Monthly Archives: March 2013

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2013/03/30Local Interest

RM of Swan River Minutes – March 26, 2013

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, March 26, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. Present Reeve: Lorne Henkelman Councillors: Glen Foster, Don Machan, Alex Haluschak Terry Neely, Brian Burick Absent: Earl Hrappstead GLEN [...]

2013/03/30Local Interest

Swan River Organizations To Receive $26,000+

Province of Manitoba News Release: March 26, 2013 The province is delivering on its commitment to provide young people in the Swan River area with more sports and recreation opportunities through the Sport Opportunities Program, Premier Greg Selinger announced today. “We know that investing in sport and recreation opportunities for kids outside of school is [...]

2013/03/29Local Interest

Egyptian Food Tasting & Cooking Event

Submitted by: Gillian McGrath | On Monday, March 25, 2013 Swan Valley Settlement and Immigration services held a food tasting and cooking event with an Egyptian theme. Click any picture for a larger version. Mary Salib, one of our newer Valley residents cooked Koshary for us to try. It was a traditional Egyptian food consisting [...]

2013/03/29Local Interest

BAM Jam Camp Enhances Local Musical Talent

Submitted by: Donna L D Burghart | A PACKED HOUSE at the Bowsman Legion Hall Monday, March 25 & Tuesday March 26 set the scene for the 3rd Annual BAM Jam Camp. Click any picture for a larger version. 53 participants took part in two days of intense instruction in fiddle, guitar, vocal & bass [...]

2013/03/28Local Interest

Visual Arts Festival – April 16-19, 2013

Swan Submitted by: George van der Walt | Valley Fine Arts Festival Association Visual Arts Festival 2013 April 16th (12-6 pm): Registration at the War Veterans Community Hall. Submission of works to be Exhibited and Adjudicated April 17th Adjudication of work (not open to Public) April 18th (10am – 8pm): Public Exhibition of Entries Silver [...]

2013/03/28Local Interest

CHIP Participants Share Their Stories

Submitted by: Linda McCullough | Dave Ogram, CHIP Facilitator gave a slideshow and DVD presentation explaining the benefits of the Complete Health Improvement Program. John Evashchenko of Swan River,MB “By following the CHIP principles, I was able to reduce my blood pressure medication, eliminate my acid reflux medication and lose 14 pounds” Roseanna Lucan of [...]

2013/03/27Local Interest

History, Achievement, Adventure at Human Library

Submitted by: Maureen Bowles | On March 21, 22, and 23rd the North West Regional Library hosted a very successful “Human Library Event”. This is an initiative in which people called, “Readers” who want to learn about a specific topic “check out” people called “Human Books” for a half hour of conversation in the library. [...]

2013/03/27Local Interest

Local Businesses Shine at Bowsman Spring Sale

Submitted by: Valerie Mitchell | Bowsman held their Spring Trade and Craft Show on Saturday March 23, 2013. The show was a great way of promoting our local home businesses. It was great to see the community out and seeing what we had to offer. Click any picture for a larger version. We had 18 [...]

2013/03/25Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Investigate Assault with Weapon

RCMP Report | Swan River RCMP is investigating an assault with a weapon complaint on Sapotaweyak Cree Nation / Shoal River I.R. – 2013/March/23 6:30 pm – victim was transported via Swan Valley EMS, treated & released at/from the Swan River Health Centre – no further information is available at this time – police investigation [...]

2013/03/25Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Investigate Firearms Complaint

RCMP Report | On Friday, March 22, 2013 Swan River RCMP responded a firearms complaint at about 11:15 pm in the Antler Corner area. – firearm was reported. None found, nor any evidence of one being present – alcohol related disturbance at a residence – 4 subjects brought into custody – no further information available [...]

2013/03/25Local Interest

Madoco Hosts Chamber of Commerce AGM

Submitted by: Wayne Grier | The 2013 Swan Valley Chamber of Commerce AGM was a huge success, held at Madoco with a fabulous 4 course meal and an entertaining Guest Speaker, Jack Dyck! Approximately 50 people were in attendance! Click any picture for a larger version.

2013/03/25Local Interest

RM of Swan River Minutes – March 12, 2013

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, March 12, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. Present Reeve: Lorne Henkelman Councillors: Glen Foster, Don Machan, Alex Haluschak, Terry Neely, Earl Hrappstead, Brian Burick TERRY NEELY [...]

2013/03/24Local Interest

Ideas Sprouting for Communities in Bloom

Submitted by: Phyl Friesen The First meeting of the Communities in Bloom was held at the Harley House in Swan River on March 18th at 6:00. We had 12 gals come and had some very good discussion. Click picture for a larger version. We have the opportunity to obtain a grant from CN and this [...]

2013/03/23Local Interest

Winners of the 85th Annual Swan River Ladies’ Bonspiel

Submitted by: Brenda Deneer | The 85th Annual Swan River Ladies’ (What NOT to Wear) Bonspiel was held on March 15th to 17th with 28 entries. Pictured is Club President, Brenda Deneer presenting the trophies to the winners in each of the 4 events. First Event: Bev Lumax, Betty Kotyk, (missing-Cindy Boychuk), Shannon Bresky, June [...]

2013/03/22Local Interest

Northern Ireland From the Comfort of the Valley

Submitted by: Krista Moisondz The Northwest Regional Library was proud to host 35 guests during Travel Night – Northern Ireland on March 19, 203. Click any picture for a larger version. Jayne Leadbeater entertained and educated guests as they learned about various destination points, architecture and overall culture of this beautiful country. Jayne provided stunning [...]

2013/03/21Local Interest

Egyptian Food Cooking & Tasting – March 25, 2013

Submitted by: Gillian McGrath | Swan Valley Settlement Services is hosting an Egyptian Food Cooking and Tasting Event: Mon. March 25, 2013 6:30 pm St. Andrews United Church Basement, 1st Avenue, opposite the post office The theme of the evening is Egyptian food. The event is free – funded by Manitoba Immigration and Integration Project. [...]

2013/03/21Local Interest

Village Of Bowsman Minutes – February 20, 2013

Minutes of Regular Council meeting held in Bowsman Council Chambers on February 20, 2013 at 7:45 p.m. Present were Mayor Leanne Hutman and Councillors Daphne Currie, Joyce Readman and Courtney Densen. DELEGATIONS 7:45 Ross Higgs – Water Plant & Nuisance Ground 8:30 Stan Giles – Maintenance Dept. CALL TO ORDER ADOPTION OF AGENDA 1. Courtney [...]

2013/03/20Local Interest

Bowsman’s Spring Craft & Trade Show – March 23, 2013

Submitted by: Valerie Mitchell | Come check out our local crafters and Home Businesses. Sat. March 23, 2013 10am – 4pm Bowsman Legion Hall Chili N Bun served 11-2 We have a nice variety of vendors: Body By Vi, Epicure, Godiva, Grace Adele, Hannah’s Hobbies & Things, Holly S Sewing N Such, Jigsaw Lamps, Jockey [...]

2013/03/19Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – March 5, 2013

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, March 5th, at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councillors Bobick, Jacobson, Friesen, Whyte, Delaurier and Sakal present. 1. RESOLVED that the minutes of the February 19th, 2013 regular meeting of Council be adopted as received. Carried: 2. [...]

2013/03/19Local Interest

Valley Stage Players Open House – April 11, 2013

Submitted by: Caren Dundas Valley Stage Players invite you to an OPEN HOUSE: APRIL 11, 2013 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Harley House Second Street North Swan River We will partner with the Community Foundation of Swan Valley in November, 2013 by performing at their annual dinner theatre, and welcome all those interested in participating. We [...]

2013/03/18Local Interest

“Chillin” at the Billy Beal Ice Fishing Derby

Submitted by: Bowsman and District Lions Club 589 hardy contestants bought tickets and braved the cold -20C plus wind chill weather for a chance to win the first place prize of $10,000 at the 16th annual Billy Beal Ice Fishing Derby. Click any picture for a larger version. The event, which took place on Saturday, [...]

2013/03/17Local Interest

CHIP Information Sessions – March 19, 21 & 24, 2013

Submitted by: Linda McCullough | The 3rd international CHIP Program will be starting in Swan River later this month. Free Info Sessions: Tues. March 19 – 7:00 pm Thurs. March 21 – 7:00 pm Sun. March 24 – 3:30 pm Swan Valley Health Centre 2nd Floor Board Room Interested persons need to attend only one [...]

2013/03/15Local Interest

Village Of Benito Minutes – February 26, 2013

A Regular Meeting of Council of the Village of Benito was called to order at 7:00 pm on Tuesday February 26, 2013 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 [...]

2013/03/14Local Interest

Communities in Bloom Information Session – March 18, 2013

Submitted by: Phyl Friesen Interested in making your community a better place to live, work, and visit? Come and find out what Communities in Bloom can do for our community: Monday, March 18, 2013 6:00 pm Harley House “People, plants and pride… growing together” Communities in Bloom involves the following areas: Tidiness Environmental Action Heritage [...]

2013/03/14Local Interest

Mature Driver Workshop Provides Useful Insight

Submitted by: Beverley Leach | Thirty-seven participants attended the very informative Mature Driver Workshop which took place in Swan River on March 7, 2013. Click any picture for a larger version. Susan Everton, instructor with Safety Services Manitoba, gave an excellent presentation designed to refresh the ‘rules of the road’, issues involved with seniors’ driving [...]

2013/03/13Local Interest

BAM Jam Camp – March 25 & 26, 2013

Submitted by: Donna Burghart | The Bowsman Accomplished Musicians BAM Jam Camp March 25 & 26, 2013 Fiddle Guitar & Vocal 2 day Camp Bowsman, MB Everyone welcome to the evening concerts! Monday Evening Instructor Concert 7 pm Bowsman Legion Hall $5 per ticket Featuring, Des Lagace, Patti Lamoureux, Kim deLaforest, Ameena Bajer-Koulack, Daniel Koulack, [...]

2013/03/13Local Interest

Bud, Spud & Steak Raises Funds for ESRSS Daycare

Submitted by: Carla Lund | Thank you to everyone who came out to our ESRSS Daycare Fundraiser – Bud, Spud and Steak night! It was a huge success – selling 58 steaks and raising just over $1000! The winner of the IPod Tower was Barb Belcher (pictured with Patti Bresky). Click picture for a larger [...]

2013/03/13Local Interest

Swan River Midgets Take Bronze at Provincials

Submitted by: Della McKay The Swan Valley Midgets hosted this years Hockey Manitoba Midget A Provincials this past weekend with 7 teams attending, Shoal Lake, Winkler, Lake Manitoba, Carman, Beausejour, Mitchell and our hometown team Swan River. Click any picture for a larger version. Team Photo by Jodi Proctor, Game Photos by Rob McDonald The [...]

2013/03/11Local Interest

Muppets and More at the Minitonas Figure Skating Carnival

Submitted by: Lesley Sembaluk With additional pictures by ValleyBiz | With a theme of Cartoons on Ice that entertained those in attendance, the 2013 Minitonas Skating Carnival was a complete success. Click any picture for a larger version. Holly Laychuk from the Swan River Skating Club was a guest performer and Teagen Chartrand received a [...]

2013/03/11Local Interest

St. Patrick’s Day Irish Stew Supper – March 16, 2013

Submitted by: Les Rosteski Irish Stew Supper Legion Clubroom Sat. March 16, 2013 5:30pm $10.50 advance tickets only. Open mike to follow at 7:00pm, Backup band Country Sound. All performers & dancers & non-members are invited for a night of fun. Light lunch will be served. $3.00 admission for all non-performers. Call Les 734-0373 for [...]

2013/03/11Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Report – February 2013

Swan River RCMP Monthly Report | February 2013 Swan River Valley: In the month of February, 2013 Police investigated 179 incidents. Town of Swan River:  Criminal Code offenses and property offenses were well below normal levels this month. Persons crimes were slightly below the normal average for this month. Persons crimes had eight Assaults and [...]

2013/03/10Local Interest

RM of Swan River Minutes – February 12, 2013

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, February 12, 2013 at 12:30 p.m. Present Councillors: Glen Foster, Don Machan, Alex Haluschak Terry Neely, Earl Hrappstead, Brian Burick Absent: Lorne Henkelman DON MACHAN [...]

2013/03/09Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Investigate Break And Enters

Swan River RCMP are currently investigating a number of Break, Enter & Thefts, that occurred on 8th Avenue South in Swan River between March 1, 2013 and March 3, 2013 . In one instance, a garage was broken into and an autographed framed Nashville Predators Jersey as well as an antique lamp were stolen. In [...]

2013/03/08Local Interest

RM Of Swan River Minutes – February 26, 2013

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, February 26, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. Present Reeve: Lorne Henkelman Councillors: Glen Foster, Don Machan, Alex Haluschak, Earl Hrappstead, Brian Burick Absent: Terry Neely ALEX [...]

2013/03/08Local Interest

RM Of Mountain Minutes – February 13th, 2013

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING OF THE RURAL MUNICIPALITY OF MOUNTAIN HELD WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13TH, 2013 IN THE R.M. OF MOUNTAIN COUNCIL CHAMBERS IN BIRCH RIVER, MANITOBA. Members Present: Reeve: Robert Hanson Councillors: 1 – Debbie Soloway, 2 – , 3 – , 4 – Nelson Rusk, 5 – Wayne Stockford, 6 – Bert [...]

2013/03/07Local Interest

ESRSS Daycare Bud Spud & Steak – March 9, 2013

Submitted by: Carla Lund ESRSS Daycare is under construction! Bud, Spud & Steak ESRSS Daycare Fundraiser Sat. March 9, 2013 6:30pm – 8:30pm Louisiana Jax at the Westwood Inn Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at Hair Mechanics or Westwood Inn. You can also purchase tickets from any of the board members. There will [...]

2013/03/06Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Report – January 2013

Swan River RCMP Monthly Report | January 2013 Swan River Valley: In the month of January, 2013 Police investigated 193 incidents. Town of Swan River:  Criminal Code offenses and property offenses were well below normal levels this month.  Persons crimes were slightly below the normal average for this month.  Persons crimes had seven Assaults and three Utter [...]

2013/03/05Local Interest

Swan Valley Farmer’s Market Looks Ahead for 2013

Submitted by: Yoenne Ewald The Swan Valley Farmer’s Market held their Annual General Meeting on February 28th 2013. The meeting was well attended by existing and new members. Delbert Taylor, Fay Perrin, Shirley Leask, Yoenne Ewald, and Greg Logan. (left to right) Shirley Leask was the lucky winner of free vendors fees for 2013. Looking [...]

2013/03/04Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Investigate Assault in Shoal River

RCMP Media Release | On March 2, 2013 at about 3:30 am the Swan River RCMP, and Parkland EMS were dispatched to an assault with a weapon complaint in Shoal River, Manitoba (Sapotaweyak Cree Nation). A disagreement amongst three adult males outside of a residence led to an assault with an edged weapon. Two adult [...]

2013/03/04Local Interest

UCN Showcases September 2013 Local Programs

Submitted by: Lindsay Cook The Open House and Trades Exploration at the University College of the North Swan River Regional Centre held on February 28, 2013 was a huge success! Those who attended were welcomed into the Centre where they attended information sessions on local programs and went on a Trades Exploration which visited locations [...]

2013/03/04Local Interest

RCMP Investigate Shooting on the Pine Creek First Nation

On March 1, 2013 just before 7:00 p.m, Winnipegosis RCMP were dispatched to a call of shots fired at a residence on the Pine Creek First Nation. On arrival police located a 28-year-old male suffering from gunshot wounds and a second injured male, also 28-years-old, who had been assaulted with a weapon. Both men were [...]

2013/03/02Local Interest

Village Of Benito Minutes – January 29, 2013

A Regular Meeting of Council of the Village of Benito was called to order at 7:00 pm on Tuesday January 29, 2013 in the Village Council Chambers. Present – Mayor Meadows, Deputy Mayor Scouten; Councilor Offenberger; Councilor Zebinski; Councilor Schneider Chief Administrative Officer – Pat Ellingson Delegations – R. Kinaschuk, Maintenance Supervisor Mayor Meadows called [...]

2013/03/02Local Interest

2013 Bellsite 34th Annual Poker Derby

Submitted by: Leona Sweetser The community of Bellsite has once again hosted a great snowmobile derby, as you can see from the results below. Pictures courtesy Keith Lamb & Brian Dawson – click for a larger version. The weather was as good as you could ever wish for, warm and comfortable to stop and visit [...]

2013/03/01Local Interest

Free Mature Driver Workshop – March 7, 2013

Submitted by: Beverley Leach Service to Seniors will present a free Mature Driver Workshop for those who wish to increase confidence and driving ability as they age. The Workshop will teach defensive driving techniques, show how to enhance driving skills, update knowledge of traffic laws and road safety rules and show how to compensate for [...]

2013/03/01Local Interest