According to the provincial dashboard, there are 78 new cases of COVID-19 in the province.

Manitoba reports that 55 of today's cases are from unvaccinated people, six from partially vaccinated people, and 17 from fully vaccinated people. 

Public Health officials also note that of today's cases:

  • 11 are in the Prairie Mountain Health region
  • Eight are in the Interlake-Eastern Health region
  • Eight are in the Northern Health region
  • 31 are in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region
  • 20 are in the Winnipeg Health region

Dauphin has six new recoveries, meaning there is now just one active case of COVID-19 in the city.

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

Riding Mountain (0), Swan River (1), Duck Mountain (4), Porcupine Mountain (1), Agassiz Mountain (7), Asessippi (10), Little Saskatchewan (3), Whitemud (1). Brandon has 46 active cases.

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

The current five-day test positivity rate is three percent provincially. 3,209 laboratory tests were completed yesterday.

There are 712 active COVID-19 cases in the province.

60 Manitobans are hospitalized with active COVID-19.

14 Manitobans are in intensive care units with active COVID-19.

Virden RCMP seized drugs and weapons during a traffic stop on Highway 1.
 
On September 25th, a vehicle was stopped and searched; officers then found and seized open liquor, batons, bear spray, and approximately 28 grams of Crystal Meth.

The 21-year-old female driver from Brandon was wanted on an outstanding warrant and was arrested. 

She is also facing additional charges of Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking, Possession of a Weapon Dangerous to Public Peace x4, and several charges under the Highway Traffic Act.

The 26-year-old male passenger from Brandon was arrested and is facing charges of Possession for Trafficking, Possession of a Weapon Dangerous to Public Peace x4, Public Mischief and Failing to Comply with Conditions x3.

They were both released and are scheduled to appear in court in Brandon on December 21st.

Dr. Brent Roussin has announced that additional public health orders are being implemented for unvaccinated Manitobans.

He says gathering sizes will be reduced when unvaccinated people are present.

“This includes limiting households to guests from one other household for private indoor gatherings when an unvaccinated person who’s eligible (For the vaccine) is present on that property. This even applies if the unvaccinated person lives at that location.”

When it comes to outdoor gatherings on private property, gathering sizes will be limited to 10 when any unvaccinated people who are eligible for the vaccine are present.

Indoor public gatherings are being reduced to 25 people or 25 percent capacity, whichever is lower when any unvaccinated people who are eligible for the vaccine are present.

Outdoor public gatherings are being reduced to 50 people, regardless of immunization status.

The COVID-19 response level on the province’s Pandemic Response System is being raised to restricted orange from caution yellow to reflect the increased severity of the risk.

Roussin says the move to the restricted orange level won't affect schools.

The new orders will come into effect on Tuesday, Oct. 5th at 12:01 a.m.

There is an additional one-week grace period for weddings and funerals already scheduled.

Dauphin RCMP is looking for a man who stopped a sexual assault last year.

On July 14th of this year, the Dauphin RCMP received a report of a sexual assault on an adult man that happened between October 7th - 11th, 2020, at the Fair Grounds.

The investigation has determined that while the sexual assault was happening, an unknown man showed up and stopped the incident.

The suspect fled, and the unknown man spoke to the victim briefly.

Dauphin RCMP is looking for this unknown man and asking anyone who has information about the incident to call Dauphin RCMP at 204-622-5020.

Mountain View School Division is reporting a case of COVID-19 at Roblin elementary school.

The case was in the school from September 20th to the 23rd during the infectious period.

This person was in the grade 7 and 8 classroom, and on Bus-07.

Close contacts have been identified and advised to self-isolate.

Dauphin Fire Department responded to three incidents Thursday.

On Thursday afternoon, the department was dispatched to a report of a field fire, about 1.5 miles north of Dauphin Beach.

When crews arrived they found that the fire from Tuesday, near the Vermillion River along Stoney Point Road, had continued to carry on through reeds and dry grass.

This was over two miles south of the original fire.

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Firefighters used the back burn method to remove the fuel to stop the spread.

During this incident, the department was dispatched to a residence in the northeast area of Dauphin, for a carbon monoxide alarm.

Another crew from the station responded.

Firefighters returned from the Stoney Point Road fire just after 10:00 p.m., when another call was received for a collision east of the city.

Crews responded and found that it was a single-vehicle collision with no injuries.

Dauphin Fire Department has responded to eight separate incidents over the past five days.

Dauphinites have an opportunity to watch drive-in movies for free this weekend.

The RM of Dauphin is hosting free drive-in movies this Saturday at the Selo site, south of the city.

The gates, and concessions open at 1:00 p.m.

The first movie, The Boss Baby: Family Business, begins at 2:00 p.m.

Concessions reopen at 5:00 p.m., with the next movie, Cruella at 6:00 p.m.

The last movie of the night, F9: the Fast Saga is at 9:00 p.m.

Nicole Chychota, CAO of the RM of Dauphin says they had support to put on this event.

“We were approached by a company called EventPro that was successful in securing money from the province of Manitoba to support the Place Brand communities, which Dauphin is one of, to put on drive-in movies for their communities.”

Nicole is encouraging people who attend to bring non-perishable food items to donate to the Dauphin Food Bank.

“The Travel Manitoba money really just set the stage of what we were doing, and from there it was up to us to decide what we wanted to do, and how big we wanted to make it. We were fortunate enough to get some great sponsors on board, Dauphin Co-op and Fusion Credit Union were two of them, and this allowed us to make it big enough that we felt it would be a good opportunity for us to encourage people to bring items for the food bank.”

Nicole says they will be able to accommodate 500 people or around 200 cars for each movie.

Attendees will need to wear masks inside of Selo Hall, but proof of vaccination isn’t required.

 
UPDATE
 
Brooklyn Thompson has been safely located. 
 
The Manitoba RCMP is thanking the public for their assistance. 
 
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A 17-year-old girl from Dauphin is missing.
 
Brooklyn Thompson was last seen around 4:00 p.m. on September 28th, 2021, leaving a residence on 7th avenue NE in Dauphin.
 
Brooklyn is around 5'4", 150 pounds, with black shoulder length hair.
 
She was last seen wearing black clothing and red shoes.
 
Anyone with information can call the Dauphin RCMP at 204-622-5050, or crime stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

The Manitoba RCMP’s most wanted list has been updated.

Five of the wanted people are from the Parkland.

Gary Ernest James Ranville, who’s from Ste. Rose, is wanted for failing to comply with custody and community supervision conditions.

Ranville is 26 years old, 6’1”, 187 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

He could be in Dauphin, Brandon, or Crane River First Nation.

ranville

 

Wade Garret Houle, who’s from Ste. Rose, is wanted for failing to comply with a release order, and failing to attend court.

Houle is 29 years old, 6 feet tall, 156 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He has tattoos on both arms.

He’s known to frequent Portage la Prairie and Sandy Bay First Nation. He may be in Ebb and Flow First Nation.

wade garret houle

 

Redsky McKay, who’s from Roblin, is wanted for robbery, assault, uttering threats, mischief, failing to comply with a release order, and failing to attend court.

McKay is 28 years old, 5’9”, 160 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

He might be in Valley River First Nation, Grandview, or Dauphin.

mckay

 

Travis Desmond Campbell, who’s from Ste. Rose, is wanted for assault, assault while choking, suffocating, or strangling, and failing to comply with undertaking condition.

Campbell is 34 years old, 5’9”, 194 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He has tattoos on both arms.

He is believed to be in Ebb and Flow First Nation.

campbell 1

 

Daniel David Mousseau, who’s from Ste. Rose, is wanted for assault with a weapon.

Mousseau is 29 years old, 6 feet tall, 209 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He has tattoos on both arms, and a scar on his right cheek.

He could be in Portage la Prairie, or Ebb and Flow First Nation.

mousseau

 

RCMP are asking anyone with information to contact the nearest RCMP detachment, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Today is the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

This is a day that’s meant to honour the lost children and survivors of residential schools, their families, and communities.

There are two events in Dauphin for this day.

Dauphin's Friendship Centre will have a Ceremony at Parkland Crossing starting at 11:00 a.m.

West Region Treaty 2 and 4 Health Services is having an event at the City Hall Parking lot starting at 10:00 a.m.

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report estimates there to be 3,200 unmarked graves in Canada.

CKDM is proud to present a special program, honouring the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation at 2:00 p.m.

The Manitoba Métis Federation announced yesterday that they have withdrawn from the Métis National Council. 

A lot went into this decision, but President of the MMF David Chartrand says this choice is about protecting the Métis identity,

"It's been a concern for the Métis citizens of Manitoba for some time now. When you look at the concept of what was happening to Ontario, where they were not abiding with the definition and starting to actually increase their numbers by bringing in new people of mixed blood ancestry, which are not our people. If you look at the census of 2006, the Métis population in Ontario grew by 252 percent, and in 2016 it grew by another 51 percent. So you look at it, Ontario is bringing in people by the thousands and thousands that are not our people." Chartrand continued, "When you look at what we have developed as a people, as a nation, it's protecting our culture and identity. That was the reason the formation of the MNC was established in 1983, so we could make sure we could protect Métis history, culture and the identity of our homeland, and now our homeland is all the way to Quebec, according to Ontario. Those are not our people; there's no connection historically, in any story of culture connection, none exists with them."

The president of the MMF noted this decision stemmed from frustration,

"Nobody wanted to be Métis before, but now we are making such great strides, and the wind sails are strong behind us; everybody now wants a piece of what we have been able to achieve. But we suffered two hundred and something years to get here, and now they are trying to steal our identity, steal our culture and steal our future, and we are not going to let that happen."

Chartrand says that he believes the reason why so many people want to claim Métis citizenship is solely for financial benefit.

He carried on about his displeasure with the situation,

"People want to understand what the difference is between them and us. It's all Red River, it all comes from here, this is where our nation was formed, and when you look at Eastern Canada, Ottawa, or Killarney, or outside of Toronto in Simcoe, all those places they are trying to bring in, there is not one connection."

Moving forward, President Chartrand says the MMF has a plan for international, national and provincial affairs, adding that the MMF has the intelligence to continue to thrive after leaving the MNC.