Monthly Archives: May 2012

New Western Regional Health Authority CEO Appointed

Western Regional Health Authority Media Release | A more responsive, streamlined regional health authority (RHA) system continues to take shape with the appointment of Penny Gilson as the chief executive officer for Manitoba’s new Western Regional Health Authority. Gilson previously served as CEO with the Assiniboine authority. The other chief executive officers are: Helga Bryant, [...]

2012/05/31Local Interest

Lorie Vessey New Cancer Patient Navigator

PRHA Media Release | Cancer Patient Navigation services are now available in Parkland. With the completion of Brandon Westman Cancer Centre in 2011, the Parkland, Assiniboine, Brandon RHAs, and CancerCare Manitoba, identified the need to improve the rural patient cancer journey. The program will improve patient access to services, efficiency of care, and to provide [...]

2012/05/31Local Interest

Swan River Cataract Surgery Update

PRHA Media Release | Cataract Surgery Program Swan River The first slate of surgeries, for the new Cataract Surgery Program in Swan River, commenced April 16-18. There were 12 surgeries a day, over the three days, for a total of 36 cataract surgery procedures. The Program is headed by Dr. Robert Beldavs of Winnipeg, who [...]

2012/05/31Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – May 28, 2012

Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives GO Teams & Crops Knowledge Centre May 28, 2012 | Northwest Region Below seasonal temperatures, northerly winds and precipitation amounts from 30 to 75 mm of rain/light snowfall predominated through the Northwest Region. Soil moisture levels vary from adequate to wet with ponding in some [...]

2012/05/30Local Interest

Temporary Suspension of Maternity Services

The Parkland Regional Health Authority advises that due to qualified physician resource shortages at the Swan Valley Health Centre there will be no maternity services available during the following time period: Friday, June 1st at 7 a.m. until Tuesday, July 3rd at 8 a.m. Patients requiring obstetrical services during this period of time will be [...]

2012/05/30Local Interest

Benito United Church Salad Supper – June 1, 2012

Submitted by: Karen Gade | The Benito United Church is holding a Salad Supper: Benito Rec. Centre Friday June 01/12 5:00 p.m. Adults – $10 12 & under – $5 pre-school-Free Everyone welcome!

2012/05/29Local Interest

Prayer Quilts – Because We Can, and We Care

Submitted by: Wade Dale What a wonderful day the Lord provided for the Bowsman United Church Prayer Quilt Group’s Tea & Quilt Show called “Golden”. Click any picture for a larger version. The show displayed 61 quilts made by the talented group of quilters. The quilters gather once a week on Saturdays and join not [...]

2012/05/28Local Interest

RM Of Swan River Minutes – May 22, 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, May 22, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. Present: Reeve Lorne Henkelman Councillors: Glen Foster, Don Machan, Terry Neely, Earl Hrappstead, Brian Burick Note: Councillor Neely left [...]

2012/05/28Local Interest

Fun Festival – Friday June 1, 2012

Submitted by: Tracy Boychuk Fun Festival Friday June 1, 2012 6:00 -9:00 pm Centennial Arena Come check out some new games, have supper, play games, win prizes and have FUN! EVERYONE WELCOME!! See you there! Proceeds to Taylor School students and programs. WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

2012/05/28Local Interest

New and Old Friends at Emperor of Mars Booksigning

Submitted by: Jim Makichuk | Screenwriter and author Jim Makichuk had a successful book signing Wednesday May 23rd at Green Brier Bookstore in Swan River. Jim Makichuk with Ann Makichuk Click pictures for a larger version. Jim who was born in Swan River and raised in Benito has written a novel called Emperor of Mars [...]

2012/05/27Local Interest

Village Of Benito Minutes – May 22, 2012

A Regular Meeting of Council of the Village of Benito was called to order at 7:00 pm on Tuesday May 22, 2012 in the Village Council Chambers. Present – Mayor Meadows; Deputy Mayor Scouten; Councilor Offenberger; Councilor Zebinski; Councilor Schneider Chief Administrative Officer – Pat Ellingson Delegation: R.M. of Livingston, Reeve Jacobs & Councilor Halushka [...]

2012/05/26Local Interest

Town Of Minitonas Minutes – May 16, 2012

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Town of Minitonas, held in the Council Chambers, Minitonas, Manitoba this 16th day of May, 2012 A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Mayor Barkowski Councillors: Robb, Caruk & Windsor CAO: Carolyn Gordon Absent With Notice: Councillor Bartel 1. W. Robb – S. Windsor RESOLVED THAT the Agenda [...]

2012/05/26Local Interest

Games Wear Day At Swan Valley Credit Union

Swan Valley Credit Union in Swan River has accepted the 2012 Swan Valley Host Society challenge to support Games Wear Day of the Week by purchasing Games Wear uniforms for their staff and having their staff dress in Games Wear each Friday. Photo Courtesy: 2012 Swan Valley Host Society Click for a larger version. Games [...]

2012/05/25Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – May 22, 2012

Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives GO Teams & Crops Knowledge Centre May 22, 2012 | Northwest Region Across the Northwest Region, dry conditions and occasional high winds allowed for steady and widespread seeding operations. Soil moisture levels are still adequate; however, there are areas across the region where lighter soils [...]

2012/05/24Local Interest

Royal Canadian Legion 39 Rocks for Renos

ValleyBiz Story | Young and old came with rocking chairs in tow to the Royal Canadian Legion 39 Club Room on Friday, May 18 for the “Off Your Rocker” rock-a-thon. Click any picture for a larger view. Over $6,000 was raised for renovations to the Legion’s club room.

2012/05/23Local Interest

Jim Makichuk Book Signing at Green Brier – May 23, 2012

Submitted by: April Maxwell & Dale Wiebach Book Signing with Screenwriter and Author, Jim Makichuk for his first novel, Emperor of Mars Green Brier Bookstore Wednesday, May 23, 2012 10 am to 5 pm Click for a larger view. Jim Makichuk was raised in Benito in the late 1950s and Emperor of Mars is a [...]

2012/05/22Local Interest

Tea & Quilt Show – May 26, 2012

Submitted by: Bowsman United Church Prayer Quilt Group Our group will be presenting “Golden” a display of 60 quilts May 26, 2012 Noon to 4 p.m. Bowsman United Church $8.00 per person We will also have a silent auction. Tickets sold only during the show on a Log Cabin Quilt All danties for the tea [...]

2012/05/21Local Interest

Town Of Swan River Minutes – May 15, 2012

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, May 15th, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councillors Bobick, Jacobson, Whyte, Friesen and Sakal present. Councillor Delaurier were absent. Delegation: Wayne Grier, President of the Swan Valley Chamber of Commerce regarding town clean-up. Minutes: 1. [...]

2012/05/19Local Interest

RM Of Swan River Minutes – May 9, 2012

Minutes of the Special 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 Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. Present: Reeve Lorne Henkelman Councillors: Glen Foster, Don Machan, Terry Neely, Earl Hrappstead, Brian Burick GLEN FOSTER EARL HRAPPSTEAD [...]

2012/05/18Local Interest

RM Of Minitonas Minutes – May 9, 2012

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Rural Municipality of Minitonas, held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 9th day of May, 2012 A.D. at 8:00 am. Present: Reeve McIntosh, Councillors: Pacamaniuk, Klekta & Eisner CAO: Carolyn Gordon Absent With Notice: Councillor E. Rinsdorf Additions to Agenda: 5.4 Repairs to 2010 Flood [...]

2012/05/18Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – May 14, 2012

Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives GO Teams & Crops Knowledge Centre May 14, 2012 | Northwest Region In the southern areas of the Northwest Region, warmer temperatures with drying wind conditions allowed producers to return seeding by mid-week. However, the areas of Swan River and The Pas received upwards of [...]

2012/05/17Local Interest

RM Of Swan River Minutes – May 8, 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, May 8, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. Present: Reeve Lorne Henkelman Councillors: Glen Foster, Don Machan, Terry Neely, Earl Hrappstead, Brian Burick GLEN FOSTER EARL HRAPPSTEAD [...]

2012/05/17Local Interest

Trinity Lutheran Tea

Submitted by: Willetta Hoffman | Trinity Lutheran Church held their annual Spring tea on May 12, 2012. It was well attended and all who came enjoyed the array of sandwiches and dainties provided. There was also a bake and plant table where people could purchase items. We’d like to thank all who came.

2012/05/16Local Interest

Village of Benito Minutes – May 10, 2012

A Special Meeting of Council of the Village of Benito was called to order at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday May 10, 2012 in the Village Council Chambers. Present – Mayor Meadows; Deputy Mayor Scouten; Councilor Schneider; Councilor Zebinski; Councilor Offenberger Chief Administrative Officer – Pat Ellingson Mayor Meadows called the meeting to order at 10:00 [...]

2012/05/16Local Interest

AbracaDazzle Entertains 400 in Benito

Submitted by: Louise Schabert | On Friday, May 11, the Benito Rec Centre was the scene of AbracaDazzle, an entertaining magic show. The show was enjoyed by about 400 people young and old. John Kaplan and his crew preformed magic tricks and illusions including an Acupuncture Illusion on Will Moncrief. Maria Schneider’s key opened the [...]

2012/05/15Local Interest

Games Wear Day at Gordeans

Gordeans in Swan River has accepted the 2012 Swan Valley Host Society challenge to support Games Wear Day of the Week by purchasing Games Wear uniforms for their staff and having their staff dress in Games Wear each Friday. Photo Courtesy: 2012 Swan Valley Host Society Click for a larger version. Games wear may be [...]

2012/05/15Local Interest

Village Of Benito Minutes – May 8, 2012

A Regular Meeting of Council of the Village of Benito was called to order at 7:00 pm on Tuesday May 8, 2012 in the Village Council Chambers. Present – Mayor Meadows; Deputy Mayor Scouten; Councilor Offenberger; Councilor Zebinski; Councilor Schneider Chief Administrative Officer – Pat Ellingson Mayor Meadows called the meeting to order at 7:00 [...]

2012/05/15Local Interest

Minitonas Apprentice Graduate Honoured

On May 11, 2012 Automotive Service Technician, Christopher Orton of Minitonas and employer Valley 1-Stop Auto Service were among 39 top apprentice graduates and their employers honoured at a special awards ceremony. Province of Manitoba Media Release: May 11, 2012 | The province’s top 2011 apprenticeship graduates and their employers are being honoured today at [...]

2012/05/14Local Interest

Games Wear Day at Co-op

Co-op in Swan River has accepted the 2012 Swan Valley Host Society challenge to support Games Wear Day of the Week by purchasing Games Wear uniforms for their staff and having their staff dress in Games Wear each Friday. Photo Courtesy: 2012 Swan Valley Host Society Click for a larger version. Games wear may be [...]

2012/05/13Local Interest

SVRSS Drama Club Performance of Grease

ValleyBiz Story | On Friday, May 11, 2012 the Swan Valley Regional Secondary School Drama Club presented their first of 3 performances of the musical Grease. The two remaining performances are: Saturday, May 12 at 7pm Sunday, May 13 at 2pm Click any picture for a larger version. The students acted, sang, danced and Rama [...]

2012/05/12Local Interest

Fatal Accident Near Benito

RCMP Media Release | At about 6:30 am on May 12, 2012 Swan River RCMP, Parkland EMS and Benito Fire Department responded to a single vehicle rollover on Hwy #83. A Chevrolet Aveo was traveling west bound on Hwy #83 (just prior to entering a highway curve), approximately 2 miles north of Benito, Manitoba when [...]

2012/05/12Local Interest

Town Of Minitonas Minutes – May 2, 2012

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Town of Minitonas, held in the Council Chambers, Minitonas, Manitoba this 2nd day of May, 2012 A.D. at 6:45 p.m. Present: Mayor Barkowski Councillors: Robb, Caruk, Bartel & Windsor CAO: Carolyn Gordon 1. W. Robb – S. Windsor RESOLVED THAT the Agenda be adopted as presented. [...]

2012/05/12Local Interest

New Swan River Town Office Plans on Display

ValleyBiz Story | On Wednesday, May 9, 2012 plans for the new Swan River Town Office were on display at the Veterans Community Hall in Swan River. Click any picture for a larger version. View from 4th Street South View from Main Street The estimated cost to build the new 6,716 square foot Town Office [...]

2012/05/11Local Interest

Swan River Residents Flocked by ESRSS Students

ValleyBiz Story | Ecole Swan River South School Students Who Care have embarked on a unique fund raising activity to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society. Click a picture to see a larger version. Students began by Flocking their Principal’s yard on Monday, May 7 who then paid $15 to choose the next location [...]

2012/05/11Local Interest

Swan Valley Delegation at Thompson Trade Show

Submitted by: Wayne Grier The Thompson Trade Show 2012 was attended again this year by a delegation organized by the Swan Valley Chamber of Commerce. Thanks goes out to the Valley Municipal Governments that finacially sponsored this annual journey. Click the picture for a larger version. The delegation consisted of Chamber President, Wayne Grier and [...]

2012/05/10Local Interest

Games Wear Day at Bee Gees

Bee Gees in Swan River has accepted the 2012 Swan Valley Host Society challenge to support Games Wear Day of the Week by purchasing Games Wear uniforms for their staff and having their staff dress in Games Wear each Friday. Photo Courtesy: 2012 Swan Valley Host Society Click for a larger version. Games wear may [...]

2012/05/09Local Interest

Wellman Lake Bible Camp Open House

Submitted by: Beth Gust | Wet weather did not dampen the plans for the Wellman Lake Bible Camp Open House held at the museum on May 6. There were smiles and laughter as people of all ages enjoyed the carnival type activities! Click the picture for a larger view. Informative displays and the opportunity to [...]

2012/05/09Local Interest

RM Of Minitonas Minutes – April 25, 2012

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Rural Municipality of Minitonas, held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 25th day of April, 2012 A.D. at 6:30 pm. Present: Reeve McIntosh Councillors: Pacamaniuk, Klekta, Eisner & Rinsdorf Assistant CAO: Kasey Chartrand Delegations: 7:30 pm Minitonas Curling Club Additions to Agenda: 3.6 Summer Student [...]

2012/05/09Local Interest

Coun. Simon says Gade Out of Tune

Dear Editor, CJ97 Radio news about Neepawa Town Council is B— S—! Sorry about the use of slang terms, for those of you more sensitive to colourful language, but there is no other way to describe the crap being reported on CJ 97 radio. Republished with permission from The Neepawa Press Original print date May [...]

2012/05/09Local Interest

Neepawa Council Responds to CJ97.1 Radio Allegations

By Mayor Ken Waddell Town of Neepawa | Republished with permission from The Neepawa Press Original print date May 9, 2012 Over the past several months, the Town of Neepawa has been dealing with a difficult legal situation. In 2011, radio station CJ97, which is operated by Mr. Bill Gade of Swan River, Man., began [...]

2012/05/09Local Interest

Swan Valley Sport Fishing Enhancement 2012 Banquet

ValleyBiz Story | What do you call 600 people, 475 pounds of walleye fillets, piles of hors d’oeuvres, raffles, games and a 290 pound pig? The 26th Annual Swan Valley Sport Fishing Enhancement Banquet! Click any picture for a larger version. Warning: This story may make you hungry. The banquet took place on Saturday, May [...]

2012/05/08Local Interest

Hearts for Heart – Bakesale for the Brunels

ValleyBiz Story | When she heard that the Brunel’s home had been destroyed by fire amid their young son’s fight against leukemia, Brittaney Vandepoele’s response to her mother was, “We have to do something.” Click any picture for a larger version. The next day when she returned from school, she showed her mother a poster [...]

2012/05/07Local Interest

Dr. Mikhaiel to Begin Practice in Swan River – June 2012

PRHA Media Release | The Parkland Regional Health Authority (PRHA) continues to make strides in ongoing physician recruitment efforts. The PRHA has successfully recruited another International Medical Graduate (IMG) to the community of Swan River. The new physician, Dr. Sam Mikhaiel, is just finalizing his provincial assessment and medical licensure requirements and should be in [...]

2012/05/07Local Interest

Little Woody Art Show

ValleyBiz Story | The Little Woody Art Group held their annual end of season art show on Saturday, May 5, 2012. Over 70 people enjoyed the opportunity to appreciate some local artwork and share a cup of tea with the artists. Artists Renate Wille and Naomi Nemez Click any picture for a larger version. Members [...]

2012/05/06Local Interest

Town Of Swan River Minutes – May 1st, 2012

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, May 1st, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councillors Bobick, Jacobson, Whyte and Sakal present. Councillors Friesen and Delaurier were absent. 1. RESOLVED that the Agenda for the May 1st, 2012 regular meeting of Council be [...]

2012/05/05Local Interest

Volunteer Caring and Sharing Day

Submitted by: Kathleen Markle | On April 12, 2012 the Royal Bank and Swan River Lifeline organized and hosted a Volunteer Day at the Anglican Church. Florence Gray participates in a distress demo. The 85 people in attendance received information and saw demonstrations of the Swan River Lifeline Program and then enjoyed visiting over lunch. [...]

2012/05/05Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Investigate Vehicle Thefts

RCMP Media Release | Swan River RCMP have noted an increase in motor vehicle thefts, and an increase in thefts from motor vehicles. The Swan River RCMP is asking the public to ensure that all vehicles are locked, keys are not left in vehicles (or an easily accessible location), and that valuables are not left [...]

2012/05/04Local Interest

Swan Valley Fine Arts Festival Spelling Bee

Submitted by: Evelyn Bredin | On Thursday, April 26th, several Grade 5 & 6 students from the Swan River Valley met in the St. Andrews United Church to participate in the annual Spelling Bee, hosted by the Swan Valley Fine Arts Festival Association. The Grade 6 students participating in the Spelling Bee. Grade 5 spellers [...]

2012/05/04Local Interest

Chris Delaurier & Carlie Rondeau Social

Submitted by: Marilyn Atkinson On Saturday, April 28, 2012 Chris Delaurier and Carlie Rondeau started their pre-wedding fun during their social that night. The hall was filled with friends and family from all over Manitoba as well as supporting friends from the valley. Thank you to everyone who helped with the shower & the social. [...]

2012/05/03Local Interest

Town Of Swan River Minutes – April 17th, 2012

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councillors Bobick, Jacobson, and Friesen, Whyte and Delaurier and Sakal present. 1. RESOLVED that the Agenda for the April 17th, 2012 meeting of Council be received. Carried: 2. [...]

2012/05/03Local Interest