The Rural Municipality of Dauphin and Tootinaowaziibeeng Treaty Reserve have signed a Municipal Development and Services agreement for a parcel of land south of Dauphin.

 A ceremony was held on Wednesday to mark the occasion.

The ceremony included a prayer, a song, and speeches from both Reeve Ron Ryz and Chief Barry McKay.

Blankets and gifts were also given to members of the RM of Dauphin by members of Tootinaowaziibeeng Treaty Reserve.

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Reeve Ron Ryz was given and wrapped in a star blanket by Chief Barry McKay. 

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Ryz says he was proud to be part of the signing.

“I look forward to further relationships with Chief Barry McKay. This is the first such agreement for us, and I guess speaking for the RM we look forward to working together.”

McKay says that this agreement was talked about for about five or six years, and in the works for two years.

“We’re close to getting it reserve status. Everything’s all done, it’s just up to Indian Affairs in Ottawa to recognize it, accept it, and pass it back to us, telling us it’s reserve status.”

McKay says that the first thing they’re putting on the land is a gas bar.

“And any future development we’ll call the RM to the table, and we’ll call the city of Dauphin because we want our partners to know what we’re going to do, and what we’re going to develop.”

The piece of land is located in the NW ¼ 34-24-19 WPM, near Triangle Mobile Home Park.

There will be a fire ban in the Rural Municipality of Roblin starting at 8 a.m. tomorrow. 

Any burning of open fires are not permitted under any circumstances, and any current burn permits are cancelled. 

The only exceptions are propane barbeques, fire tables, and enclosed fire pits between the hours of 8 p.m. to 8 a.m.

Within the City of Dauphin, open fires aren’t allowed. The fire must be enclosed on all sides and the firepit constructed of masonry, concrete, heavy gauge metal or other noncombustible materials. 

When in use, fire pits need to be continuously supervised by an adult, and a means of extinguishment must be readily available. The fire must be completely extinguished before leaving the area.  

More information can be found here

Public health officials announced 42 new COVID-19 cases today; however, one case was removed due to data corrections, bringing the new-net number to 41 today.

Of today’s new cases,

  • Five cases are in the Prairie Mountain Health region
  • 18 cases are in the Interlake-Eastern Health region
  • Two cases are in the Northern Health region 
  • Three cases are in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region 
  • 14 cases are in the Winnipeg Health region

Dauphin has one new recovery to report today, bringing the total number of active cases to three.

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

Riding Mountain (3), Swan River (0), Duck Mountain (0), Porcupine Mountain (13), Agassiz Mountain (33), Asessippi (0), Little Saskatchewan (3), Whitemud (0). Brandon has 10 active cases.   
In the Interlake, the Eriksdale/Ashern health district has 40 active cases. The Fisher/Peguis district has 99 active cases.

The current five-day positivity rate is percent provincially and percent in Winnipeg. 1,596 laboratory tests were completed yesterday.

There are 973 active COVID-19 cases in the province.

43 Manitobans are hospitalized with COVID-19, including:

  • Nine Manitobans in intensive care units with active COVID-19
  • Two Manitobans in intensive care units outside of the province

72.8% of those 12 and over in Dauphin are at least partially vaccinated. 

It may be worth heading to the gas station to fill up before you go to bed tonight.

Record-breaking gas prices are on their way to Manitoba and could arrive as early as tonight or tomorrow morning.

Gas prices in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta could see their gas prices spike up to 10% more.

The reason for the spike is because of issues at an oil refinery in Edmonton, as well as a US oil supply shortage. 

RCMP are investigating the death of a 33-year-old man, which is being treated as a homicide.

At around 1:50 a.m. today, Dauphin RCMP Received a report that a 33-year-old injured man knocked on the door of a residence on 3rd Avenue SE in Dauphin, looking for assistance. The homeowners called an ambulance.

The ambulance transported the man to hospital, where he died from his injuries.

The investigation continues.

Anyone with information is asked to call Dauphin RCMP at 204-622-5020.

Premier Brian Pallister announced new cabinet ministers on Thursday.

Pallister made the announcement at the swearing-in ceremony at 10 a.m. at the Manitoba Legislative Building.  

  • Alan Lagimodiere enters cabinet as the minister of Indigenous reconciliation and northern relations;
  • Jon Reyes enters cabinet as economic and jobs minister; and
  • Ralph Eichler was sworn in as minister of agriculture and resource development.

Pallister also thanked former ministers, Eileen Clarke and Blaine Pedersen, for their service to Manitobans as members of the cabinet since 2016. 

The following ministers' portfolio responsibilities have not changed:

  • Kelvin Goertzen, deputy premier, minister of legislative and public affairs.
  • Heather Stefanson, minister of health and seniors care.
  • Cameron Friesen, minister of justice and attorney general.
  • Ron Schuler, minister of infrastructure.
  • Cliff Cullen, minister of education.
  • Scott Fielding, minister of finance.
  • Cathy Cox, minister of sport, culture and heritage, minister responsible for the status of women.
  • Rochelle Squires, minister of families, minister responsible for francophone affairs.
  • Jeff Wharton, minister of Crown services.
  • Reg Helwer, minister of central services.
  • Sarah Guillemard, minister of conservation and climate.
  • Derek Johnson, minister of municipal relations.
  • Audrey Gordon, minister of mental health, wellness and recovery.
  • Wayne Ewasko, minister of advanced education, skills and immigration.

Another heat warning has been issued by Environment Canada for most of Southern Manitoba.

The heat warning covers many areas including, Dauphin, Russell, Roblin, Winnipegosis, Brandon, and Swan River.

We could see a high of 32 C with a humidex of 34 C today, and tomorrow a high of 33 C with a humidex of 39 C.

A cold front is expected to push south through the Prairies this weekend, bringing a return to more seasonal temperatures, but another heatwave is expected to develop next week.

Manitobans will soon be able to get vaccinated against COVID-19 in the great outdoors.

Officials from the province’s vaccine task force say pop-up vaccine clinics will start offering shots at select provincial park campgrounds in the coming weeks.

Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine will be available at the first pop-up clinics set to open this weekend.

Clinics will be open at Childs Lake in Duck Mountain Provincial Park and Asessippi Provincial Park starting Friday. Teams will also be at Spruce Woods Provincial Park Saturday morning.

As of Wednesday, 76.7 percent of eligible Manitobans have received one shot of vaccine and 58.5 percent have received two doses.

Premier Brian Pallister alongside Manitoba’s Chief Provincial Public Health Officer, Dr. Brent Roussin announced the province's next phase in Manitoba’s 4-3-2-One Great Summer reopening plan this afternoon.

Premier Brian Pallister spoke of today as, “A good news day, towards a reopened Manitoba.”

“Last week Manitobans met and surpassed vaccinations goals we had set out for our second reopening milestone. This I should note was almost a full month ahead of schedule. So good for Manitobans, thanks for doing that.”

Some of the changes that the officials announced today include:

-Indoor gatherings at private residences are permitted to a maximum of 5 people in addition to household.

-Fully vaccinated Manitobans will now have the chance to go see a movie theatre or visit a museum.

-Gym and fitness centres will now be able to have 50% capacity, masks must be worn at all times and social distancing rules are still in effect.

-Sports and recreation can now have groups of 5 indoors and groups of 25 outdoors with no tournaments allowed.

-Faith based and cultural gatherings are up to 50% or 150 people and drive-in services continue to be permitted without restriction.

-The August 5th Winnipeg Blue Bomber game has been approved to have 100% capacity with full vaccinated fans in the stands.

The province's third and final goal in the reopening plan is to have 80 percent of eligible Manitobans with at least one vaccine dose and 75 percent with two doses by Sept. 6.

All changes will go into effect at 12:01 A.M. on Saturday, July 17.

If you want a list of all of the changes that were made, click here

Public health officials announced 53 new COVID-19 cases today; however, nine cases were removed due to data corrections, bringing the new-net number to 44.

Of today’s new cases,

  • One case is in the Prairie Mountain Health region
  • 10 cases are in the Interlake-Eastern Health region
  • Zero cases are in the Northern Health region 
  • 11 cases are in the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region 
  • 31 cases are in the Winnipeg Health region

Dauphin has four active cases of the virus.

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

Riding Mountain (3), Swan River (0), Duck Mountain (0), Porcupine Mountain (12), Agassiz Mountain (33), Asessippi (0), Little Saskatchewan (3), Whitemud (0). Brandon has nine active cases.   
In the Interlake, the Eriksdale/Ashern health district has 40 active cases. The Fisher/Peguis district has 96 active cases.

The current five-day positivity rate is four percent provincially and 3.8 percent in Winnipeg. 1,548 laboratory tests were completed yesterday.

There are 981 active COVID-19 cases in the province.

48 Manitobans are hospitalized with COVID-19, including:

  • Nine Manitobans in intensive care units with active COVID-19
  • Two Manitobans in intensive care units outside of the province

72.6% of those 12 and over in Dauphin are at least partially vaccinated. 

Manitobans will get more information on the second phase of reopening today.

Premier Brian Pallister and Chief Provincial Public Health Officer, Dr. Brent Roussin are set to make an announcement on Manitoba’s 4-3-2-One Great Summer reopening plan, at a conference at 2 p.m. today.

The conference comes after the province met the vaccination target needed for phase two last week.

Under the reopening plan, if 75 percent of eligible Manitobans receive their first dose and 50 percent receive their second dose by the August long weekend, the province can enter the next phase of reopening, which could see businesses open at 50 percent capacity or more.

Right now, 76.5 percent of eligible Manitobans are at least partially vaccinated, and 57.8 percent are fully vaccinated.