Monthly Archives: April 2011

Fine Arts Awards Festival – May 4

Submitted by:  SVFAFA | The Swan Valley Fine Arts Festival Association invites everyone to attend the Fine Arts Awards Festival. The past 2 months have seen three busy weeks of festival including Dance, Band, Fiddlin’, Music and Speech Arts. The Fine Arts Awards Festival features top performances from the previous festivals, recognizing the personal achievement and [...]

2011/04/30Local Interest

CANCELLED – Kenville Hall Fundraising Sale – April 30

Submitted by Lynn Williamson | The Kenville Hall sale  scheduled for April 30 has been cancelled due to the snow storm.

2011/04/30Local Interest

Swan Valley Rec & Wellness Centre: Update April 29, 2011

Swan Valley Recreation and Wellness Centre Media Release | The demolition of the 2 houses on the site is complete thanks to the efforts of local community volunteers and the generous donations of equipment and professional services by local businesses.  Photo by: Curtis Hohne Photo by ValleyBiz Kendale Roofing removed the shingles and Darin McKay [...]

2011/04/29Local Interest

Hometown Manitoba Grants Benefit the Valley

Government of Manitoba Media Release |  More Than $568,000 in Funding For 295 Projects in 2011 Revitalization of streets, buildings and community parks, along with new signs and trees will be seen throughout Manitoba in several rural communities as the province provides more than $568,000 in provincial Hometown Manitoba grants for 295 projects this year, [...]

2011/04/29Local Interest

Spring Cleaning in Swan River

ValleyBiz Story | With the weather warming up, many people are taking the opportunity to catch up on some yardwork and maintenance.  Spring cleaning took on a larger scale this week in Swan River.  Bucket trucks made quick work of trimming trees. Street cleaners swept away a winter’s worth of sand and grime. Crews were out [...]

2011/04/28Local Interest

Minitonas Early Years School – Education Week

Submitted by:  Minitonas Early Years School | The School was buzzing with excitement as students, staff, and parents celebrated Education Week, April 11th—15th. On Monday morning, the students enjoyed Trustee, Lynne Wenzel reading to each of the classrooms. The students and staff enjoyed the stories. On Tuesday morning, Mrs. Shirley Todosichuk brought her collection of [...]

2011/04/27Local Interest

Swan Valley Rec & Wellness Centre: Update April 27, 2011

Swan Valley Recreation and Wellness Centre Media Release | Support for the Swan Valley Recreation and Wellness Centre is growing and the project has seen significant progress since the Public Meeting on March 21, 2011: – Approximately $73,000 has been pledged through the 2740 Club. – As part of the site preparation, the 2 houses on the [...]

2011/04/27Local Interest

RM of Swan River Minutes – April 26, 2011

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Council of the Rural Municipality of Swan River, held in the Council Chamber at 216 Main Street West, Swan River, Manitoba on Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. Present: Reeve Lorne Henkelman Councillors: Glen Foster, Don Machan, Earl Hrappstead Absent:  Richard Barteski, Terry Neely, Brian Burick DON [...]

2011/04/26Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – April 19, 2011

The Council of the Town of Swan River held its regular meeting on Tuesday, April 19th, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councillors Scales, Jacobson, Friesen, Bobick, Delaurier and Sakal present. Minutes: 1. RESOLVED that the Agenda for the April 19th, 2011 regular meeting of Council be received. [...]

2011/04/26Local Interest

Kenville Hall Fundraising Sale April 30

Submitted by: Lynn Williamson | The Kenville Hall Board is having a fundraiser with the proceeds going towards a new roof.  Saturday, April 30, 2011 10:00am to 4:00pm Kenville Hall The event will have home based business tables, garage sale items, baking and crafts. Lunch will be our famous Kenville burgers with our wonderful sauce [...]

2011/04/25Local Interest

Bev Murray Receives Laptop

ValleyBiz Story | On Saturday, April 23, Shauna Klekta (right), on behalf of ValleyBiz, presented a ThinkPad Laptop to Market Fest draw winner, Bev Murray.

2011/04/25Local Interest

Easter Brunch

Submitted by: Karla Weir | Birch River held an Easter Brunch this Saturday to fundraise for it’s upcoming 2011 Homecoming this summer. It was a great day to catch up with friends and family from here in the valley, but also with those who were home for the Easter weekend. Brady Burghart, Ethan Weir, and [...]

2011/04/25Local Interest

Fine Arts Music Festival

Submitted by: Chris Chmelowski | The Swan Valley Fine Arts Festival Association held their Music Festival on April 18-21 at the Temple Baptist Church in Swan River.  The Festival featured Piano, Vocal, Recorder and Speech performances. Keara Pierrepont on piano. Students from Heyes, Taylor & ESRSS Students from Heyes & ESRSS Spoken Poetry Trio: Tyler [...]

2011/04/23Local Interest

Province to Cover Cost of Well Water Testing

Government of Manitoba Media Release | Province to Cover Full Cost of Well-Water Testing For Flood-Affected Areas | Everyone Using Private Water Supplies Affected by Flooding Advised to Boil Water Now, Test After Flooding Subsides Manitoba Water Stewardship and Manitoba Health are advising everyone who uses private water supplies including wells, cisterns or unfiltered surface-water sources [...]

2011/04/22Local Interest

Swan River Area Man Convicted of Animal Abuse

Government of Manitoba Media Release | The Office of the Chief Veterinary Officer advises that Walter Goba of the Swan River area has been convicted in provincial court of operating a kennel without a licence, confining an animal in hazardous conditions and housing animals in unsanitary conditions.  Goba was charged under the Animal Care Act [...]

2011/04/21Local Interest

Easter Brunch April 23rd – Birch River

Submitted by: Karla Weir | The Birch River Homecoming Committee is having an Easter Brunch: Saturday, April 23rd 10am – 12 noon Birch River Legion Hall Pancake Breakfast There will be an Easter Egg Hunt for the kids and a silent auction. Also, samples of the Birch River 2011 Homecoming souvenirs will be there on [...]

2011/04/21Local Interest

Skateboard Union Receives Rural Youth Achievement Award

Government of Manitoba Media Release | 2011 Capturing Opportunities Awards Recognize Commitment, Contributions to Manitoba Communities: Struthers | The efforts of community-conscious individuals, businesses and organizations were officially recognized with the presentation of the 2011 Capturing Opportunities Awards at this year’s rural business forum, Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives Minister Stan Struthers announced today. “This [...]

2011/04/21Local Interest

ValleyBiz Draw Winners

ValleyBiz Story | We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth at the Rotary Spring Marketfest and entered our free draws.  We are excited to announce the following lucky winners: The winner of the T61 Thinkpad Laptop is Bev Murray of Swan River. The winner of the [...]

2011/04/21Local Interest

Dolyna Ukrainian Dancers Year End Concert

Submitted by:  Jennifer Simpson | The Dolyna Ukrainian Dancers presented their Year End Dessert Concert at the Swan Valley Regional Secondary School on Saturday, April 16.  It was an evening of Ukrainian Dance and delicious desserts.  Emily Simpson

2011/04/19Local Interest

Rotary Club of Swan Valley Spring Marketfest

ValleyBiz Story |  We enjoyed meeting many of our loyal viewers at our booth and very much appreciated your words of encouragement and appreciation.  It was a great opportunity to let more people know about ValleyBiz and we welcome those new users to our site.  Marilyn Johnston took this picure of our booth when she stopped by to visit [...]

2011/04/18Local Interest

Fine Arts Fiddlin’ Festival

Submitted by: Carolle Cowan | Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Soloists take part in Fiddlin’ Festival, Swan Valley Fine Arts Festival, April 12 and 13 at Temple Baptist Church.  Pictured to the left is Leo Chartrand. SVFAFA appreciates executive, committees and the many volunteer helpers that help organize successful Festivals. Mini workshops were conducted by Adjudicator [...]

2011/04/14Local Interest

RM of Swan River State of Emergency

The RM of Swan River is currently under a state of emergency.  Reeve Lorne Henkelman indicated Council made the decision this morning as a result of safety concerns related to significant washouts on roadways throughout the RM.  Residents are urged to exercise extreme caution and to respect road closed signs.  Crossings may not look serious [...]

2011/04/14Local Interest

RCMP Investigate Attempted Murder on Pine Creek First Nation

RCMP Media Release | On April 12, 2011 just before 7:00 p.m., Winnipegosis RCMP were dispatched to the scene of a shooting on Pine Creek First Nation.   Initial investigation indicates that there were a number of males fighting at the location. A firearm was discharged, and a 34 year old man from Duck Bay, [...]

2011/04/14Local Interest

Fine Arts Festival April 18 – 21

Submitted by:  Evelyn Bredin | The Swan Valley Fine Arts Festival invites everyone to attend next week’s festival activities featuring Music and Speech Arts.  The Music Festival will include  both keyboard and vocal performances. Music Festival Temple Baptist Church Monday, April 18 at 9:15am, 1:15pm & 7:00pm Tuesday, April 19 at 9:15am, 1:15pm & 7:00pm Wednesday, April [...]

2011/04/14Local Interest

Dolyna Ukrainian Dancers April 16th

Submitted by:  Jennifer Simpson | The Dolyna Dancers present their Year End Dessert Concert.  Everyone is welcome to attend an evening of Ukrainian Dance and indulge in some scrumptious desserts. Saturday, April 16, 2011 7:00 pm Swan Valley Regional Secondary School Gymnasium Tickets $10 (5 and Under Free) Tickets available at KC’s Music Supply or at [...]

2011/04/13Local Interest

Sandbags in Place, River Flowing

Pictures by ValleyBiz | Sandbagging continued this weekend in preparation for the potential flooding.  As the spring thaw continues and the river begins to break up, ditches have overflowed, covering some roads.

2011/04/12Local Interest

Funding for Additional RCMP Officer in Swan River

Government of Manitoba Media Release | An extra 66 officers will be added to police services provincewide as part of the province’s plans to make all Manitoban communities safer, Premier Greg Selinger announced today. “Manitobans deserve to feel safe in their communities and in their neighbourhoods,” Selinger said. “This investment in policing provides communities with [...]

2011/04/11Local Interest

Sylvia’s Angels 3rd Annual Talent Show

Submitted by: Lynn Huff | Sylvia’s Angels 3rd Annual Talent Show was held on Apr 09/11 with 22 individuals providing talent to the Swan River Valley at the Elks hall as well as broadcast on CJSB 104.5 with sound provided by Freedom Sound Inc. The event was well attended with all proceeds going to the [...]

2011/04/11Local Interest

Fine Arts Festival April 11 – 14

Submitted by:  Evelyn Bredin |  The Swan Valley Fine Arts Festival invites everyone to attend this week’s festival activities.  This week’s festivals include the Band Festival, Fiddlin’ Festival and Spelling Bee.  Plan on taking in some of the great performances by local artists. Band Festival Ecole Swan River South Gym Monday, April 11 at 9:45am & 1:20pm [...]

2011/04/09Local Interest

Dr. Andy Maxwell New PRHA Board Member

Parkland Regional Health Authority Media Release | Dauphin- Manitoba Health Minister Theresa Oswald has appointed new members to the Board of Directors of the Parkland Regional Health Authority. New appointments include Dr. Andy Maxwell of Swan River and Chuck Morden of McCreary.    Four previous members have been reappointed for a second, three-year term. They include Chairperson [...]

2011/04/09Local Interest

Multiple Thefts from Unlocked Vehicles

SWAN RIVER RCMP advise of multiple thefts from unlocked vehicles .   Overnight on April 7th, numerous complaints of theft from unlocked vehicles were received from residents living on 9th Avenue North and 10 Avenue North,  in Swan River .   This morning, April 8th another unlocked vehicle was entered on Riverview Drive and property [...]

2011/04/08Local Interest

2012 Power Smart Summer Games Signing Ceremony

Valley Biz story | An official signing ceremony was held Thursday, April 7, 2011 at the Veterans Community Hall making it official that the Swan River Valley will be host to the 2012 Power Smart Manitoba Summer Games.  Pictured here is Swan River MLA Rosann Wowchuk  overseeing the signing of the Multi-Party Agreement by Sport Manitoba [...]

2011/04/08Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – April 5, 2011

The Council of the Town of Swan River held its regular meeting on Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councillors Scales, Jacobson, Friesen, Bobick, Delaurier and Sakal present. Delegation: At 7:00 p.m. prior to the official council meeting a delegation from the Immigration and [...]

2011/04/08Local Interest

Sylvia’s Angels Talent Show April 9th

Submitted by:  Sylvia Skulmoski | Lunch, Talent Show and Silent Auction Fundraiser with proceeds to Swan Valley Health Facilities Foundation Chemotherapy Unit.  Everyone Welcome! April 9th at the Elks Hall Doors open at 11am Admission $5 Lunch:  11am – 1pm Perogies and sausage $7 Talent Show:  1pm – 5pm Silver Collection

2011/04/06Local Interest

Fire on 5th Avenue South

Pictures and video submitted by:  Curtis Hohne, Story by ValleyBiz | EMS, Fire and Police attended a fire at 339 – 5th Avenue South on the afternoon of April 4, 2011.  All occupants safely exited the home and were checked over by EMS as a precautionary measure.  The fire appears to have started in a bedroom, [...]

2011/04/05Local Interest

Snowmobile Crash leads to Serious Injuries

According to a media release by the RCMP, at approximately 7:20 p.m., Saturday night April 2nd Swan River RCMP & Swan River Emergency Personnel (fire and ambulance) were dispatched to a snowmobile collision approximately 1 km north of Swan River on a provincially designated snowmobile trail.   The snowmobile operator was traveling southbound on the [...]

2011/04/04Local Interest

Woman Sentenced after Assault with Broken Bottle

According to a media release by the RCMP, a woman (age 22) and resident of Swan River, Manitoba was charged on March 27th for assault with a weapon , assault causing bodily harm, possessing a weapon dangerous to the public peace and other related criminal charges after committing a vicious attack against a man (age [...]

2011/04/04Local Interest

BAM Jam Music Camp

Submitted by:  Donna Burghart | Thursday, March 31 | The BAM Jam Music Camp hosted an Old Time Concert featuring the 2011 camp instructors.  Pictured here are Glen Westburg, Kim deLaforest, Desmond Lagace, Alex Lamoureux, Patti Lamoureux, J.J. Guy and Daniel Koulack.  These top notch instrumentalists put on a crowd pleasing performance for the jam [...]

2011/04/03Local Interest