Monthly Archives: July 2011

Northwest Roundup Community Cooking

ValleyBiz Story | Nothing brings a community together like food and there was plenty of that to go around this weekend. Local businesses and organizations sponsored four different venues around the community – here are a few pictures from each. Click any of the pictures to see larger version. McKay Thursday Night Barbeque St. Andrew’s [...]

2011/07/31Local Interest

Northwest Roundup Exhibits have Country Fair Flavour

ValleyBiz Story | The Down on the Farm Exhibit is always a hit with the kids. Lilianna poses with a little pig, one of the many different animals on display for the children learn about and meet. There were also a lot of hands on displays to keep all the children busy. Mason tries his [...]

2011/07/31Local Interest

SVRSS Wins 2011 Envirothon

ValleyBiz Story | The Swan Valley Regional Secondary School won first place in the 2011 Canon Envirothon. The competition took place at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick from July 24 to July 29 where the SVRSS Team competed against 54 other teams from across Canada and the United States. The achievement is event [...]

2011/07/30Local Interest

RCMP Investigate Shooting on Pine Creek First Nation

RCMP Media Release | On July 29, 2011 shortly before 2:30 am, Winnipegosis RCMP were dispatched to a shooting incident outside a residence on Pine Creek First Nation. The victim, a 29-year-old male of Pine Cree First Nation, was shot and transported by EMS to Hospital and subsequently airlifted to a Winnipeg Hospital. He is [...]

2011/07/30Local Interest

Northwest Roundup Chamber of Commerce Parade

ValleyBiz Story | It was a beautiful sunny morning on Friday for the Swan River Northwest Roundup Chamber of Commerce Parade. There were many creative entries including the one from the Manitoba Aboriginal Head Start which featured some extremely adorable kids. In some pre-parade fun, giant beach balls were tossed, bounced and kicked along the [...]

2011/07/30Local Interest

2011 Northwest Roundup Gets Underway

ValleyBiz Story | The Grandstand action got underway at the 2011 Northwest Roundup and Exhibition in Swan River this evening. The Pony Chariots were up first and after a short intermission came the Pony Chuckwagons … and the rain. Just as the first race was about to get underway, a downpour swept over the grounds. [...]

2011/07/29Local Interest

Minitonas Garden Walk Highlights

ValleyBiz Story | The Swan River Ladies Golf Club organized the Minitonas Garden Walk which took place July 26. Six gardeners shared their labors of love with people of all ages who came out to enjoy the Garden Tour. There were so many treasures we cannot include them all here and while pictures are not [...]

2011/07/27Local Interest

Gosselin Family in Birch River Parade

Submitted by: Wanda Gosselin | Gosselin Family Float & Bikes from the Birch River Homecoming 2011 Parade. Family pictured here represent each Gosselin Family on behalf of our Gosselin Family Reunion August 3 – 6, 2012. Click the picture for a larger version.

2011/07/27Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – July 19, 2011

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councillors Bobick, Friesen, Scales, Jacobson, Sakal and Delaurier present. Re-Zoning Hearing: Re-Zoning Hearing was called to order by Mayor McKenzie who advised that the purpose of the hearing [...]

2011/07/26Local Interest

RCMP Execute Search Warrant and Seize Drugs

RCMP Media Release | In the early evening hours of Friday, July 22, 2011, Swan River RCMP executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) search warrant on a residence in Swan River, Manitoba. Seized was just over 30 grams of marihuana, 480 prescription pills in various weights, along with just over $3,500.00 in Canadian [...]

2011/07/26Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – July 25, 2011

Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives GO Teams & Crops Knowledge Centre July 25, 2011 | Northwest Region Rain and thunderstorms were general through the Northwest Region towards the end of last week. Precipitation amounts ranged from 16 to 70 mm with local reports up to 100 mm and light hail [...]

2011/07/25Local Interest

Birch River Homecoming Parade

ValleyBiz Story | The Birch River and District Homecoming 2011 Parade took place Friday, July 22 with many creative entries. Kids and kids at heart scrambled to collect their share of the loot as candy was thrown from the floats . The cooler weather did not seem to dampen anyone’s spririts as the generations gathered [...]

2011/07/23Local Interest

RM of Minitonas Minutes – July 13, 2011

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Rural Municipality of Minitonas, held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 13th day of July, 2011 A.D. at 8:00 am. Present: Reeve McIntosh, Councillors: Pacamaniuk, Klekta, Eisner & Rinsdorf C.A.O.: Carolyn Gordon Additions to the Agenda: 4.8 S.V. Rec. & Leisure Guide Ad 4.9 SLWCD [...]

2011/07/22Local Interest

Fishing Camp August 5-7

Submitted by: Ian Kitch | Kids aged 10-14 are invited to attend a fishing/research camp at Wellman Lake. Swan Valley Sportfishing Enhancement is hosting a camp on August 5-7 at the United Church Camp facility. Fun, fishing, games, adventure, research and boating are awaiting. $50 per child for three days of excitement. Call 734-9588 for [...]

2011/07/21Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – July 11, 2011

The Council of the Town of Swan River held a special meeting on Monday, July 11, 2011 at 5:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councillors Bobick, Friesen, Scales, Jacobson present. Councillors Sakal and Delaurier were absent but gave permission for the meeting to proceed in their absence. Minutes: 1. [...]

2011/07/21Local Interest

Kraft Celebration Tour Matchup Results

ValleyBiz Story | The results are in and in spite of extensive voting efforts in the Swan Valley, Estevan has been declared the winner of Matchup #7 against Swan River. Although our Valley did not win a spot on the Kraft / TSN Celebration Tour, we can be proud of the community spirit expressed during [...]

2011/07/20Local Interest

Ladies Enjoy Swan River’s New 18 Hole Course

Submitted by: Carolle Cowan, Tournament Chairperson | 54 Ladies Enjoy Swan River’s New 18 Hole Course at the Ladies Open Tournament, July 17, 2011. Ladies from the Pas, Selkirk, Dauphin, Roblin, Madge Lake, Crystal Lake, Canora and Foam Lake joined local golfers under a rather “warm” sun, on a well-groomed course. A hard working prize [...]

2011/07/19Local Interest

VOTE NOW!

ValleyBiz Story | Today is the day we face off against Estevan in the Kraft Celebration Tour matchup. Help the Swan River Valley win $25,000 for the Swan Valley Recreation and Wellness Centre and the opportunity to host a live airing of TSN’s Sportscentre. Vote Now! Vote Often! Vote online a www.kraftcelebrationtour.ca Voting starts: Tuesday, [...]

2011/07/19Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – July 18, 2011

Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives GO Teams & Crops Knowledge Centre July 18, 2011 | Northwest Region Hot and dry weather conditions were general through the Northwest Region. Relative humidity and winds were average; very scattered and occasional light showers developed from day-time heating. Through the Swan River and Roblin [...]

2011/07/18Local Interest

CO-OP Hosts Envirothon BBQ

ValleyBiz Story | The SVRSS Envirothon Team held a BBQ sponsored by the Swan Valley Co-op on July 15th. While the day started with a few showers, a sunny break provided nice weather for the event. A steady stream of people stopped by to catch a bite to eat and support the Team. Tables were [...]

2011/07/18Local Interest

Northwest Roundup 2011 – July 28, 29, 30 & 31

The Northwest Roundup and Exhibition in Swan River is packed with fun for the entire family. With Concerts and Live Entertainment, Exhibits and Demonstrations, Grandstand Events, Select Shows Midway and plenty to Eat and Drink, there is something for everybody to enjoy. Chamber of Commerce Parade – Friday Morning at 10:00 am Theme: Swan Valley [...]

2011/07/16Local Interest

Doug & Audrey Gourlay Donate to Rec & Wellness

Swan Valley Recreation and Wellness Centre Media Release | Former residents Doug and Audrey Gourlay present Andy Maxwell with a $1,000 donation to the Swan Valley Recreation and Wellness Centre. Click the picture for a larger version.

2011/07/16Local Interest

Town of Minitonas Minutes – July 6, 2011

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Town of Minitonas, held in the Council Chambers, Minitonas, Manitoba this 6th day of July, 2011 A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Mayor Barkowski, Councillors: Robb, Caruk, Bartel & Windsor, C.A.O.: Carolyn Gordon Additions to the Agenda: 7.4 Paving 1. W. Robb – S. Windsor RESOLVED THAT [...]

2011/07/16Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – July 11, 2011

Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives GO Teams & Crops Knowledge Centre July 11, 2011 | Northwest Region Favourable weather conditions with seasonal temperatures continue to promote good crop development across the Northwest Region. Crop development is more advanced through the Swan River and Roblin areas. The majority of wheat is [...]

2011/07/16Local Interest

Plane Crashes in Wellman Lake

RCMP Media Release | At 3:30 p.m. Thursday July 14th, a small Lake Buccaneer floatplane crashed in Wellman Lake, approximately 55 kilometers southeast of Swan River. Click the picture for a larger verision. The male pilot, age 61, from the Swan River area and two adult men, one from Whitehorse and the other from Dauphin [...]

2011/07/15Local Interest

Swan Valley Residents Meet the Royals

ValleyBiz Story, Pictures Submitted by Brenna Minish-Kichuk | Brenna Minish-Kichuk, along with several of her relatives were in Yellowknife last week for a special re-opening of the Lorraine Minish-Cooper Garden of Hope. The ceremony was made even more memorable by the attendance of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge who unveiled a plaque and planted [...]

2011/07/14Local Interest

Hundreds Cheered for Swan Valley

ValleyBiz Story | It was short notice, but hundreds of people showed up to raise their voices for TSN in support of Swan River and the Swan Valley Recreation and Wellness Centre. Watch for our cheer during coverage on TSN Sportscentre and Sports 30 leading up to our matchup on July 19. The crowd included [...]

2011/07/13Local Interest

Show Up July 13 to Support the Swan Valley

Show your community spirit tonight (July 13) at 7:30pm by the playground in front of the Kinsmen Pool and be on National television! TSN will be shooting some clips that highlight our community as a finalist in the Kraft Celebration Tour. Swan River and their entry for the Swan Valley Recreation and Wellness Centre faces-off [...]

2011/07/13Local Interest

Local Connection to Miss Teen Canada World

ValleyBiz Story | Kennedy Todosichuk, daughter of local business owner, Warren Todosichuk (Todd Chrysler & RV) is competing in the Miss Teen Canada World National Competition in Toronto this week. Kennedy is competing against 74 other young ladies from across Canada. One of the ways for the girls to get to the top 20 is [...]

2011/07/13Local Interest

Skatepark Nearing Completion

ValleyBiz Story | The Swan Valley Skate Plaza is taking shape and as construction wraps up it could be ready for use as early as this weekend, but it is not just the young that should look forward to this new fixture in the community. The vision for a new era of skate parks is [...]

2011/07/13Local Interest

NorthWest Roundup 2011 – Entertainment Schedule

Coming July 28, 29, 30, 31 The entertainment lineup for the Swan River Northwest Roundup and Exhibition includes Temporary Solution from The Pas, Alex Lamoureux, Jeremy Rusu, Jason Kirkness plus local talent participating in the Fiddlers Contest and Talent Stage. Click here for a printable schedule that includes all of the events during the Swan [...]

2011/07/11Local Interest

Swan Valley Stock Car Club July 9 Race Recap

Submitted by: Darcy Cameron | It was a great day out at the track, the track conditions were very good which created some great racing in both the 8 cylinder and 4 cylinder classes. In the 8 cylinder second heat, all four cars were neck and neck all race with car 59 edging out car [...]

2011/07/10Local Interest

Free Kids Program: August 2-6

Submitted by: Jocelyn Beehler | Kids for Christ – Free Kids Program Theme: Pandamania Where: Valley Evangelical Covenant Church – Durban When : August 2nd – 6th             9:00 am to Noon Who : Preschool – Grade 6 Finale will be August 7th at 10:30 am with a free will offering. Call Jocelyn at 539-2957 to [...]

2011/07/09Local Interest

Swan Valley Credit Union Anniversay Luncheon

The Swan Valley Credit Union held its 58th Anniversary Beef on a Bun Luncheon on Friday, July 8th with all proceeds shared equally between Swan Valley Food Bank, Swan Valley Animal Protection League, SVRSS Envirothon Team and Swan River Valley Health Auxiliary. A total of $566.00 was raised and donated to each of the organizations. [...]

2011/07/09Local Interest

Northwest Roundup 2011 – Grandstand Lineup

Coming July 28, 29, 30, 31 Get ready for heart pounding, hat throwing excitement in Swan River at the Northwest Roundup Grandstand. Manitoba Pony Chuckwagon and Chariot Championships, MRCA & CCA Rodeo, Duane Reichert – Professional Rodeo Clown, Heavy Horse Pull! Click here for a printable schedule that includes all of the events during the [...]

2011/07/08Local Interest

Benito Canada Day Celebrations

Submitted by: Village of Benito | Benito’s Canada Day Celebrations included activities for both young and old. Everyone was enjoying the beautiful weather and and having so much fun there are not a lot of pictures from the day, but here are a few for you to enjoy. Click on any of the pictures for [...]

2011/07/08Local Interest

Swan Valley Stock Car Club Race – July 9

Submitted by: Darcy Cameron | Swan Valley Stock Car Club race this weekend! Saturday, July 9 7pm to 9pm Swan Valley Speedway Directions from Swan River: 2 miles east on Highway #10 5 miles south on Road #488 1/4 mile east on Road #485

2011/07/07Local Interest

Fatal Accident Involving ATV and Van

RCMP Media Release | On July 5, 2011 at 2:30 pm, Swan River RCMP, Bowsman Fire Department and Parkland EMS responded to a two vehicle collision on Highway 268 approximately 45 kilometers north east of Swan River. An all terrain utility vehicle crossing the highway collided with south bound van. The lone occupant of the [...]

2011/07/06Local Interest

Northwest Roundup 2011 – Enjoy the Exhibits

Coming July 28, 29, 30, 31 Come join us “Down on the Farm” at the Swan River Northwest Roundup and experience rural life through interactive, educational displays. Our Exhibit Halls include entries in Arts & Crafts, Canning & Baking, Horticulture, Grains, Grasses and Photography. Visit our Commerical Displays for live demonstrations in Framing, Beading, Cake [...]

2011/07/06Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – July 4, 2011

Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives GO Teams & Crops Knowledge Centre July 4, 2011 | Northwest Region Seasonal temperatures with some mid-week light localized showers, occasional windy periods and several days with higher humidity. The favourable conditions are promoting good crop development. Through the Swan River and Roblin areas, the [...]

2011/07/05Local Interest

Swan River Selected as Finalist in Kraft Celebration Tour

ValleyBiz Story | GET READY TO VOTE! July 19 – 20 Do you think Swan River should win a $25,000 community award from Kraft and live broadcast from TSN SportsCentre? Swan River has been selected from 339 entries across Canada as one of 20 finalists in the Kraft Celebration Tour. The 10 day, cross-country tour [...]

2011/07/05Local Interest

Wowchuk Will Not Seek Re-Election

Manitoba NDP Media Release | Rosann Wowchuk, MLA for Swan River, Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance, announced today that she will not seek re-election in the October provincial election. Wowchuk was first elected as the Member of the Legislative Assembly for Swan River in 1990 and re-elected in the 1995, 1999, 2003 and 2007 [...]

2011/07/04Local Interest

Temporary Closure on Moose Hunting

Province of Manitoba Media Release | Wolf Management Planned to Help Moose Populations Recover, Stabilize: Blaikie The Manitoba government is closing all moose hunting near the Duck and Porcupine Mountains following the advice of wildlife experts, Conservation Minister Bill Blaikie announced today. The full conservation closure on moose hunting comes a year after licensed hunting [...]

2011/07/04Local Interest

Northwest Roundup 2011 – Come for the Food

Coming July 28, 29, 30, 31 This year the Swan River Northwest Roundup will kick off with a BBQ and the food won’t stop there. Enjoy local favorites at a community food booths: perogies, cabbage rolls, buffalo burgers & smokies. Snack on Midway treats: candy apples, cotton candy or mini donuts. Beat the heat and [...]

2011/07/04Local Interest

Canada Day: Starts with a Smile, Ends with a Bang

The sound of happy kids filled the air as families gathered together in the Swan River Legion Park to celebrate Canada Day. There was plenty for people of all ages to do, with a variety of activities, entertainment and refreshments. Click any of the pictures for a larger version. The bouncers were a hit with [...]

2011/07/02Local Interest