The Pas Local News Archives for 2022-06

Hepatitis C Awareness Event

A special Hepatitis C awareness event will be held at the Gordon Lathlin Memorial Centre on July 28th.


This event will inform people about how the disease spreads from person to person and how to protect yourself.


The event will feature outreach testing a barbeque, and games, and will run from 11AM until 3PM


For more information you can contact Shawn Yaremko at the Beatrice Wilson Health Centre 204-627-7410

Uptown Emporium 53 Upcoming Events

Cheryl Antonio, the artisan champion for Uptown Emporium 53 spoke to Arctic Radio about another artist meet and greet they have planned for July and a cultural day’s event they are planning in partnership with Uptown Emporium 54 in Flin Flon.




University College of The North InTeRn Program

April Nobess and Alyssa Provost spoke to Arctic Radio about the University College of the Norths InTeRn program. The program is for aboriginal woman that want to learn about information technology.'



Conservation Officer Involved in an Incident on PR 283

A report from Manitoba Natural Resources and Northern Development announced that a conservation officer from The Pas attempted to stop two people from operating all terrain vehicles on Provincial Road 283 as they were not wearing helmets and didn’t have visible plates.


The incident occurred on May 25th and the two suspects fled but the officer was able to catch up to them


The two involved in the incident were charged with failing to stop when signalled by a peace officer and for failing to wear helmets.

RCMP Water Safety Tips

Now that it’s summer, the RCMP and the Life Saving Society wants to remind Manitobans to be safe around the water, especially when you are boating.


It is highly recommended that young children and non swimmers be supervised near the water and to never drink alcohol before taking part in water activities or before driving a boat.


Learn how to swim in order to be safe in the water and to always swim with a buddy.


When you are out in a watercraft be aware of the wind and your surroundings and always wear a personal floatation device.


It’s also important that you have a proper fitting life jacket as this is the first piece of safety equipment when unexpected incidents occur on the water.



The Pas Fire Department Burn Fund Fundraiser

Matt Pecker from The Pas Fire Department spoke to Arctic Radio about their Manitoba Firefighters Burn Fund Fundraiser set to be held at Fas Gas, and their recent partnership with community safety net.



Cedar Lake Community Futures Grant Program

Sandra Shapiro development officer at Community Futures Cedar Lake spoke to Arctic Radio about their investing in our futures grant program.



Job Fair in Flin Flon

People looking for employment opportunities are encouraged to attend a job fair scheduled to be held tomorrow in Flin Flon.


The fair will take place at the RH Channing Auditorium from 1PM until 5PM and from 6PM until 9PM.


Some of the companies and organizations that will be on site include Hudbay Rail, Arctic Gateway, MB Hydro, and Northern Regional Health Authority.

Community Rummage and Flea Market

Holly Lajambe, from The Pas Community Renewal Corporation spoke to Arctic Radio about their community rummage and flea market set for this weekend.



House Fire on Kerr Place in The Pas

The Pas Fire Department responded to a house fire on Kerr Place on the afternoon of June 17th.


An aggressive interior attack brought the fire under control and a cat was given CPR by fire fighters on the scene.


The fire is not believed to be suspicious.


You are reminded to ensure that you have working smoke alarms in your home and a fire safety plan, and consider getting renters insurance if you are renting.


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The Pas RCMP Investigate Hit and Run

On June 18, 2022, at approximately 11:05 pm, The Pas RCMP responded to a hit and run collision involving a pedestrian, on Ducharme Street, in Cormorant, Manitoba.


A vehicle travelling on Ducharme Street, collided with a pedestrian, and fled the scene.


The 55-year-old male pedestrian from Cormorant, was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.


The investigation led officers to identify a suspect and a 59-year-old female was arrested. She was taken to the detachment where samples of her breath were obtained and found to be over the legal limit.


The 59-year-old female from Moose Lake, is facing charges of:


Impaired Operation Over 80 Causing Bodily Harm

Impaired Operation Causing Bodily Harm

Fail to Remain at Scene of Accident Resulting in Bodily Harm


She was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court in The Pas on July 12, 2022.


The Pas RCMP continue to investigate.

Into the Wild Summer Day Camp

Registration for the Into the Wild Summer Day camp opens tomorrow.


The camp is sponsored by the University College of the north and children born between 2009 and 2013 have an opportunity to take part in some fun activities with a different theme each week.


You can register your child at the UCN lobby tomorrow and Wednesday from 4:30 PM until 6:30 PM


The camp will run for six weeks from July 4th until August 12th



MP Niki Ashton calls for all-weather roads for Indigenous and Northern communities

THOMPSON – Yesterday, in Question Period, NDP MP Niki Ashton (Churchill—Keewatinook Aski) called on the Liberals to invest in all-weather roads for Indigenous and Northern communities. She also called for action from the government to help York Factory First Nation that has lost its lifeline, its ferry, and is in need for all weather access.

Here is Ashton's question in the House of Commons:

"York Factory First Nation has lost its lifeline, its ferry for longer than expected.

The community is now isolated and needs immediate assistance. It also needs an all weather road. Climate change is already wreaking havoc here as the ground-breaking report from the Canadian Climate Institute indicates, urgent federal action is needed now across our north, including by building all-weather roads.

My Bill C-245 supports this work. Will the Liberals invest in all weather road access for York Factory and support my bill to invest in our communities that are on the front lines of climate change?"

Ashton's bill to help Indigenous and Northern communities in the fight against climate change will be up for a second hour of debate in the House of Commons on Monday. 

Request to Build Little Free Library On Halcrow Avenue Granted By The Town of The Pas

At Monday night’s Town of The Pas committee of the whole meeting a letter was brought up from a resident that would like to put up a Little Free Library near a walking path on Halcrow Avenue.


Little Free libraries are small boxes placed in a residential area that contain books where people can take a book if they replace it with another book.


One of the main purposes of these little libraries if to give people better access to books and the town of The Pas has already green lit the project.


The little free library is expected to be put up soon and you can learn more about the project on

Town of The Pas Council Meeting Highlights

The Town of The Pas Financial Plan for the fiscal year passed its second and third readings at Monday night’s council meeting.


One of the highlights in the budget is the increase in policing costs and residents are expected to see a small increase in their taxes.


The Town of The Pas also appointed Cody Langlois as the new fire chief during the meeting.


The Pas mayor Herb Jaques says Langlois has worked for The Pas Fire Department before and believes he can hit the ground running

Langlois is expected to start in August.

May 2022 Monthly Crime Stats

The monthly crime stats for the month of May have been finalized. The Town of The pas had mainly disturbances of the peace a total of 135.


The RM of Kelsey once again had mainly provincial traffic violations 53 in total.


The community of Cormorant had four assaults, one case of mischief, and one breach of the peace.

Young Wolf Pack Project Holds Car Wash Fundraiser

The local Young Wolf Pack Project held a car wash fundraiser last Friday evening at The Pas Fire Hall.


Seven youth participated in the fundraiser along with two volunteers from the pas fire department and they raised $278 which will go towards activities for the cross roads teen centre.


The Pas family Resource Centre would like to thank The Pas Fire Department for helping to make this fundraiser possible.


The Young Wolf Pack Project is a local organization that is committed to empowering youth and they take part projects that make a difference in the community.


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Sensory Friendly Fire Hall Visit

Last weekend a sensory friendly fire hall visit was held at The Pas fire hall. This gave children with autism and other sensory issues to learn about fire safety in a sensory friendly environment.


The overall turnout was good and kids had a chance to try out the fire hoses and look at fire trucks. Organizer Melanie Young from The Pas Autism Group would like to thank The Pas Fire Department for helping to make this event possible.

Local Pride Parade is a Huge Success

As part of Pride Month a pride parade was held locally over the weekend and it was an overwhelming success.


Over 200 people were in the parade and around 350 people took part in the festivities.


Local politicians and community representatives also attended.


To keep up to date with pride events happening locally during pride month, be sure to follow Tri Community Pride on Facebook.


Photo from Facebook used with permission

Cormorant COVID 19 Vaccine Clinic

There will be a COVID 19 vaccination clinic today in the community of Cormorant at the community health centre.


The clinic will be open from 9AM until 4PM and no appointments are required.


You are asked to bring a health card and the clinic is open to people 12 and over.

Opaskwayak Indigenous Days Planning Meeting

The next planning meeting for Opaskwayak Indigenous Days will be held at the Gordon Lathlin Memorial Centre this Friday from noon until 1PM


All future meetings for the festivities will be held at the GLMC

If you have any questions or concerns call 204-627-7051


This year, Opaskwayak Indigenous Days festivities will run from August 15th until 21st

Amanda Lathlin MLA report – June 10, 2022

Last week the Legislative Assembly finished its spring sitting after three long months. I am excited to have more time to connect with people in The Pas-Kameesak and look forward to meeting constituents this summer. There is so much that happened in this recent session, and I want to give a brief overview of some of the most important issues.


The NDP fought back against health care cuts, stood in solidarity with flood-affected Manitobans and demanded the government make life more affordable for families. We’ve held the government to account for their decisions, including the premier’s decision not to immediately address the minimum wage, which is the second lowest in the country. Despite very high inflation, we still don’t know when the PC Government will address the low wages of working people. We have been pushing this government to raise the minimum wage to a living wage and will continue to do so in the future.


This spring session we used our powers as Official Opposition to block the passage of a PC bill that will weaken public oversight of Manitoba Hydro and raise rates by as much as 5% per year. We also delayed a PC bill which would make it easier to spray harmful pesticides in areas where children and communities gather.


The NDP passed three bills in the spring session: Bill 234 to honour caregivers who are grieving the loss of a loved one from an overdose, Bill 228 making Feb 1 – 7 of each year Eating Disorder Awareness Week, and Bill 227 which sets April 13th as Turban Day in recognition of the turban’s significance to Sikh Canadians.


As the Opposition Critic for Child & Family Services, I also supported legislation that will allow government to share information held by the province with Indigenous governments and their providers who have chosen to take authority over children in care. Earlier this year, Peguis First Nation took jurisdiction over child welfare. They were the first in Manitoba to do so. The new legislation acknowledges this change and is a step towards first nation jurisdiction over child welfare across the province.


The NDP caucus has long advocated for improved CFS legislation to better protect children in care and keep them in their home communities, surrounded by family and friends, as much as possible. We want children to grow up in safe and loving homes with the supports they need to get a strong start, a good education and good jobs and want to see real action to reunify families and reduce the number of children in care.


As always, if you have any issue or question, please get in touch with my office by emailing or calling 1-204-623-2034.

Manitoba Possible

Rayleen Rudnicki, a supervisor and rehabilitation Councillor spoke to Arctic Radio about Manitoba Possible an organization that is dedicated to assisting people with disabilities




Young Wolf Pack Car Wash Fundraiser

The local young wolf pack group is having a car wash fundraiser at The Pas Fire Hall today.


Proceeds raised will go towards activities for the cross roads teen centre and its eight dollars to get your car washed.


The car wash will be open from 4:30 until 7PM.

Manitoba Government Announces Free Provincial Park Access, Free Family Fishing this Weekend

Manitobans are encouraged to venture outside this weekend to enjoy free provincial park access and free family fishing Environment, Climate and Parks Minister Jeff Wharton announced today.

“Spanning more than four million hectares of land and water, Manitoba’s provincial parks have something for everyone,” said Wharton. “Whatever adventure piques your interest – whether it’s hiking, going for a picnic, mountain biking, using an accessible trail, canoeing or beyond – you are sure to find what you’re looking for in one of our incredible provincial parks.”

Vehicle permits are not required to visit provincial parks from Friday, June 10 through Sunday, June 12. However, regular fees still apply for provincial campgrounds.

Park visitors are advised to monitor provincial park conditions for closures and advisories due to flooding or weather conditions. Updated details are available at

“Our government is also proud to continue offering the free family fishing weekend, which was first held in 1992,” said Wharton. “This weekend gives Manitobans and visitors the chance to experience world-class fishing on our amazing waterways.”

On June 11 and 12, anglers can fish without a licence provincewide, except in national parks where a federal fishing licence is still required.

Anglers participating in the free family fishing weekend are allowed to keep a conservation licence limit of fish, which includes four walleye or sauger, four northern pike, two smallmouth bass, one lake trout, one channel catfish and two stocked trout.

All other rules and regulations still apply as outlined in the 2022 Manitoba Anglers’ Guide , available at

Manitoba Government Making Investments to Train Nurses

Yesterday, The Manitoba government announced that they will be investing more than eight hundred thousand dollars to add 30 new training seats at Red River Polytechnic nursing program.


This is being done in response to the labour market shortages in the health care system that was made worse by the COVID 19 pandemic.


The funding will also be used to renovate learning spaces, add laboratory equipment, and support new staffing.

MS Walk Results

The results from this year’s MS walk have been finalized. The walk was held locally at the end of May and over $1900 was raised to support those living with MS.


Walk Coordinator Lorna Lee Breemersh says they had lots of participants this year and the support was fantastic.

AI Virtual Conference

Opaskwayak Cree Nation Councillor Maureen Brown spoke to Arctic Radio about the anthropology artificial intelligence and the future of human society virtual conference where she conducted a speech.



Planned Residential School Site Searches

Opaskwayak Cree Nation Councillor Edwin Jebb spoke to Arctic Radio about doing local ground penetrating radar searches for unmarked graves at former residential school sites, including at the site of a former residential school on Fisher Island that operated from 1914 until the early 1930’s a school attended by many OCN members and the site of the Guy Hill Residential School that operated on the shores of Clearwater Lake from the 1950’s until 1979.



Update- The Pas RCMP investigate stabbing

On May 25, 2022, at approximately 7:10 pm, The Pas RCMP responded to a stabbing at The Pas Correctional Centre.


A 34-year-old male inmate was stabbed multiple times. He was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.


On June 4, 2022, the 34-year-old male succumbed to his injuries in hospital. His death is being treated as a homicide.


Major Crime Services along with The Pas RCMP, continue to investigate.

Kelsey Recreation Kids Camp Registration Opens June 8th

The Kelsey Recreation Kids Camp will run again this year from July 4th until August 26th.


This will give kids an opportunity to take part in fun activities and field trips during the summer including swimming and arts and crafts.


The cost is $116 per week or $38 a day. The week of August 2 to the 5th will have a fee of $95 since it’s a long weekend.


You can register by calling 204-627-1134 or email


Its open for children aged 5 to 12

Moose Lake RCMP Investigating Homicide

On June 4, 2022, at approximately 5:00 am, Moose Lake RCMP responded to a report of a deceased female at a residence in the community.


Officers attended the residence and located a 24-year-old female who was pronounced deceased.


Rosemary McNabb, 26, from Moose Lake has been arrested and charged with Second Degree Murder. She was remanded into custody and will appear in court in The Pas on June 7, 2022.


Moose Lake RCMP, along with Major Crime Services and RCMP Forensic Identification Services, continue to investigate.

Northern Juried Art Show Results

The Flin Flon Arts Council and NorVa Centre hosted 125 entries from across the north at the 46th Northern Juried Art Show at the Flin Flon Community Hall.


The Pas winners include; James Dean second Painting, Kyle Tirschman second and Avery Ascher third Three Dimensional Category Two

Third Anniversary of the Release of the National Inquiry Report on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Woman and Girls and the 231 Calls for Justice

Last Friday was the third anniversary of the release of the national inquiry report on missing and murdered indigenous woman and girls and two spirits and LGBTQ people and the 231 calls for justice and Renne Gamblin Kastrukof the executive director of The Pas family resource centre spoke to Arctic Radio about the importance of the report and the 231 calls for justice.



The Pas Urban Indigenous Peoples Coalition Senior and Youth Gathering

The Pas Urban Indigenous Peoples Coalition will be having a Senior and Youth gathering at Mary Duncan Schools, early learning and support centre.


The gathering will run on June 16th and 17th and will feature workshops on elder abuse and youth exploitation.


Lunch will be provided and if you would like more information you are asked to call 204-627-7500.


The gathering is scheduled to run from 9AM until 4:30 PM on both days.

MKO Mural

Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak is working with the owner of Thompsons City Centre Mall to develop a mural, and is looking for an Indigenous artist to work on it.


MKO says the mural will reflect life in the North, and the purpose of it is to display a snapshot of the community that makes it unique.


Grand Chief Garrison Settee says he commends Strathallen Property Management for continuing to work with MKO and recognizing the role First Nations have in Thompson.


The deadline to apply is July 30th and the winner will be selected August 15th.


To apply for the contest, contact Shyanna Lynxleg at 204-677-1600

Sensory Friendly Fire Hall Visit

A special sensory friendly fire hall visit will be held at The Pas Fire Hall on June 11th. This visit is catered towards those with autism or those with other sensory issues.


Participants will be warned in advance when sensory triggering equipment like sirens and flashing lights will be turned on to prepare them.


The other goal of the visit is to shed light on sensory related issues to first responders and to teach them how to help people with these conditions.


If you would like to attend the event or if you want more information call or text Young at 204-627-9007

The event will run from 11AM until 1PM.

UCN Primary Care Paramedic Course

Dan Jones and Chelsea Friesian paramedic instructors at the University College of The North spoke to Arctic Radio about the Primary Care paramedic Course and here Friesian tells us why people should pursue a career as a paramedic.



The Pas RCMP search for missing 14-year-old

On June 1, 2022, RCMP received a report of a missing 14-year-old female, from The Pas.

Rayona Lavallee was last seen on May 31, 2022, at approximately 9:50 pm, on Paul Avenue, in the Pas.

She is 5’2”, 100 lbs, with black hair and brown eyes. She last seen wearing a black sweater and black pants.

If you have information on her whereabouts please call The Pas RCMP at 204-627-6200, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477, or secure tip online at

NRHA Statement on KIM State of Emergency

With a northern First Nations health care organization declaring a state of emergency on health care services in the region, the Northern Health Region says it looks forward to continuing to work with Indigenous organizations to address these issues.


Keewatinohk Inniniw Minoayawin’s elected leaders council declared the state of emergency due to a critical nursing shortage that’s impacting nursing stations in Manitoba.


A NRHA spokesperson says the work they’ve partnered with MKO and KIM include moving forward to end anti-Indigenous racism in healthcare and co-planning on sustainable delivery in the region.


The spokesperson states the health authority wants to implement these solutions without delay, but it will take time and work to solve these -quote- “very complex, multifaceted issues”.


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