Monthly Archives: September 2012

Accident Leaves Swan River Man in Critical Condition

RCMP Media Release | At about 1:40 a.m., Sunday morning, September 30th, Swan River RCMP attended the scene of a single vehicle collision at the corner of Main Street and Highway 83 in Swan River. It appears the driver and lone occupant was northbound into Swan River at a high rate of speed and failed [...]

2012/09/30Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – September 12, 2012

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING OF THE RURAL MUNICIPALITY OF MOUNTAIN HELD WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2012 IN THE R.M. OF MOUNTAIN COUNCIL CHAMBERS IN BIRCH RIVER, MANITOBA. Members Present: Reeve: Robert Hanson Councillors: Debbie Soloway, Nelson Rusk, Stephen Nadolney, Wayne Stockford, Bert Fedoriw Councillor Guignion was absent with notice. Councillor Soloway left the meeting [...]

2012/09/30Local Interest

Local Efforts to Improve Medical Services Continue

Swan Valley RISE has become the driving force behind local efforts to improve medical services in the Swan Valley. Earlier this year RISE organized a joint effort between local municipalities, service clubs, organizations, businesses and individuals and through a coordinated and planned approach, the stakeholders have become a strong and effective voice for healthcare in [...]

2012/09/28Local Interest

Fabriculous Grand Opening & Concert – September 29, 2012

Submitted by: Wendy van der Walt Fabriculous opens its doors at a brand new location. 10:00 am Saturday September 29, 2012 203 Centennial Dr. S. – Highway 83 (Formerly the Living Word Church) Live Music from 7-9

2012/09/27Local Interest

Dan Bremnes in Concert – October 3, 2012

Submitted by: Living Word Ministries & Bible College Night of worship with Dan Bremnes Wednesday, October 3rd 7:00pm Living Word Bible College 319 Centennial Drive S. Swan River. Free-will offering will be taken. Everyone welcome. Official Music Video for hit single ‘Beautiful’ from the album ‘Your Strength’

2012/09/27Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – September 24, 2012

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives GO Teams & Crops Knowledge Centre September 24, 2012 | Northwest Region Seasonal daytime temperatures and dry conditions allowed for completion of harvest of many of the shorter season annual crops throughout the Northwest Region. The exception is some remaining canola in The [...]

2012/09/27Local Interest

Variety of Entertainment During Annual Legion Week

Submitted by: Leone Sigurdson The annual Legion Week ran from Sept. 16-22. Veterans of WW2, Associate and Affiliate Members enjoyed a variety of entertainment throughout the week. Click any picture for a larger version. Bingo on Tuesday. Wednesday was Veterans Night with many enjoying Ron Crone on the piano with WW1 and WW2 songs. Thursday [...]

2012/09/26Local Interest

SVAPL Banquet – October 20, 2012

Submitted by: Sherry Martin Swan Valley Animal Protection League will be holding it’s 25th Anniversary Banquet Fundraiser at the Museum Hall: October 20, 2012 6 pm Cocktails 7 pm Dinner There will be a silent auction, live entertainment, and we will be drawing the winning name for the 50/50 tickets on sale now! You can [...]

2012/09/26Local Interest

Swan Valley Skate Board & BMX Show a Huge Success

Submitted by: Melodie Smith Skateboarders and BMX bike riders demonstrated why they love the Swan River Lions Skate Plaza with a local talent show on Friday, September 21, 2012. Click any picture for a larger view. To all of our local talent that came out to show their stuff – well done – it was [...]

2012/09/25Local Interest

Grandmothers Walk in Swan River

ValleyBiz Story | Grandmothers, children and other supporters walked side by side through the streets of Swan River on Friday, September 21, 2012 to raise awareness about the abuse and sexual exploitation of children. Click any Picture for a larger view. The walk began at the Swan Valley Regional Secondary School, continued on to Taylor [...]

2012/09/24Local Interest

Swan River RCMP – Dangerous Operation of Motor Vehicle

RCMP Media Release | On September 20, 2012 at about 6:00 pm, the Swan River RCMP were dispatched to a call of an erratic driver near the Provincial Building in Swan River, Manitoba. Through investigation it was found that a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado had struck a flag pole and a hydro pole (at the Provincial [...]

2012/09/24Local Interest

Low Vision Presentation – September 27, 2012

Submitted by: Beverley Leach Low Vision Presentation: What is Low Vision? How Common is it? Services to Seniors will host a presentation on common eye diseases, symptoms, causes and treatments. Dr. Michelle Marshall, OD, FCOVD will present an introduction to eyes, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and cataracts. Thursday, September 27, 2012 1:30 p.m. St. [...]

2012/09/24Local Interest

Garage Sale Supports French Immersion Cultural Trips

Submitted by: Mike Yablonski The Monster Garage Sale on Sept 22 at the Friendship Centre was a great success. Thank you to all those who donated their unwanted garage sale items. Click a picture for a larger view. The sale ran from 4-8 pm and although there were not many big items, the quarters and [...]

2012/09/23Local Interest

RM Of Minitonas Minutes – September 12, 2012

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Rural Municipality of Minitonas, held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 12th day of September, 2012 A.D. at 8:00 am. Present: Reeve McIntosh, Councillors: Pacamaniuk, Klekta, Rinsdorf & Eisner CAO: Carolyn Gordon Delegations: 8:30 am Terry Betcher re: Drainage Issues 9:00 am Daryl Chartrand re: [...]

2012/09/23Local Interest

Free Trees! September 26, 2012

Submitted by: Urban Tree Development Committee The Town of Swan River tree nursery is giving away large trees(12’-20’height). Meet us September 26 between 5pm-7pm at the town nursery on 3rd Ave. S behind the Co-op bulk station to tag your tree(s). Removal from nursery and installation of tree is recipients responsibility. If interested please visit [...]

2012/09/22Local Interest

New Heavy Duty Mechanics Shop in Swan River

Province of Manitoba Media Release | Education Minister Nancy Allan was on hand September 20, 2012 at the official groundbreaking for the new heavy duty mechanic shop at Swan Valley Regional Secondary School, which will serve students from this community, the surrounding area and adults taking programs offered by the University College of the North. [...]

2012/09/21Local Interest

Further Surgical Services Planned for Swan Valley

Western Regional Health Authority Media Release | Senior staff from the Western RHA met with community stakeholders in Swan River yesterday (September 19, 2012) to discuss plans for a more robust, sustainable surgical program in Swan River which will serve as the foundation for the return of a full time obstetrical (maternity) program at Swan [...]

2012/09/20Local Interest

Skate Park Talent Show – September 21, 2012

Submitted by: Melodie Smith Local Talent Show Friday September 21st 5pm – 10 pm Skateboarders and BMX bike riders will demonstrate why they love the Swan River Lions Skate Plaza. We are inviting everyone form the community to come out and see how good our youth are in the Valley. There will be canteen available [...]

2012/09/20Local Interest

Living Word Bible College Opening Program

Submitted by: Darlene Hardy The Living Word Bible College, Opening 2012-2013 was held on September 16th, 2012. Approximately 90 people attended the morning worship service at 10 AM. Click any picture for a larger version. Those in attendance received words of encouragement from the book of James (chapter 3) which warns us to guard our [...]

2012/09/19Local Interest

Monster Garage Sale – September 20, 2012

Submitted by: Mike Yablonski | MONSTER GARAGE SALE Thurs, September 20th 4 – 8pm Swan River Friendship Centre All proceeds to upcoming French Immersion Cultural Trips Grades 7/8/9/10. Thousands of items!! Come out and support these students. Donations of items greatly appreciated. Call Mike at 734-3916

2012/09/19Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – September 17, 2012

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives GO Teams & Crops Knowledge Centre September 17, 2012 | Northwest Region Above seasonal daytime temperatures and dry conditions allowed for completion of harvest of cereals and canola throughout most of the Northwest Region. Occasional periods of high winds in the Swan River [...]

2012/09/19Local Interest

Swan Valley Gun Club Annual Turkey Shoot

ValleyBiz Story | On September 16, 2012, the Swan Valley Gun Club held their Annual Turkey Shoot. The Turkey shoot helps raise money for the operation of the club and provides an opportunity for people to experience trap shooting either as participant or a spectator. Click any picture for a larger version. Live targets are [...]

2012/09/18Local Interest

Just 4 Kids Club Starts September 20, 2012

Submitted by: Living Word Tabernacle Just 4 Kids Club Starting: September 20, 2012 Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:00 pm Kids ages 5-12. Games, singing, Bible Story, & Crafts. Call Darlene at 204-734-3836 for more information.

2012/09/18Local Interest

Celebrate Legion Week – September 16-22, 2012

Submitted by: Leone Sigurdson September 16-22 is Legion Week. Everyone is welcome to attend the activities each day at the Club Room. Games Night 7:00 pm Monday, September 17 Bingo Night 7:00 pm Tuesday, September 18 Veterans Night – Piano Man with WWII songs 7:00 pm Wednesday, September 19 Movie ” The Devil’s Brigade” with [...]

2012/09/17Local Interest

Sun Shines on Terry Fox Run in Swan River

ValleyBiz Story | Sunday afternoon, on September 16, 2012, the date of the 32nd Annual Terry Fox Run, the legacy of Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope could be seen in the enthusiasm of even the youngest participants. Click any picture for a larger version. In Swan River, 55 people registered to run, walk, bike and [...]

2012/09/17Local Interest

Village Of Benito Minutes – September 11, 2012

A Regular Meeting of Council of the Village of Benito was called to order at 7:00 pm on Tuesday September 11, 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 [...]

2012/09/16Local Interest

Living Word Bible College Opening Program – Sep 16, 2012

Submitted by: Living Word Bible College Please join us for the Living Word Bible College Opening Program Sunday, September 16, 2012 Morning Worship Service 10:00 am. Followed by a hot lunch. Opening Program 1:30 pm Followed by a light lunch. Pastor Byron Hardy speaking. Music by the Living Word Bible College Choir. Everyone is invited. [...]

2012/09/15Local Interest

Village Of Bowsman Minutes – August 22, 2012

Minutes of Council meeting held in Bowsman Council Chambers on August 22, 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 Joyce Readman, Daphne Currie; RESOLVED THAT the agenda for the August 22, [...]

2012/09/14Local Interest

Youth and Adults Attend ATV Safety Session

Submitted by: Meghan Rose, Rural Leadership Specialist Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives On September 11, 2012 eighteen valley residents, youth to adult, took part in the ATV safety session at the Veterans Community Hall. Click any picture for a larger version. The participants learned about the legal requirements of operating ATVs on the farm [...]

2012/09/14Local Interest

Dick Walker Recognized for Contribution to Community

ValleyBiz Story | Swan Valley resident Richard “Dick” Walker was recently awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. The medal was presented August 30, 2012 in Swan River by Dauphin-Swan River-Marquette MP Robert Sopuck. Photo submitted by: Dauphin Office of Robert Sopuck M.P Click for a larger version. The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee [...]

2012/09/13Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – September 10, 2012

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives GO Teams & Crops Knowledge Centre September 10, 2012 | Favourable harvest conditions continued throughout the Northwest Region over the week. Soil moisture conditions are dry causing poor conditions for fall tillage operations and causing delays in planting of fall seeded crops. Post [...]

2012/09/13Local Interest

RM Of Swan River Minutes – September 11, 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, September 11, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. Present: Reeve Lorne Henkelman Councillors: Glen Foster, Don Machan, Alex Haluschak, Earl Hrappstead, Brian Burick Absent: Terry Neely DON [...]

2012/09/12Local Interest

Town Of Swan River Minutes – September 4th, 2012

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, September 4th, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councillors Bobick, Jacobson, Friesen, Whyte, Delaurier and Sakal present. Public Hearing: Variation Hearing No. 5/2012 was called to order by Mayor McKenzie who advised that the purpose of [...]

2012/09/12Local Interest

Business Break, Enter and Theft in Swan River

RCMP Media Release |On September 8, 2012 at about 2:00 am, Swan River RCMP were investigating an attempt mischief/theft from a motor vehicle at the Starlight Trailer Court located in the town of Swan River, Manitoba. At this time Police observed a person walking near the entrance of the trailer court and highway 10 across [...]

2012/09/12Local Interest

Complaints of Shots Fired in Swan River

RCMP Media Release On September 9, 2012 just after 6:00 p.m, Swan River RCMP received a report of shots fired at a residence in Swan River Manitoba. Investigation indicates that bullet holes had just been discovered by the homeowner, and that the incident occurred sometime over the weekend. There were no injuries reported. Police continue [...]

2012/09/12Local Interest

Parkland Food Challenge Applications Due Sept 19, 2012

Submitted Story | Organizers of The Parkland Food Challenge are looking for producers and entrepreneurs who want to promote their locally-made food products and want a chance to win product development awards valued at $1,000.00. The Challenge, set to run Thursday October 11th, is aimed at promoting awareness and usage of the new Food Processing [...]

2012/09/12Local Interest

Fruit Festival Raises Funds for Minitonas Flowers

ValleyBiz Story | The Tent Town Garden Club held their 30th Annual Fruit Festival at the Town Hall in Minitonas on Saturday, September 8, 2012. The Garden Club creates and maintains the beautiful public flower gardens around Minitonas. Click any picture for a larger version. The Fruit Festival is the Garden Club’s annual fundraising event. [...]

2012/09/11Local Interest

Harvest is a Picturesque Time in the Swan Valley

ValleyBiz Story | Harvest is a busy time marked by early mornings and late nights, supper in the field and everyone helping out. The golden crops and swathed rows and vibrant sunsets also produce some beautiful imagery, a tribute to our agricultural roots. Click any picture for a larger version.

2012/09/09Local Interest

New School Year, New Playground at CBFCS

Submitted by: Jocelyn Beehler Community Bible Fellowship Christian School is excited to announce that it has completed phase 1 of the playground upgrade. This phase included installing a new “treehouse” play structure as well as 2 park benches. Click any picture for a larger version. This structure was purchased through Blue Imp with local representative [...]

2012/09/07Local Interest

ATV Safety Session – September 11, 2012

Submitted by: Bob Woodward Northern Rentals and Power Products Ltd. ATV Safety Session Swan River Tuesday, September 11, 2012 6:30 to 9:30 pm All terrain vehicles (ATVs) are wonderful machines that can save many miles and lots of work. ATVs are also used for recreation, especially in the beautiful Swan Valley and surrounding parks. Whether [...]

2012/09/06Local Interest

Fabric, Fun and Fellowship at Quilting Retreat

Submitted by: Wade Dale On August 24, 20 quilters from all over the province of Manitoba came together at the United Church Bible Camp at Wellman Lake for a weekend quilt retreat. Some people brought their RV’s to stay in, some stayed in the cabins and some drove back and forth each day. Click any [...]

2012/09/04Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – September 4, 2012

Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives GO Teams & Crops Knowledge Centre September 4, 2012 | Northwest Region Harvest progress throughout the Northwest Region continued with above seasonal daytime temperatures and drying conditions. Cooling nights with a few overnight periods of dew only slightly delayed early morning combining starts. Occasional periods [...]

2012/09/04Local Interest

RM Of Swan River Minutes – August 28, 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 28, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. Present: Reeve Lorne Henkelman Councillors: Glen Foster Don Machan Alex Haluschak Earl Hrappstead Brian Burick Absent: Terry Neely DON [...]

2012/09/02Local Interest

Blue Moon Casts Its Glow on the Swan Valley

ValleyBiz Story | Last night many looked to the skies for a glimpse of something that only comes around once in a blue moon … a blue moon. We took this picture last night as the moon lit the sky above the Valley. Click the picture for a larger view. Modern Folklore defines the Blue [...]

2012/09/01Local Interest