Monthly Archives: December 2011

Fire in Cowan Destroys Business

RCMP Media Release | On December 23, 2011 at about 8:30 p.m. Swan River RCMP and the Pine River Fire Department were dispatched to a Fire involving a business in Cowan, Manitoba. Nash’s Cool Treats Restaurant was found to be fully engulfed in flames. The structure succumbed to the fire. There were no injuries. Total [...]

2011/12/28Local Interest

Sharing Christmas with the Community

Submitted by: Florence Gray We had a very good Christmas dinner at St. James Anglican Church on Dec.25. Very well attended with 51 people taking part in the meal. It’s amazing how many people volunteered with food and helping put the meal on the table. Without this help it just wouldn’t happen and the opportunity [...]

2011/12/27Local Interest

Santa, Skating and Sleigh Rides in Bowsman

ValleyBiz Story | The Bowsman Lions Santa Party took place on Thursday, December 22 at the local arena. Santa was on hand to make sure his list was complete and to hear any last minute wishes. Click any picture for a larger view. Family and friends honed their skills and enjoyed good company on the [...]

2011/12/23Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – December 20, 2011

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, December 20th, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councillors Bobick, Friesen, Jacobson, Delaurier, Sakal and Whyte present. Conditional Use Hearing: Conditional Use Hearing No. 2/2011 was called to order by Mayor McKenzie who advised that the [...]

2011/12/23Local Interest

Town of Minitonas Minutes – December 7, 2011

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Town of Minitonas, held in the Council Chambers, Minitonas, Manitoba this 7th day of December, 2011 A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Mayor Barkowski Councillors: Caruk, Bartel, Robb & Windsor C.A.O.: Carolyn Gordon Delegations: 9:00 pm Merv Leslie RE: Town Operations Additions to the Agenda 13.1 Age [...]

2011/12/23Local Interest

Christmas Dinner – December 25

Submitted by: Florence Gray | Christmas Dinner for people who are alone. St James Anglican Church Christmas Day December 25, 2011 5:00 pm Pre-Regester for the dinner up to December 23, 2011 by calling Florence at 734-5689.

2011/12/21Local Interest

The Christmas Story Live in the Valley

Submitted by: MaryAnn Friesen and Scott Tibble Several valley churches worked together to put on a Live Nativity at Scott and Cindy Tibble’s farm near Benito. There were approximately 90 volunteers and more than 350 people that attended. Click a picture for a larger version. Cars were parked at the parking lot with the help [...]

2011/12/20Local Interest

Village of Benito Minutes – December 13, 2011

A Regular Meeting of Council of the Village of Benito was called to order at 7:00 pm on Tuesday December 13, 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 Supervisor – Rick Kinaschuk Assistant Maintenance Supervisor [...]

2011/12/20Local Interest

RM of Swan River Minutes – December 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, December 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 [...]

2011/12/20Local Interest

Rural Break and Enters

RCMP Media Release | Swan River RCMP report that a few rural farm break and enters have been reported in the past three weeks. Police are reminding property owners to ensure their property is secured at all times. Police are also asking the public to be vigilant of suspicious persons/vehicles traveling in the area and [...]

2011/12/19Local Interest

Minitonas Down Town Christmas Party

ValleyBiz Story | Mr. & Mrs. Claus made a special appearance in Minitonas during the Downtown Christmas Party on December 16th. Click a picture for a larger version. Hot dogs and hot chocolate were ready at 6pm as people started to arrive. The warmth of the bonfire welcomed young and old to gather round. Santa [...]

2011/12/17Local Interest

RM of Minitonas Minutes – December 6, 2011

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Rural Municipality of Minitonas, held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 6th day of December, 2011 A.D. at 8:00 am. Present: Reeve McIntosh, Councillors: Pacamaniuk, Klekta & Eisner C.A.O.: Carolyn Gordon Absent with Notice: Councillor Rinsdorf Delegations: 8:15 am Chad Haluschak Grader Operator 8:30 am [...]

2011/12/16Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – December 6, 2011

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, December 6th, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councillors Bobick, Friesen, Jacobson, Delaurier, Sakal and Whyte present. Volunteer of the Year Award – Kyle Mahan was recognized by the Swan Valley District Recreation Commission for his [...]

2011/12/16Local Interest

Experience the Live Nativity – December 18

Submitted by: MaryAnn Friesen | Experience the Live Nativity Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011 4:00- 7:00 p.m. Tours run continuously throughout that time. Scott and Cindy Tibble’s Swan Hills Ranch Take a trip to Bethlehem from Swan River South on Hwy 83, West on Road 204 until the dead end. Live nativity, market place, sleigh ride, [...]

2011/12/14Local Interest

RCMP Investigate Community Hall Fire in Duck Bay

On December 12, 2011 at about 5:00 a.m. Winnipegosis RCMP as well as local Emergency Services were dispatched to a fire at the Community Hall in Duck Bay, Manitoba. Initial reports indicate the building was a total loss. The cause of the fire has yet to be determined. No damage estimates are available at this [...]

2011/12/13Local Interest

Lions Club Santa Party in Minitonas

ValleyBiz Story | It was an afternoon of skating, fun, friends and Santa at the Minitonas Arena on Sunday, December 11. Santa stopped by to hear the kids’ requests and the Lions Club handed out Christmas treat bags. Click any of the pictures for a larger version

2011/12/12Local Interest

Dolyna Ukrainian Dancers Christmas Concert

Submitted by: Torey Werbicki | The Dolyna Ukrainian Dancers hosted a Christmas Concert on Thursday, December 8, 2011. It was well attended and enjoyed by all. Click any of the pictures for a larger version.

2011/12/10Local Interest

The Valley on the Home Routes Circuit

Submitted by: Micheline Carstairs | On Tuesday December 6, the Harley House proved to be a perfect setting for the sounds of old-time and bluegrass music performed by musicians, Chris Coole & John Showman of the Foggy Hogtown Boys from Toronto. Click any of the pictures for a larger version. These performers are part of [...]

2011/12/09Local Interest

Carol Festival Celebrates the Sounds of the Season

Submitted by: Micheline Carstairs & Sharron Carpenter On Sunday evening, Dec. 4th.,the Temple Baptist Church in Swan River was the venue for the 48th. Carol Festival sponsored by the Swan Valley Fine Arts Festival Association. Click any picture for a larger version. This was the second year the Carol Festival was held in the evening [...]

2011/12/06Local Interest

Tea and Bake Sale Very Well Attended

Submitted by: Doug and Doreen Windsor On a bright sunny afternoon, Saturday, December 3rd, St James Anglican Church parking lot was filled with vehicles by those attending the annual Christmas Tea & Bake Sale. Click any picture for a larger version. The church hall was filled to capacity by young and old as they enjoyed [...]

2011/12/05Local Interest

Christmas Check Stop Program 2011

RCMP Media Release | The Christmas Check stop program will begin at noon on Friday December 2nd, 2011 and will continue to midnight on January 1st, 2012. As we approach the holiday season Swan River RCMP will through visibility, education and enforcement get the message out to the motoring public of the Swan Valley in [...]

2011/12/03Local Interest

Christmas Tea and Bake Sale – December 3

Submitted Story: Christmas Tea & Bake Sale St. James Anglican Church 1201 – 1st St.S Saturday December 3 2pm to 4pm Here are some pictures taken by Doug Windsor at last year’s event. Click a picture for a larger version.

2011/12/01Local Interest

RM of Swan River Minutes – November 29, 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, November 29, 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 [...]

2011/12/01Local Interest

Village of Benito Minutes – November 29, 2011

A Regular Meeting of Council of the Village of Benito was called to order at 7:00 pm on Tuesday November 29, 2011 in the Village Council Chambers. Present – Mayor Meadows; Deputy Mayor Scouten; Councilor Schneider; Councilor Offenberger; Councilor Zebinski Chief Administrative Officer – Pat Ellingson Delegation: RCMP District Commander Glen Siegersma; Detachment Commander, Cliff [...]

2011/12/01Local Interest