Monthly Archives: June 2011

RM of Swan River Minutes – June 28, 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, June 28th, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.. Present: Reeve Lorne Henkelman Deputy Reeve Brian Burick (attended at 8:00 p.m.) Councillors: Glen Foster, Don Machan, Terry Neely, [...]

2011/06/30Local Interest

Village of Benito Minutes – June 28, 2011

A Regular Meeting of Council of the Village of Benito was called to order at 7:00 pm on Tuesday June 28, 2011 in the Village Council Chambers. Present ~ Mayor Meadows; Deputy Mayor Scouten; Councilor Schneider; Councilor Zebinski; Councilor Offenberger Chief Administrative Officer ~ Pat Ellingson Office Clerk ~ Teesha Klochko-Ries Mayor Meadows called the [...]

2011/06/30Local Interest

Minitonas 4-8 Ball Winds Up

Submitted by: Jen Zamzow | Minitonas Pre Mites and T ball combined to make up an age 4 – 8 team this year. Pete Genaille was their coach and they had a fun season playing Swan River teams and a Benito team. Team Windup Click a picture for a larger version.

2011/06/29Local Interest

SVRSS to Receive Upgraded Science Labs

Province of Manitoba Media Release | Minister Announces First Schools to Benefit from $25-Million Science-Lab Fund. Forty-five Manitoba schools will benefit from revitalized or upgraded science labs over the next two years under the $25-million Science Education Action Plan, Education Minister Nancy Allan announced today. “We want to interest more students in the sciences and [...]

2011/06/29Local Interest

A Special Evening for a Special Principal

Submitted by: Shauna Klekta | On Friday, June 24, 2011 there was standing room only at the Minitonas Early Years School as family, friends, colleagues, students and former students gathered together to honor Dennis Kalynuk who is retiring this year after 40 years of teaching in Minitonas and 10 years as Principal of Minitonas Early [...]

2011/06/29Local Interest

Charges Laid in Pine Creek First Nation Murder

RCMP Media Release | RCMP investigators have charged 24 year old Ryan CHARTRAND with Second Degree Murder. The victim has been identified as 33 year old Lance RICHARD. An autopsy has been completed, and the cause of death has been attributed to blunt force trauma. The victim and the accused were known to each other, [...]

2011/06/28Local Interest

Swan River to Pilot Mobile Primary Health-Care Unit

Province of Manitoba Media Release | Province Moves Forward With Improving Access To Family Doctors and Primary Care – Record Increase in Doctors Practising In Manitoba; Construction Begins On New ACCESS St. James Centre; New QuickCare Clinics To Open by Fall: Oswald The province is moving forward on a number of new initiatives to ensure [...]

2011/06/27Local Interest

RCMP Investigate Homicide on Pine Creek First Nation

RCMP Media Release | On June 25, 2011 at about 6:30 a.m. Winnipegosis RCMP as well as local emergency services were dispatched to a complaint of an assault at a residence on Pine Creek First Nation. On arrival at the residence, police discovered an unresponsive 24 year old male. The man was transported by ambulance [...]

2011/06/26Local Interest

Town of Minitonas Minutes – June 15, 2011

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Town of Minitonas, held in the Council Chambers, Minitonas, Manitoba this 15th day of June, 2011 A.D. at 6:30 p.m. This meeting was held in order to complete the ‘Unfinished Business’ from the June 1st, 2011 Council Meeting. Present: Mayor Barkowski Councillors: Robb, Caruk, Bartel & [...]

2011/06/25Local Interest

RM of Minitonas Minutes – June 8, 2011

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Rural Municipality of Minitonas, held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 8th day of June, 2011 A.D. at 8:00 am. Present: Reeve McIntosh, Councillors: Pacamaniuk, Klekta, Eisner & Rinsdorf, C.A.O.: Carolyn Gordon Additions to the Agenda: 4.7 MTS Right-of-Way 5.6 Canada Day – Final Planning [...]

2011/06/25Local Interest

Cancelled – GPS, Geocaching Scavenger Hunt – June 28

Submitted by: Gloria Stesenko | A Fun and Exciting Scavenger Hunt Around Benito! (GPS Units Provided) Learn the basics of using a GPS unit. Discover the exciting activity of Geocaching! Receive hands-on practice by participating in a walking Geocaching scavenger hunt! No Vehicle Required. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Tuesday, [...]

2011/06/24Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – June 21, 2011

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, June 21st, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councillors Bobick, Friesen, Scales, Jacobson, Delaurier and Sakal present. Delegation: Don DeClercq, Manager Swan Valley Consumer’s Co-op requesting that 3rd Street North-East of PTH 10 be renamed Co-op [...]

2011/06/23Local Interest

Swan River & Minitonas Sports Grants

Province of Manitoba News Release | More Than 140 Community Sports and Recreation Organizations Receive First Sports Grants – Grants Enhance Youth Participation, Access to Sports: Selinger More than 140 non-profit community sport and recreation organizations, community clubs, sport associations and community facilities serving young people in Manitoba will receive funding through the province’s new [...]

2011/06/23Local Interest

CBF School Finds Out How It’s Made at Spruce Products

Submitted by: Jocelyn Beehler | The Gr.5-8 students from Community Bible Fellowship Christian School took a field trip to Spruce Products June 9th,2011. The goal was to see raw materials (logs) being turned into marketable products (lumber, saw dust, wood chips), and to see the process from start to finish. It was amazing! I have [...]

2011/06/23Local Interest

Safe Grad 2011 Smokie on a Bun – June 24

Submitted by: Leila Richard | Along with Swan Valley Coop Safe Grad will be a hosting A Smokie On A Bun. It will take place in the Coop parking lot from 11-1:30 pm . For $ 3.00 you get a smokie on a bun and a drink. All proceeds will go to Safe Grad 2011.

2011/06/22Local Interest

Follow the Yellow Fish Road

ValleyBiz Story | Students from Taylor School, Heyes School and Ecole Swan River South teamed up on Monday, June 20 to paint Yellow Fish next to storm drains in Swan River. The Yellow Fish serve as a reminder to local residents that storm drains connect directly to local waterways and that anything other than clean [...]

2011/06/21Local Interest

Family Studies Class Connects with Seniors & Preschoolers

Submitted by: Jen Zamzow | FST 40 students visited their “Time of my Life” senior partners at Heritage Manor on Wednesday, June 8. Students interviewed their community partners during 9 sessions as they worked on biographical questions and formed new friendships. Helen Ellingson and Tessa Chief Marion Treasure and Amanda Eisner Queenie Trumbley and Kim [...]

2011/06/21Local Interest

A&W 10th Annual Fathers Day Car Show

ValleyBiz Story | A&W held their 10th Annual Father’s Day Car Show in Swan River on Sunday, June 19th. Many families stopped by with Dad to check out the cars, get reaquainted with the sun and enjoy some frosty rootbeer. The Great Root Bear was on hand to entertain the crowds. In total there were [...]

2011/06/20Local Interest

RBC BBQ for SVRSS Envirothon Team

ValleyBiz Story | The Royal Bank held a BBQ Monday, June 20 from 11am to 2pm in support of the SVRSS Envirothon Team. Students from the Envirothon Team, along with RBC Employees served up a choice of hotdog or hamburger along with a drink and cake for dessert. Approximately 125 people from the community attended. [...]

2011/06/20Local Interest

Hit and Run

RCMP Media Release | Just before 8:00 p.m. Sunday, officers from the Dauphin Municipal RCMP detachment received a report of a 2 vehicle collision that occurred on 2nd Avenue N.E. in Dauphin. The suspect vehicle fled the scene without exchanging particulars with the driver of the vehicle that was hit. Witnesses to the collision provided [...]

2011/06/20Local Interest

Sunshine for the Community BBQ

Submitted by: Lesley Sembaluk | Rain, rain, go away….and it did, for a while. Métis Child, Family and Community Services held a community BBQ on June 16, 2011. There was a great turnout, lots of good food, balloons for the kids and face painting as well. Métis Child, Family and Community Services are very grateful [...]

2011/06/20Local Interest

Celebrate, Remember, Fight Back

ValleyBiz Story | On Friday, June 17th Cancer Survivors, family, friends and other supporters gathered at the Swan River Centennial Arena for the Canadian Cancer Society relay for life. This is third year Swan River has hosted the event which helps to spread cancer awareness, Celebrate the lives of survivors, Remember those who lost their [...]

2011/06/18Local Interest

$481,898 to Reno 167 Swan River Social Housing Units

Provice of Manitoba Media Release | GOVERNMENTS OF CANADA AND MANITOBA PROVIDE FUNDING FOR RENOVATIONS TO MANITOBA HOUSING PROPERTIES The Governments of Canada and Manitoba today announced almost $19 million in joint funding for renovations to social housing throughout Manitoba. The 7,623 renovated units will enhance housing quality and accessibility for low-income residents in 42 [...]

2011/06/18Local Interest

Village of Benito Minutes – June 14, 2011

A Regular Meeting of Council of the Village of Benito was called to order at 7:00 pm on Tuesday June 14, 2011 in the Village Council Chambers. Present ~ Mayor Meadows; Deputy Mayor Scouten; Councilor Schneider; Councilor Zebinski; Councilor Offenberger Chief Administrative Officer ~ Pat Ellingson Mayor Meadows called the meeting to order at 7:00 [...]

2011/06/16Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – June 13, 2011

Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives GO Teams & Crops Knowledge Centre June 13, 2011| Northwest Region Seasonal temperatures and drying conditions were general across the Northwest Region. Seeding is nearing completion in the Swan River and Roblin areas. Staging of wheat is up to 65% tillering and 10% pre-emergent while [...]

2011/06/15Local Interest

RM of Swan River Minutes – June 14, 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, June 14th, 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 [...]

2011/06/15Local Interest

Village of Bowsman Minutes – May 18, 2011

Minutes of Council meeting held in Bowsman Council Chambers on May 18, 2011 at 7:45 p.m. Present were Mayor Leanne Hutman and Councillors Daphne Currie, Joyce Readman, Courtney Densen and Garry McFadyen. CALL TO ORDER 7:45 pm ADOPTION OF AGENDA Daphne Currie, Joyce Readman; RESOLVED THAT the agenda for the May 18, 2011 meeting of [...]

2011/06/15Local Interest

Folk Festival 2011 Draws a Crowd

Submitted by: Susan Cowan | Centennial Folk Fest 2011 was held June 10th and 11th at the Swan River Curling Rink and was a successful community event. Several thousand people came through the doors to view the displays, sample some food and be entertained by singers and dancers. Photos by ValleyBiz Click any of the [...]

2011/06/14Local Interest

SVRSS to Receive New Gym Floor

Province of Manitoba News Release | Province Announces New Gym Projects Under $50-Million, Five-Year Active Schools Fund Fourteen Manitoba schools, their students and communities will benefit from new and renovated gyms as part of the first phase of the province’s five-year, $50-million Active Schools Fund, Education Minister Nancy Allan announced today. “We all know how [...]

2011/06/14Local Interest

Community BBQ – June 16

Submitted by: Lesley Sembaluk | Métis Child, Family and Community Services is inviting community members to a Community BBQ June 16, 2011 11:30am to 1:30pm Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Pop, Freezies, Chips Food will be free of charge BBQ to be held in the back alley behind 605 Main Street. There will be a silver collection, [...]

2011/06/14Local Interest

Stock Car Club 2011 Season Opener Recap

Submitted by Darcy Cameron: The Swan Valley Stock Car Club held their season opener at the Swan Valley Speedway on June 11, 2011. Race 1 – 8 cylinder 1)59 2)3 3)3K 4)54 5)77 Race 1 – 4 cylinder 1)27 2)42 3)11 4)151 5)26 Race 2 – 8 cylinder 1)59 2)3K 3)77 Race 2 – 4 [...]

2011/06/13Local Interest

Single Vehicle Rollover Fatality (Wellman Lake)

Swan River RCMP Media Release | At about 10:45 p.m. on June 11th, 2011 Swan River RCMP, Parkland EMS and Minitonas Fire Department responded to a single vehicle rollover at Wellman Lake. A Chevrolet Silverado was traveling on Regatta Bay Road, near the Wellman Lake cottages when the vehicle lost control and rolled. The passenger [...]

2011/06/13Local Interest

Single Motor Vehicle Collision Claims one Life

Swan River RCMP Media Release | On June 10, 2011 at approximately 8:30 P.M. Swan River RCMP, Parkland Ambulance and the Birch River Fire Department were dispatched to a single motor vehicle roll over on Highway 10 approximately 74 kilometers north of Swan River. RCMP and EMS found a Chevrolet Avalanche in the west ditch [...]

2011/06/13Local Interest

SVAPL Voucher Program Suspended

Submitted by: Margaret Romak, Swan Valley Animal Protection League | The Swan Valley Animal Protection League would like to make the public aware that we are temporarily suspending our Voucher Program. For the last 24 years the SVAPL has provided financial support to help the public get their animals spayed or neutered. We have spent [...]

2011/06/11Local Interest

Stock Car Club Season Opener – June 11

Submitted by: Darcy Cameron | The Swan Valley Stock Car Club will be having their season opener this weekend with racing and mud bogs to follow. Saturday, June 11 Races start at 3 p.m. Swan Valley Speedway Directions from Swan River: 2 miles east on Highway #10 5 miles south on Road #488 1/4 mile [...]

2011/06/10Local Interest

Be Prepared to Stop

ValleyBiz Story | Two new stop signs have been installed in Swan River on 9th Avenue North making the intersection at 1st Street North a 4-way Stop. Refresher on 4-way Stop Rules: 1. The first one there should proceed first. 2. If two cars arrive at the same time, the driver directly to the right [...]

2011/06/10Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – June 2, 2011

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, June 7th, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councillors Bobick, Friesen, Scales, Jacobson, Delaurier and Sakal present. Minutes: 1. RESOLVED that the Agenda for June 7th, 2011 meeting of Council be received. Carried: 2. RESOLVED that [...]

2011/06/10Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – May 17, 2011

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, May 17th, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councillors Bobick, Friesen, Scales, Jacobson, Delaurier and Sakal present. Variation Hearing: Variation Hearing was called to order by Mayor McKenzie who advised that the purpose of the hearing [...]

2011/06/10Local Interest

Operation Co-operation for the 2740 Club

SVRWC Media Release | The Swan Valley Co-op has taken a generous approach to help their staff join the Swan Valley Recreation and Wellness Centre 2740 Club. The goal of the 2740 Club is to raise $1 Million by 2740 members donating $1 per day for 1 year. Co-op has issued a challenge to all [...]

2011/06/09Local Interest

Town of Minitonas Minutes – Jun 1, 2011

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Town of Minitonas, held in the Council Chambers, Minitonas, Manitoba this 1st day of June, 2011 A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Mayor Barkowski Councillors: Robb, Caruk, Bartel & Windsor C.A.O.: Carolyn Gordon Delegations: 8:00 pm Blair Martin re: 2012 Assessment Changes/Tax Impact 8:30 pm Tammie Clemenson [...]

2011/06/08Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – June 6, 2011

Crop Repot Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives GO Teams & Crops Knowledge Centre June 6, 2011 | Northwest Region Cool temperatures dominated most of the week. Monday and Tuesday had high winds and rain up to 60 mm in areas around Dauphin. Roblin had 25 mm rain while Swan River had 25 [...]

2011/06/07Local Interest

New Obstetrician/Gynecologist in Swan River

PRHA Media Release | Obstetrician/Gynecologist recruited to Region The Parkland Regional Health Authority (PRHA) is pleased to announce that it has successfully recruited a Royal College-eligible Obstetrician/Gynecologist. Dr. Yusuf Mohammed Kasim, who is currently working in Ireland, is set to start in Parkland Region in early July 2011. Dr. Kasim will be providing specialist services [...]

2011/06/07Local Interest

Swan Valley Animal Protection League AGM June 8

Submitted by: Margaret Romak | Swan Valley Animal Protection League is having its Annual General Meeting Wednesday, June 8th, 7:00 p.m. Anglican Church Swan River We are a very small group, and are in desperate need of new members to join. We cannot keep this organization running without more support. Any Questions, call: 734-9173

2011/06/07Local Interest

Safe Grad 2011 BBQ Well Attended

Submitted by: Leila Richard There was a great turnout at the BBQ and bake sale hosted by Safe Grad 2011 in conjunction with Phatboy’s Autobody on June 3, 2011. Click any of the above pictures for a larger version.

2011/06/06Local Interest

An Evening of Fun and Games

Submitted by: Tracy Boychuk | Taylor School held their annual Fun Festival at the Swan River Centennial Arena on Friday, June 3. It was a great evening of Food, Fun, Games and Prizes with proceeds raised going to the Taylor School Playground Enhancement Project. Click any of the above pictures for a larger version.

2011/06/06Local Interest

Florence May (Walker) McLean Celebrates 102nd Birthday

Submitted by: Marlene Hohne | Florence May (Walker) McLean celebrates her 102nd birthday on June 1, 2011, at the Swan Valley Lodge with approxamatly that numbers of friends and visitor. Florence has lived in the Valley most of her life. Click the picture for a larger version. She married a farmer Harold McLean. When a [...]

2011/06/04Local Interest

Swan Valley Tigers Girls Rugby wins Gold!

Submitted by: Crystal Nepinak | Swan Valley Tigers Girls Rugby just won GOLD in Winnipeg at the Provincial Championship tournament earlier this afternoon. Way to go TIGERS! Click the picture for a larger version.

2011/06/04Local Interest

New Dental Surgery Services in Swan River

Province of Manitoba Media Release | New Services Closer to Home Will Enhance Patient Care: Oswald New dental surgery services will soon be offered in Swan River to reduce travel times for area residents, Health Minister Theresa Oswald announced today. “In the past, patients have had to travel to Brandon or Winnipeg for dental surgery,” [...]

2011/06/04Local Interest

Special Overnight Guests in Swan River

ValleyBiz Story | The RCMP Musical Ride stopped over in Swan River last night on their way to perform at the Village of Pelly’s 100th Birthday Celebration. The RCMP Musical ride tours with 46 personnel and 36 horses. The horses of the Musical Ride were stabled at the Swan River Valley Agricultural Society Fair Grounds [...]

2011/06/03Local Interest

Folk Festival – June 10th and 11th

Submited by: Susan Cowan | From bratwurst and beer, perogies and cabbage rolls, vegemite pies, English tea and scones, vinarterta and chicken paprika and open-faced sandwiches, participants can sample food and drink from the world over all under one roof. Swan River Curling Rink 10am to 10pm Friday, June 10th 11am to 11pm Saturday, June [...]

2011/06/02Local Interest