Monthly Archives: May 2011

Fun Festival – Friday, June 3

Submitted by: Tracy Boychuk | Taylor School is holding their annual Fun Festival Friday, June 3, 2011 6:00pm to 9:00pm at the Swan River Centennial Arena. Everyone across the Valley is invited for an evening of Food, Fun, Bingo, Games, Raffles and Prizes. Hamburgers, Hotdogs, Pizza and snacks will be available. Proceeds raised at the [...]

2011/05/31Local Interest

Flash Flood in Mafeking

Pictures Submitted by: Shannon Barthelette | ValleyBiz has received reports that Mafeking experienced a flash flood on the weekend after a beaver dam let go. The resulting flow of water carried debris along the Mafeking Creek which became jammed under the bridge and caused a flood of water and debris through town. Equipment was brought [...]

2011/05/30Local Interest

Rain Delays Swan River Main Street Paving

ValleyBiz Story | Main Street repaving got underway on Thursday, May 26 but was unfortunately delayed by the rain that began on Friday and continued throughout Saturday. The north side of Main Street has been completed from Highway 10 to 9th Avenue. The north parking lane along the rest of Main Street and the entire [...]

2011/05/30Local Interest

Moose Hunting Cancelled in Porcupine Mountains

Province of Maniotba Media Release | 2011 LICENSED MOOSE HUNTING SEASONS CANCELLED IN SEVERAL AREAS Moose Hunting Restrictions Give Populations Time to Recover, Stabilize: Blaikie Moose hunting seasons have been cancelled in the Porcupine Mountains (Game Hunting Areas 13 and 13A) for 2011, Conservation Minister Bill Blaikie announced today. “Appropriate management of our wildlife resources [...]

2011/05/29Local Interest

Farmers Hit the Fields

ValleyBiz Story | With the drier, warmer weather this past week, seeding in the Valley saw some significant progress. According to the May 24 Crop Report prepared by Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives: Swan River has approximately 30% wheat seeded. Seeding in the Roblin area has progressed to 70% wheat and 45% canola acres [...]

2011/05/28Local Interest

RM of Swan River Minutes – May 24, 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, May 24th, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. Present: Reeve Lorne Henkelman, Deputy Reeve Brian Burick Councillors: Glen Foster, Don Machan, Richard Barteski, Terry Neely, Earl Hrappstead [...]

2011/05/28Local Interest

RM of Minitonas Minutes – May 11, 2011

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Rural Municipality of Minitonas, held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 11th day of May, 2011 A.D. at 8:00 am. Present: Reeve McIntosh, Councillors: Pacamaniuk, Klekta, Eisner & Rinsdorf C.A.O.: Carolyn Gordon Delegations: 10:00 am Swan River RCMP – 2010 Review 10:30 am Swan River [...]

2011/05/27Local Interest

Town of Minitonas Minutes – May 4, 2011

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Town of Minitonas, held in the Council Chambers, Minitonas, Manitoba this 4th day of May, 2011 A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Mayor Barkowski Councillors: Robb, Caruk & Bartel C.A.O.: Carolyn Gordon Delegations: 8:40 pm Brent Scales re: Recreation & Wellness Committee 9:00 pm Merv Leslie re: [...]

2011/05/27Local Interest

Shrine Circus Packs in the Crowds

ValleyBiz Story | Come one, Come All! Ringmaster Timothy Tegge introduces the 3 Ring Circus. After a 9 year absence, the Shrine Circus rolled into Swan River for 2 shows at the Swan River Centennial Arena on Wednesday evening. The first show drew a crowd of 850 people who quickly filled the bleachers. Chairs provided [...]

2011/05/26Local Interest

Swan River RCMP – Youth Charged: Assault with a Weapon

RCMP Media Release | On May 24th, at about 6:00 p.m. Swan River RCMP and Swan Valley EMS (ambulance) responded to an Assault with a Weapon near the Taylor School in Swan River, Manitoba. A physical altercation between two male youths escalated where one youth produced a knife and caused non-life threatening injuries to the [...]

2011/05/26Local Interest

Swan River RCMP – Drug Charges / Resist Arrest / Mischief

RCMP Media Release | On May 17th, 2011 at 8:15 a.m. Swan River RCMP responded to a complaint of Mischief outside of a residence in Swan River, Manitoba. Police patrols located the lone male suspect, who was arrested & released for Provincial Court in Swan River on June 27, 2011. A Search Warrant obtained later [...]

2011/05/25Local Interest

2011 Preschool Wellness Fair

Submitted by: Sharon Glasscock | The 2011 Preschool Wellness Fair was huge success with 213 children, 105 families attending. It was a one stop shopping event for parents to find any and all information that they wanted to help raise their children to be happy, healthy and ready for school. There were over 25 different [...]

2011/05/25Local Interest

Swan River RCMP – Firearm & Drug Charge

RCMP Media Release | On May 19th, 2011 Swan River RCMP executed a Search Warrant on a residence in Benito, Manitoba. As a result of a police investigation relating to an unauthorized possession of a firearm and failing to comply with an undertaking, an arrest occurred with the subsequent execution of a Search Warrant in [...]

2011/05/24Local Interest

Students Attend Emergency Services Day

ValleyBiz Story | On Thursday, May 19 students from schools around the Valley attended Emergency Services Day at the Swan River Centennial Arena. Emergency Services personnel from the Swan River Fire Department, Swan Valley EMS, RCMP and Manitoba Conservation were in attendance along with their Emergency Service vehicles and equipment. The workers did an excellent [...]

2011/05/22Local Interest

Main Street Resurfacing Progressing Quickly

ValleyBiz Story | Work progressed quickly this week as the resurfacing project got underway on Main Street. The milling of the existing asphalt began on Wednesday and went quickly as the top 2″ were removed. The project is estimated to take 1 – 2 weeks and if the weather cooperates, crews could begin installing the [...]

2011/05/21Local Interest

Pancake Brunch Draws a Crowd

Submitted by: SVRWC | On Thursday, May 19, The Swan Valley Recreation and Wellness Centre held a Pancake Brunch. Over 200 people dined on pancakes and sausages in support of the project. The Brunch also resulted in a number of new 2740 Club Members. Click a picture to see a larger version.

2011/05/20Local Interest

Swan Valley Rec & Wellness Pancake Brunch

Submitted by: SVRWC | The Swan Valley Recreation and Wellness Centre will be holding a Pancake and Sausage Brunch Fundraiser Thursday, May 19 10:00am to 1:30pm Veterans Community Hall Cost $5 Proceeds to Swan Valley Rec and Wellness Centre Inc.

2011/05/17Local Interest

Tangle Box Performs at Fundraiser

Submitted by: Melissa Gray | The Benito Rec Centre held a dance on Saturday, May 14. Here are the pictures of Tangle Box from the dance. We had a good turn out and everyone had a great time, Tangle Box was awesome! Click the pictures for a larger version.

2011/05/17Local Interest

United Church Varitey Concert to Missions

Submitted by:  Jayne Leadbeater | The United Church held a Variety Concert and Dessert Party on Sunday, May 15 with a free will offering taken to support missions. Here are some pictures and highlights from the evening. “Duelling Piano” Carolle Cowan/Shirley Thompson Duet Tarnished Brass Quintet: Herb Radke/Trumpet; Jamie Ayers/Tuba; Jayne Leadbeater/Trombone; Julie Kooistra/French Horn; [...]

2011/05/16Local Interest

Preschool Wellness Fair, May 17

Submitted by:  Sharon Glasscock | Parents and children 5 years and under are invited to attend a FREE Wellness Fair. Tuesday, May 17, 2011 10:00am to 6:00pm Swan River Curling Rink Fun Interactive Stations Car Seat Safety Checks Screening & Display Booths Speech & Language, Hearing Dental, Health & Nutrition Childcare, Triple P, Early Learning [...]

2011/05/16Local Interest

Neelin High School Parkland Tour Concert

Submitted by: Melissa Lausman | Four choirs and the Improv team from Neelin High School in Brandon will be stopping in Swan River to perform an evening concert. Tuesday, May 17, 2011 7:30 pm Temple Baptist Church Admission by Donation Join us for a night of music and drama as we celebrate our Parkland tour!

2011/05/16Local Interest

Free Car Seat Clinics May 17, May 31, June 2

Parkland Regional Health Authority Media Release | What Parents Need to Know about Car Seats  Car crashes kill more children than any other injury, but when children use car seats, they are well protected and less likely to be severely injured. Parents and caregivers can choose the right car seat or booster seat for their [...]

2011/05/14Local Interest

Little Mermaid Sneak Peak

Submitted by: SVRSS | On Thursday, the Swan Valley Regional Secondary School (SVRSS) Drama Club had a dress rehearsal for their musical production of The Little Mermaid and are set for the first performance on Friday evening. Here is a sneak peak of what to expect. Come out and enjoy this underwater adventure for the [...]

2011/05/13Local Interest

Minitonas Fiddlin Program 5th Anniversary

Submitted by:  Peter Fleming | The Minitonas Fiddlin’ Program celebrated its 5th Anniversary on May 9, 2011 in Minitonas. The day was filled with Bass workshops by Daniel Koulack, and Fiddle workshops with Alex Lamoureax. It was capped off with an evening concert to which approximately 200 attended.Mr. David Chartrand – President of the Manitoba [...]

2011/05/12Local Interest

Swan River RCMP – Drug Charges Laid

RCMP Media Release | On May 11th, 2011 Swan River RCMP laid four charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. Charged are Donna Evelyn FLEURY (47 years) of Swan River (2 charges, re: Cannabis & Oxycodone) and Wesley Randall FLEURY (50 years) of [...]

2011/05/12Local Interest

Rainy Weather Causes Local Flooding

Submitted by: Shawn Klekta | The last few days of rainy weather have left some areas of the Swan River Valley experiencing flooding for the third time this spring causing some creeks and rivers to overflow their banks in the Minitonas and Pretty Valley area.  A clogged culvert causes water from the West Favel River [...]

2011/05/12Local Interest

Swan Valley Rec and Wellness Autopac Challenge

Swan Valley Recreation and Wellness Centre Media Release | People throughout Manitoba will soon be receiving a cheque in the mail from Manitoba Public Insurance.  The average Autopac rebate cheque will be about $450. The Swan Valley Rec and Wellness Centre is challenging Swan Valley residents to invest $365 of their refund in the future [...]

2011/05/12Local Interest

Newest 2740 Club Members – Hero Club

Submitted by: Wayne Grier | For their thoughtfulness and sense of Community Pride, the Swan Valley Chamber of Commerce has awarded Volunteers of the Month, April 2011, to the Hero Club. Entirely on their own initiative(since 2006), the Hero Club has walked Main Street in Swan River in late April (in conjunction with Earth Day) [...]

2011/05/12Local Interest

SVRSS Presents The Little Mermaid

Submitted by: SVRSS | The Swan Valley Regional Secondary School (SVRSS) Drama Club presents a musical treat for the entire family – The Little Mermaid. The musical, based on Hans Christian Anderson’s classic tale, will feature familiar musical numbers, dance, drama and excitement following the fun and friendship of the characters under the sea. 3 [...]

2011/05/11Local Interest

RM of Swan River Minutes – May 10, 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, May 10th, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. Present: Reeve Lorne Henkelman, Deputy Reeve Brian Burick Councillors: Glen Foster, Don Machan, Richard Barteski, Terry Neely, Earl Hrappstead     [...]

2011/05/11Local Interest

Sylvia’s Angels Present Cheque for Chemo Unit

Submitted by: Lynn Williamson | Picture of Sylvia’s Angels giving a cheque for $5,782.30 for the Chemo Unit at the Swan Valley Hospital from our talent show on April 9, 2011.  We want to thank all the people in the valley from the bottom of our hearts who sponsored us, volunteered and participated in this wonderful [...]

2011/05/11Local Interest

Your PC Guy Warns – Beware of Computer Scam

Submitted by:  Shawn Klekta, Your PC Guy | Several people in the Swan River Valley have reported to Your PC Guy they have received phone calls indicating their computer may be infected.  This is a scam!  This scam is an attempt to access to your computer, install malware, steal personal information and convince you to pay [...]

2011/05/10Local Interest

Kenville Fundraiser Thank You

Submitted by:  Lynn Williamson | The Kenville Hall Board would like to thank everyone who had a table for our fundraiser and to the people who came out and supported us. We nearly sold out of our Kenville burgers so know they must be famous. What a great Valley we live in — Thank-you, Thank-you!

2011/05/10Local Interest

600 Attend 25th Annual Sport Fishing Enhancement Banquet

Submitted by: Holly Urban & Melissa Johnson | The Swan Valley Sport Fishing Enhancement Annual Banquet was a tremendous success with 600 people attending this year for the 25th Anniversary. The evening included Displays, Games of Chance, Exhibits, Fish Races, Bid Auctions, Silent Auctions, Door Prizes, Project Updates, Boat Draws, Fishing Stories, Good Times and [...]

2011/05/09Local Interest

Mothers Day Walk a Success for Cancer Care

Submitted by: Jennifer Simpson | The Mother’s Day Walk was very successful, the money raised was far beyond our expectations!! Even though it was a drizzly day we had 195 walkers out and raised approximately $10,000! Emily Simpson and Coral Zamzow, faces painted and ready to go! We were overwhelmed with the support we received [...]

2011/05/09Local Interest

Swan River RCMP – Drug And Firearm Seizure

RCMP Media Release | On May 6, 2011, Swan River RCMP executed a CDSA (Controlled Drugs and Substances Act) search warrant at a residence in Birch River, Manitoba.  During the investigation police seized in excess of 100 marihuana plants in various stages of growth, as well as growing equipment and two firearms.   John Joseph BELL, age 73, of Birch River [...]

2011/05/09Local Interest

Fine Arts Award Festival

Submitted by:  Chris Chmelowski | The Swan Valley Fine Arts Festival Association held thier Awards Festival at the Veteran’s Community Hall on Wednesday, May 4, 2011.  The Awards Festival recognizes the personal achievement and excellence of many Fine Arts Festival participants. Carter Kooistra receiving the Home & School Trophy for senior band solo, as well [...]

2011/05/07Local Interest

Benito Rec Centre Fundraising Dance – May 14

Submitted by:  Melissa Gray | The Benito Rec Centre is holding a dance to raise money for replacement of the roof. Saturday, May 14, 2011 9pm to 1am Benito Rec Centre Live Band: Tangle Box Tickets $15.00 – Advance only Under 18 must be accompanied by a parent I.D. Checked at the door Lunch provided. [...]

2011/05/07Local Interest

Kenville Hall Fundraising Sale – May 7

Submitted by: Lynn Williamson | The Kenville Hall Board is having a fundraiser with the proceeds going towards a new roof.  Saturday, May 7, 2011 10:00am to 4:00pm Kenville Memorial 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 [...]

2011/05/06Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – May 3, 2011

The Council of the Town of Swan River held its regular meeting on Tuesday, May 3rd, 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 May 3rd, 2011 meeting of Council be received. Carried: [...]

2011/05/06Local Interest

5th Annual Fiddlin’ Concert – May 9

Submitted by: Peter Fleming | The Minitonas Fiddling Program is proud to showcase our young fiddlers. They will be performing along with special guests; Alex Lamoureux 2010 Manitoba Fiddle Champion and Daniel Koulack 2 time Juno nominee Monday, May 9th 7:00pm Minitonas Early Years Auditorium All are welcome to attend. Come out and celebrate our [...]

2011/05/05Local Interest

Mother’s Day Walk, Run, Bike – May 8, 2011

Submitted by:  Jennifer Simpson | Come on out to the Legion Park on May 8th and join us for a beautiful walk through town! Proceeds support Swan Valley Community Cancer Program. Support the Cause! Make it a Family Affair! 8th Annual Mother’s Day Walk / Run / Bike Registration 12:30pm - 1:30pm Legion Park Survivor’s Lap [...]

2011/05/04Local Interest

Swan Valley Sport Fishing Banquet – May 7

Submitted by:  Swan Valley Sport Fishing Enhancement Inc. | Come out and join us for Displays, Games of Chance, Exhibits, Fish Races, Bid Auctions, Silent Auctions, Door Prizes, Project Updates, Boat Draws, Fishing Stories, Good Times, Laughs, and A Chance to help Fish Enhancement in the Swan River Valley! Saturday, May 7th,  2011 Swan River [...]

2011/05/04Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – April 26, 2011

The Council of the Town of Swan River held a Special Meeting of Council on Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 at 12:00 noon in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councillors Scales, Jacobson, Friesen, Bobick, Delaurier and Sakal present. Purpose of meeting was to discuss Swan Valley Recreation & Wellness funding options, plus [...]

2011/05/01Local Interest

Variety Concert & Dessert Party – May 15

Submitted by:  Jayne Leadbeater | St. Andrew’s United Church in Swan River is hosting a Variety Concert and Dessert Party. Sunday, May 15, 2011 7:30 pm A free will offering will be taken to support missions.

2011/05/01Local Interest