Dauphin, Canada

It's a first for Canada's National Ukrainian Festival, although they haven't had many chances.
Police are looking for two missing Manitoba youths believed to have run away together.
A couple of groups say more needs to be done to ensure Manitoba's seniors can live a high quality of life.

Two local hockey players are getting set to depart to the Canada Winter Games in Prince George BC this weekend.

One person has been charged and charges are pending against two others after a stabbing in Skownan.
Manitoba Hydro will be cutting power to some Parkland residents on Sunday.
Two people are in custody following a break-and-enter at a Swan River drug store.
Airbags deployed in a car crash on Highway 10 south of Brandon but RCMP say there were no major injuries.

Music News: Friday, January 2, 2015

Bono may never play guitar again

Bono says he may never play guitar again due to injuries suffered in a New York City cycling accident. 

The U2 singer suffered multiple injuries, including fractures to his left eye socket, shoulder blade and left elbow, when he crashed his bike in Central Park in November. He required hours of surgery after what doctors called a ``high-energy bicycle accident.'' 

Writing on the band's website Thursday, Bono said that ``recovery has been more difficult than I thought. As I write this, it is not clear that I will ever play guitar again.'' 

He added that his bandmates ``have reminded me that neither they nor Western civilization are depending on this.'' 

Bono said he would ``have to concentrate hard'' to be ready for U2's planned tour later this year.



Singer Hayley Williams of Paramore and New Found Glory guitarist Chad Gilbert are getting married. Williams tweeted a photo of the two of them Photoshopped on the bodies of a couple in wedding clothes with the caption, ``Hey guess what?'' and ``Getting Married.'' Gilbert put the same photo on Instagram and says, ``Popped the question on Christmas Day!'' 



Many people use the website Airbnb to rent vacation lodging. Shenandoah used it to rent out a spot on their bus. The band are offering a bunk on their tour bus, a ride between stops on their tour, videos and photos of the experience and signed T-shirts and C-D's. If the buyer is a musician, Shenandoah will even let that person play on stage with them. The going rate is $1,999.

So far, they have two takers. One fan will ride with them to Abilene, Texas, in May, and another will ride with them to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, in July.



A woman who fell off a ride at Dolly Parton's Dollywood amusement park in December 2013 is suing the park and Parton's company. 

Tedi A. Brown says in her lawsuit she suffered a brain injury while riding the Waltzing Swinger, a ride in which people sit on swings that are spun around a central axis. 

Brown says before getting on the ride, her husband had asked if it was safe to ride even though it was wet with sleet and rain. 

An employee said it was. 

When the ride stopped, Brown had lifted the safety bar before the ride had brought riders back to the ground, then immediately grabbed for the bar and lost her grip because of the slick conditions. 

She fell 10 feet to the ground head first. 

Brown and her husband are seeking $475,000 in damages, along with court and discretionary costs. A Dollywood spokesman says the company does not comment on pending litigation. 



Slash is getting divorced. 

He filed the paperwork in Los Angeles to end his marriage to Perla Hudson, his wife of 13 years citing irreconcilable differences. 

They have two sons, 12-year-old London and 10-year-old Cash. 

Slash filed for divorce in 2010 but called it off two months later. 

The current documents state the couple separated June 15. 



In an age when so many celebrities are known for misbehaving, Taylor Swift is being recognized for getting it right. 

The charity site DoSomething.org has placed Swift at the top of its list of ``Celebs Gone Good.'' 

Swift was acknowledged for donating the proceeds of her single ``Welcome To New York'' to New York City Public Schools. 

Laverne Cox of ``Orange Is The New Black'' is second on the list, followed by Beyonce', Miley Cyrus and Emma Watson. 




If your holidays were horrible, you have a kindred spirit in Bastille singer Dan Smith. 

He says as a small child, his family spent the holidays in South Africa. 

The family got a cot out of the attic for Smith to sleep upon, but they didn't know it had a spider's nest in it. 

Smith says he cried all night and no one checked on him, and in the morning he was covered in spider bites. 

Then he tried to take a ball from the family dog's mouth and the dog bit his hand. 

At least he was honest, unlike Bastille bassist William Farquarson. 

He once spent the holidays volunteering at a homeless shelter for the sole reason of using that as a pickup line for girls. 

It worked, too: he used it on his current girlfriend -- only he told her he volunteered every year.

The principal of Smith-Jackson school is hoping a local Ukrainian film festival can become an annual event.
Manitoba is heading towards a universal newborn hearing screening program.
The province is inviting agricultural stakeholders to participate in some upcoming public consultations about agricultural risk management.

Happy April!


Here is a list of upcoming live music shows here in Dauphin.  Please check to make sure you know which venue the show is at.  Contact info is below.


WAC: Romi Mayes (w/ special guest Melisa Stefaniw) will play the Watson Art Centre on Friday, April 17th at 8pm.  Tickets $36 and are on sale now at Fiddlelore Store, Dauphin Music & Electronics and the WAC.  Charge by Phone 204.638.6231


OFH @ WAC: The first show in ages at the Old Fire Hall at the Watson Art Centre will be Juno nominees the 24th Street Wailers from Toronto on Tuesday, May 5th at 8pm.  Tickets on sale now at Fiddlelore Store, Dauphin Music & Electronics and the WAC.  Charge by Phone 204.638.6231 $21


BFH:  (Bruce’s Firehouse at 238 – 3rd Ave. N.E. in Dauphin) Call 204.648.4834 or 204.638.9988 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to confirm your spot or ask for more info


Big Dave McClean will play BFH this Friday, April 10th at 8pm $25

Multi-Instrumentalist, songwriter, singer and former Fred Eaglesmith sideman Dan Walsh at BFH on Thursday, April 23 8pm $20

Scott Richmond (Regina based Roots/Rock/Country/Blues/Folk Singer Songwriter) at BFH on May 8th 8pm $20

Singer/songwriter Matt Epp at BFH on Thursday, June 18 @ BFH Outdoor stage (weather permitting) 8pm $20

A Dauphin Regional Comprehensive Secondary School alumni association is in the works.
The City of Dauphin is expected to discuss passenger flight schedules to and from the Dauphin airport with Perimeter Airlines today.
Dauphin Recreation Services has confirmed that yesterday's evacuation was ordered after an ammonia leak.
Three more roads are closed in the RM of Dauphin.
The Mountain View School Division says everything is on schedule for the renovations of the gymnasium at the DRCSS.

US CMT Music Awards

By Mesfin Fekadu


Carrie Underwood could extend her record-winning streak at the CMT Music Awards. 

The country star has won video of the year for the last three years, and she's nominated twice for the top prize at this year's awards, to be presented tonight at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. 

Underwood's ``Something in the Water'' and ``Somethin' Bad,'' her duet with Miranda Lambert, will compete against clips from Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan, among others. 

She also won video of the year in 2010 and 2007, and her five wins make her the record holder. 

Underwood is the overall top contender at the awards with five nominations. She will also hit the stage, where Bryan, Jason Aldean, Reba McEntire and Zac Brown Band will also perform. 

(The Associated Press)