Monthly Archives: June 2012

More Swan Valley Storm Damage Pictures

More pictures from around the Valley showing the effects of the powerful storm June 26, 2012. Grain bins were overturned and trees seemed to be the most common casualty. ValleyBiz photo Above: A “forest of sticks” approximately 10 km. south of Minitonas on the west side of #366. Right: A twisted grain bin on the [...]

2012/06/30Local Interest

Town Of Swan River Minutes – June 26th, 2012

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, June 26th, 2012 for a Special Meeting in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councillors Bobick, Jacobson, Friesen, Whyte, Sakal, and Delaurier present. Minutes: 1. RESOLVED that the Agenda for the June 26th, 2012 Special Meeting of Council be received. Carried: [...]

2012/06/30Local Interest

Village Of Benito Minutes – June 26, 2012

A Regular Meeting of Council of the Village of Benito was called to order at 7:00 pm on Tuesday June 26, 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 [...]

2012/06/29Local Interest

Cowan Wayside Park Hit Hard By Storm

ValleyBiz Story | The storm that blew through the Swan Valley on Tuesday, June 26 destroyed property and tore up many trees, including most of the Cowan Wayside park. Some people say the park looks as though it has been clearcut. Photos by Talia Rosteski – Click for a larger version During the storm, trees [...]

2012/06/29Local Interest

Temporary Suspension of Maternity Services

Western Regional Health Authority Media Release | Western 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: Tuesday, July 3rd at 8 a.m. until Monday, October 1st at 8a.m. Patients requiring obstetrical services during this [...]

2012/06/29Local Interest

Harry Showdra Selected as Vice-Chair of WRHA Board

Harry Showdra of Swan River, MB has been appointed the Vice-Chair of the Western Regional Health Authority Province of Manitoba Media Release | Permanent boards of directors have been named for Manitoba’s five new, merged regional health authorities (RHAs), Health Minister Theresa Oswald announced today. “We are continuing to move forward with focusing on what [...]

2012/06/28Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – June 25, 2012

Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives GO Teams & Crops Knowledge Centre June 25, 2012 | Northwest Region Unsettled weather conditions in the southern areas of the Northwest Region saw Dauphin, Grandview and Ethelbert recording an additional 40 mm of rain; scattered light hail also occurred near Grandview mid-week. However, favourable [...]

2012/06/28Local Interest

Games Wear Day At Manitoba Agriculture

Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation and MAFRI 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 [...]

2012/06/27Local Interest

Northwest Regional Library Summer Program Jul 3 – Aug 10

Submitted by: Emma Mayer FREE OF CHARGE July 3 to August 10, 2012 Let your child’s imagination run wild this summer at the library – join us for a summer full of stories, crafts, games and contests! Swan River: Tues. & Thurs: Children completing Grades 2-3 10:30-11:45 or 1:30-2:45 Wednesdays: Children completing K & Grade [...]

2012/06/27Local Interest

Swan Valley Stock Car Club Season Opener Recap

Submitted by: Tanya Chernyk It was a great race day and mud bog! Thanks to all our fans! And for everyone that helped out! 8 Cylinder Street Stock Class 1st place in the first 2 heats was #8 Brian Vanderpoole. Feature Race 1st place went to #8 Mark Maga, 2nd place- Dane Vessey, 3rd place- [...]

2012/06/25Local Interest

RM Of Minitonas Minutes – June 13, 2012

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Rural Municipality of Minitonas, held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 13th day of June, 2012 A.D. at 8:00 am. Present: Reeve McIntosh, Councillors: Pacamaniuk, Klekta, Rinsdorf & Eisner CAO: Carolyn Gordon 1. W. Pacamaniuk – D. Klekta RESOLVED THAT the Agenda be adopted as [...]

2012/06/25Local Interest

Poetry Night – June 28, 2012

Submitted by: Kamshi Kanavathy Straight from the Heart with Dorothy Harvey Thursday, June 28, 2012 7 pm to 9 pm Nothwest Regional Library Swan River Dorothy and a few local poets will be reading their own self-composed poetry!

2012/06/25Local Interest

Manitoba Barrel Racing at Church’s Arena

Submitted by: Angela Mullin 2 open, 1 junior & 3 Peewee raced at Churchs Arena Sanctioned MBRA 0n Friday, Jun3 22, 2012. The weather was beautiful and the ground was perfect. A few spectators came out to watch the 1st night of barrel racing at Churchs arena. In the open was Dusty Church on Runaway [...]

2012/06/24Local Interest

Northwest Regional Library Celebrates Aboriginal Day

Submitted by: Kamshi Kanavathy The North-West Regional Library was abuzz on the evening of Thursday, June 21, 2012 as patrons enjoyed learning how to make dreamcatchers. Participants were welcomed by an Inukshuk made out of books. Free promotional Aboriginal Day materials such as 2D and 3D puzzles, games, colouring pages, tattoos, books and bookmarks were [...]

2012/06/23Local Interest

Dr. Seuss Enrichment at CBFCS

Submitted by: Community Bible Fellowship Christian School Students and staff and Community Bible Fellowship Christian School participated in a Dr. Seuss enrichment week. Isabelle Beehler, Kitana Legebokoff, and Ainsli Ellingson showing off their Oobleck Goo (Click any picture for a larger version.) Kendra and Rita Thiessen led the school through 5 afternoons of fun and [...]

2012/06/22Local Interest

Swan River Fire Department Has a Blast

ValleyBiz Story | Winding down their training for the summer, the Swan River Fire Department had a blast participating in some training exercises on Wednesday, June 20, 2012. In this exercise, teams or individuals compete in an attempt to spray the “water pig” down the line to the other team’s side. Designed to be effective [...]

2012/06/22Local Interest

Barrel Racing – June 22 & 28, 2012

Submitted by: Angela Mullin We are hosting 2 double header barrel races at Church’s Broken Arrow Ranch, Friday June 22nd Thursday June 28th 7:30 pm Entries are $20 for open, Junior, & select (over 50),PeeWee free. Non Members pay a $5 insurance fee. The arena is 7 miles north of Swan River on Hwy 10, [...]

2012/06/21Local Interest

Summer Games Pancake Breakfast – June 22, 2012

Submitted by: Tracy Boychuk Veterans Commmunity Hall Friday June 22, 2012 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. $5.00 each and kids 5 and under eat free! EVERYONE WELCOME! All proceeds go towards funding the Power Smart 2012 Manitoba Summer Games

2012/06/21Local Interest

RM of Swan River Minutes – June 19, 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 Tuesday, June 19th, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. Present: Reeve Lorne Henkelman Councillors: Glen Foster, Don Machan, Terry Neely, Earl Hrappstead, Brian Burick BRIAN BURICK TERRY NEELY [...]

2012/06/21Local Interest

RM of Swan River By-Election Results

The RM of Swan River held a By-election on June 20, 2012. By-election Results were as follows: 173 votes cast 121 Alex Haluschak 52 Earl Fullerton

2012/06/21Local Interest

Town Of Swan River Minutes – June 19th, 2012

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, June 19th, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councillors Bobick, Jacobson, Whyte, Friesen, Delaurier, and Sakal present. Public Hearing: 1) Variation Hearing No. 3/2012 was called to order by Mayor McKenzie who advised that the purpose [...]

2012/06/21Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – June 18, 2012

Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives GO Teams & Crops Knowledge Centre June 18, 2012 | Northwest Region Unstable weather conditions, variable humidity and temperatures prevailed across the Northwest Region. General rains and thunderstorms resulted in precipitation ranging from 55 mm up to 100 mm in the Ethelbert and Ste Rose [...]

2012/06/20Local Interest

A&W 11th Annual Fathers Day Car Show

ValleyBiz Story | A&W held their 11th annual Fathers Day Car Show on Sunday, June 17, 2012. Car enthusiasts braved our continuing stretch of rain to stop by and check out the vintage rides. The market shelter provided a refuge from the wet weather for the people in attendance and even for some of the [...]

2012/06/20Local Interest

Swan Valley Soccer Association Soccer Jamboree

Submitted by: Angela Mullin The Swan Valley Soccer Association Timbit Beginners held a soccer Jamboree on June 15th at the Swan Valley soccer pitch. The weather was great, the kids played a fun game & then enjoyed Timbits after the game. Click picture for a larger version. Back Row – Maddix Eisner, Dax Mullin, Levi [...]

2012/06/20Local Interest

Swan Valley Stock Car Race & Mud Bog – June 23, 2012

Submitted by: Tanya Chernyk Swan Valley Stock Car Club will be holding its Season Opener Points Race followed by a mud bog: Saturday, June 23, 2012 Swan Valley Speedway Racing starts at 3:00 pm Mud Bog will follow Directions from Swan River: 2 miles east on Highway #10 5 miles south on Road #488 1/4 [...]

2012/06/20Local Interest

Games Wear Day At Swan Valley Dental

Swan Valley Dental 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 [...]

2012/06/19Local Interest

Learn, Live, Believe in the Future

Submitted by: Canadian Mental Health Association Staff Learn from the past, Live in the present, and Believe in the future. Click any picture for a larger version. We would like to thank the community for their participaction in the First Annual Mental Health Awareness Walk on Friday, June 15th. The Canadian Mental Health Association of [...]

2012/06/19Local Interest

Swan Valley Stock Car Race & Mini Demo – July 14, 2012

Submitted by: Tanya Chernyk Swan Valley Stock Car Club will be having a Points Race followed by a 4 cylinder mini demo derby: Saturday, July 14, 2012 Swan Valley Speedway Racing starts at 3:00 pm Mini Demo Derby will follow Directions from Swan River: 2 miles east on Highway #10 5 miles south on Road [...]

2012/06/19Local Interest

Games Wear Day At Swan River Home Hardware

Swan River Home Hardware 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 [...]

2012/06/18Local Interest

Games Wear Day At Swan Valley Vet Clinic

Swan Valley Vet Clinic 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 [...]

2012/06/18Local Interest

CO-OP Hosts Safe Grad BBQ

ValleyBiz Story | On June 15, 2012 SVRSS Safe Grad 2012 held a Smokie on a Bun sponsored by the Swan Valley Co-op. Co-op staff and students worked together to serve those who stopped by to support the Grads. Even the sunshine made a very welcomed and long overdue appearance.

2012/06/18Local Interest

Town Of Minitonas Minutes – June 6, 2012

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Town of Minitonas, held in the Council Chambers, Minitonas, Manitoba this 6th day of June, 2012 A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Mayor Barkowski Councillors: Robb, Caruk, Bartel & Windsor CAO: Carolyn Gordon Delegations: 8:00 pm Merv Leslie re: Town Foreman 8:30 pm Danielle Gordon-Broome re: Webpage [...]

2012/06/18Local Interest

Aboriginal Day Craft Workshop – June 21, 2012

Submitted by: Kamshi Kanavathy To commemorate Aboriginal Day the Northwest Regional Library will be hosting a Dream Catcher Workshop Thursday, June 21, 2012 7 pm to 9 pm Nothwest Regional Library Swan River Come and learn a new skill!

2012/06/18Local Interest

Games Wear Day At Hon. Ron Kostyshyn’s Office

Hon. Ron Kostyshyn’s Constituency Office 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. [...]

2012/06/17Local Interest

Games Wear Day At Scales Drug Store

Scales Drug Store 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 [...]

2012/06/17Local Interest

Village Of Benito Minutes – June 12, 2012

A Regular Meeting of Council of the Village of Benito was called to order at 7:00 pm on Tuesday June 12, 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 [...]

2012/06/17Local Interest

Phatboys Charity Barbque

Submitted by: Mike Yablonski It was a beautiful sunny afternoon for a bar-b-que! Celebrating Phatboys’ Anniversary and benefiting the French Immersion students’ future French Cultural Trip, the bar-b-que was a success. Donations from KFC, Extra Foods, and TD Canada Trust helped increase the profits. Salad, a drink and a delicious burger sold for $5. Yummy [...]

2012/06/17Local Interest

Games Wear Day At Dufresne

Dufresne 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 [...]

2012/06/16Local Interest

Games Wear Day At the Swan River Provincial Building

The Provincial Building 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 [...]

2012/06/16Local Interest

Local Grandmothers Sign Petition

Submitted by: Bev Leach Merle Robinson, representative of Friends for Grandmothers of Africa, watches as Susan Huxley signs a petition calling upon the House of Commons to pass Bill C-398. This Bill will help facilitate the immediate and sustainable flow of life-saving generic medicines to developing countries which can’t afford brand name retroviral drugs. The [...]

2012/06/16Local Interest

Town Of Swan River Minutes – June 5th, 2012

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, June 5th, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers with Deputy Mayor Delaurier chairing the meeting until Mayor McKenzie arrived at 8:00 p.m. Councillors Bobick, Jacobson, Friesen, Whyte, and Sakal were present. Public Hearing was called to order by Deputy Mayor Delaurier [...]

2012/06/16Local Interest

Service to Seniors Host Fraud Prevention Presentation

Submitted by: Bev Leach On Thursday, June 14, 2012 fifty-seven seniors listened attentively as Royal Bank Manager Joe Synk and Constable Korey Ogungbemi informed them of potential problems which might be encountered when dealing with any type of financial transactions. They spoke of Internet banking, credit card use, false charity scams, financial abuse by trusted [...]

2012/06/16Local Interest

Swan River Receives Funding for Youth Employment Project

Province of Manitoba Media Release | Swan River, Manitoba—The Government of Canada announced new funding to support youth in Swan River to help them gain the skills and knowledge they need to enter and succeed in the job market. The announcement was made by Robert Sopuck, Member of Parliament for Dauphin–Swan River–Marquette, on behalf of [...]

2012/06/15Local Interest

Quilting in the Quiet Retreat – Aug 24-26, 2012

Submitted by: Wade Dale The Bowsman United Chuch Prayer Quilt Group is organizing: Quilting in the Quiet Retreat August 24, 25, 26, 2012 United Church Bible Camp Wellman Lake Our Mission Statement: To use our God given talents for the care and comfort of others. Come and join us in a weekend of quilting comradeship [...]

2012/06/15Local Interest

Games Wear Day at Parkland Vision Services

Parkland Vision Services 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 [...]

2012/06/15Local Interest

Olympian Jill Officer Meets the Community

ValleyBiz Story On Monday, June 11, 2012 Olympian and World Champion Curler Jill Officer kicked back at a community barbeque. Hosted by the Royal Bank, all proceeds of the barbeque went toward the Swan Valley 2012 Power Smart Manitoba Games. Click any picture for a larger view. The staff of the Royal Bank stayed warm [...]

2012/06/14Local Interest

SVRSS Students Support Special Olympics in the School

Submitted by: Bev Lumax The Busy Hands Craft Group are students from the SVRSS doing special projects to help earn their Math credit. As well as the crafting, they set up a simulated business. Bev Lumax accepting donation to Special Olympics from Jordan Gosselin. Click picture for larger version. As crafts were sold, Income and [...]

2012/06/14Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – June 11, 2012

Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives GO Teams & Crops Knowledge Centre June 11, 2012 | Northwest Region The Northwest Region received rainfall for most of the weekend with amounts ranging from 10 mm to over 100 mm. The highest rainfall was recorded in the Swan Valley and Roblin areas. Crops [...]

2012/06/14Local Interest

RM Of Swan River Minutes – June 12, 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, June 12, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. Present: Reeve Lorne Henkelman Councillors: Glen Foster, Don Machan, Earl Hrappstead, Brian Burick Absent: Terry Neely GLEN FOSTER DON [...]

2012/06/14Local Interest

Frauds & Scams Presentation

Submitted by: Service to Seniors Service to Seniors invites you to a Joint presentation from the Royal Bank of Canada and the RCMP addressing senior safety. Elks Hall 112 – 5th Avenue South 1:30 pm Thursday, June 14th, 2012 Current frauds and scams, how to protect yourself from them and understanding and protecting senior rights [...]

2012/06/13Local Interest