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Tuesday, 12 May 2015 06:16

Morning News - May 12


DFD Total Incidents Down So Far In 2015

Total incidents in the first quarter of 2015 for the Dauphin Fire Department were down from the same time last year.

Fire Chief Cam Abrey presented the numbers at last nights City Council meeting.

Abrey says the only incident that saw an increase in calls in the first three months of this year has been those kitchen fires.

Overall, the DFD responded to 47 incidents between January and March - 42 city, 4 rural, and one mutual aid.

Last year, they responded to a total of 59 incidents.

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MVSD Names New Assistant Superintendent
 
The Assistant Superintendent position with Mountain View School Division has finally been filled.
 
Dan Ward joins MVSD after having spent the past three years working with Manitoba Education as Lead Liaison Officer for Funded Independent Schools.
 
CEO Donna Davidson says the school board is looking forward to working with Ward.
 
Ward begins his term with MVSD on July 1.
 
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Rally Did More Harm Than Good

The Manitoba Schizophrenia Society says a rally on the weekend to protest the move of Vince Li to a group home may have caused more harm than good.

Spokesman Chris Summerville says the rally served only to present a caricature of a supposed monster who Summerville says is one of the nicest people he's ever met.

A few dozen people turned out to protest the move out of the Selkirk Mental Health Centre by Li, who was found not criminally responsible for beheading Tim McLean on a Greyhound bus in 2008.

McLean's mother, Carol de Delley, said at the rally that she's concerned about walking downtown with Li being free, adding there are many more people like him out there.

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Missing Girl's Body Found

The body of an 11-year-old girl who was missing for nearly a week has been found on the Garden Hill First Nation in northeastern Manitoba.

David Harper, grand chief of the MKO, says it appears Teresa Robinson was mauled to death by an animal.

She had last been seen leaving a birthday party on May 5th. Harper said while there are wild dogs in the community, residents he's talked to believe a black bear is probably to blame.

First Nations leaders from nearby communities have already made their way to Garden Hill to offer support.

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Another Earthquake Hits Nepal

At least four people have been killed in another major earthquake in Nepal, less than three weeks after a temblor that killed more than 8,100 people.

The latest, a magnitude-7.3 quake, hit a remote region near the Chinese border.

A spokesman with the International Organization for Migration says several buildings collapsed in an isolated town that's now a hub for humanitarian aid since the April quake.

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Zimmerman Gets In More Trouble

More troubles for George Zimmerman, the Florida neighbourhood watch volunteer acquitted in the death of black teen Trayvon Martin.

His lawyer says a bullet just missed Zimmerman's head yesterday during a dispute with a man he got into a road-rage incident with last year.

No charges have been filed against either man in Lake Mary, Florida.

Since being found not guilty in Martin's death, Zimmerman has had run-ins with an ex-wife, girlfriends and random strangers.

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