Dauphin, Canada

A project to connect Dauphin seniors with technology is starting with the help of youth this fall.

Students from Mackenzie Middle School will help teach online concepts to seniors this fall through a partnership with the Dauphin Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation and the Dauphin Multi-Purpose Seniors Centre.

Alison Moss, Community Liaison for Dauphin Neighbourhood Renewal, explains how the project will work.

“So this project and grant will be used to purchase iPads and tablets. We’re going to get a range from high-end to more affordable and budget friendly tablets and devices.  So those devices will be housed at the senior centre and the public would be welcomed to go and try and use them.  Some of the workshops we are proposing, and again it will sort of depend on local interest, but what we think will be really great are various learning opportunities around things like FaceTime and Facebook.  We really were thinking about how do we use technology to address social isolation.”

To kick off the project, a free viewing of the film “Cyber Seniors” is tonight at 6:30 at the Countryfest Community Cinema.

To sign up for the program, call Alison at 622-3146.

A traffic stop on June 5 on 3rd Avenue. N.E. in Dauphin led RCMP to conduct a search of a vehicle.

 

During the search, 190 grams of cocaine, a large sum of cash and drug paraphernalia was discovered and seized.

 

Allan Dengler, 30-years-old of Peachland B.C. and Amanda Saxinger, 22-years-old of Cudworth, SK, were arrested.

 

They were charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Proceeds of Crime.

 

Both were remanded into custody and then released on court imposed conditions with a Dauphin court date of August 14.

 

The investigation is still ongoing.

A date of October 17 of this year has been officially set as the date in which cannabis will be legal.

Trudeau made the announcement during the House of Commons today after the Senate had officially passed the bill.

Although the bill has passed, the Justice Minister warned Canadians, they won’t be able to legally light up until after that date.

Ronald Fatteicher from the R.M. of Calder received his sentence in Yorkton Provincial court this morning.

Last year, Fatteicher deliberately drove a bulldozer into his son’s home, luckily the two people inside escaped without injury.

He pleaded guilty to 9 charges including Attempted Murder, Uttering Death Threats and Assaulting a Police Officer.

Fatteicher received four years in prison after being given credit for time he’s already served in custody.

The Senate has passed the pot bill, which sets the legalization of cannabis in eight to 12 weeks.

The bill passed with a vote of 52 in favour and 29 opposed.

Initially the federal government planned for the bill to be passed in time for sales to start July 1, however the Senate wanted more time to review it.

Pallister is still holding true to not allowing Manitobans to grow pot at home.

Dauphin businesses will soon have the opportunity to subscribe to a database featuring shoplifters in the area.

Riehl Securities is launching the program along with a variety of security services to businesses after concerns were raised last month by business owners.

Kerri Riehl, owner of Riehl Securities, explains how it works.

“I’ve got the test database that I am going through now currently and this came as a result of the meeting we had on May 17 in relation to the business community feeling they were victimized by shoplifting, trespassing and break and enter. As a result, you’ll be able to go into the database, you’ll have to subscribe before going on to the website.  You’ll have to subscribe to the database and there are various packages that are tailored to meet people’s specific needs.”

The database features photos and information on shoplifters that can be shared by subscribers.

Riehl still hopes to meet with City of Dauphin’s Protective Services Committee to discuss more options and ways to prevent these kinds of crimes from happening in the area.

You are invited to attend the Northwest Metis Council’s National Aboriginal Day BBQ.

They are holding a free BBQ with entertainment, cultural presentations, and door prizes.

Tammy Chief, from the council, spoke with us about what everyone should expect during this year’s event.

“We are going to have a cultural display. It’s just us showing our wares of Metis and First Nations people. There will be live entertainment, dancing, and singing. We invited a couple of classes from the McKenzie Middle School to attend and partake. There will be a bunch of children activities including bead making and also sash making.”

It’s taking place on 1st Street Northwest beside the WAC and across from the CN Station.

The BBQ begins at 11 in the morning and runs until 3 in the afternoon.

There is still time to sign up for this year’s Walk for Alzheimer’s.

The Walk for Alzheimer’s takes place at 7 this evening, beginning in Vermillion Park.

Amber Duncan, the regional coordinator for the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, encourages everyone to support the walk which helps support programs for people living in the Parkland with dementia.

“Alzheimer’s Society is a local non-profit. All the money stays within Manitoba and a part of it goes to the Parkland region. We run a lot of programs here and we’d like to get more programs going because we do have a large client base. Sometimes you know these people sometimes you don’t. So in order to help more people, we need more funds to get things going.”

Duncan spoke with us about programs she hopes to start here at home.

“Right now we have a support group going for caregivers, but we’d love to have one starting for people living with dementia across the Parkland. We’d also like to get a mind in motion going as well. These are all programs that we hope to have in the future and any funds and support that we can get gets us one step closer to that goal.”

You can register until the walk begins; they plan to cut off registration right at 7.

The Moon Lake Trail is closed because of the frequency of black bears spotted in the area.  

Parks Canada has closed the area until further notice.

Only authorized personnel can go to the trial.

 Any visitors who are found on the trail can face a maximum penalty of 25 thousand dollars.

Phase 4 of the rehabilitation and paving work on Highway 10 in Riding Mountain National Park is resuming tomorrow.

The work being done is between km 40 and km 60.

Park officials warn drivers should be ready for single-lane alternating traffic, speed reductions and occasional delays up to 20 minutes.

Hours of work are 6:30 in the morning to 7:30 in the evening seven days a week.

Road work is expected to continue until August 31st.

photo credit: Sunrise CU
Sunrise Credit Union continues to grow.

As of last night, Strathclair Credit Union passed a motion to merge with Sunrise.

Strathclair Credit Union has three branches in Strathclair, Shoal Lake and Oakburn.

The amalgamation takes place on January 1, 2019.