Monthly Archives: January 2012

High Blood Pressure the Silent Killer – February 6, 2012

Submitted by: Kay Markle | “High Blood Pressure the Silent Killer” Public Education Session Hosted by: Service to Seniors Monday, February 6, 2012 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm FREE Swan River Hospital via Manitoba Telehealth (Report to Front Desk) ‘High Blood Pressure … The Silent Killer” takes an in-depth look at high blood pressure. You [...]

2012/01/31Local Interest

Valentine Tea Tasting – February 4, 2012

Submitted by: Doreen Windsor | Everyone is invited to share the joys of a Valentine Tea Tasting Event on St. James Anglican Church Saturday, February 4th 2:00 to 4:00pm Included are specialty teas, coffee and tasty dainties, home made to befit this fun occasion. Amicable hostessess will be ladies of St. James Anglican Church at [...]

2012/01/30Local Interest

Soprano Sarah Kirsch – February 4, 2012

Submitted by: Nancy McLennan | Northwest Regional Library Presents … Soprano Sarah Kirsch and piano accompanist Chris Kayler One Show Only Northwest Regional Library Saturday, February 4 at 8pm Advance Tickets at the Library $25 Fundraiser With a penchant for adventurous repertoire, Sarah Kirsch has dedicated herself to the rejuvenation of classical syle. Mastering Ravel, [...]

2012/01/29Local Interest

RM of Swan River Minutes – January 24, 2012

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, January 24, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. Present: Deputy Reeve Don Machan Councillors: Glen Foster, Richard Barteski, Terry Neely Earl Hrappstead, Brian Burick Absent: Reeve Lorne [...]

2012/01/28Local Interest

Village of Benito Minutes – January 24, 2012

A Regular Meeting of Council of the Village of Benito was called to order at 7:00 pm on Tuesday January 24, 2012 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 William Woytkiw [...]

2012/01/27Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – January 17, 2012

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, January 17th, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers with Deputy Mayor Delaurier presiding and Councillors Bobick, Jacobson, Friesen and Whyte present. Absent were Mayor McKenzie and Councillor Sakal Delegations: Dennis Kowal, Louise Oberton and Shirley Mullett regarding sponsorship for the Immigration/Settlement [...]

2012/01/27Local Interest

Village of Bowsman Minutes – January 18, 2012

Minutes of Council meeting held in Bowsman Council Chambers on January 18, 2012 at 7:45 p.m. Present were Mayor Leanne Hutman and Councillors Daphne Currie, Joyce Readman and Courtney Densen. Absent with notice Councillor Garry McFadyen. DELEGATIONS 8:15 Stan Giles – Maintenance Dept. Report, Fire Dept. Report CALL TO ORDER ADOPTION OF AGENDA Courtney Densen, [...]

2012/01/26Local Interest

Friends for Grandmothers of Africa Appreciation Tea

Submitted by: Bev Leach | The Friends for Grandmothers of Africa were delighted to host nearly forty guests in the North-West Regional Library on January 24. The event was held to express the group’s appreciation for the interest and support which has been given to the Stephen Lewis Foundation by the community and therefore to [...]

2012/01/25Local Interest

Shauna Klekta Appointed Economic Development Officer

Submitted by: Swan Valley RISE (204) 734-3668 | Swan Valley Regional Initiative for a Strong Economy (RISE) is pleased to announce the appointment of Shauna Klekta as the Economic Development Officer for the Swan Valley. The Economic Development Officer sets the tone and direction for economic growth and opportunity within a community. Hiring an individual [...]

2012/01/24Local Interest

Valley Wide Initiative for Economic Growth

Submitted by: Swan Valley RISE (204) 734-3668 | A new Valley wide initiative has been established to champion economic development in the Swan Valley Region. Swan Valley Regional Initiative for a Strong Economy Inc. (RISE), was established by a group of municipalities who recognized the necessity of an active, strategic approach to economic development. The [...]

2012/01/24Local Interest

Friends For Grandmothers of Africa – January 24

Submitted by: Bev Leach The local Friends for Grandmothers of Africa have appreciated the local interest and support for the last three years. You are invited to join the group for a visit and refreshments Tuesday, January 24, 2012 2 – 4 p.m. North-West Regional Library

2012/01/23Local Interest

RM of Minitonas Minutes – January 11, 2012

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Rural Municipality of Minitonas, held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 11th day of January, 2012 A.D. at 8:00 am. Present: Reeve McIntosh, Councillors: Pacamaniuk, Klekta , Eisner & Rinsdorf C.A.O.: Carolyn Gordon Delegations: 10:00 am Shawn Airey – Toromont Cat 10:20 am Jim Stevenson [...]

2012/01/21Local Interest

Village of Benito Minutes – January 10, 2012

A Regular Meeting of Council of the Village of Benito was called to order at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 in the Village Council Chambers. Present: Mayor Meadows Councilor Schneider, Councilor Offenberger, Councilor Zebinski Chief Administrative Officer – Pat Ellingson Absent with Permission – Deputy Mayor Scouten Delegation: Pacak Kowal, Hardie & Company [...]

2012/01/19Local Interest

Rec and Wellness Centre Update

Swan Valley Recreation and Wellness Centre Media Release | Site preparation for the new Swan Valley Recreation and Wellness Centre is nearing completion and construction is scheduled to begin in the near future. ValleyBiz File Photo With the Town of Swan River taking the lead in the ongoing planning and construction of the Wellness Centre, [...]

2012/01/17Local Interest

Perimeter Aviation Discontinues Swan River Service

Perimeter Aviation Announcement | Trevor Ryder, VP Operations of Perimeter Aviation addressed Swan Valley Community Members in the following letter dated January 16, 2012. Perimeter Aviation regrets to inform you that effective Jan 30, 2012; Perimeter will no longer be providing scheduled air service to the Swan River Airport. Perimeter has been extremely impressed by [...]

2012/01/16Local Interest

Missing Person: Beverly Chartrand UPDATE

RCMP Media Release | Missing Person – UPDATE RCMP Swan River Detachment continue efforts to locate Beverly Lynn CHARTRAND of Benito, MB. Ms. CHARTRAND is describe as approximately 161 cms ( 5’3”), 125 kgs (225 lbs ) with either dark brown or bleached colored hair. She was last seen wearing a grey hooded sweat shirt [...]

2012/01/16Local Interest

182 Check-Outs at Swan Valley Human Library

Submitted by: Shelley Cotten | Part One of the first Swan Valley Human Library event took place January 12-14th at the Northwest Regional Library in Swan River. It was a great time! Click any picture for a larger version. There were 15 Human Books available at different times for “checkout” (30 minute conversations/demonstrations) to Readers [...]

2012/01/16Local Interest

Doctor Set to Begin Swan River Practice – Spring 2012

PHRA Media Release | Parkland International Medical Graduate (IMG) Recruitment Update At present, we have two IMGs who will have completed their one year of training on February 4, 2012. Dr. Wagdi Salib and Dr. Jaswinder Kanwal have begun the process of applying for their conditional registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of [...]

2012/01/15Local Interest

RM of Swan River Minutes – January 10, 2012

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, January 10, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. Present: Reeve Lorne Henkelman Deputy Reeve Brian Burick Councillors: Glen Foster, Don Machan, Richard Barteski, Terry Neely, Earl Hrappstead [...]

2012/01/14Local Interest

Mafeking Man Injured in Pine River Accident

UPDATE: ValleyBiz has learned through local sources that the Swan River Fire Department was not dispatched to the scene and that members of the Pine River Fire Department provided assistance. __________________ RCMP Media Release | On January 12, 2012 just before 10:00 am the Parkland RCMP Detachment, along with the Winnipegosis Fire Department, Swan River [...]

2012/01/13Local Interest

Town of Minitonas Minutes – January 4, 2012

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Town of Minitonas, held in the Council Chambers, Minitonas, Manitoba this 4th day of January, 2012 A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Mayor Barkowski Councillors: Robb, Caruk, Bartel & Windsor C.A.O.: Carolyn Gordon Delegations: 7:00 pm RM of Minitonas Council re: Joint Administrative Issues 8:00 pm F. [...]

2012/01/13Local Interest

Missing Person: Beverly Chartrand

RCMP Media Release | Swan River RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in locating Beverly Lynn CHARTRAND, age 30, of Benito , Manitoba . Beverly was last seen walking near her home in Benito, Manitoba early Sunday morning, January 8th. If anyone has seen Beverly, or knows her whereabouts, they are asked to contact the [...]

2012/01/12Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – January 3, 2012

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers with Councillor Friesen presiding and Councillors Bobick, Jacobson, Sakal and Whyte present. Absent were Mayor McKenzie and Councillor Delaurier. 1. RESOLVED that Councillor Friesen be authorized to Chair the January 3rd, 2012 meeting [...]

2012/01/11Local Interest

Swan Valley Human Library – January 12-14

Submitted by: Shelley Cotten | Come One! Come All! January 12: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm January 13: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm January 14: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm To the Human Library at the Swan River Northwest Regional Library “Human Books” will share their stories and be available [...]

2012/01/09Local Interest

Chamber of Commerce Update – January 5, 2012

The Swan Valley Chamber of Commerce Executive met on January 5th , 2012 at the Chamber of Commerce Board Room. The minutes of the December 1, 2011 meeting were reviewed and approved. President Wayne Grier reported that the Chamber made a presentation to the Highway Traffic Board Hearing on the Chamber’s concern regarding the location [...]

2012/01/09Local Interest

Minitonas Friday Night Shinny

Submitted by: Dee-Ann Clarkson | There was a good turn out for Friday night shinny in Minitonas. Everyone had a great time. If you missed out, join in next time. Click for January Dates Click any picture for a larger version.

2012/01/07Local Interest

Hard Puck Shinny at Minitonas Arena

Submitted by: Blaine Hart | The Minitonas Arena is offering Hard Puck Shinny Fridays at 7:15 to 8:45 January Dates: January 6 January 20 January 27 $2 at the door Everybody of all ages and abilities welcome. Stop by and throw in your stick for a recreational game of hockey, get some exercise and have [...]

2012/01/05Local Interest

Village of Bowsman Minutes – December 21, 2011

Minutes of Council meeting held in Bowsman Council Chambers on December 21, 2011 at 7:45 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. DELEGATIONS 8:15 Fred Coulter – Maintenance Dept. 9:10 Stan Giles [...]

2012/01/01Local Interest

Promote Your Event with Buttons and a Smile

Are you planning a community event? Can you click a Button? Can the attendees Smile? Promote your Swan Valley community event on ValleyBiz.ca at no cost in exchange for providing picture(s) and a summary after the event. ValleyBiz.ca uses this information to create a follow-up story that also helps to get your message out, increases [...]

2012/01/01Local Interest