Monthly Archives: September 2011

Computer Scam Goes Viral in Canada

RCMP Media Release | September 29, 2011 – OTTAWA – The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and their partners at the Canadian Anti Fraud Center (CAFC) are warning that if someone calls you claiming to be able to protect your computer from viruses, your best bet is to just hang up the phone. Don’t give [...]

2011/09/30Local Interest

Village of Benito Minutes – September 27, 2011

A Regular Meeting of Council of the Village of Benito was called to order at 7:00 pm on Tuesday September 27, 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, Maintenance Supervisor Mayor Meadows called the [...]

2011/09/29Local Interest

Village of Bowsman Minutes – September 26, 2011

A Conditional Use Hearing was held on September 26, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. in the Bowsman Council Chambers to hear representation for or against the following application: Application by Norman Gellert to allow for residential yard site with existing buildings being subdivided from the original 134.78 acres in Pt. NE 2-38-27W. Present were Mayor Leanne [...]

2011/09/29Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – September 26, 2011

Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives GO Teams & Crops Knowledge Centre September 26, 2011 | Northwest Region Early in the week the Northwest Region had cool seasonal temperatures with occasional light, scattered rain showers. Most areas also recorded localized light frost on Wednesday morning. Through the remainder of the week, [...]

2011/09/27Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – September 20, 2011

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, September 20th, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councillors Bobick, Friesen, Jacobson, Delaurier and Sakal present. Variation Hearing: Variation Hearing was called to order by Mayor McKenzie who advised that the purpose of the hearing was [...]

2011/09/27Local Interest

Autumn Paints the Valley

ValleyBiz Story | Autumn officially arrived just a few days ago and has painted the Valley with its beautiful fall palette. With the sound of geese over head and leaves crunching underfoot this weekends sunshine warmed the crisp air and the made the colors shine. Click any picture for a larger version. Leaves in all [...]

2011/09/27Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – September 16, 2011

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Friday, September 16th, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. for a special meeting in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councillors Bobick, Friesen, Jacobson, Delaurier and Sakal present. Minutes: 1. RESOLVED that the Agenda for the September 16th, 2011 special meeting of Council be [...]

2011/09/27Local Interest

Accident Under Investigation

Submitted Photos | On the morning of Friday, September 23, 2011 a truck crashed through a fence on the east side of Cox’s Greenhouse. The incident is still under investigation by local RCMP. Click any of the pictures for a larger version.

2011/09/26Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – September 6, 2011

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, September, 6th, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councillors Bobick, Friesen, Jacobson, Sakal and Delaurier present. Delegations: Duane Whyte, regarding Dr. Recruitment and Retention and the need to have a group that would introduce them to [...]

2011/09/26Local Interest

Valley Food Donations Meet Youth Groups Goal

Submitted by: Pastor Rob Ter Horst | A BIG thank you to the residents of Swan River who contributed so generously to the Swan Valley Food Bank (SVFB). The goal was to exceed our last food drive in April which collected 445 lbs and that goal was certainly met. Click picture for a larger version. [...]

2011/09/23Local Interest

Village of Benito Minutes – September 13, 2011

A Regular Meeting of Council of the Village of Benito was called to order at 7:00 pm on Tuesday September 13, 2011 in the Village Council Chambers. Present ~ Mayor Meadows; Deputy Mayor Scouten; Councilor Schneider; Councilor Offenberger; Absent with permission: Councilor Zebinski Chief Administrative Officer ~ Pat Ellingson Delegation: R. M. of Livingstone ~ [...]

2011/09/23Local Interest

The Dominican Tourist – More to the Story

ValleyBiz Story | When a local couple invited their new friends from the Dominican Republic to visit them at their home near Benito they had no idea what strange turn of events would occur after their arrival. Submitted Photo It was while on vacation in the Domincan Republic this past February that Valley residents, Scott [...]

2011/09/21Local Interest

RM of Minitonas Minutes – September 14, 2011

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Rural Municipality of Minitonas, held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 14th day of September, 2011 A.D. at 8:00 am. Present: Reeve McIntosh, Councillors: Pacamaniuk, Klekta, Eisner & Rinsdorf C.A.O.: Carolyn Gordon Additions to the Agenda: 4.9 Henderson Subdivision 4.10 Unsightly Property 5.8 Hosting MMAA [...]

2011/09/21Local Interest

Food Drive for the Swan Valley Food Bank This Week

Submitted by: Pastor Rob Ter Horst | Various youth groups throughout the valley want to let residents of Swan River know about the food drive they are planning to help collect dry goods/canned items in partnership with the Swan Valley Food Bank. The food collection is taking place Wednesday, September 21st between 7:30-9 p.m. (rain [...]

2011/09/20Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – September 19, 2011

Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives GO Teams & Crops Knowledge Centre September 19, 2011 | Northwest Region Harvest operations continued with favourable weather early in the week. Wednesday saw freezing overnight temperatures. Lighter frosts of -1 to -2 C occurred in the Ste. Rose and Laurier areas. In general, the [...]

2011/09/20Local Interest

Recreation and Wellness Center to Proceed

Town of Swan River Media Release | The Council of the Town of Swan River has voted to move forward with the construction of Phase One of the Swan Valley Recreation and Wellness Center. After receiving approval of the $2.4million borrowing by law from the Manitoba Municipal Board the necessary approvals are now in place. [...]

2011/09/19Local Interest

Village of Bowsman Minutes – June 23, 2011

Minutes of Council meeting held in Bowsman Council Chambers on June 23, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. Present were Mayor Leanne Hutman and Councillors Daphne Currie, Joyce Readman and Garry McFadyen. Councillor Courtney Densen was absent with permission. CALL TO ORDER 7:30 pm DELEGATIONS 7:30 Blair Martin, Assessment Services – Impact of 2012 assessment 8:35 Ross [...]

2011/09/19Local Interest

Terry Fox Run – Continuing the Marathon of Hope

ValleyBiz Story | Rain didn’t stop Terry Fox and it didn’t stop 50 people from showing up to run, walk and bike in his memory, continuing his Marathon of Hope to raise funds and awareness for the fight against cancer. Click any of the pictures for a larger version. Moments before the run began the [...]

2011/09/18Local Interest

Schools Participate in Terry Fox Run

ValleyBiz Story | Minitonas Early Years School held a school wide Terry Fox Walk on Friday. According to Principal Miles Jones, “The goal of the event is to raise awaremess of Cancer and to let young children realize that they can help make a difference.” Students watched a video about Terry Fox, then assembled outside [...]

2011/09/18Local Interest

Promises for Swan River in PC Campaign

Media Release | Hugh McFadyen and the Manitoba Progressive Conservatives will provide $1.5 million to support a new CT scanner for the Swan Valley Health Centre. McFadyen made the announcement while campaigning with Manitoba PC Swan River candidate Dave Powell. Click picture for a larger version. The new scanner would improve the level of care [...]

2011/09/17Local Interest

Missing Dominican Tourist Located Near Thunderhill

RCMP Media Release | The Kamsack RCMP and Swan River RCMP have located Santos NUNEZ. NUNEZ is being detained on warrants issued by the Canada Border Service Agency. NUNEZ was located in a field on the Saskatchewan Manitoba Border just south of Thunderhill which is located just northwest of Benito, Manitoba. NUNEZ will be medically [...]

2011/09/17Local Interest

What’s That in the Field?

ValleyBiz Story | Mysterious white mounds were noticed yesterday in Cody Hart’s field east of Swan River. These mounds are not winter making an early and sudden appearance, but a soil enhancement technique that makes use of an industrial by-product. Click any picture for a larger version. The substance being applied to the field is [...]

2011/09/16Local Interest

Swan Valley Fine Arts Festival Plans Underway

Submitted by: Carolle Cowan | SWAN VALLEY FINE ARTS FESTIVAL ASSOCIATION (SVFAFA) held their annual meeting September 13, 2011. The association is looking forward to another successful season, beginning with the annual Carol Festival, Temple Baptist Church. Watch for time and date, early December, 2011. 2012 Festival Dates: Dance: March 8, 9; Band: April 11, [...]

2011/09/15Local Interest

Town of Minitonas Minutes – September 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 September, 2011 A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Mayor Barkowski Councillors: Caruk, Bartel & Windsor C.A.O.: Carolyn Gordon Councillor Robb arrived at 7:30 pm. Delegations: 8:00 Don Bobick – Swan Valley Recreation & [...]

2011/09/15Local Interest

Unwanted Cell Phones, Digital Cameras, Ink Cartridges?

Submitted by: Jocelyn Beehler | The Fundraiser that Costs You Nothing? It is true. Community Bible Fellowship Christian School is a part of a fundraising effort that actually costs $0.00. Here is how it works. ThinkRecycle is an organization that collects ink cartridges, cell phones and digital cameras and reuses the ones that can be [...]

2011/09/14Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – September 12, 2011

Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives GO Teams & Crops Knowledge Centre September 12, 2011 | Northwest Region Harvest operations continued without interruption across the Northwest Region. Weather conditions were hot and dry, with moderate to low wind conditions and lower humidity. Some light showers occurred over Sunday night. Spring wheat [...]

2011/09/14Local Interest

RM of Swan River Minutes – September 13, 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, September 13, 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 [...]

2011/09/13Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – August 31, 2011

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. for a special meeting in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councillors Bobick, Friesen, Jacobson, Delaurier and Sakal present. Minutes: 1. RESOLVED that the Agenda for the August 31st, 2011 special meeting of Council be [...]

2011/09/13Local Interest

Swan Valley Fine Arts Festival Meeting September 13th

Submitted by: April Maxwell | Swan Valley Fine Arts Festival Association is holding its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, September 13 at 7:15 at KC Music. Anyone interested in any of the festivals is welcome to attend. Please use the back door. For more information call April at 734-4417 or Chris at 734-3225.

2011/09/12Local Interest

Blue Sky Riding Club Team Penning Competition

Submitted by: Crystal Nepinak | Winners of the Blue Sky Riding Club Team Penning competition held on Sunday were Barney Stehr, Trevor Nicolauson, & Janie Galloway. The sponsor prize was donated by Rona in Swan River & presented by Albert Outhwaite. Other winners included Jessie & Brenda Foster and Andy Suchaplas Leo Colbert, Juergen Schubert [...]

2011/09/12Local Interest

Tent Town Garden Club Fruit Festival Benefits Minitonas

ValleyBiz Story | Minitonas Town Hall was filled with friends and neighbors sharing a cup coffee, tasty treats and good company during the Tent Town Garden Club Fruit Festival on Saturday. The club uses the event to raise money to keep Minitonas public gardens beautiful. Click any of the pictures for a larger version. The [...]

2011/09/11Local Interest

Promises for Swan River in NDP Campaign

Rosann Wowchuk, MLA for Swan River, was accompanied by her grandson at the Swan Valley Lions Skate Plaza in Swan River where Premier Greg Selinger, joined by Ron Kostyshyn, Swan River NDP Candidate, made the following announcement: Media Release | Today’s NDP will build a new $2 million community health centre in the Swan Valley [...]

2011/09/10Local Interest

Traffic Signal Work on Main Street

Province of Manitoba Media Release | Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation advises that from Wednesday, Sept. 7 until approximately Sept. 27, some traffic delays may occur on Main Street in Swan River due to required traffic signal repairs at two intersections. To minimize disruptions to motorists, work on Main Street will start at the Fifth Avenue [...]

2011/09/09Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – September 6, 2011

Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives GO Teams & Crops Knowledge Centre September 6, 2011 | Northwest Region Scattered showers near the start of the week and heavier rainfall near the weekend has put a halt to harvest operations over most of the Northwest Region. Soil conditions are rated as adequate [...]

2011/09/07Local Interest

Annual Pine Creek Pow Wow

ValleyBiz Story | Pine Creek First Nation held their annual Pow Wow this weekend. The 3 day event featured lots of drumming, singing and dancing. People from various communities gathered together to celebrate their connections and honor their culture and heritage. Click any picture to see a larger version. Grand Entry Pictures by Shawn Klekta, [...]

2011/09/05Local Interest

Your PC Guy Warns – Computer Scam Continues

Submitted by: Shawn Klekta, Your PC Guy | Back in May we reported that a computer scam was circulating around the Valley. We have had reports that people in the Swan River Valley have once again been targetted by this computer scam. The purpose of this scam appears to be twofold: 1. Obtain payment from [...]

2011/09/05Local Interest

Arson Suspected in Swan River Landfill Fire

RCMP Media Release | On Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 at 7 a.m., Swan River RCMP, Swan River Fire Dept., and Swan Valley EMS were dispatched to a fire at the Swan River Landfill. The re-cycling facility was on fire. Extensive damage and property loss occurred to the building and contents. Click picture for a larger [...]

2011/09/01Local Interest

PRHA Recognizes Outstanding Volunteers

PRHA Media Release | Swan River- The Parkland Regional Health Authority (PRHA) held its Eighth Volunteer Service Awards in conjunction with its 2010/2011 Annual General Meeting on August 29, 2011. The information meeting was held in Swan River at the high school (SVRSS). PRHA Board Chairperson Mary Hudyma was thrilled with the response to the [...]

2011/09/01Local Interest