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The case of a 46-year-old Dauphin woman who has admitted to Manslaughter in connection with a 2020 death in the city will be back in court later this month.

Ramona Tanner made an appearance in Dauphin court on Wednesday, with her case being remanded until February 26th.

Dauphin RCMP were called to a home in October of 2020 over a report of an unconscious, injured man.

The 26-year-old male victim was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Public schools in Manitoba are set to receive an average 3.4 per cent increase in funding for the coming school year that begins in September.

The increase includes 27.5 million dollars for an expanded school nutrition program, as well as extra funding for debt service and capital spending.

The provincial government is also setting aside three million dollars for 30 additional teachers to help reduce class sizes in early grades.

The Manitoba Teachers' Society is welcoming the news that the provincial government is boosting school funding.

Union president Nathan Martindale says it has been arguing for years for stable funding and that it is happy to see that reflected in the government's announcement.

The government is also planning to make it easier for school divisions to raise their portion of local property taxes.

One of the suspects wanted in relation to a shooting on the Sandy Bay First Nation has been arrested.

36-year-old Gregory James Lee Spence was arrested by Winnipeg police on Tuesday in relation to a separate incident.

Spence faces numerous charges in relation to the January 3rd incident in Sandy Bay, including Break enter and aggravated assault, uttering threats, and several firearms and weapons-related offences.

Spence is being held in custody.

Manitoba First Nations Police are still looking for 28-year-old Keith Douglas Racette and 31-year-old Jesse Myles St Paul in relation to this shooting, adding both suspects are considered to be armed and dangerous.

Anyone with info on their whereabouts is asked to contact the Sandy Bay detachment at 204-843-7700 or the MFNPS TIPS line at 1-833-978-0048.

A report of a stolen vehicle led to a search effort, resulting in multiple arrests.

On January 30th, 2024, at approximately 5:20 am, Dauphin RCMP responded to a report of a theft of a motor vehicle from a residence located on 1st Street SW in Dauphin.

Roughly 4 hours later, the RCMP received a report of the same stolen vehicle driving erratically at high speeds in Crane River.

Officers from the Ste Rose du Lac, Winnipegosis, and Dauphin RCMP Detachments conducted patrols in that area, and a traffic stop was put into place, but the stolen vehicle refused to stop.

A short time later, RCMP received information that the suspect vehicle had just left a gas station in Skownan and was now southbound on PR 276.

A search of the area located the stolen vehicle abandoned east of Waterhen with footprints leading into a nearby wooded area.

Using both drones and search dogs, police arrested 19-year-old Mason Moar, 18-year-old George Macdonald, 32-year-old Denine Flett, and 27-year-old Salita Beaulieu, all under charges of resisting arrest and possession of property obtained by crime. 

Anyone hoping to camp this summer in Riding Mountain National Park can get an early jump on the process beginning on Friday. 

The reservation process for 2024 camping in the park launches at 8:30 am on February 2nd. 

You can reserve your camping spot either online at or by calling 1-877-737-3783.

Opening dates for campsites in and around Wasagaming range from May 3rd to May 17th. 

An August 28th trial date has been set for a Duck Bay man charged in connection with a 2021 drug bust in Thompson.

Early on the morning of March 13th of that year Mounties in Thompson pulled over a taxi on Princeton Drive and arrested the passenger after seizing a quantity of cash and about 140 grams of cocaine.

30-year-old Christopher Cordell was charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking and Possession of Property Obtained by Crime. 

The province has opened the application process for non-profits, municipal governments, and northern affairs community councils that are looking for grants to help them hire young people for summer employment.

The grants, which are under the provincial urban and hometown green team program, are for these types of organizations that are looking to hire anyone between the ages of 15 and 29. 

Projects can include working on trails, field maintenance, summer camps, and recreation activities, with the employment period being from May until September.

 March 4th is the deadline for applications, with grants from the program covering 100 per cent of wages for non-profit organizations, along with $250 per position.

For municipalities and Northern Affairs community councils, 50 per cent of wages are covered along with $125 per position.

One of the largest drug busts in prairie history has taken place at the Boissevain border crossing.

On January 14th, a routine border crossing search of a semi found roughly 850 pounds of methamphetamines in a semi-trailer coming from the United States.

The RCMP states that finds like these are often the result of a long-term investigation, and this case raises some questions about where these drugs came from.

The seizure of these drugs is keeping roughly 4 million doses of meth off of Manitoba streets.

The Semi is linked to a Manitoba-based trucking company, but the investigation now begins into their connection, and the origin of these drugs.

The Manitoba government has announced that it is opening up entry to all of its provincial parks for free for the entire month of February.

In making the announcement, Environment and Climate Change Minister Tracy Schmidt says they know that affordability is top of mind for many families, adding they hope this will encourage all Manitobans to get outdoors and enjoy everything that their provincial parks have to offer.

Vehicle passes will not be required in any provincial park throughout the month, however, snowmobilers using designated trails will still need Snopasses.

The lifting of entrance fees also does not apply to National parks in the province, such as Riding Mountain. 

The government says their provincial parks offer a variety of activities, such as downhill and cross country skiing, snowshoeing and hiking, toboggan hills, and ice fishing shelters. 

Manitobans are encouraged to check trail conditions before visiting parks.

You can do so by going online to

The provincial government has rolled out its plans for expanding its school lunch program.

Premier Wab Kinew says they are committing 30 million dollars to the program, adding children should not be at a disadvantage at school because they are hungry.

As an initial step, the province is putting up more than one million dollars in the current school year to eliminate a waitlist of schools that have applied for funding for nutrition programs.

Eventually, the government says the goal is to have some sort of school nutrition program -- whether it's a meal or snacks -- available in every school.

The announcement follows through on an election campaign promise, with the funding expected to be in place for the start of the new school year in September. 

While most of us are enjoying this late January heat wave, people who enjoy using the Dauphin Outdoor skating rink are likely not among them. 

Dauphin Recreation Services announced yesterday that they have had to close the outdoor skating rink until further notice after the warm temperatures resulted in the melting of most of the ice on the rink.

DRS says they will announce when the rink will be operational once again, but in the meantime ask everyone to please stay off of it at this time.