Monthly Archives: December 2012

Town Of Swan River Minutes – December 18th, 2012

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, December 18th, 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 December 4th, 2012 regular meeting of Council be [...]

2012/12/31Local Interest

Bowsman United Church Christmas Eve Concert

Submitted by: Wade Dale | The Bowsman United Church held a Christmas Eve Service and Concert on December 24, 2012. To open our service and our hearts to this special time of year, Judy Melnechuk used her gift to perform a solo of “O Holy Night”. Click any picture for a larger version The service [...]

2012/12/30Local Interest

Networking to Foster Sustainable Food Systems

Submitted by: Meghan Rose | On December 12, 2012 a group of valley residents gathered to discuss how the Swan River Valley could become more food secure. Click any picture for a larger version. The session was led by Jackie Avent of the Harvest Moon Society, along with a University of Manitoba graduate student, and [...]

2012/12/29Local Interest

John Cotton Recognized For Contribution To Community

ValleyBiz Story | Swan Valley resident John Cotton was recently awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. The medal was presented December 18, 2012 in Swan River by RM of Swan River Reeve Lorne Henkleman. Click picture for a larger version. Picture submitted by RM of Swan River. The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee [...]

2012/12/28Local Interest

Gwen Palmer Recognized For Contribution To Community

ValleyBiz Story | Swan Valley resident Gwen Palmer was recently awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. The medal was presented December 18, 2012 in Swan River by RM of Swan River Reeve Lorne Henkleman. Click picture for a larger version. Picture submitted by RM of Swan River. The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee [...]

2012/12/27Local Interest

RM of Swan River Minutes – December 20, 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 Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. Present: Reeve Lorne Henkelman Councillors: Glen Foster, Don Machan, Alex Haluschak Earl Hrappstead, Brian Burick, Absent: Terry Neely EARL [...]

2012/12/26Local Interest

Many Toys Collected for Local Children

Submitted by: Angela Mullin | The Swan Valley Stampeders would like to thank all their fans that help make the Toys for the North night a sucess. Click the picture for a larger version. Many boxes were filled with toys for local children, Bev Polon from Communities that Care was on hand as well as [...]

2012/12/25Local Interest

Festival of Trees Well Attended

Submitted by: Gillian McGrath | The Festival of Trees was held this weekend 14th – 16th December and was well attended. $150 was raised towards the Swan Valley Christmas Cheer Board along with a large box of assorted groceries. Click any picture for a larger version. The best tree – by popular vote was decorated [...]

2012/12/24Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Investigate Rollover

RCMP Media Release | On December 19, 2012 police received a report of a single vehicle rollover about 15 miles south of Benito, MB. A 2006 Dodge Ram Truck rolled over near a hill. Through investigation, it appears that the driver, a 60 year old female from the RM of Swan River, lost control of [...]

2012/12/23Local Interest

Town Of Minitonas Minutes – December 5, 2012

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Town of Minitonas, held in the Council Chambers, Minitonas, Manitoba this 5th day of December, 2012 A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Mayor Barkowski Councillors: Robb, Bartel & Windsor CAO: Carolyn Gordon Absent With Notice: Councillor: Caruk Delegations: Merv Leslie re: Public Works 1. W. Robb – [...]

2012/12/23Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Investigating Suspicious Vehicle Fire

RCMP Media Release | On December 16, 2012 a dispatch came in through a 911 transfer call regarding a vehicle fire at approximately 5 miles south of Swan River on Highway 83. The vehicle was fully engulfed, with no one around the area. Vehicle was parked on the shoulder of the highway. Swan River RCMP [...]

2012/12/22Local Interest

Skating Kicks Off at Bowsman Skating Arena

Submitted by: Karla Weir | Bowsman Skating Arena held their registration yesterday (December 20, 2012) for figure skating and youth rec hockey and for many of the kids if was their first opportunity to get skating this winter! Both programs will officially kick off in the new year with youth rec hockey starting January 7th [...]

2012/12/22Local Interest

Christmas Eve Service – December 24, 2012

Submitted by: Wade Dale | Bowsman United Church invites you to join us for a Christmas Eve Service December 24, 2012 7:00 pm Hear that story of old in drama, “What Child is This” Come and enjoy the music of the season with special music by the choir. Join with others in holy communion. Please [...]

2012/12/21Local Interest

Rollovers Reported by Swan River RCMP

RCMP Media Release | On December 19, 2012 police received a report of a single vehicle rollover about 15 miles south of Benito, MB. A 2006 Dodge Ram Truck rolled over near a hill. Through investigation, it appears that the 60 year old female driver lost control of her vehicle as she was ascending a [...]

2012/12/21Local Interest

2013 Paramedic Training Program in Swan River/ Brandon

Prairie Mountain Health Media Release | Brandon- Prairie Mountain Health, in partnership with Red River College, will have two host campus sites for the Paramedicine-Primary Care Paramedic Program in 2013. The communities of Brandon and Swan River will offer the extensive paramedic training program in the New Year. The intensive 11-month program, designed to meet [...]

2012/12/21Local Interest

A Beautiful Night for the Live Nativity

Submitted by: Maryann Friesen | Sunday was a beautiful night for The Live Nativity put on by Valley churches at the farm of Scott and Cindy Tibble near Benito. There were about 420 guests that came through between 4:00 and 7:00 on Sunday, Dec. 16th. Click any picture for a larger version. There were approximately [...]

2012/12/20Local Interest

Bowsman Skating Registration – December 20, 2012

Submitted by: Tammy Potkonjak | The ice is ready at the Bowsman Skating Rink Registration Night Thursday, Dec 20, 2012 Come out to register and skate (4:00pm-6:30pm) YOUTH REC HOCKEY (AGES 6-10) ON MONDAYS 4:30-6:00pm $10 to register plus $30 single season pass OR $10 to register plus $2.00 each time you play For more [...]

2012/12/19Local Interest

Cheer for a Good Cause – December 19, 2012

Submitted by: Angela Mullin | The RCMP, Communities that Care and the Swan Valley Stampeders have partenered up for a good cause on the evening of Wednesday, December 19, 2012. Picture courtesy of Swan Valley Star and Times. The Swan Valley Stampeders invite you to bring a new toy to donate to Toys for the [...]

2012/12/18Local Interest

Timbits Black Team Wins Ice Cap Cup

Submitted by: Angela Mullin | Swan River Timbits Black team played in Dauphin on Dec 15th & 16th, 2012 the kids were excited as this was their 1st tournament this year. Front Row – Ryzlie Nepinak, Christian Hart, Jackson Badowski, Kai Gorchynski, Drayson Davy, Chrystal Zamzow Middle Row – Noah Weir, Shayden Anderson, BRady Burghart, [...]

2012/12/18Local Interest

RCMP Checkstop Update – December 17, 2012

RCMP Checkstop Update | The Holiday Checkstop program continued in the Swan Valley this weekend. RCMP reported the following statistics for the past weekend: Checkstops – 2 Number of vehicles checked – 76 Impaired over .08 – 1 Reading (BAC) – 150 mg % Number of other HTA charges – 1 This high-visibility campaign focuses [...]

2012/12/17Local Interest

Local Cooking and Food Tasting Sessions

Submitted by: Gill McGrath | On Wednesday 12th Dec 2012 Swan Valley Settlement Services hosted the first of a series of food tasting and cooking sessions. The theme was East Indian foods. Click any picture for a larger version. Samples of different snack foods were tried and everyone had a hand in making a variety [...]

2012/12/17Local Interest

Snow Mobile Accident in Benito

Swan River RCMP and Parkland EMS responded to a single vehicle (snow mobile) accident in Benito, MB. Investigation indicates that a 23 year old male (& resident of the RM of Swan River) lost control of his snow mobile as he was west bound on the Government Road Allowance, and had pressed on the brakes [...]

2012/12/17Local Interest

Village Of Benito Minutes – December 11, 2012

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

2012/12/15Local Interest

Highway Improvements Completed in Swan Valley

The completion of five significant upgrades to highways and infrastructure in the Swan River and Dauphin areas at a cost of more than $20 million will increase safety and improve traffic flows for motorists, truckers and farmers, Infrastructure and Transportation Minister Steve Ashton announced today. “This investment in highways and roads, and the installation of [...]

2012/12/15Local Interest

Swan River RCMP – Crime Mini Spotlight

RCMP Media Release | Mischief/Vandalism – 100 block of Main st. W., Swan River, MB – paint balls. Occurred – overnight of Dec 10/11 Police received a report that a vehicle parked in front of a residence had been shot with a paint ball. There was no damage to the car and the yellow paint [...]

2012/12/14Local Interest

Swan Valley Community Band Christmas Concert

Submitted by: Jayne Leadbeater | Swan Valley Community Band started Sept. 1994 with Julie Kooistra organizing & directing the group. There is a core of those charter members who are still participating. Click any picture for a larger version. We average around 30-32 members every year, of all ages & experience. We have had a [...]

2012/12/14Local Interest

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

2012/12/13Local Interest

Village Of Benito Minutes – November 13, 2012

A Regular Meeting of Council of the Village of Benito was called to order at 7:00 pm on Tuesday November 13, 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 pm. [...]

2012/12/12Local Interest

Baked by Charitable Hands

Submitted by: Bev Lumax | Preorders of Christmas Baking and Christmas pudding were picked up and made their way to many homes around the Valley. Click any picture for a larger version. Proceeds will be donated to the Elks & Royal Purple National Charity ” Fund for Children while some of the monies will remain [...]

2012/12/11Local Interest

Live Nativity – December 16, 2012

Submitted by: MaryAnn Friesen | This year, live the Christmas story. Live Nativity Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 4:00- 7:00 p.m. Tours every 20 minutes. Scott and Cindy Tibble’s Swan Hills Ranch Take a trip to Bethlehem from Swan River South on Hwy 83, West on Road 204 until the dead end. Live nativity, market place, [...]

2012/12/10Local Interest

RCMP Holiday Checkstop Program -1st Weekend

RCMP Checkstop Update | The Holiday Checkstop Program begand in the Swan Valley this weekend. RCMP reported the following statistics for the past weekend: 6 checkstops, 69 vehicles checked, 5 tickets ( speeding, open liqour x2 and two others) This high-visibility campaign focuses on the detection of high-risk drivers, which includes drivers who are impaired, [...]

2012/12/10Local Interest

Old Fashion Ukrainian Dance Concert at SVRSS

Submitted by: Tammy Zaretsky-Denischuk | The SVRSS Cafeteria was filled with family, food and friends as the Dolyna Ukrainian Dancers held their second annual Old Fashion Ukrainian Dance Concert. Click any picture to view a larger version They were entertained by the Beginner, Intermediate, and Senior dancers, along with a number of Ukrainian Christmas Carols [...]

2012/12/08Local Interest

Town Of Swan River Minutes – December 4th, 2012

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, December 4th, 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 November 20th, 2012 regular meeting of Council be [...]

2012/12/07Local Interest

Plans For New Medical Clinic Progressing

Submitted by: Swan Valley Medical Stakeholders Group | The Swan Valley Medical Stakeholders Group is making progress toward establishing a new medical clinic for the Swan Valley. The absence of a modern medical clinic has been identified as a significant barrier to attracting the physicians required to reinstate surgical and maternity services for the Swan [...]

2012/12/06Local Interest

Town Of Minitonas Minutes – November 28, 2012

Completion of the November 21st, 2012 Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Town of Minitonas, held in the Council Chambers, Minitonas, Manitoba this 28th day of November, 2012 A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Mayor Barkowski Councillors: Robb, Bartel, Caruk & Windsor CAO: Carolyn Gordon Delegations: Gary Thiessen & Lonnie Armistead (in person) [...]

2012/12/06Local Interest

Swan Valley Hoedowners Celebrate 60 Years

Submitted by: Lloyd Gilchrist On Saturday, December 1, 2012 the Kenville Hall was decorated in a teddy bear Christmas theme to help the Swan Valley Hoedowners celebrate sixty years of square dancing in the Swan Valley. Click any picture for a larger version. Despite iffy road conditions, dancers from as far away as Moose Jaw, [...]

2012/12/05Local Interest

RCMP Swan River – Drug Search Warrant

RCMP Media Release | On November 30, 2012 at about 9:30 pm, following an investigation, the Swan River RCMP executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant at a residence in the Rural Municipality of Minitonas, Manitoba. Investigators found approximately 2.6 lbs of marihuana. The drugs seized has an estimated street value of $23,560. [...]

2012/12/04Local Interest

Swan Valley White Novice #1 at Flin Flon Tournament

Submitted by: Angela Mullin Swan Valley Stampeders White team coached by Mark Munro, Al Hambley & Tom Yaschyshyn went to Flin Flon this past weekend for the Mel Pearson Memorial Novice Tournament. Click any picture for a larger version. The team played on Friday Nov 30th 2012 at the Whitney Forum in Flin Flon against [...]

2012/12/04Local Interest

Annual Christmas Concert – December 5 & 9, 2012

Submitted by: Jayne Leadbeater The Swan Valley Community Band will be presenting their Annual Christmas Concert featuring Quintets, Saxophone, Tarnished Brass. Conductors: Julie Kooistra, Martyn Snell Wednesday, December 5, 2012 7:30 pm SVRSS Multipurpose Room Sunday, December 9, 2012 2:30 pm Minitonas First Baptist Church Silver Collection. Refreshments will be served.

2012/12/03Local Interest

Town Of Minitonas Minutes – November 21, 2012

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Town of Minitonas, held in the Council Chambers, Minitonas, Manitoba this 21st day of November, 2012 A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Mayor Barkowski Councillors: Robb, Caruk, Bartel & Windsor C.A.O.: Carolyn Gordon Delegations: Brandy Dvorak re: Minitonas Mini Makers 4-H Club 1. W. Robb – J. [...]

2012/12/03Local Interest

Village Of Bowsman Minutes – November 21, 2012

Minutes of Council meeting held in Bowsman Council Chambers on November 21, 2012 at 7:45 p.m. Present were Mayor Leanne Hutman and Councillors Joyce Readman and Courtney Densen. Councillor Daphne Currie arrived at 8:00pm. DELEGATIONS 8:00 Stan Giles Maintenance Dept. CALL TO ORDER ADOPTION OF AGENDA Courtney Densen, Joyce Readman; RESOLVED THAT the agenda for [...]

2012/12/02Local Interest

RM Of Mountain Minutes – November 14, 2012

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING OF THE RURAL MUNICIPALITY OF MOUNTAIN HELD WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH , 2012 IN THE R.M. OF MOUNTAIN COUNCIL CHAMBERS IN BIRCH RIVER, MANITOBA. Members Present: Reeve: Robert Hanson Councillors: 1 – Debbie Soloway 2 – Stephen Nadolney 3 – Dane Guignion 4 – Nelson Rusk 5 – Wayne Stockford [...]

2012/12/01Local Interest