Manitoba Association of Watersheds has announced the release of the Summer 2021 Living Lab Eastern Prairies (LLEP) Newsletter. 

John Fitzmaurice, Site Coordinator of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada says a living lab isn’t necessarily a new concept, and it has been used in many different industries around the world.

“It’s an approach to agriculture and innovation that brings farmers, scientists, and other partners together, to co-develop test, and monitor management practices and new technologies in a real-life context. The goal of the living laboratory is to result in more practical technologies and sustainable farming practices, and adopting them more quickly by Canadian farmers.”

Fitzmaurice says there’s a cycle to the Living Laboratory that starts with planning and targeting, validating and refining, and setting your priorities and outcomes that you would like to achieve.

“You’re taking all of that research and evaluating that to a new practice or technology, and then you’re adjusting that based on the producer's input as well.”

To read the newsletter click here.

Early Saturday morning STARS Air Ambulance was dispatched to the Roblin area for an emergency call. 

A STARS spokesperson informs CKDM that the STARS crew cared for and transported a male in his 20s to Winnipeg's Health Science Centre after he sustained a penetrating wound. He was in critical condition at the time of transfer to the HSC.

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At this time, there are no other details on the male's condition.

Health and Seniors Care Minister Heather Stefanson announced yesterday that the current rates for personal care services would remain unchanged for the upcoming year.

Stefanson says the government hopes that these measures will help ease some of the financial burdens that personal care costs can create.

"By making the decision to keep rates the same, they hope to ease some of the financial issues families and clients may face due to the pandemic."

Although the rate structure remains unchanged this year, the 2021-22 residential rates will still increase if a resident's net income increased from 2019 to 2020.

Personal care services are offered throughout the province and include:

  • Meals, including meals for specialized diets.
  • Assistance with daily living activities like bathing, getting dressed and using the bathroom;
  • Essential nursing care
  • Routine medical and surgical supplies;
  • Prescription drugs eligible under Manitoba's Personal Care Home Program;
  • Laundry and linen services.

The provincial government and the client share the cost of these services through the Residential Charges Program.

The RCMP has updated CKDM on the cyclist/motorist collision, which occurred yesterday afternoon. Stating that the bicyclist collided with the side of the automobile after the driver of the vehicle proceeded through a stop sign at the intersection of Riverside Road.

The cyclist was taken to hospital with minor physical injuries.

No charges are being laid.

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A cyclist was struck by a vehicle on the service road off Main Street South in Dauphin, just south of the mall.

No injuries are known at this time.

CKDM has reached out to RCMP for further details and will provide them as they come in.

With August Long weekend upon us, CKDM has comprised a list of what’s open and closed for the long weekend. 

Walmart

Regular hours on Saturday & Sunday. 9 am - 6 pm on Monday.

Safeway

Regular hours Saturday. 9:00 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Sunday & Monday.

Co-op Grocery Store

Regular store hours for Saturday & Sunday. Closed on Monday.

Co-op Gas Bars

Regular hours all long weekend.

Dauphin Liquor Mart

Regular hours apply Saturday & Sunday. Monday open 11 am - 6 pm.

Dauphin Clinic Pharmacy

Regular hours on Saturday. Sunday & Monday, the clinic will be open 12 pm - 2 pm.

City of Dauphin

Closed over the entire long weekend.

Dauphin Vet Clinic

Closed all weekend.

When the clinic is closed, a vet is on call for emergencies at 204-638-3044. 

Cloud Nine Canna Supplies

Open Saturday from 11 am. – 4 pm. Sunday & Monday the shop will be closed.

Canada Post

Closed all weekend. Saturday, Sunday & Monday.

Countryfest Community Cinema

Open Saturday & Sunday from 2:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Closed Monday. 

CKDM wishes you a safe and happy August long weekend!

The Manitoba Wildfire Service advises that with some improvements in weather conditions in northern Manitoba, there will be a gradual lifting of some fire and travel restrictions. However, the south and central regions of the province still face high to extreme fire danger levels, therefore current restrictions will continue to apply, including in the Dauphin area.

Some rural municipalities have their own fire bans in place. Below is a list of RM’s surrounding Dauphin and the fire bans in place:

  • RM of Roblin – Enclosed fire pits, propane BBQs/fire tables permitted between the hours of 8 PM to 8 AM.
  • RM of Ethelbert - Complete fire ban in place with the exception of enclosed fire pits and BBQs.
  • RM of Mossey River – Complete fire ban in place with the exception of enclosed fire pits and BBQs.
  • RM of Rosedale – Fire pits/BBQs allowed only if attended.
  • RM of Alonsa – Complete fire ban in effect.
  • RM of Lakeshore – Complete burn ban in effect.
  • RM of Swan River – Complete fire ban in effect.
  • RM of Grahamdale – Complete fire ban in effect.
  • RM of Mountain - Complete fire ban in effect.
  • RM of Minitonas-Bowesman – Complete fire ban in effect.

To view a full list of RM’s that have fire bans in effect, click here.

Riding Mountain and Duck Mountain Provincial Parks have some fire bans in effect. Enclosed fire pits and BBQs are allowed. However, fireworks and lanterns are prohibited at all times.  

There’s a road closure in the Rural Municipality of Lakeshore.

Work has begun on the Bottrell Drain, which means Road 133 north between Road 100 and Road 102 may be closed periodically during the construction. 

This could affect travel plans for some. 

The province’s public health orders will be updated next week, according to a release from the government. 

Dr. Brent Roussin will be joined by Premier Brian Pallister at a news conference on Tuesday at 11 a.m.

The next step of the 4-3-2-One Great Summer reopening plan is for 80 percent of eligible Manitobans to have their first dose, and 75 percent to have two doses of the vaccine by Labour Day. 

Currently, 79.5 percent of eligible Manitobans have had their first dose, and 69.3 percent have had two doses. 

Tuesday will also be the province's next update on COVID-19 numbers, as they are no longer being released on weekends. 

UPDATE

A severe thunderstorm watch was in effect for much of the parkland and surrounding areas tonight.

At exactly 8:34 pm Friday evening Environment Canada officially ended the watch. 

The thunderstorm watch was in effect for the following communities:

  • R.M. of Dauphin incl. Sifton and Valley River 
  • R.M. of Lakeshore, incl. Ochre River and Makinak
  • Gilbert Plains Mun. incl. Ashville
  • Grandview Mun. incl. Valley River Res.
  • Mossey River Mun. incl. Winnipegosis and Fork River
  • Mun. of Ethelbert incl. Garland
  • Mun. of Roblin, incl. Makaroff Shortdale and Bield
  • Mun. of Russell-Binscarth incl. Gambler Res.
  • R.M. of Lakeshore, incl. Rorketon and Toutes Aides
  • R.M. of Riding Mountain West incl. Asessippi Prov. Park

A cyclist was struck by a vehicle on the service road off Main Street South in Dauphin, just south of the mall, this afternoon.

No injuries are known at this time.

CKDM has reached out to RCMP for further details and will provide them as they come in.

Public health officials announced 46 new COVID-19 cases in the province today. However, due to a data correction, one case has been removed, bringing the net number of cases to 45.

• One case is in the Prairie Mountain Health region
• 12 cases are in the Interlake-Eastern Health region
• 17 cases are in the Northern Health region
• Four cases are in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region
• 12 cases are in the Winnipeg Health region

Dauphin has one active case of COVID-19.

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

Riding Mountain (0), Swan River (0), Duck Mountain (0), Porcupine Mountain (6), Agassiz Mountain (21), Asessippi (0), Little Saskatchewan (0), Whitemud (2). Brandon has eight active cases.

In the Interlake, the Eriksdale/Ashern health district has nine active cases. The Fisher/Peguis district has 95 active cases.

The current five-day positivity rate is 2.3 percent provincially and 1.4 percent in Winnipeg. 1,613 laboratory tests were completed yesterday.

There are 542 active COVID-19 cases in the province.

93 Manitobans are hospitalized with COVID-19, including:

Nine Manitobans in intensive care units with active COVID-19.

74.6% of those 12 and over in Dauphin are at least partially vaccinated.