Across Canada, Pride month is celebrated in communities across the country. The month of June is a time when the celebration of diversity, the acknowledgement of the struggles the LGBTQ2S+ communities have endured and the progress that has been made in fight for equality occurs. This year, community members from our tri-community of The Pas, Opaskwayak Cree Nation and the RM of Kelsey are also joining in the celebration of Pride month.
Over the past few weeks a group of tri-community members have been meeting to plan a number of activities designed around celebrating Pride month and bringing awareness to the struggles and judgement that still exist around the LGBTQS2+ community. The committee, adopting the name Tri-Community Pride, began when two friends came out together last year and have discovered there is still a lack of support and some stigma and judgement that exists in the community.
While the water level has subsided in the Pine River, severe flood damage remains where it crosses Hwy. No. 10, where half the road surface has crumbled and contributes to the significant detours in the Parkland’s highway system as the severed provincial artery limits the Swan Valley’s connection to the rest of Manitoba to only Hwy. No. 83, as other highways and secondary provincial roads also have experienced major flood damage.
Dauphin Kings defenceman Colby Jaquet hands the Turnbull Cup to teammate Mathew Rathbone following the team’s 2-1 victory over the Steinbach Pistons in game seven of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League final, last Wednesday in Steinbach.
With the victory, the Kings quailfy for the Centennial Cup to be held in Estevan, Sask. For more on Dauphin’s eighth MJHL title, see page A11 and the special section commemorating the Kings’ victory inserted into this week’s paper!
Local residents organized a March for Ukraine, which took place, Sunday afternoon.
Following an opening prayer, the crowd of about 75 people marched down Main Street to the Dauphin Public Library to show their continued support for Ukraine, which is continuing to fight back against Russian invasion forces.
While the details are few, the City of Dauphin is expecting to receive somewhere around $90,000 under a one-time provincial grant program aimed at road rehabilitation.
Premier Heather Stefanson announced $15 million will be distributed on a per capita basis, providing municipalities with financial support for road reconstruction, rehabilitation and preservation projects.
“Manitoba municipalities are facing significant road infrastructure challenges as a result of this year’s extraordinary weather conditions,” Stefanson said. “Above-average precipitation and colder-than-average temperatures have caused a substantial increase in the number and severity of potholes on roads throughout the province, and inflation and supply chain issues have also added to this challenge. In addition to our Budget 2022 investments in highways and municipalities, we are pleased to offer this extra support to reduce the financial burden.”
As part of this grant program, the province will distribute the pot of money to all of Manitoba’s 137 municipalities on a per-capita basis, with the City of Winnipeg to receive nearly $9 million of the total.
Get all the details in this week's Dauphin Herald!
The Incredibly Hip hit the stage at the Watson Arts Centre, Saturday, offering their own renditions of their favourite band, The Tragically Hip’s hits.
The tribute band from Winnipeg played in front of a crowd of about 100 people.
Wade Dance Centre’s 22nd annual recital drew just under 200 people to the George P. Buleziuk Centre. Belva Wade Zentner’s students, who range in age from three all the way up to 20, thrilled the crowd with the perfection of their art. At this year’s Northwestern Marquette Festival, the Wade Dance Centre students took all six of the adjudicator’s choice awards.
You can find more in the May 17th edition of The Russell Banner.
Thanks to a community based effort and the Lions Clubs in the Swan Valley area, northern and central Manitoba residents have an option to get cataract surgery done at the Swan Valley Health Centre (SVHC).
The Lions Cataract Program is celebrating a milestone anniversary, however, it was facing record high wait times of 44 weeks, and recently according to the province’s cataract surgery wait times list posted online, it’s showing no services performed.
There's more in this week's Review!
A by-law was passed providing for the remuneration of members of council.
Council has not taken a pay increase since current indemnities were set back in 2020.
The monthly indemnity is as follows: Head of Council – $1,035.30 ($12,423.60 annually); Deputy Head of Council – $931.77 ($11,181.24 annually); Councillors – $828.24 ($9,938.88 annually).
Get all the details in this week's Roblin Review.
For the first time since 2014, the Dauphin Kings are champions of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League.
Brayden Dube’s goal with 8:27 remaining in the third period snapped a 1-1 tie, lifting the Kings to a 2-1 victory over the Steinbach Pistons in game seven of the best-of-seven championship series.
Get more in this week's Roblin Review!