Monthly Archives: July 2012

Swan River RCMP – Rodeo Weekend (2012) Overview

RCMP Media Release | Each year the Swan River RCMP enhances police presence and increases patrols during the annual Swan River Valley Northwest Round-up and Exhibition. This is to accommodate the influx of people enjoying the festivities, and to ensure the safety of the public. An overview of police calls to service (starting Friday evening, [...]

2012/07/31Local Interest

Northwest Roundup Offers a Variety of Entertainment

ValleyBiz Story | Once again this year the familiar sounds of midway music along with laughter, squeals and screams return for Northwest Roundup in Swan River. Click any picture for a larger view. The exhibit halls offered a nice break from the heat and noise. With entries in baking, canning, sewing, handicrafts, photography and horticulture, [...]

2012/07/31Local Interest

Northwest Roundup Grandstand Enjoyed by All Ages

ValleyBiz Story | People of all ages enjoyed the fast paced action at the Northwest Roundup and Exhibition grandstand this weekend. The great weather and exciting events kept even the youngest fans smiling. Click any picture for a larger version

2012/07/31Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Investigate Business Break, Enter and Theft

RCMP Media Release | On July 29, 2012, the Swan River RCMP commenced an investigation on an overnight break, enter and theft that had occurred at a Swan River business. The Timberland Inn has suffered the loss of a till, a small amount of cash and liquor. Anyone with information pertaining to this incident is [...]

2012/07/30Local Interest

Serving up Smiles During the Northwest Roundup

ValleyBiz Story | Things got cooking at the McKay Night Barbeque on Thursday, July 29, picked up the next day at the St. Andrews United Church Rodeo Lunch and continued on Saturday and Sunday with pancake breakfasts sponsored by Formo Motors and Parrish & Heimbecker. Click any picture for a larger version. Throughout the day [...]

2012/07/30Local Interest

Entertainment and Education Down on the Farm

ValleyBiz Story The Down on the Farm Exhibit at the Northwest Roundup and Exhibition in Swan River allows kids to get a close-up look at farming activities and learn about how agriculture contributes to their everyday life. Click any picture for a larger version. Interactive displays allow kids to dig potatoes, gather eggs, pick apples, [...]

2012/07/29Local Interest

Village Of Bowsman Minutes – July 25, 2012

Minutes of Council meeting held in Bowsman Council Chambers on July 25, 2012 at 7:45 p.m. Present were Mayor Leanne Hutman and Councillors Daphne Currie, Joyce Readman and Courtney Densen. DELEGATIONS 8:30 Stan Giles – Maintenance Report CALL TO ORDER ADOPTION OF AGENDA Courtney Densen, Joyce Readman; RESOLVED THAT the agenda for the July 25, [...]

2012/07/29Local Interest

Clowns, Candy and Fun at Swan River Parade

The annual Chamber of Commerce Parade marks the start of a weekend of family fun and excitement at the Northwest Roundup and Exhibition. 10am – the stores are closed, the streets are lined and people anxiously await the first glimpse of the parade. Click any picture for a larger version. The parade is an interactive [...]

2012/07/28Local Interest

Avalanche Ranch Day Camp July 30 – Aug 3

Submitted by: Lorna Rivett Avalanche Ranch Day Camp will be running Monday, July 30 to Friday, August 3 from 9:00-11:30 am. There will be songs, stories, skits, games, lessons and snacks. This camp is for boys and girls ages 6-12 years. It will be held at the Pentecostal Tabernacle 224 8th Ave North, Swan River. [...]

2012/07/27Local Interest

Cowboys Gathered, Crowds Cheered, Children Played

ValleyBiz Story | This young cowboy kept a careful watch over the grandstand last night as the first Pony Chariot and Pony Chuckwagon races of the 2012 Northwest Roundup and Exhibition got underway. Click any picture for a larger version. The sound of the horn, the thrill of the race and the cheers of the [...]

2012/07/27Local Interest

RM Of Swan River Minutes – July 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, July 24, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. Present: Reeve Lorne Henkelman Councillors: Glen Foster, Don Machan, Alex Haluschak, Terry Neely, Earl Hrappstead, Brian Burick DON MACHAN [...]

2012/07/27Local Interest

Swan River Garden Walk Highlights

ValleyBiz Story | On Monday July 23, 2012 the Swan River Ladies Golf Club held their annual Garden Walk featuring the creativity and hard work of 8 Swan River gardeners. It was an inspiring way for gardeners, photographers and people of all ages to spend a beautiful sunny afternoon . Click any picture for a [...]

2012/07/26Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – July 23, 2012

Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives GO Teams & Crops Knowledge Centre July 16, 2012 | Northwest Region Throughout the Northwest Region, above seasonal temperatures and high humidity prevailed through the southern sector with mid-week precipitation amounts ranging from 15 to 35 mm with local reports as high as 75 mm. [...]

2012/07/25Local Interest

SVRSS Students Build Summer Games Legacy

ValleyBiz Story | The 2012 Powersmart Manitoba Summer Games have come and gone, but some students at the Swan Valley Regional Secondary School lent their skills to help create a permanent reminder of the games at each of the sporting venues. Click any picture for a larger version. A a unique Legacy Sculpture was designed [...]

2012/07/24Local Interest

Summer Games Week in Review

ValleyBiz Story | Hosting the 2012 Power Smart Summer Games provided the Swan Valley with the opportunity to show thousands of visitors just what we are made of and the Valley didn’t disappoint. Click any picture for a larger version. The Opening Ceremonies at the Swan Valley Centennial Arena, provided a high energy start to [...]

2012/07/23Local Interest

Village Of Benito Minutes – July 17, 2012

A Regular Meeting of Council of the Village of Benito was called to order at 7:00 pm on Tuesday July 17, 2012 in the Village Council Chambers. Present – Mayor Meadows; Deputy Mayor Scouten; Councilor Offenberger; Councilor Zebinski; Councilor Schneider Chief Administrative Officer – Pat Ellingson Delegation: – Maintenance Department – Bill Woytkiw, Assistant Maintenance [...]

2012/07/22Local Interest

Sun Sets on Summer Games

Submitted by: Micheline Carstairs After a few days of unsettling weather for the summer games, here is a beautiful sunset over the museum taken on the evening of July 20, 2012 Click the picture for a larger version.

2012/07/22Local Interest

Games Wear Day At Y Not Johnny’s

Y Not Johnny’s 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.

2012/07/21Local Interest

Games Wear Day At Swan Valley Insurance Group

Swan Valley Insurance 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.

2012/07/21Local Interest

Games Wear Day At Atkinson Sports Excellence

Atkinson Sports Excellence 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.

2012/07/21Local Interest

Games Wear Day At Burnside & Ferris

Burnside & Ferris 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.

2012/07/21Local Interest

Games Wear Day At Mushroom Patch

Mushroom Patch 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.

2012/07/21Local Interest

Games Wear Day At Nelson Motor Hotel

Nelson Motor Hotel 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.

2012/07/21Local Interest

Games Wear Day At Star and Times

Star and Times 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.

2012/07/21Local Interest

Games Wear Day At Subway

Subway 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.

2012/07/21Local Interest

Games Wear Day At MPI

Manitoba Public Insurance 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.

2012/07/21Local Interest

Games Wear Day At RM of Swan River

RM of Swan River 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.

2012/07/21Local Interest

Games Wear Day At Canada Post

Canada Post 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.

2012/07/21Local Interest

RM Of Minitonas Minutes – July 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 July, 2012 A.D. at 8:00 am. Present: Reeve McIntosh, Councillors: Pacamaniuk, Klekta & Rinsdorf CAO: Carolyn Gordon Absent With Notice: Councillor Eisner 1. W. Pacamaniuk – D. Klekta RESOLVED THAT the [...]

2012/07/20Local Interest

Swan River State of Local Emergency Lifted

The Town of Swan River wishes to announce that the State of Local Emergency has been lifted as of 8:00 am this morning. The Town of Swan River would like to thank the residents, businesses and visitors for their cooperation and support as we dealt with this problem.

2012/07/20Local Interest

Summer Games Continue During Local State of Emergency

Sport Manitoba Media Release | Thursday, July 19, 2012 State of Local Emergency 2012 Power Smart Manitoba Summer Games Swan River, MB – At 6:45pm Wednesday July 18 the Town of Swan River declared a state of local emergency due to a potential lift station failure. The declaration was authorized under the Province of Manitoba [...]

2012/07/20Local Interest

Crime Stoppers – Benito Vandalism

Swan River RCMP Detachment and Manitoba Crime Stoppers are seeking the public’s assistance with solving the following incident: Swan River RCMP and the Community of Benito were appalled at the senseless act of Vandalism in Benito on Saturday night, July 15th. Vandals pushed over and broke numerous street and traffic signs. Additionally, newly erected Benito [...]

2012/07/19Local Interest

RM of Minitonas Warning of Road Damage

Due to the severe weather, roads maybe blocked, washed out or damaged. Exercise extreme caution when driving on all roads within the RM of Minitonas. Also avoid activity on or near the rivers as high levels and fast moving waters are causing banks to become unstable and are extremely dangerous

2012/07/19Local Interest

Swan River RCMP – Careless Use of Firearms

On July 14, 2012 at about 12:10 p.m., the Swan River RCMP were dispatched to a call of shots fired near a residence in Dawson Bay, Manitoba. A 57 year old male was reportedly intoxicated, uttering threats, and firing a rifle indiscriminately in a residential area. Police attended, and after a short period of time, [...]

2012/07/19Local Interest

State of Local Emergency – Town of Swan River

The Town of Swan River has declared a State of Local Emergency due to potential lift station failure as of 6:45 pm July 18th, 2012. This declaration is authorized under the Province of Manitoba Emergency Measures Act. The citizens are asked to: Reduce all water consumption Prepare your basements – lift furniture, cover floor drains, [...]

2012/07/18Local Interest

Crime Stoppers Bulletin – Cars on Runway

On Sunday night, July 15th at approximately 8:00 p.m. Swan River RCMP received a call regarding two cars driving on the local airport runway. This is a clear violation of The Federal Aeronautics Act and a serious community safety concern. Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the owners/drivers of a white 4 door [...]

2012/07/18Local Interest

Swan River RCMP – Aggravated Assault

On July 15, 2012 at about 5:20 p.m., Swan River RCMP were dispatched to an altercation at a Swan River residence involving two adult females. A 27-year-old Swan River woman was treated for minor injuries at the Swan Valley Health Centre, and was released into police custody. A 30-year-old Swan River woman was Life Flighted [...]

2012/07/18Local Interest

Swan Valley Stock Car Club July 14 Race Recap

Submitted by: Tanya Chernyk Pictures and Race Results from the Swan Valley Stock Car Club race held Saturday, July 14, 2012. The mini demo scheduled to take place following the race was postponed until a later date. Click any picture for a larger version. 8 Cylinder Heat 1 1st-22 Dane Vessey 2nd-42 Colin Eisner 3rd-59 [...]

2012/07/17Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – July 16, 2012

Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives GO Teams & Crops Knowledge Centre July 16, 2012 | Northwest Region Above seasonal temperatures and high humidity were prevalent throughout the week in the Northwest Region. On Thursday, the Swan River area had upwards of 125 mm rain with significant run-off and stream flows. [...]

2012/07/17Local Interest

First Nation and Métis Housing Sod-Turning in Swan River

Province of Manitoba Media Release | SWAN RIVER: First Nation and Métis families and seniors in Swan River can look forward to the construction of a new $5-million affordable seniors housing project, Premier Greg Selinger announced at a sod-turning event Sunday, July 15, 2012. “More families and seniors will be able to stay in the [...]

2012/07/17Local Interest

Power Smart Manitoba Summer Games at Wellman Lake

Submitted by: Nelly Mills Nancy McLennan is one of the many Volunteers for the Manitoba Games that start Sunday, here in The Valley. Today, she donned her Volunteer uniform for her shifts at Wellman Lake where the sailing begins on Monday, July 16, 2012. Click any picture for a larger version. “I’ve been at Wellman [...]

2012/07/16Local Interest

Musical Collaboration through House Concerts

Submitted by: Nancy Mclennan Kim de LaForest keeps coming back to The Valley. Tuesday night (July 10, 2012) she entertained at a Valley House Concert in Minitonas. In one of her song introductions she commented on the feeling she gets when she enters The Valley from Saskatchewan. “The hills, the beauty,” she said. “There’s no [...]

2012/07/15Local Interest

More Swan River Rainstorm Pictures

ValleyBiz Story | When looking at pictures after the rainstorm that hit Swan River on July 12, it is sometimes difficult to know exactly what you are looking at, but one thing is for certain, streets should not have waves. Pictures Submitted by Karen Nemetchek Click any picture for a larger version. The water provided [...]

2012/07/14Local Interest

Swan River Storm – New Ways to Beat the Heat

ValleyBiz Story | Torrential rains pelted Swan River Wednesday, July 11, 2012. The rain came so fast and furious that it turned the Legion Park into Swan River’s newest swimming hole – much to the enjoyment of these kids. Click any picture for a larger view. Vehicles headed cautiously down streets that looked like rivers [...]

2012/07/13Local Interest

RM of Swan River Minutes – July 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, July 10, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. Present: Reeve Lorne Henkelman Councillors: Glen Foster, Don Machan, Alex Haluschak, Terry Neely, Earl Hrappstead, Brian Burick GLEN FOSTER [...]

2012/07/13Local Interest

Northwest Roundup 2012 – July 26, 27, 28 & 29

The Northwest Roundup and Exhibition in Swan River is packed with fun for the entire family. With Concerts and Live Entertainment, Exhibits and Demonstrations, Grandstand Events, Select Shows Midway and plenty to Eat and Drink, there is something for everybody to enjoy. Chamber of Commerce Parade – Friday Morning at 10:00 am Theme: Healthy Living [...]

2012/07/12Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – July 9, 2012

Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives GO Teams & Crops Knowledge Centre July 9, 2012 | Northwest Region Recent warm temperatures aided crop development across the Northwest Region. Poor plant stands and drowned out areas are evident in canola fields as a result of excess moisture. In The Pas, canola fields [...]

2012/07/11Local Interest

Buy Local Movement Hits Swan River Valley

Submitted by: Meghan Rose | The Swan Valley Farmers’ Markets season opener, July 19th, 2012 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm, will feature all of its regular garden produce and home baking as well as live music by the Country Gems. Every product sold by the vendors at market is grown, raised, baked or made within 100 [...]

2012/07/10Local Interest

Games Wear Day At Royal Bank Financial Group

Royal Bank Financial Group 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 [...]

2012/07/09Local Interest

Northwest Roundup 2012 – Entertainment Schedule

Coming July 26, 27, 28, 29 The entertainment lineup for the Swan River Northwest Roundup and Exhibition includes Pure Country (Ken Thompson) with special guest Brenda Cohn and The Ryan Keown Band plus local talent participating in the Fiddlers Contest and Talent Stage. Click here for a printable schedule that includes all of the events [...]

2012/07/09Local Interest