Monthly Archives: August 2011

Swan Valley Historical Museum Harvest Festival

ValleyBiz Story | It was like stepping back in time on Sunday at the Swan Valley Historical Museum Harvest Festival. Against a backdrop of historical buildings and vintage machinery, with the smell of bread fresh from the clay ovens filling the air, it was the perfect place to celebrate the past. Click any of the [...]

2011/08/30Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – August 29, 2011

Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives GO Teams & Crops Knowledge Centre August 29, 2011 | Northwest Region Hot, dry weather conditions were general across the Northwest Region. Some areas experienced strong winds and scattered light showers. The warm weather has allowed crop development and early harvest operations to advance quickly. [...]

2011/08/29Local Interest

Cowan Trail Ride Heads Out Under Sunny Skies

ValleyBiz Story | The Cowan Trail Celebration, which started 13 years ago and has become an annual tradition, took place Saturday, August 27. Approximately 70 riders saddled up their horses or hitched up their teams, then hit the trail for the 6 hour ride. Click any of the pictures for a larger version. The day [...]

2011/08/28Local Interest

Hanging Out at Gymnastics Camp

Gymnastics camp which included both recreational and competition classes, took place this week at the Swan Valley Museum Complex. The Coach for the 3 day camp was Corie Mccormick, former Head coach of U of M Gymnastics and currently of Gymkyds Gymnastics Centre in Winnipeg. Click any of the pictures for a larger version. KinderGym [...]

2011/08/27Local Interest

RCMP Investigate Fatal Farm Accident

RCMP Media Release | On August 24, 2011 at about 8:00 p.m. RCMP as well as local Emergency Services were dispatched to the scene of a fatal farm accident in the RM of Mountain, Manitoba. Investigation has revealed that a 70 year old man from the RM of Minitonas had been attempting to start a [...]

2011/08/26Local Interest

Pine Creek Youth Turns Himself In

RCMP Media Release | On August 5th, the 16-year-old male from Pine Creek sought in connection with this shooting contacted the RCMP and turned himself in. He was arrested and has since been released by the court on a Recognizance to appear in Dauphin Provincial court on September 14, 2011. The 16-year-old from Pine Creek [...]

2011/08/26Local Interest

RM of Swan River Minutes – August 23, 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, August 23rd, 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 [...]

2011/08/24Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – August 22, 2011

Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives GO Teams & Crops Knowledge Centre August 22, 2011 | Northwest Region In the Northwest Region, cooler night temperatures, some high winds, and general rains from 20 to 55 mm of rain occurred early in the week. Thunderstorms resulted in heavy precipitation in some areas. [...]

2011/08/23Local Interest

Swan Valley Stock Car Club August 20 Race Recap

It was a great day of racing on Saturday at the Swan Valley Speedway. The forecasted rain and thunderstorms stayed away in favor of mostly sunny skies. Drivers raced for points and the day was topped of with the ever popular mud bog. Click any of the pictures for a larger version. Davion had a [...]

2011/08/22Local Interest

PhAT Camp Kids Share their Moves

ValleyBiz Story | Over 30 kids participated in PhAT Camp this past week. The week long Physical Arts Training Camp presented by XCOMPANY promotes community-building and values through the arts, physical education, martial arts & fitness programs. During the week the kids worked on developing their performance skills and had a lot of fun in [...]

2011/08/20Local Interest

Swan Valley Stock Car Club Race – August 20, 2011

Submitted by: Darcy Cameron | The Swan Valley Stock Car club is having a points race this Saturday followed by a mud bog, everyone come out and enjoy the racing, food and the last Mud bog of the year. We look forward to hearing you cheer for your favorite driver. Saturday, August 20 Swan Valley [...]

2011/08/19Local Interest

Town of Minitonas Minutes – August 17, 2011

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Town of Minitonas, held in the Council Chambers, Minitonas, Manitoba this 17th day of August, 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: 4.6 Ad – S.V. Rec. & Leisure Guide 16.4 Grandview [...]

2011/08/19Local Interest

Farmer’s Market in Full Swing

The farmers market was buzzing on Thursday with people snapping up everthing from fresh vegetables and baking to local honey, flowers and preserves. For those who want to take home some the tasty wares, the farmer’s market is open Thursdays 4:00-6:00pm. Click any of the pictures to see a larger version.

2011/08/19Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – August 16, 2011

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councillors Bobick, Friesen, Scales, Jacobson and Delaurier present. Councillor Sakal was absent. Minutes: 1. RESOLVED that the minutes of the August 11th, 2011 special meeting of Council be [...]

2011/08/19Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – August 11, 2011

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, August 11th, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. for a special meeting in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councillors Bobick, Friesen, Jacobson, Delaurier and Sakal present. Councillor Scales advised that he was unable to attend but said the meeting could proceed in [...]

2011/08/19Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – July 20, 2011

The Council of the Town of Swan River held a special meeting on Wednesday, July 20th, 2011 at 8:30 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 By-law No. 6/2011 being a by-law to authorize the expenditures and borrowing [...]

2011/08/19Local Interest

RM of Minitonas Minutes – August 10, 2011

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Rural Municipality of Minitonas, held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 10th day of August, 2011 A.D. at 8:00 am. Present: Reeve McIntosh, Councillors: Pacamaniuk, Klekta, Eisner & Rinsdorf C.A.O.: Carolyn Gordon Additions to the Agenda: 8.3 Municipal Board Issues 8.4 Ron Well’s Retirement Additional [...]

2011/08/17Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – August 15, 2011

Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives GO Teams & Crops Knowledge Centre August 15, 2011 | Northwest Region Isolated thundershowers and widely scattered light rain showers occurred across most of the Northwest Region. Up to 25 mm of rain fell through Dauphin, Grandview and Ethelbert areas with lesser amounts of 5 [...]

2011/08/16Local Interest

Gateway Valley Inn Show & Shine

ValleyBiz Story | The Gateway Valley Inn held their 6th annual Show & Shine car show on Sunday, August 14. The afternoon also included live entertainment and a barbeque with proceeds going to the Benito Vesselli Ukrainian Dancers. Click any of the pictures for a larger version.        Many stopped by to check out the [...]

2011/08/15Local Interest

Village of Benito Minutes – August 9, 2011

A Regular Meeting of Council of the Village of Benito was called to order at 7:00 pm on Tuesday August 9, 2011 in the Village Council Chambers. Present ~ Mayor Meadows; Deputy Mayor Scouten; Councilor Schneider; Councilor Offenberger; Councilor Zebinski Chief Administrative Officer ~ Pat Ellingson Delegation: Maintenance Report, Assistant Maintenance Supervisor Safety Report, Safety [...]

2011/08/15Local Interest

Harley House Restoration Moving Ahead

ValleyBiz Story | Harley House held an open house on Wednesday, August 10 to showcase restoration efforts made to date and to raise awareness about the project. Volunteers were honored for the many hours of hard work spent turning back the years on portions of the main floor. Click any of the pictures for a [...]

2011/08/14Local Interest

Co-op C-Store, Gas Bar, Car Wash Grand Opening

Cooper the Bear lends a paw holding the “ribbon” with Co-op Board of Directors President, Sharon Alford. Co-op General Manager, Don Declercq, announced the official opening as facility Manager, Howard Beck cut the ribbon – a gas pump hose. After the ribbon cutting there was a surprise unveiling of the new Co-op Drive sign. 3rd [...]

2011/08/11Local Interest

Fun at Fish Camp

Submitted by: Ian Kitch | Swan Valley Sport Fishing Enhancment and the Fisheries Enhancement Fund hosted a Fishing Camp at the United Church Camp (Wellman Lake) from August 5-7.        Fourteen campers enjoyed 3 days of fishing, fisheries education/research, boat/canoe safety, outdoor survival, geocaching and a special presentation from Manitoba Conservation’s Park Patrol. Thanks to [...]

2011/08/10Local Interest

RM of Swan River Minutes – August 9, 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, August 9th, 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 [...]

2011/08/10Local Interest

Durban Demo a Smashing Good Time

ValleyBiz Story | Durban was filled with the sound of engines revving and metal crunching on Sunday for the 13th annual Durban Demo Derby. The sun was shining and many people came from all around the Valley to enjoy the afternoon of excitement. Here are some of our highligts from the day. Click any picture [...]

2011/08/09Local Interest

Stock Car Club August 6 Invitational Race Recap

Submitted by: Darcy Cameron | There was some great racing at the Swan Valley Speedway on Saturday during the Swan Valley Stock Car Club Annual Invitational Race. This weekend was not a points race but drivers raced for for money and trophies instead. Click any of the pictures for a larger version       

2011/08/08Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – August 8, 2011

Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives GO Teams & Crops Knowledge Centre August 8, 2011 | Northwest Region Early in the week, some isolated thundershowers and occasional light and widely scattered showers occurred throughout most of the Northwest Region. Hail occurred in the Roblin and Swan River areas with localized heavy [...]

2011/08/08Local Interest

44 Kids Enjoy Pandamania

Submitted by: Jocelyn Beehler | Pandamania was held August 2-6 at the Valley Evangelical Covenant Church in Durban. Thank you to all the volunteers. It took 19 of us to pull Pandamania off and it was incredible. Both station leaders and crew leaders did amazing. Thank you to the parents for bringing your children and [...]

2011/08/08Local Interest

Czech Ambassador Impressed by Community

ValleyBiz Story | The Ambassador of the Czech Republic, Karel Zebrakovsky was in Minitonas yesterday along with Dauphin-Swan River-Marquette MP Robert Sopuck to tour the area and meet the people of the community. Sopuck, the second MP of Czech extraction in Canadian history, contacted the Czech embassy shortly after he was elected and Zebrakovsky says [...]

2011/08/06Local Interest

Stock Car Club Invitational Race – August 6

Submitted by: Darcy Cameron | This Saturday the Swan Valley Stock Car Club is holding it’s annual Invitational Race which will include Cars from out of town. Door prizes, raffles, good food and the main event 100 lap race. Make sure you mark this date on your calendar for the most fun in one day [...]

2011/08/05Local Interest

RM of Swan River Minutes – July 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, July 26th, 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 [...]

2011/08/04Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – August 2, 2011

Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives GO Teams & Crops Knowledge Centre August 2, 2011 | Northwest Region Scattered showers accumulated up to 35 mm through Roblin to The Pas, with lesser amounts of 10 to 15 mm in other sectors of the region. Temperatures and relative humidity levels were average [...]

2011/08/03Local Interest

Gymkhana Showcases the Skills of Young Riders

ValleyBiz Story | The youngest rodeo stars participated in Gymkhana Saturday morning. Beginners and more experienced riders demonstrated their ability with a focus on speed, skill and fun. Our gallery is a tribute to their hard work and determination. Click any of the pictures to see a larger version. Some other dedicated workers helped out [...]

2011/08/02Local Interest

Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision with a Horse

RCMP Media Release | On July 30, 2011 at about 11:00 pm, Swan River RCMP, Pine River Fire Department and Parkland EMS responded to a fatal motor vehicle collision. A 1999 Oldsmobile Alero was traveling East bound on highway #20 when this vehicle struck a horse approximately 5km East of Cowan, MB. The 17 year [...]

2011/08/02Local Interest

Northwest Roundup Grandstand Excitement

ValleyBiz Story | The Grandstand was the place to be this weekend with 4 days of racing, roping, bucking, heavy horse pulling action. From fast and furious rodeo events to adrenaline pumping chariot and chuckwagon races, there was never a dull moment. The grandstand was packed with clapping, cheering, whistling fans showing their appreciation for [...]

2011/08/01Local Interest