Monthly Archives: October 2012

Minitonas Early Years Soccer Champs

Submitted by: Minitonas Early Years School | The noon hour soccer program at Minitonas Early Years School has been completed. Congratulations to the Fire Ringers who defeated the White Cap team in an exciting final game. Good job to all the teams!! You all played very well!

2012/10/31Local Interest

SkateAThon Scares Up Funds for Minitonas Arena

ValleyBiz Story | Zombies, ghouls, vampires, witches and all things dead, un-dead and generally scary haunted the Minitonas & District Arena during a fundraising Skate-A-Thon on Sunday, October 28, 2012. Click any picture for a larger version. The spooky group included over 70 participants ranging from the very scary to this frighteningly cute pair of [...]

2012/10/30Local Interest

Air Cadets Hold Open House and Dance

Submitted by: Irene Hartwig | They came in cars, trucks and even buses for the Swan Valley Air Cadets’ Open House and Light Show & Dance on Friday night at the Swan Valley Museum. The event began at 4:00 p.m. with an Open House in which young people ages 11 – 18, along with their [...]

2012/10/29Local Interest

Home Routes House Concert – November 2, 2012

Submitted by: Nelly Mills: Harley House will host Toronto musician, David Baxter and his brother Michael Baxter of Porcupine Plain for a lively show. Friday November 2, 2012 Doors open: 7:30 pm Showtime: 8:00 pm David Baxter has been a record producer and a session musician for almost three decades while his brother chose our [...]

2012/10/29Local Interest

RM Of Swan River Minutes – October 23, 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, October 23, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. Present: Reeve Lorne Henkelman Councillors: Glen Foster, Don Machan, Alex Haluschak, Terry Neely, Earl Hrappstead, Brian Burick ALEX HALUSCHAK [...]

2012/10/28Local Interest

Village Of Benito Minutes – October 23, 2012

A Regular Meeting of Council of the Village of Benito was called to order at 7:00 pm on Tuesday October 23, 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 [...]

2012/10/27Local Interest

RM Of Minitonas Minutes – October 10, 2012

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Rural Municipality of Minitonas, held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 10th day of October, 2012 A.D. at 8:00 am. Present: Reeve McIntosh, Councillors: Pacamaniuk, Klekta, Rinsdorf & Eisner CAO: Carolyn Gordon Delegations: 9:00 am Daryl Chartrand re: Public Works Report 10:00 am Liske Variation [...]

2012/10/27Local Interest

Calvin Vollrath Wows at The Bowsman Legion Hall

Submitted by: Donna Burghart | We had a wonderful evening starting out with The Bowsman Accomplished Musicians concert group. Jade Graham, Leah Graham, Maclyn Burghart, Haley Ferriss, J.J. Burghart, Hadley Stinson, Seanna Stinson, Riley Roberts & Layna Burghart performed some lively fiddle tunes. Then the crowd was wowed by the great Calvin Vollrath, along with [...]

2012/10/26Local Interest

Harvest Celebration Supper & Dance – November 3, 2012

Submitted by: Lesley Henkelman Benito Recreation Centre Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012 6:00 pm Doors Open 7:00 pm Supper Dance Midnight Lunch Chinese Auction Adults only unless accompanied by a parent. $25 per person; 12 years old and under $12 Perogies, Cabbage Rolls, Meatballs, Roast Pork … and More! Music by: Zuchkan Band from Foam Lake, [...]

2012/10/26Local Interest

Village Of Benito Minutes – October 9, 2012

A Regular Meeting of Council of the Village of Benito was called to order at 7:00 pm on Tuesday October 9, 2012 in the Village Council Chambers. Present – Deputy Mayor Scouten; Councilor Offenberger; Councilor Zebinski; Councilor Schneider Chief Administrative Officer – Pat Ellingson Absent with permission – Mayor Meadows Deputy Mayor Scouten called the [...]

2012/10/25Local Interest

Inspire: For Mothers – November 3, 2012

Submitted by: Amber Friesen Motherhood can be a challenging job. Inspire is an opportunity for moms to network and share practical ideas with one another. Tricia Reed, the guest speaker, will share her “Confessions of a Mother Looking for Simplicity and Community”. Workshops will be offered on photography, healthier eating, women’s health and parenting strategies. [...]

2012/10/25Local Interest

RCMP Swan River – Vehicle Collision with Cyclist

RCMP Media Release |On October 25, 2012 at about 8 am the Swan River RCMP and the Parkland EMS were dispatched to a motor vehicle collision with a cyclist at Main street and 5th Avenue, in Swan River, Manitoba. A 2003 Chevrolet Impala was southbound on 5th avenue, when a westbound cyclist cut across the [...]

2012/10/25Local Interest

Bowsman United Church Sets Bountiful Table

Submitted by: Wade Dale FOOD! What an equalizer. No matter your age, sex, race, creed, color or religion, FOOD, nourishes not only our physical body but also ones soul and spirit. Click any picture for a larger version. A chance to gather at the table is an opportunity to discuss the coming and going of [...]

2012/10/24Local Interest

Town Of Minitonas Minutes – October 3, 2012

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Town of Minitonas, held in the Council Chambers, Minitonas, Manitoba this 3rd day of October, 2012 A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Mayor Barkowski Councillors: Robb, Bartel, Caruk & Windsor CAO: Carolyn Gordon 1. W. Robb – S. Windsor RESOLVED THAT the Agenda be adopted as presented. [...]

2012/10/24Local Interest

Over 200 Support Swan Valley Animal Protection League

Submitted by: Sherry Martin and Micheline Carstairs The SVAPL 25th Anniversary banquet and fundraiser was held on October 20, 2012 at the Museum Hall. The sold out event exceeded our wildest expectations. Click any picture for a larger version. Everything from the wine, bottled and labeled with our own beautiful anniversary labels, to the unique [...]

2012/10/23Local Interest

Air Cadets Open House and Dance – October 26, 2012

Submitted by: Irene Hartwig Swan Valley Air Cadets are hosting an Open House Friday, October 26, 2012 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Swan Valley Museum Hall Young people (ages 11 and up) and their parents are invited to come to the Swan Valley Museum Hall (on Highway 10 North beside the River) to learn more [...]

2012/10/22Local Interest

Food Challenge Raises Funds for Food Bank

Submitted by: Trevor Barkman Manitoba Agriculture, Food & Rural Initiatives Myrna Scott presents a cheque in the amount of $249 on behalf of the Veterans Community Hall to Ursula Taylor of the Swan Valley Food Bank. The funds were raised through ticket sales at the Parkland Food Challenge Ticket to Taste event on October 11, [...]

2012/10/22Local Interest

RM Of Mountain Minutes – October 10, 2012

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING OF THE RURAL MUNICIPALITY OF MOUNTAIN HELD WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10TH, 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, Dane Guignion, Bert Fedoriw Councillor Stockford was absent with notice. CAO Robin Wiebe was present [...]

2012/10/20Local Interest

Town Of Swan River Minutes – October 16, 2012

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councillors Bobick, Jacobson, Friesen, Whyte and Sakal present. Councillor Delaurier was absent. Minutes: 1. RESOLVED that the minutes of the October 2nd, 2012 regular meeting of Council be [...]

2012/10/20Local Interest

RCMP Swan River – Intersection Collision/Rollover

On October 15, 2012 at about 3 pm the Swan River RCMP, Parkland EMS and the Swan River Fire Dept were dispatched to a 2 vehicle motor vehicle collision/rollover at Hwy # 10 & Main street (near the Subway store), in Swan River, Manitoba. A 2005 Ford Escape (sport utility vehicle) was westbound on Hwy [...]

2012/10/19Local Interest

RCMP Swan River: Fatal Collision – Street Racing Charges

RCMP Media Release | Investigation has revealed that two vehicles were street racing at the time of the collision. The second vehicle, a 1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, was not involved in the collision. The driver of the second vehicle, 25-year-old Dallas Joseph GENAILLE of Minitonas, Manitoba has been charged with Dangerous Operation of a Motor [...]

2012/10/18Local Interest

Disaster Assistance for Swan River, Duck Mountain

PROVINCE ANNOUNCES DISASTER FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR SWAN RIVER, DUCK MOUNTAIN AREAS AFFECTED BY HEAVY RAIN, FLOODING IN JUNE Property Owners Encouraged to File Reports Following Mid-June Rainstorms: Ashton Up to $790,000 in disaster financial assistance will be made available for infrastructure and private property damage caused by heavy rains throughout the Swan River and [...]

2012/10/18Local Interest

RCMP Investigate Break & Enter of a Local Business

On October 16, 2012 just before 7 pm, the Swan River RCMP were dispatched to a break & enter of a business in the town of Swan River, Manitoba. Police attended the H & R Block at 102 – 6th avenue north to find that the main door to the business had been broken. Entry [...]

2012/10/17Local Interest

Bowsman BullARama a Spectacular Show

Submitted by: Lion Corey Hurren The Bowsman and District Lions Club held their 9th annual Bull-A-Rama at the Bowsman Arena on Friday, October 12. 2012. Click any picture for a larger view. The action packed event was another success to help support the three Swan Valley Lions Clubs purchase of the Swan Valley Cataract Equipment. [...]

2012/10/16Local Interest

Calvin Vollrath Concert In Bowsman – October 23, 2012

Submitted by: Donna Burghart Calvin Vollrath in Concert with Patti Lamoureux Jeremy Rusu Rhea Labrie Tuesday, October 23, 2012 Bowsman Legion Hall 7:00 pm Opening Act: Bowsman Accomplished Musicians $20 for Adults $10 for 16 & Under Tickets Available At: The Bowsman Community Store 238-4251 Freedom Sound, Swan River 734-2383 Fabriculous, Swan River 734-5662 For [...]

2012/10/16Local Interest

Parkland Food Challenge Contestants & Winners

ValleyBiz Story | On Thursday, October 11, 2012 the Veterans Community Hall Food Processing Centre, hosted a challenge for producers and entrepreneurs wanting to promote their locally-made food products. Here is a closer look at the contestants, their products and the winners. Click any picture for a larger view. Diane Holinaty – Minitonas, MB – [...]

2012/10/15Local Interest

Fall Beef Supper – October 21, 2012

Submitted by: Wade Dale Bowsman United Church Fall “Beef” Supper Sunday October 21, 2012 4:30—6:30 p.m. Bowsman Legion Hall $12.00 per person Help support “A Port in the Storm” Quilt Draw Pattern “Ohio Star” 60″ x 60″ Tickets—$2.00 each or 3 for $5.00 Tickets ONLY sold at the Fall Beef Supper Draw at 6:30 p.m. [...]

2012/10/15Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Investigate Arson

On October 14, 2012 just before 9 pm, the Swan River RCMP and the Swan River Fire Dept were dispatched to multiple fires in the town of Swan River, Manitoba. Three (3) garbage dumpster fires (located behind Windsor’s Service, Hair Mechanics, and Chen’s Restaurant / Sports Lounge), and a 4th fire (pallets/boxes) against the rear [...]

2012/10/15Local Interest

2012-13 Folk Music Series Launched in The Valley

Submitted by: Micheline Carstairs The Home Routes House Concerts have entered their fifth season in The Valley, and the variety of shows has the audience enchanted. Click any picture for a larger version. “We have begun to attract artists from different regions, and different genres,” said Tim Osmund, artistic director of Home Routes, “and the [...]

2012/10/14Local Interest

RM Of Swan River Minutes – October 9, 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, October 9, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. Present: Reeve Lorne Henkelman Councillors: Glen Foster, Don Machan, Alex Haluschak, Terry Neely, Earl Hrappstead, Brian Burick GLEN FOSTER [...]

2012/10/13Local Interest

Fred Sigurdson Recognized for Contribution to Community

ValleyBiz Story | Swan Valley resident Fred Sigurdson was recently awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. The medal was presented October 10, 2012 in Swan River by Dauphin-Swan River-Marquette MP Robert Sopuck. Click picture for a larger version. The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal honours significant contributions and achievements by Canadians. To [...]

2012/10/12Local Interest

Scientist Assisting in Ebola Fight has Birch River Roots

Submitted by: Karla Weir Dr. Cindi Corbett is from Birch River and she is literally off saving the world. Picture from Global News Footage ValleyBiz Summary: Dr. Corbett along with 2 other scientists from the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg have deployed to the town of Isiro in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The team [...]

2012/10/11Local Interest

UCN Swan River Regional Centre Grand Opening

UCN Media Release | October 10, 2012 University College of the North (UCN) President and Vice Chancellor Konrad Jonasson officially opened the new regional centre located in Swan River, Manitoba, adjacent to Swan Valley Secondary School. ValleyBiz Photo / Click for a larger version Cutting the Ribbon from left to right are: Robert Sopuck, Member [...]

2012/10/11Local Interest

Town Of Swan River Minutes – October 2, 2012

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, October 2nd, 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. Minutes: 1. RESOLVED that the Agenda for the October 2nd, 2012 regular meeting of Council be received. Carried: 2. [...]

2012/10/11Local Interest

Bowsman BullARama – October 12, 2012

Submitted by: The Bowsman and District Lions Club invite you to the 9th annual Bull-A-Rama. Friday, October 12th 7:00 pm Bowsman Arena Help support the Lions purchase of the Swan Valley Cataract Equipment. Come for an action packed night of Rough Stock Rodeo events! This is the second year for Bull-A-Rama as a Rough Stock [...]

2012/10/10Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – October 9, 2012

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives GO Teams & Crops Knowledge Centre October 9, 2012 | Northwest Region Below average temperatures and variable rains are reported in the Northwest Region. With a prolonged fall period of dry and favourable seasonal conditions, harvest is complete in all areas. Average yield [...]

2012/10/09Local Interest

Lions, ACL and Stampeders Team Up

ValleyBiz Story | Swan Valley Stampeders Junior A Hockey team members stopped by to help local Lions members load a truck with recycling that had been sorted by the Association for Community Living (ACL). Pictures submitted by Alex Haluschak Click a picture for a larger version. The Local Lions club organized the initiative with the [...]

2012/10/08Local Interest

Dan Bremnes Performs for A Crowd of All Ages

Submitted by: Darlene Hardy On Wednesday, October 3rd Living Word Bible College was pleased to host Christian recording artist, Dan Bremnes and Band in concert. Click any picture for a larger version. This was the third time that Dan was able to perform in the Swan River area. Dan has some special connections here, being [...]

2012/10/07Local Interest

RM Of Mountain Minutes – September 26, 2012

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING OF THE RURAL MUNICIPALITY OF MOUNTAIN HELD WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 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, Bert Fedoriw Councillor Guignion was absent with notice. Councillor Stockford was absent with notice. CAO [...]

2012/10/06Local Interest

Town Of Swan River Minutes – September 18th, 2012

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councillors Bobick, Jacobson, Friesen, Whyte and Delaurier present. Councillor Sakal was absent. Public Hearing: Variation Hearing No. 6/2012 was called to order by Mayor McKenzie who advised that [...]

2012/10/05Local Interest

RCMP Update – Swan River Accident Fatality

RCMP Media Release | UPDATE Late on October 3, 2012, the 26-year-old driver from Swan River succumbed to his injuries. __________ September 30, 2012: 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. [...]

2012/10/04Local Interest

Village Of Bowsman Minutes – September 19, 2012

Minutes of Council meeting held in Bowsman Council Chambers on September 19, 2012 at 7:45 p.m. Present were Mayor Leanne Hutman and Councillors Daphne Currie, Joyce Readman and Courtney Densen. DELEGATIONS 8:00 Stan Giles – Maintenance Dept. 8:40 Bowsman Legion Hall (Ken Darbyshire, Kevin Silverthorne) CALL TO ORDER ADOPTION OF AGENDA Courtney Densen, Daphne Currie; [...]

2012/10/04Local Interest

RM of Swan River Minutes – September 25, 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 25, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. Present: Reeve Lorne Henkelman Councillors: Glen Foster, Don Machan, Alex Haluschak Terry Neely, Earl Hrappstead, Brian Burick GLEN FOSTER [...]

2012/10/04Local Interest

Fabriculous Celebrates New Location

Submitted by: Wendy van der Walt From the time the doors opened in the morning, until late into the evening, Fabriculous was full of excitement this past Saturday. Pictures courtesy of Gordon Hornbeck. Click for a larger version. Eager shoppers came from Flin Flon, Dauphin, Kamsack and beyond to check out what our local quilt [...]

2012/10/03Local Interest

Free Trees Selected in Swan River

Submitted by: Urban Tree Development Committee The Swan River Urban Tree Development Committee hosted a tree giveaway event at the Town of Swan River tree nursery on September 26, 2012. Click any picture for a larger version. Several people took the opportunity to walk through the nursery to select and tag trees for removal. If [...]

2012/10/02Local Interest

Two Vehicle Collision Near Swan River

RCMP Media Release | On October 2, 2012 at about 7:00 am, the Swan River RCMP, Swan River Fire Dept, and Parkland EMS were dispatched to a call of a two vehicle motor vehicle collision on Hwy 83 & PR 486, near Swan River, Manitoba. It appears that a 2007 GMC Sierra pickup truck driven [...]

2012/10/02Local Interest

Village of Benito Minutes – September 25, 2012

A Regular Meeting of Council of the Village of Benito was called to order at 7:00 pm on Tuesday September 25, 2012 in the Village Council Chambers. Present – Mayor Meadows; Deputy Mayor Scouten; Councilor Offenberger; Councilor Zebinski; Councilor Schneider Chief Administrative Officer – Pat Ellingson Delegations – Maintenance Report – Rick Kinaschuk, Maintenance Supervisor [...]

2012/10/02Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – October 1, 2012

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives GO Teams & Crops Knowledge Centre October 1, 2012 | Northwest Region Harvest is nearing completion across the Northwest Region as dry harvest conditions continue. The silage corn harvest continues with average to above average yield and quality. The hemp seed harvest is [...]

2012/10/01Local Interest

Town of Minitonas Public Hearing September 19, 2012

This Public Hearing is being held for the purpose of allowing an opportunity for any person who wishes to do so, to make a presentation or express concerns regarding the Variation Application for the Minitonas Community Store as follows; – The reduction of the separation distances between buildings from 6 feet apart to 3 feet [...]

2012/10/01Local Interest

Kids Enjoy Games, Singing, Bible Stories and More

Submitted by: Darlene Hardy Just 4 Kids club at Living Word Tabernacle began with registration night on Thursday, September 20th. Kids club meets every Thursday evening from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM. Click any picture for a larger version. The evening begins with a variety of games such as modified soccer, relays and races. It [...]

2012/10/01Local Interest