The man who was charged with manslaughter in the homicide of a 33-year-old man is appearing in court in Dauphin today.

30-year-old, Cheyenne Beaulieu, was arrested yesterday by RCMP.

Last Thursday, around 1:50 a.m., Dauphin RCMP received a report that a 33-year-old injured male knocked on the door of a residence in Dauphin, looking for assistance.

An ambulance then transported the male to a local hospital, where he died from his injuries.

Manitoba is facing extremely dry conditions right now, causing challenging times for farmers.

Andre Steppler from Steppler Farms recently made a video on Facebook to bring awareness to the drought situation in the province.

“The fact is we’re in a drought. The fact is it’s at a critical level and we need to get all stakeholders on board to push this message forward and have urgent results coming out of the provincial and federal governments to help out our cattle producers. If we don’t then we’re going to start losing our cow herd, and that’s going to have huge detrimental economic effects on our province as well as our producers themselves.”

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Steppler says it’s unfortunate that we had a change of Agriculture Ministers during the drought, as Ralph Eichler was sworn in as Minister of Agriculture and Resource Development on Thursday.

“It’s going to delay any progress of programs from the provincial government, but we need to stress the urgency of it.”

Environment Canada predicts a series of heat warnings will be in effect in many parts of the province for the rest of the month.

Skylar Mason has been safely located. 

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Thompson RCMP are asking for assistance locating 17-year-old Skylar Mason.  

Mason was last seen in Thompson on July 9th, wearing a grey shirt, black pants, and, a black backpack.  

RCMP confirmed that Mason was in Winnipeg on July 13th, and is believed to still be in the city.  

Mason is described as 5’2” and 150 pounds.  

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Anyone with information is asked to call Thompson RCMP at 204-677-6911, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477, or secure tip online

Cleavon has been found safely. 

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The Amaranth RCMP is asking for your help in locating Cleavon Day, a 12-year-old from the RM of Westlake-Gladstone.

On July 19 at about 2:30 a.m., RCMP received a report of the missing youth.

Cleavon was last seen around 11:00 p.m. on July 18, in the Hollywood Beach area, which is about 90 minutes from Dauphin. He was seen wearing all black and carrying a backpack, it's believed he may be heading to the Sandy Bay First Nation.

He's described as 5'11", 165lbs, with short spikey black hair. 

If you have any information, you're asked to call the RCMP at 843-2691. 

RCMP have found human remains in the small village Stead, east of Lake Winnipeg while searching for Clifford Joseph.

The remains were discovered by officers with the Manitoba RCMP's search and rescue team.

Joseph has been missing since June 7th.

The identity of the remains have not yet been determined.

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First Nations representatives called out the Manitoba government today, saying that comments from Premier Brian Pallister and cabinet minister Alan Lagimodiere are propaganda and that the government should change its ways or resign.  

The Summit of Treaty 5 Sovereign Nations blasted the Progressive Conservative government for what they call a deliberate attempt to distort the history of Indigenous peoples regarding the policy of genocide at residential schools.

Grand Chief Arlen Dumas of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs shouted his anger with Pallister and Lagimodiere in a speech.

"We found 1,505 children murdered in these schools, hidden and buried in the ground, and in the same breath, say ‘residential schools were a good thing. Assimilation was a good thing.’ Who can say that in their right mind?"

Dumas says the comments by Pallister and Lagimodiere suggest nothing is changing.

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First Nations representatives are meeting on the steps of legislature this morning as the backlash continues over comments made by Premier Brian Pallister, and Minister of Indigenous Reconciliation and Northern Relations, Alan Lagimodiere.

The Summit of Treaty 5 Sovereign Nations says it will unveil an action plan directed at the provincial government's policy perspectives on residential schools at 11:00 a.m.

Pallister has been criticized for the comments that he made earlier this month, suggesting that the colonization of Canada was done with good intentions.

Within 10 minutes of being appointed to Minister of Indigenous Reconciliation and Northern Relations, Lagimodiere told reporters that people who ran Indian residential schools believed they were doing the right thing.

The announcement will be attended by Arlen Dumas, grand chief of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, Grand Chief Jerry Daniels of the Southern Chiefs Organization, and Grand Chief Garrison Settee of Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak.

Fully vaccinated American citizens and permanent residents who want to come to Canada for non-essential reasons will be allowed to do so starting on August 9th.

As of August 9th, American travellers who are fully vaccinated will be able to come to Canada for discretionary travel without needing to quarantine upon arrival, and the government-approved hotel quarantine program will also be axed on that date.

Fully vaccinated travellers from other countries will be allowed to come as of Sept. 7th.

Travellers will still have to submit proof of a negative COVID-19 molecular test before arrival. But post-arrival, those fully vaccinated travellers will not need to do a post-arrival test as a matter of routine.

Fifty percent of Canadians are now fully vaccinated, while the percentage of those with at least one dose is roughly 75 percent.

The government of Manitoba has begun developing a five-year action plan for mental health, wellness, and recovery.  

Mental Health, Wellness, and Recovery Minister Audrey Gordon made the announcement today, saying the government is committed to making mental health wellness and recovery services coordinated, effective, and result-oriented.

“Several reports have been commissioned in the last several years, and many of these recommendations have been implemented. We are building on this work to create a five-year action plan for mental health, wellness and recovery to inform priority areas and make it easier for Manitobans to find and access the right care at the right time and in the right place.”

There are five areas of focus in the action plan based including:

• evidence-based, quality, data-driven services
• service access and co-ordination
• substance use and recovery
• population health and wellness
• service governance and accountability

The five-year action plan will help shape the strategic priorities of the department and set the direction for years to come. This high-level plan will outline the priorities and action items to help enhance mental health, addictions, wellness, and health promotion services in Manitoba.

The minister says the completed five-year action plan will be released publicly before the end of the year.

A 30-year-old man has been charged with manslaughter in the homicide of a 33-year-old man in Dauphin last Thursday.

30-year-old, Cheyenne Beaulieu, was arrested earlier today by RCMP. He has been remanded into custody.

On July 15, 2021, at approximately 1:50 am, Dauphin RCMP received a report that a 33-year-old injured male knocked on the door of a residence in Dauphin, Manitoba looking for assistance.

An ambulance then transported the male to a local hospital, where he died from his injuries.

Beaulieu is scheduled to appear in Provincial Court in Dauphin on July 20, 2021.

Public health officials announced 37 new cases of COVID-19 today.

Of today’s new cases:

  • Zero are in the Prairie Mountain Health region
  • Eight are in the Interlake-Eastern Health region
  • Zero are in the Northern Health region
  • Eight are in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region
  • 21 are in the Winnipeg Health region

Dauphin has no new cases for two active cases.

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

Riding Mountain (0), Swan River (0), Duck Mountain (0), Porcupine Mountain (17), Agassiz Mountain (32), Asessippi (0), Little Saskatchewan (3), Whitemud (0). Brandon has seven active cases.   

In the Interlake, the Eriksdale/Ashern health district has 41 active cases. The Fisher/Peguis district has 104 active cases.

The current five-day positivity rate is 3.6 percent provincially.

There are 922 active COVID-19 cases in the province.

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

73.2% of those 12 and over in Dauphin are at least partially vaccinated.

The Dauphin Rail Museum will open its doors today for the first time since fall 2020.

This comes as museums and other social facilities across the province were given the green light to reopen last Saturday as a part of phase two in Manitoba’s 4-3-2-One Great Summer Reopening Plan.

Jason Gilmore, President of Dauphin Rail, emphasized how excited the museum is to have guests back.

“The Dauphin Rail Museum is extremely excited to welcome back visitors to the museum. We’ve incorporated a lot of changes. So yeah, I think even people who have been to the museum will see some significant changes in what we have to offer.”

Gilmore outlined some of the guidelines the facility is following,

  • 50% capacity in the museum.
  • Visitors must be double vaccinated.
  • Any guest under 12 years old must be accompanied by someone fully vaccinated from the same household.
  • Mandatory mask use.

Aside from the reopening, Gilmore mentioned the significance of this year for the history of rail in Dauphin, with it being the 125th anniversary in November of the rail being laid across Main Street.

To learn more about the Dauphin Rail Museum, visit their Facebook page here.