Monthly Archives: August 2012

Town Of Swan River Minutes – August 21, 2012

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Wednesday, August 21, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councillors Bobick, Jacobson, and Friesen, Whyte and Sakal present. Councillor Delaurier was absent. Delegation: Neil Brown from the Swan Valley Historical Museum was present to respond to any [...]

2012/08/31Local Interest

Swan Valley Stock Car Club Race & Mud Bog Recap

Pictures and Race Results Submitted by: Tanya Chernyk Although wet track conditions caused races to be cancelled on Saturday, stock car points race and mud bog took place on Sunday, August 26, 2012. Here are some pictures and race results. Click any picture for a larger version. 8 Cylinder Heat 1 1st place- #3 Brian [...]

2012/08/30Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – August 27, 2012

Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives GO Teams & Crops Knowledge Centre August 27, 2012 | Northwest Region Above seasonal daytime temperatures favoured good harvest progress throughout the Northwest Region. Conditions deteriorated only slightly late in the week with an unstable weather system interrupting harvest with occasional light thunderstorms and scattered [...]

2012/08/29Local Interest

Generations Gather at the Swan Valley Museum

ValleyBiz Story | The Harvest Festival on August 26, 2012 at the Swan Valley Historical Museum is an annual celebration of our history. It provides an opportunity to reflect on days gone by and stoke the interest of younger generations. Click any picture for a larger version. The kids enjoyed simple pleasures … Ice cream [...]

2012/08/28Local Interest

2012 Cowan Trail Ride Rolls on Out

ValleyBiz Story | Approximately 90 riders, including participants from across Canada and the US gathered in Cowan on Saturday, August 25, 2012 for the Cowan Trail Celebration. Click any picture for a larger view. The sun peaked through the clouds, warming the cool air and holding back the rain just as the riders headed out [...]

2012/08/27Local Interest

Something for Everyone at SVAPL Sale

Submitted by: Sherry Martin The two day garage sale held at the Museum Hall on August 24th and 25th, with proceeds going directly to Swan Valley Animal Protection League for animal care, was a resounding success. Even the museum cat found a wonderful purrrrrchase!! Members and friends of the group worked hard setting up the [...]

2012/08/26Local Interest

Bowsman Spaghetti, Time and Talent Raises $3,000

Submitted by: Wade Dale A joint event between the Bowsman Legion and the Bowsman United Church was held on Wednesday August 22, 2012. The doors opened at 4:30 p.m. and the people, ready to dive into the spaghetti, came rushing in. Mel Edmunds chatting with Donna Ferriss and Laura Henderson while waiting for more spaghetti [...]

2012/08/25Local Interest

SVAPL Huge Garage Sale – August 24 and 25, 2012

Submitted by: Sherry Martin Swan Valley Animal Protection League is hosting a HUGE garage sale at the Museum Hall Friday August 24, 2012 4 pm to 8 pm Saturday August 25, 2012 9 am to 2 pm There is something for everyone, household items, clothing, etc. Donations gratefully accepted as well, call Kayla at 734-2879 [...]

2012/08/23Local Interest

RCMP Lay Charges in Swan River Aggravated Assault

RCMP Media Release | On the early morning of August 11, 2012, Swan River RCMP responded to a report of an assault at a residence in the town of Swan River. RCMP learned that a 36-year-old local man was seriously assaulted. On August 14th, RCMP charged Marvin David FLETT, 47, of Swan River with Aggravated [...]

2012/08/23Local Interest

ValleyBiz Pictures Help Promote the Valley

ValleyBiz Story | They say a picture is worth a thousand words and ValleyBiz couldn’t agree more. ValleyBiz uses its photojournalism features to celebrate what’s best about life in the Swan Valley. Over the past year, we have had the opportunity to photograph many of the attractions and activities in the Swan Valley, resulting in [...]

2012/08/23Local Interest

RM of Swan River Minutes – August 14, 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, August 14, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. Present: Reeve Lorne Henkelman Councillors: Glen Foster, Don Machan, Alex Haluschak, Terry Neely, Earl Hrappstead, Brian Burick TERRY NEELY [...]

2012/08/22Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – August 20, 2012

Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives GO Teams & Crops Knowledge Centre August 20, 2012 | Northwest Region Seasonal warm days, cool night temperatures and favourable harvest conditions were general through most of the Northwest Region. On Wednesday, however, an unstable weather system interrupted harvest with occasional thunderstorms and rain showers [...]

2012/08/21Local Interest

Baby Bird Baby Book

ValleyBiz Story | This summer we followed the development of one small bird, capturing in pictures its development from egg to nestling, to fledgling until it left the nest to make a life of its own. Here are the highlights of its 6 week journey. Click any picture for a larger version.

2012/08/20Local Interest

New Water and Sewer Rates Approved for Birch River

The Public Utilities Board (Board) approved on an interim ex parte basis, revised water and initial sewer rates for the Birch River Utility in the Rural Municipality of Mountain (RM). The new rates, are to be reflected on the next quarterly billing, effective July 1, 2012. The rates are shown below. Click the above table [...]

2012/08/20Local Interest

Village Of Benito Minutes – August 14, 2012

A Regular Meeting of Council of the Village of Benito was called to order at 7:00 pm on Tuesday August 14, 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 – Rick Kinaschuk, Maintenance Supervisor [...]

2012/08/19Local Interest

RM Of Minitonas Minutes – August 8, 2012

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Rural Municipality of Minitonas, held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 8th day of August, 2012 A.D. at 8:00 am. Present: Reeve McIntosh, Councillors: Pacamaniuk, Klekta & Rinsdorf CAO: Carolyn Gordon Absent With Notice: Councillor Eisner Delegations: 8:30 am Marc Provencher re: 2011 Audited Financial [...]

2012/08/17Local Interest

Durban Demo Derby – Not a Quiet Sunday Afternoon

ValleyBiz Story | How does a 6 year old boy sum up Durban Demo Derby? “Cars smashing together?” “Awesome!” That pretty much describes the scene in Durban on Sunday afternoon, August 12, 2012. Click any picture for a larger version. People of all ages gathered for an unforgettable afternoon of crashin’, smashin’ and even a [...]

2012/08/16Local Interest

Library Provides a Summer Journey of Imagination & Fun

Submitted by: Emma Mayer 2012 North-West Regional Library Summer Reading Program With this year’s Summer Reading Program theme being “Imagine”, the library was full of just that – imagination! Click any picture for a larger version. About 92 children in total from Swan River and Benito registered for the library’s annual programming sponsored by the [...]

2012/08/15Local Interest

Swan River RCMP – Firearms Complaint in Birch River

RCMP Media Release | On August 13, 2012 at about 11 pm Swan River RCMP received a call relating to a firearms in Birch River, MB Police attendance and resultant investigation revealed that a firearm was not discharged, nor any injuries incurred. A 39 year old male, resident of Birch River was arrested for pointing [...]

2012/08/14Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – August 13, 2012

Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives GO Teams & Crops Knowledge Centre August 13, 2012 | Northwest Region The Northwest Region had seasonal temperatures and general good drying conditions, with the exception of 22 mm of precipitation in the Swan River area. Winter wheat, fall rye and pea harvest is well [...]

2012/08/14Local Interest

Justin Lumax & Kayla Trumbley’s Social Aftermath!

Submitted by: Kayla Trumbley Thanks everyone for coming out and supporting Justin & I, the social was a hit! Click any picture for a larger view. Turned out to be a good turn out, lots of people dancing and just having a good time, which I couldn’t ask for more! Justin & I had a [...]

2012/08/13Local Interest

Winner of Minish Group 60th Anniversary Car Giveaway

ValleyBiz Story | Vickie Atkinson, Patrick Mullin, Doug Marzolf, Merlin Bartel, Peter Fleming and Jeff Dahl were the 6 finalists in the Minish Group 60th Anniversary giveaway, but only one would drive away with the new 2012 Chevy Sonic. Click any picture for a larger view. On Friday, August 12, 2012 Doug Marzolf tested his [...]

2012/08/11Local Interest

Justin & Kayla Wedding Social – August 11, 2012

Submitted by: Kayla Trumbley Justin Lumax & Kayla Trumbley Wedding Social Taking place at the War Veterans Hall in Swan River. August 11th, 2012 From 9pm-2am, 16+, Auroura is Dj’ing,tickets are $12 ea. To get ahold of some tickets you can: Visit C.T’s Hairstyling, Call 734-9274 to arrange pick-up, or Call all Kaylene Bielik (cell# [...]

2012/08/10Local Interest

Town of Minitonas Minutes – August 1, 2012

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Town of Minitonas, held in the Council Chambers, Minitonas, Manitoba this 1st day of August, 2012 A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Mayor Barkowski Councillors: Robb, Caruk, Bartel & Windsor CAO: Carolyn Gordon Delegations: 7:00 pm Marc Provencher re: 2011 Audit 8:00 pm Merv Leslie re: Town [...]

2012/08/10Local Interest

Kids Enjoy Avalanche Ranch Day Camp

Submitted by: Lorna Rivett The 2012 Avalanche Ranch day camp for children aged 6-12 ran Monday, July 30 to Friday, August 3. This was our third annual day camp and, although the numbers were low this year, there was an average attendance of 16 kids. Click any picture for a larger version. Avalanche Ranch Day [...]

2012/08/09Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – August 3, 2012

Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives GO Teams & Crops Knowledge Centre August 3, 2012 | Northwest Region Throughout the week, the Northwest Region had seasonal daytime temperatures and occasional high humidity. There were scattered thundershowers resulting in variable precipitation amounts of 17 to 45 mm, with some locally higher amounts [...]

2012/08/08Local Interest

Square Dancing at Wellman Lake

Submitted by: Lloyd Gilchrist Callers Linda Gilchrist and Brad Slepicka hosted a summer square dance at the Wellman Lake United Church Fellowship Hall on Saturday, August 4, 2012. Click any picture for a larger version. Dancers attended from Winnipeg, High Bluff, Brandon, Hamiota, Grandview, Dauphin, Churchbridge, and Saskatoon, as well as Swan Valley locations. Dancing [...]

2012/08/07Local Interest

Village Of Benito Minutes – August 2, 2012

A Special Meeting of Council of the Village of Benito was called to order at 1:10 p.m. on Thursday August 2, 2012 in the Village Council Chambers. Present – Deputy Mayor Scouten; Councilor Schneider; Councilor Zebinski; Councilor Offenberger Teesha Klochko-Ries – Office Clerk William Woytkiw – Maintenance Absent – Mayor Meadows Chief Administrative Officer – [...]

2012/08/06Local Interest

Good Old Fashioned Fun at Big Woody SD Centennial

ValleyBiz Story | An old fashioned picnic and potluck supper was held Sunday, August 5, 2012 at the Big Woody Hall to celebrate the centennial of the formation of the Big Woody School District. Click any picture for a larger version. The festivities had many reminiscing about the picnics traditionally held on the last day [...]

2012/08/06Local Interest

Town Of Swan River Minutes – July 17, 2012

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, July 17th, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers with Deputy Mayor Delaurier presiding and Councillors Bobick, Jacobson, Friesen, Whyte and Sakal present. Mayor McKenzie was absent. Delegations: Inga Orf regarding the following: – Request that signs be posted at park entrance [...]

2012/08/03Local Interest

Spaghetti Supper & Talent Auction – August 22, 2012

Submitted by: Wayde Dale Come for the food … Stay for the Auction Sponsored by the Bowsman United Church Wednesday August 22, 2012 Spaghetti Supper 5:00 p.m. Bowsman Legion Hall $7.50 per person *All proceeds from the supper go to the Bowsman Legion Hall! Time & Talent Auction 6:00 p.m. Following the Supper Seeing as [...]

2012/08/02Local Interest

Swan River RCMP – Impaired Operation of Motor Vehicle

RCMP Media Release | On July 31, 2012 at about 4:00 p.m., Swan River RCMP were flagged down at the Hwy #10 bridge (near the Swan Valley Historical Museum) where road construction has been taking place. Police were advised that a pickup truck had just driven by and clipped a flag man with its mirror [...]

2012/08/02Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – July 30, 2012

Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives GO Teams & Crops Knowledge Centre July 30, 2012 | Northwest Region Throughout the Northwest Region, above seasonal daytime temperatures and occasional high humidity began the week. Later in the week saw widespread thunder showers, occasional high winds and variable precipitation amounts of 15 to [...]

2012/08/01Local Interest

Local Riders Participate in Gymkhana and Horse Shows

ValleyBiz Story | Many local riders participated at the Northwest Roundup and Exhibition in Gymkhana and other horse shows. Click any picture for a larger view. During Gymkhana, horse and rider work together to achieve speed, agility, control and responsiveness in executing a series of patterned racing events. Family and friends came out to the [...]

2012/08/01Local Interest