Monthly Archives: October 2011

Minitonas Halloween SkateAThon

ValleyBiz Story | The Minitonas District Arena held a skate-a-thon on Sunday, October 30. Kids of all ages joined in the spooky halloween spirit as they dressed up to raise money for the arena. Click any picture for a larger version. Prizes were awarded for the following: Oldest in Costume – Jen Zamzow Youngest Girl [...]

2011/10/31Local Interest

Girl Guide Cookie Drive Thru

Submitted by: Swan Valley Girl Guides | We would like to thank everyone who stopped to buy cookies. The day was a success even though we had to stop early due to the rain. The girls in the picture are, left to right, Erin, Shaylin, Paige, Brittaney, & Kristyn. Click the picture for a larger [...]

2011/10/31Local Interest

Shaker City Spooktacular Haunts Benito

Submitted by: Leigh Osatchuk | The Shaker City Spooktacular planned by the 7&8 students of Benito School was a huge hit! Along with their parents and family friends the children hosted an event that will be talked about for days to come. Click pictures for a larger version. The Kiddy Howl event hosted by children [...]

2011/10/30Local Interest

PRHA Offers Pap Test Clinics in Swan River

PRHA Media Release | The PRHA is preparing once again to offer Pap test clinics at some locations in the Region. Clinics will be held this year in Swan River, Sapotaweyak and Dauphin. The PRHA is pleased to partner with CervixCheck – a CancerCare Manitoba Screening Program. A key goal of the initiative is to [...]

2011/10/30Local Interest

Demolition Changes Benito Skyline

Written by: Lydia McKinnon Pictures by: Pat Ellingson On Tuesday October 25, 2011 the skyline of the village of Benito drastically changed as two very prominent buildings were demolished. Click any of the pictures for a larger version. The big green building on the west side of Main Street had been a big part in [...]

2011/10/28Local Interest

Village of Benito Minutes – October 25, 2011

REGULAR MEETING October 25, 2011 A Regular Meeting of Council of the Village of Benito was called to order at 7:00 pm on Tuesday October 25, 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 [...]

2011/10/28Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – October 24, 2011

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Monday, October 24th, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. for a Special Meeting in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councillors Bobick, Jacobson and Sakal present. Councillors Friesen and Delaurier were absent. Conditional Use Hearing Hearing was called to order by Mayor McKenzie who [...]

2011/10/28Local Interest

Girl Guide Cookie Sales – Oct 29

Submitted by: Heather Provencher | Girl Guides will be selling cookies on Main Street on Saturday, October 29 from 1:00pm – 4:00pm. Watch for them. Only $4 a box. Cookie Story In 1927, a Girl Guide leader in Regina baked and boxed up cookies for her girls as a simple way to raise money for [...]

2011/10/28Local Interest

New Ideas for Swan Valley Economic Development

ValleyBiz Story | A group of 14 individuals from the Swan Valley travelled to Dauphin on Wednesday evening to attend a presentation by Dr. David Ivan, on economic development strategies for small communities competing in the new economy. Left to right: Martijn Van Luijin (Community Futures Parkland), Andy Maxwell, Ken Carstairs, Jason Sakal, Kevin Neely, [...]

2011/10/27Local Interest

Monster Garage Sale – Nov 4 & 5

Submitted by: Mike Yablonski | The Ecole 7/8 French Immersion class is holding a Monster Garage Sale as a fundraiser for their Exchange Trip. The sale will also include: * Bake Table * Peak of the Market    Vegetable Orders * “The BIG Cook”    Cookbook Sales Swan River Friendship Centre 4pm to 7pm on Friday, November [...]

2011/10/26Local Interest

Over 200 Attend Ducks Unlimited Banquet

Submitted by: Patty Gattinger | Our annual fundraising banquet was held on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011. This was a special year for the local Ducks Unlimited committee as it marked the 30th Anniversary of the banquet. Things got underway at 5:30 p.m. with h’orderves being served as people viewed the different raffle tables that were [...]

2011/10/26Local Interest

RCMP Investigate Fatal Single Vehicle Collision – UPDATED

RCMP Media Release | ** UPDATE** The two deceased have been identified as a 21 year old woman and a 23 year old woman, both from the Swan River area. Their names will not be released. Police continue to investigate. On October 24, 2011 at 11:30 p.m. Swan River RCMP as well as local Emergency [...]

2011/10/25Local Interest

Girl Guides and Pathfinders Ottawa 2012 Fundraising

Submitted by: Kelli Riehl | Thank-you to everybody who attended the Girl Guide and Pathfinder, Ottawa 2012, fundraising dinner on Oct. 21! We hope you enjoyed the spaghetti, meatballs and home made bread as much as we enjoyed serving you! Here is a picture of two of the youngest girl guides going to Ottawa. Click [...]

2011/10/24Local Interest

Benito Haunted House – October 28 & 29

Submitted by: Leigh Osatchuk | Shaker City Spooktacular Presents: KIDDY HOWL Up to 10 Years 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm Accompanied by an Adult Silver Collection FRIGHT FEST 11 to Adult 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm $5.00 per person The Old Osatchuk Place 405 Railway Avenue, Benito Click here to see the promotional poster. Proceeds [...]

2011/10/24Local Interest

The Valley Re-Connects With Billy Beal

ValleyBiz Story | On Friday, October 21, 2011 a commemorative plaque was unveiled at the Northwest Regional Library in honour of William “Billy” S. A. Beal in recognition of his significant contribution to the Valley during its formative years. Mayor McKenzie, Ernesto Griffith, Reeve Henkelman Click any of the pictures for a larger version. An [...]

2011/10/23Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – October 18, 2011

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, October 18th, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councillors Bobick, Friesen, Jacobson, Delaurier and Sakal present. Minutes: 1. RESOLVED that the minutes of the October 4th, 2011 regular meeting of Council be adopted as received. Carried: [...]

2011/10/22Local Interest

RM of Minitonas Minutes – October 12, 2011

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Rural Municipality of Minitonas, held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 12th day of October, 2011 A.D. at 8:00 am. Present: Reeve McIntosh, Councillors: Pacamaniuk, Klekta, Eisner & Rinsdorf C.A.O.: Carolyn Gordon Delegations: 10:00 am Ken Cook, MB Infrastructure & Trans. re: PR Rd Maintenance [...]

2011/10/22Local Interest

Village of Bowsman Minutes – October 19, 2011

Minutes of Council meeting held in Bowsman Council Chambers on October 19, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. Present were Deputy Mayor Daphne Currie and Councillors Joyce Readman, Courtney Densen and Garry McFadyen. Mayor Leanne Hutman was absent with permission. Deputy Mayor Daphne Currie chaired the meeting. CALL TO ORDER 7:30 pm ADOPTION OF AGENDA Garry McFadyen, [...]

2011/10/21Local Interest

Girl Guides Spaghetti Lunch – October 21

Submitted by: Kelli Riehl | Come and support the Swan River Girl Guides and Pathfinders by attending their Ottawa 2012 fundrasing dinner: Spaghetti Lunch with Homemade Bread Friday, October 21 11am to 2pm, Elks Hall The cost: only $8! While in Ottawa, the young ladies and their chaperones will: see the changing of the guard [...]

2011/10/20Local Interest

Swan Valley Ducks Unlimited Banquet – October 22

Submitted by: Swan Valley Ducks Unlimited 30th Annual Banquet and Auction Saturday, October 22, 2011 Veterans Community Hall 5:30 pm: No host cocktails 6:30 pm: Banquet Anyone interested in attending can purchase tickets from Riddell’s Plumbing and Heating, Spruce Products Limited or Ducks Unllimited Committee Members. Ticket cost is $40 There are numerous raffles to [...]

2011/10/19Local Interest

RCMP Swan River – Marihuana Seizure

RCMP Media Release | On October 15, 2011 at about 2:00 p.m. Swan River RCMP executed a CDSA (Controlled Drugs and Substances Act) search warrant at a residence near Birch River in the RM of Mountain, Manitoba. Click pictures for a larger version. Investigators discovered a number of marihuana plants, processed marihuana, and growing equipment [...]

2011/10/18Local Interest

Bowsman & District Lions Club 8th Annual BullARama

ValleyBiz Story | The Bowsman Hockey Arena was packed Friday Night with people from across the Valley looking to get their adrenalin pumping at the 8th Annual Bull-A-Rama, presented by the Bowsman & District Lions Club. With all proceeds from the event donated toward new cataract equipment in the Swan Valley, the event was a [...]

2011/10/17Local Interest

Swan Valley Flu Shot Clinic Schedule

PRHA Media Release | It’s that time of the year again. The Parkland Regional Health Authority (PRHA) begins its annual seasonal flu shot campaign which will run over the course of the next few weeks. Five large, all-day flu shot clinics will once again be held in each of the Region’s four districts (East, West, [...]

2011/10/13Local Interest

Village of Benito Minutes – October 11, 2011

A Regular Meeting of Council of the Village of Benito was called to order at 7:00 pm on Tuesday October 11, 2011 in the Village Council Chambers. Present ~ Mayor Meadows; Deputy Mayor Scouten; Councilor Schneider; Councilor Offenberger; Councilor Zebinski Chief Administrative Officer ~ Pat Ellingson Mayor Meadows called the meeting to order at 7:00 [...]

2011/10/13Local Interest

Town of Minitonas Minutes – October 5, 2011

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Town of Minitonas, held in the Council Chambers, Minitonas, Manitoba this 5th day of October, 2011 A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Mayor Barkowski Councillors: Caruk, Bartel, Robb & Windsor C.A.O.: Carolyn Gordon Delegations : 8:00 Don Bobick – Swan Valley Recreation & Wellness Centre Additional Correspondence; [...]

2011/10/13Local Interest

Special Olympics Opportuinties in the Valley

Submitted by: Bev Lumax | Special Olympics is growing in the Parkland Region. Special Olympics is an International Organization with the mission of enriching the lives of Manitobans with an intellectual disability through active participation in sport. Click any of the pictures for a larger version. Within the last few years, two Special Olympic teams [...]

2011/10/12Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – October 4, 2011

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councillors Bobick, Friesen, Jacobson, Delaurier and Sakal present. Delegation: Calvin Bordian, Cement Works Inc. regarding offer to purchase lots in the Industrial Park. Minutes: 1. RESOLVED that the [...]

2011/10/12Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – October 11, 2011

Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives GO Teams & Crops Knowledge Centre October 11, 2011 | Northwest Region Warm, dry conditions continued through the week. The Northwest Region received 15 to 25 mm of rain over the weekend. Harvesting of crops is complete through the Swan River and Roblin areas. In [...]

2011/10/12Local Interest

Billy Beal Movie and Plaque Dedication: October 21-22

ValleyBiz Story | Billy is an award winning feature film based on the true life story of Billy Beal who lived in the Swan River Valley from 1906 to 1955. The film has received rave reviews across North America and has received the following awards: 2010 – Manitoba Human Rights Commitment Award 2011 – Best [...]

2011/10/11Local Interest

Dr. Yusuf Kasim, Obstetrician/Gynecologist Resigns

Parkland Regional Health Authority Statement | The Parkland Regional Health Authority (PRHA) regrets to announce that Dr. Yusuf Kasim, Obstetrician/Gynecologist, has provided his two-week notice to cease service in the Region, effective October 18, 2011. As indicated in our June 2011 media release, Dr. Kasim was recruited to the Region this summer to provide referring [...]

2011/10/11Local Interest

Thank You From the Animals

Submitted by: Micheline Carstairs | Fall is once again upon us, and along with fall seems to be an increase in animals that are abandoned and in dire need of the services of our group, the Swan Valley Animal Protection League (SVAPL). Click the picture for a larger version. This past year has been an [...]

2011/10/11Local Interest

Are You A Book?

ValleyBiz Story | The Swan Valley Human Library is currently recruiting Living Books. If you are interested in telling individuals in the community about a life experience or special interest … You Are A Book! The Swan Valley Human Library will be taking place in 2012 in Swan River from January 12 – 14 and [...]

2011/10/06Local Interest

Special Olympics Calendar Sales

Submitted by: Bev Lumax | Special Olympics Parkland Region will be offering Lottery Calendars for sale again this year. Cost of these calendars is $20.00. Action photos of Athletes from around the province grace the monthly pages, with our own Parkland athletes featured the month of November. A one day blitz will be held at [...]

2011/10/06Local Interest

Village of Benito Minutes – October 3, 2011

A Special Meeting of Council of the Village of Benito was called to order at 9:45 pm on Monday October 3, 2011 in the Village of Benito Drop In Centre. Present ~ Deputy Mayor Scouten; Councilor Schneider; Councilor Offenberger; Councilor Zebinski Absent with Regrets ~ Mayor Meadows Chief Administrative Officer ~ Pat Ellingson Deputy Mayor [...]

2011/10/06Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – October 3, 2011

Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives GO Teams & Crops Knowledge Centre October 3, 2011 | Northwest Region Dry conditions prevailed in the Northwest Region along with above normal temperatures. Harvest is at the final stages through the Swan River and Roblin areas where only a few swathed fields and fall [...]

2011/10/04Local Interest

Local Pictures Submitted

Submitted by: Doug Windsor | This fluffy cloudlet was seen floating over Swan River on September 28. The puffball mushroom and toadstools were photographed growing on 1st St. S near the Swan Valley Health Centre parking lot. Click any of the pictures for a larger version.

2011/10/03Local Interest

RM of Swan River Minutes – September 27, 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 27, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.. Present: Reeve Lorne Henkelman Deputy Reeve Brian Burick Councillors: Glen Foster, Don Machan, Terry Neely, Earl Hrappstead Absent: Richard [...]

2011/10/01Local Interest