in intensive care units outside of the province

68.7 percent of adults in Dauphin are at least partially vaccinated.