A criminal charge of voyeurism against a Brandon police officer will not be going to trial after the Crown entered a stay of proceedings.

The officer was accused of secretly recording images of someone for a sexual purpose.

The Crown stayed the charge in June, about a month before a trial was set to begin in Brandon.

Manitoba's Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba, which is mandated to investigate all serious incidents involving police officers, filed the charge in May 2020.

Both the IIU and Brandon Police Service said at the time the officer will not be identified to protect the identity of the complainant.

Public health officials announced 11 new COVID-19 cases today.

Of today’s new cases,

• Zero cases are in the Prairie Mountain Health region

• Two cases are in the Interlake-Eastern Health region

• One case is in the Northern Health region

• Five cases are in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region

• Three cases are in the Winnipeg Health region

Dauphin has two active cases 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 (7), Agassiz Mountain (21), Asessippi (1), Little Saskatchewan (0), Whitemud (0). Brandon has eight active cases.   

In the Interlake, the Eriksdale/Ashern health district has eight active cases. The Fisher/Peguis district has 78 active cases.

The current five-day positivity rate is three percent provincially.

There are 528 active COVID-19 cases in the province.

Eight Manitobans are in ICU today with active COVID-19 symptoms

74% of those 12 and over in Dauphin are at least partially vaccinated.

On July 23, 2021, at approximately 11:40 pm, Lundar RCMP responded to a report of a head-on collision on Highway 6, approximately 10 kilometres south of St. Laurent. When officers arrived on scene, there was a vehicle in the ditch and another vehicle in the middle of the highway. Both had significant front-end damage.

The 28-year-old female driver of the vehicle in the ditch was pronounced deceased on scene. The 33-year-old female driver of the vehicle on the highway was transported to hospital with serious physical injuries. Both drivers were from Winnipeg and were the lone occupants of their vehicles.

Initial investigation has shown that the 28-year-old female was travelling southbound on Highway 6 and the 33-year-old female was travelling northbound when they collided in the southbound lane.

Conservation officers were able to remove the bear from the area.

You can now travel on 7th Avenue NW without any delays.

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A bear is in a tree on 7th Avenue NW in Dauphin. 

Conservation officers have been notified and are on the way to the home.

It's recommended that you stay clear of the area while officers look to get the bear. 

The grounds of the McKay residential school in Dauphin and the Guy Hill residential school near The Pas are set to be searched with ground-penetrating radar.

This comes as unmarked graves on residential school grounds have recently been discovered across the country.

Elders from Opaskwayak Cree Nation (OCN), a First nation near the Pas, are being consulted before a ground radar search begins.

Those who attended the schools or have knowledge because of relatives who attended will help map out areas to search on the sites.

The search could begin within a month.

A bear is in a tree on 7th Avenue NW in Dauphin. 

Conservation officers have been notified and are on the way to the home.

It's recommended that you stay clear of the area while officers look to get the bear. 

The Manitoba MudRun which has taken place just outside of Dauphin for nearly 10 years is no longer.

After running the event for seven years and taking a two-year break due to the pandemic, organizers have decided to put an end to the annual festivities.

"We feel that now is the right time to transition to other ventures and no longer host this yearly event," organizers shared on a Facebook post. "It was a difficult decision and not one that was made quickly or without hesitation but it's the right decision for our organization."

The event has raised over $250,000 since the beginning and the funds have allowed the Dauphin Rotary Club to make financial contributions towards the Dauphin Skate Park, Dauphin's Recreation's waterslide upgrade, Parkland Crossing's indoor playground, Whitmore School's playground revitalization and most recently, the beautiful Northgate trail system.

Public health officials announced 30 new COVID-19 cases today.

Of today’s new cases,

  • Two cases are in the Prairie Mountain Health region
  • 17 cases are in the Interlake-Eastern Health region
  • Zero cases are in the Northern Health region 
  • Five cases are in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region 
  • Six cases are in the Winnipeg Health region

Dauphin has two active cases 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 (8), Agassiz Mountain (21), Asessippi (1), Little Saskatchewan (0), Whitemud (0). Brandon has eight active cases.    
In the Interlake, the Eriksdale/Ashern health district has eight active cases. The Fisher/Peguis district has 78 active cases.

The current five-day positivity rate is 3.2 percent provincially.

There are 555 active COVID-19 cases in the province.

Six Manitobans are in ICU today with active COVID-19 symptoms

73.9% of those 12 and over in Dauphin are at least partially vaccinated.

The pandemic has taken a toll on the mental health of many people, but the transition out of the pandemic could also be difficult for some.

Registered Psychologist, Dr. Syras Derkson says these changes in routine may be particularly difficult for introverted people, or people with social anxiety.

“People in these situations have often really enjoyed the pandemic. I know extroverts have really have struggled, but people with social anxiety have actually really appreciated it because it takes away that pressure. But now, because they’ve been at home for so long the anxiety will often increase, and what was hard to do before is even harder now.”

Dr. Derkson says everyone’s situation is different, and it’s good for anyone who’s struggling to readjust to get individualized advice, or go through a therapy process.

“When you’re coming out of something like this, taking small steps can be really helpful.”

We have resources for Manitobans who are struggling with mental health here.

Public health officials announced 62 new COVID-19 cases today.

Of today’s new cases,

  •  Three cases are in the Prairie Mountain Health region
  •  24 cases are in the Interlake-Eastern Health region
  •  Seven cases are in the Northern Health region 
  •  Seven cases are in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region 
  •  21 cases are in the Winnipeg Health region

Dauphin has two active cases 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 (8), Agassiz Mountain (21), Asessippi (1), Little Saskatchewan (0), Whitemud (0). Brandon has nine active cases.   
In the Interlake, the Eriksdale/Ashern health district has eight active cases. The Fisher/Peguis district has 65 active cases.

The current five-day positivity rate is 3.3 percent provincially.

There are 551 active COVID-19 cases in the province.

Six Manitobans are in ICU today with active COVID-19 symptoms

73.9% of those 12 and over in Dauphin are at least partially vaccinated.

The Dauphin Clinic Pharmacy, alongside the Dauphin Countryfest Community Cinema, have renewed their partnership in extending the screen naming rights for one of the theatre's screens with a 25,000 donation from the pharmacy.

Sarah Watson, Pharmacist and part-owner of the Clinic, disclosed how the renewal came about,

"The theatre approached us and just asked if we would renew our naming rights. I think the pandemic has really been finically detrimental for the theatre since it's been closed for over a year. So Dauphin Clinic Pharmacy did decide to donate another 25,000 to the theatre to renew the screen naming right."

Watson went on to illustrate the Clinic's support of the Theatre,

"We feel so lucky just to have such an awesome theatre in our community, and we obviously wanted to see it thrive. The Dauphin Clinic Pharmacy has always enjoyed giving back to worthy community projects, and we think the theatre is defiantly deserving of it. So we want to keep supporting our community and donating to projects that are in need."

The Pharmacy has held the rights to one of the four-screen names at the Theatre since the Cinema opened over ten years ago.

This news comes as the Cinema reopened yesterday with new public health guidelines.