Monthly Archives: April 2013

Dolyna Ukrainian Dancers Year End Dessert Concert

Submitted by: Christine Klimuk | The Dolyna Ukrainian Dancers held their Year End Dessert Concert on April 27, 2013. Dancers of all ages entertained the crowd and demonstrated the various Ukrainian dances they had mastered. Click any picture for a larger version.

2013/04/30Local Interest

Strong Community Support for Flush Cancer Campaign

Submitted by: Karen Langan | Swan Valley School Division students and the Swan Valley Health Facility have joined together to help raise cancer awareness in our community. A BIG thank you to the community for their generous donations and making this a month of community celebration as we join together to support those affected by [...]

2013/04/30Local Interest

Progress Continues at Richardson Rec and Wellness Centre

ValleyBiz Story | On Thurs. April 25, 2013 ValleyBiz joined a group of local participants for another tour of the Richardson Recreation and Wellness Centre. Click any picture for a larger version. Garry Kennedy submitted one of the pictures he took during the tour for us to share. “Here is a picture of ValleyBiz news [...]

2013/04/29Local Interest

Long Awaited Spring Arrives in Full Force

Submitted by: Irene Hartwig Pictures taken Sunday, April 28, 2013 of spring flooding in the RM of Swan River. Road 171 just south of Ditch Road taken just after lunch time. Click any picture for a larger view. On Road 169 just north of Ditch Road the water washed out under the road and two [...]

2013/04/28Local Interest

Flood Bulletin – April 27, 2013

Government of Manitoba Media Release| FLOOD BULLETIN #1 * Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation’s Hydrologic Forecast Centre is issuing high-water advisories for smaller rivers, creeks and drains in southeast and south-central Manitoba. * A high-water advisory is issued when a heavy storm or high flows are expected and may cause water levels to rise but not [...]

2013/04/28Local Interest

Village of Benito Minutes – April 23, 2013

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

2013/04/28Local Interest

RM of Swan River – 2013 Financial Plan Public Hearing

Minutes of the Financial Plan Public Hearing of the Rural Municipality of Swan River, held in the Council Chamber at 216 Main Street West, Swan River, Manitoba on Tuesday, April 23rd at 7:00 p.m. Present: Reeve Lorne Henkelman Councillors: Glen Foster, Don Machan, Alex Haluschak, Terry Neely Earl Hrappstead, Brian Burick DON MACHAN TERRY NEELY [...]

2013/04/27Local Interest

Share the Heart Truth: Information Night – May 2, 2013

Submited by: Karen Kennedy | Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor’s book: My Stroke of Insight Information Night: How Dr. Taylor, brain scientist, recovered from her stroke and how to reduce your risk factors. May 2, 2013 at 7 pm Speaker – Maureen Owens Northwest Regional Library, Swan River Refreshments served.

2013/04/27Local Interest

Taylor School Presents Aristocats to a Sold Out Crowd

ValleyBiz.ca Story| The first performance of the Aristocats took place at Taylor School on Thursday, April 25, 2013. The actors included students from Grade 3-5 who were backed up by a chorus made up of mostly grade 2 students. Thursday’s show was sold out in advance, with less than 100 tickets remaining for Sunday’s show. [...]

2013/04/26Local Interest

Art Show at Little Woody Baptist Church – May 4, 2013

Submitted by: Renate Wille | We are a small group of artists and crafters. We get together at Little Woody Baptist church every Monday afternoon during winter. On May 4th from 1 to 6 pm we like to show what we have created. Besides all the viewing we serve coffee, tea and lots to nibble [...]

2013/04/26Local Interest

Swan Valley Receives Community Places Grants

Province of Manitoba Media Release| Province Invests in 241 Community Centres, Arenas, Playgrounds to Make Life Better for Families: PREMIER Budget 2013 will give families across Manitoba access to better recreational, cultural and learning opportunities by renewing infrastructure in their communities, Premier Greg Selinger announced today. Swan Valley Grants Include: $ 7,500 Duck Bay Community [...]

2013/04/25Local Interest

Swan Valley Sport Fishing Banquet – May 4, 2013

Submitted by: Duane Whyte | The 27th Annual Swan Valley Sport Fishing Enhancement Banquet will be held: Sat. May 4, 2013 Swan River Centennial Arena Doors Open 6:00 p.m. Traditional shore lunch, All You Can Eat Walleye, BBQ Pig. Live/silent Auction Games of chance, Lots of fun, Great food and friends getting together to raise [...]

2013/04/24Local Interest

Town of Minitonas Minutes – April 17, 2013

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Town of Minitonas, held in the Council Chambers, Minitonas, Manitoba this 17th day of April, 2013 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. [...]

2013/04/24Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – April 16, 2013

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councillors Bobick, Jacobson, Friesen, Whyte, Delaurier and Sakal present. Delegations: Communities that Care: Bev Polan & Sergeant Steve Hensen Veterans Community Hall: Sylvia Skulmoski & Myrna Scott Minutes: [...]

2013/04/24Local Interest

NEW INFO: Pre-Mothers Day Walk, Run, Bike – May 5, 2013

Submitted by: Shannon Fullerton Bring the whole family and help us make a difference for our local Cancer Care unit! Pre-Mother’s Day Walk Sun. May 5, 2013 Due to the recent snowfall, we will be meeting at the Swan River Skating Arena Parking lot for registrations at 12:30-1:30 and returning to enjoy snacks and refreshments [...]

2013/04/23Local Interest

Swan Valley Hoedowners Host Spring Wind-Up

Submitted by: Lloyd Gilchrist | The Swan Valley Hoedowners “tied up” their square dance season with a special par”tie” held at the Kenville Hall on Saturday, April 20, 2013. Click any picture for a larger version. More than seven squares of enthusiastic dancers enjoyed a full day of dancing led by callers Linda Gilchrist and [...]

2013/04/23Local Interest

Early Years Wellness Fair – May 2, 2013

Submitted by: Sharon Glasscock Early Years Wellness Fair For parents and children 5yrs and under May 2, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Swan River Curling Rink FREE – FREE – FREE FUN Interactive Stations Screenings & Display booths Speech & Language, Hearing, Vision, Dental, Health & Nutrition, CarSeat Safety, Early Learning Programs & Childcare Info. [...]

2013/04/22Local Interest

RRWC Aquatic Services Manager Appointed

RRWC Media Release | The Council of the Town of Swan River is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Joe Mante as the first ever Manager of Aquatic Services for the Richardson Recreation and Wellness Centre (RRWC). The search for a qualified manager was undertaken by HMC Management Inc. who has been retained by [...]

2013/04/22Local Interest

Variety of Entries at Swan Valley Fine Arts Festival

Submitted by: George van der Walt The Swan Valley Fine Arts Festival Association Visual Arts Festival was held on Thursday and Friday April 18th and 19th, 2013 at the Veterans Community Hall in Swan River. Click any picture for a larger view. The adjudicator for this years Art Festival was Richard Yates (pictured above with [...]

2013/04/22Local Interest

Dolyna Dancers Dessert Concert – April 27, 2013

Submitted by: Christine Klimuk The Dolyna Ukrainian Dancers are holding their Year End Dessert Concert Sat. April 27, 2013 7:00 pm at the Swan Valley Regional Secondary School Gymnasium. Tickets are $10 each with 5 and under free. Available at Swan Healthcare Plus Pharmacy or at the door. Guest performances by the Dolyna Adult and [...]

2013/04/21Local Interest

Kenville Tradeshow Fundraiser – May 4, 2013

Submitted by: Taneal Hay | Kenville Tradeshow and Fundraiser May 4, 2013 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Kenville Memorial Hall Chili on a bun from 11:00 pm – 2:00 pm Proceeds toward roof repair Raffle Table – Great Prizes Proceeds to the Legebokoff Family Come out and support this Great Event! Great Multi-Business Show!

2013/04/21Local Interest

Warrant Issued for Pine Creek Man – UPDATED

RCMP Media Release | Matthew Robert Moosetail turned himself in to the Winnipegosis RCMP April 24, 2013 without incident. RCMP investigators would like to that the public and media partners for their assistance in locating this wanted person. _ _ _ _ _ The Winnipegosis RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in locating Matthew Robert [...]

2013/04/21Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – April 2, 2013

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013 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 minutes of the March 19th, 2013 regular meeting of Council be adopted as received. [...]

2013/04/21Local Interest

Village Of Benito Minutes – April 9, 2013

A Regular Meeting of Council of the Village of Benito was called to order at 7:00 pm on Tuesday April 9, 2013 in the Village Council Chambers. Present – Mayor Meadows, Councilor Offenberger; Councilor Zebinski; Chief Administrative Officer – Pat Ellingson Absent with permission: Deputy Mayor Scouten; Councilor Schneider Mayor Meadows called the meeting to [...]

2013/04/20Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Report – March 2013

Swan River RCMP Monthly Report | March 2013 Swan River Valley: In the month of March, 2013 Police investigated 186 incidents. Town of Swan River:  Criminal Code offenses and property offenses were well below normal levels this month. Persons crimes were below the normal average for this month. Persons crimes had five Assaults and two [...]

2013/04/20Local Interest

RM Of Mountain Minutes – April 8, 2013

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING OF THE RURAL MUNICIPALITY OF MOUNTAIN HELD MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2013 IN THE R.M. OF MOUNTAIN COUNCIL CHAMBERS IN BIRCH RIVER, MANITOBA. Members Present: Reeve: Robert Hanson Councillors: 1 – Debbie Soloway, 2 – Steve Nadolney, 3 – Dane Guignion, 4 – Nelson Rusk, 5 – Wayne Stockford, 6 [...]

2013/04/20Local Interest

Swan Valley 4-H Beef Show & Sale – May 11, 2013

Submitted by: Scott Tibble Swan Valley 4-H Invites you to attend: Beef Show & Sale May 11, 2013 Valley Livestock Sales Heifer Show: 10:00 am Steer Show: 1:00 pm Sale: 3:00 pm

2013/04/18Local Interest

5th Annual Sylvia’s Angel’s Talent for a Cause

ValleyBiz Story | The Elks Hall was full to capacity on Saturday, April 13, 2013 as local talent performed to a full house. It was an heartfelt afternoon of good food and entertaining music for a great cause. Click any picture for a larger version. The Burghart Sisters (above) display the ceramic angels presented in [...]

2013/04/17Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Investigate Indecent Act UPDATE

RCMP Local Media Release | UPDATE: Indecent Act Investigation A 24-year-old local resident has been arrested and is currently in custody. He will appear in Swan River court on April 17, 2013. UPDATE: Information (charge) laid. April 17, 2013. Disorderly Conduct – Indecent Acts / Exposure Section 173(1) of the Criminal Code of Canada: Police [...]

2013/04/17Local Interest

Lions Serve Up New Laser Equipment for the Valley

ValleyBiz Story | The Minitonas & District Lions held a Medical Fundraiser Supper on Sunday April 14, 2013 to help raise the funds necessary to bring laser eye equipment to the Swan Valley. Click any picture for a larger version. Building on their success of raising $300,000 to establish the cataract program at the Swan [...]

2013/04/16Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Investigate Business Break & Enter

RCMP Local Media Release | On April 16, 2013, at about 4:15 am, Swan River RCMP responded to a 911 dispatch regarding a break & enter in progress. Two suspects were seen fleeing from the scene, one male and one female. They wore dark clothing and had their faces covered. They were carrying two single [...]

2013/04/16Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Investigate Indecent Act

RCMP Local Media Release | On April 15, 2013, shortly after 9 pm, Swan River RCMP were called and advised that about 20 minutes prior, a male had approached several students (early teens in age) and exposed himself while on the École Swan River playground. Immediate police patrols were made. The suspect was gone. The [...]

2013/04/16Local Interest

Fighting Bullying One Pink Shirt at a Time

ValleyBiz Story | On April 10, 2013 students across the Valley participated in the “Day of Pink” International Day against Bullying, joining with 350 schools across Manitoba and event more schools and communities across Canada. Minitonas Middle Years School (above) Click any picture for a larger version. Bowsman School Many schools observed the Day of [...]

2013/04/16Local Interest

Bannoch Food Cooking and Tasting – April 29, 2013

Submitted by: Gillian McGrath | Our next Food tasting and cooking event will be on Mon. April 29, 2013 6:30 pm in the St. Andrews United Church 1st Avenue opposite the post office. This months theme will be traditional Bannoch bread and Erin will be guiding us through making it. The event is free – [...]

2013/04/15Local Interest

Local Musicians Entertain at Packed Minitonas Coffee House

ValleyBiz Story | The first Minitonas Coffee House, held at the Minitonas Town Hall on Saturday, April 13, 2013, was a huge success. From old favorites to new found talent, over 30 local musicians performed at the packed hall. Click any picture for a larger version. It was a toe-tapping evening for friends and family, [...]

2013/04/15Local Interest

RM Of Minitonas Minutes – March 27, 2013

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Rural Municipality of Minitonas, held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 27th day of March, 2013 A.D. at 6:30 pm. Present: Reeve McIntosh Councillors: Pacamaniuk, Klekta & Rinsdorf CAO: Carolyn Gordon Absent With Notice: Councillor Eisner Delegations: Patti Henkleman & Shane Yaschyshyn re: Swan Valley [...]

2013/04/14Local Interest

Village Of Benito Minutes – March 27, 2013

A Special Meeting of Council of the Village of Benito was called to order at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday March 27, 2013 in the Village Council Chambers. Present – Mayor Meadows; Deputy Mayor Scouten; Councilor Zebinski; Councilor Offenberger Chief Administrative Officer – Pat Ellingson Absent with permission – Councilor Schneider Mayor Meadows called the meeting [...]

2013/04/13Local Interest

Valley Stage Players Showcase Theatre Opportunities

Submitted by: Lloyd Gilchrist | Swan River’s historic Harley House was the setting for the Valley Stage Players’ open house Thursday evening, April 11, 2013 Some current VSP members sharing a laugh about a previous production. Click any picture for a larger version. The group welcomed interested newcomers to the many opportunities available with involvement [...]

2013/04/12Local Interest

RM Of Mountain Minutes – March 13, 2013

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

2013/04/11Local Interest

RM Of Mountain Minutes – February 27, 2013

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING OF THE RURAL MUNICIPALITY OF MOUNTAIN HELD WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27TH, 2013 IN THE R.M. OF MOUNTAIN COUNCIL CHAMBERS IN BIRCH RIVER, MANITOBA. Members Present: Reeve: Robert Hanson Councillors: 1 – Debbie Soloway, 2 – Steve Nadolney, 3 – Dane Guignion, 4 – Nelson Rusk, 5 – Wayne Stockford, 6 [...]

2013/04/11Local Interest

Village Of Benito Minutes – April 3, 2013

A Regular Meeting of Council of the Village of Benito was called to order at 7:00 pm on Wednesday April 3, 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 [...]

2013/04/11Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Investigate Vehicle Roll Over

RCMP Media Release | On April 9, 2013 at about 8:30 pm the Swan River RCMP, Swan River Fire Department, and Parkland EMS responded to a motor vehicle rollover on the outskirts of Swan River, Manitoba. A call came in via a 911 dispatch of a single vehicle roll over on the ‘Garbage Dump Road’. [...]

2013/04/10Local Interest

RM Of Swan River Minutes – April 9, 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, April 9, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. Present Reeve: Lorne Henkelman Councillors: Glen Foster, Don Machan, Terry Neely, Earl Hrappstead, Brian Burick Attend via Phone: Alex [...]

2013/04/09Local Interest

RM of Minitonas Minutes – February 27, 2013

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Rural Municipality of Minitonas, held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 27th day of February, 2013 A.D. at 6:30 pm. Present: Reeve McIntosh Councillors: Pacamaniuk, Klekta, Eisner & Rinsdorf CAO: Carolyn Gordon Delegations: Dean Yaremchuk – HMC Management re: Richardson & Wellness Centre Additions to [...]

2013/04/08Local Interest

RM Of Minitonas Minutes – February 13, 2013

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Rural Municipality of Minitonas, held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 13th day of February, 2013 A.D. at 8:05 am. Present: Councillors: Pacamaniuk, Klekta & Rinsdorf CAO: Carolyn Gordon Absent With Notice: Reeve McIntosh & Councillor Eisner Additions to Agenda: 3.7 Pitney Bowes Contract Renewal [...]

2013/04/06Local Interest

RCMP Investigate Assault Causing Bodily Harm

RCMP Report | Swan River RCMP are investigating an assault causing bodily harm that occurred on Thursday, April 4, 2013 on Indian Birch Reserve (Wuskwi Sipihk Cree Nation), Manitoba. Reported: April 4, 2013 at about 11:45 pm Occurred (location): Indian Birch Reserve (Wuskwi Sipihk Cree Nation), Manitoba. Swan River RCMP and the Parkland EMS were [...]

2013/04/05Local Interest

Town of Minitonas Minutes – March 20, 2013

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Town of Minitonas, held in the Council Chambers, Minitonas, Manitoba this 20th day of March, 2013 A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Mayor Barkowski Councillors: Robb, Bartel, Caruk & Windsor CAO: Carolyn Gordon Delegations: 7:00 pm Cliff McKay, Swan River RCMP re: 2012 Review & 2013 Plans [...]

2013/04/04Local Interest

Hillsview Hike: Conversations, Kilometers & Community

Submitted by: Kathy Highmoor Walk with me, I will walk with you… Pictures courtesy of: Kathy Highmoor Jocelyn Marchuk Gale Wagner Click any picture for a larger version. After enjoying conversations and a tasty breakfast, hikers stepped out into radiant sunshine. The 2013 Hillsview Hike was underway. Students from Bowsman School, along with their teachers, [...]

2013/04/04Local Interest

Mafeking Revised Water Rates

Th Public Utilities Board News Release NOTICE OF DECISION March 25, 2013 In Order No. 31/13 dated March 25, 2013 the Public Utilities Board approved on an interim ex parte basis, revised water rates for the Local Urban District of Mafeking Water Distribution System in the Rural Municipality of Mountain. The new rates are to [...]

2013/04/03Local Interest

Town Of Swan River Minutes – March 19th, 2013

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, March 19th, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councillors Bobick, Jacobson, Friesen, Whyte, Delaurier and Sakal present. Delegations: Bill Musey regarding spring melt and river bank concerns. Minutes: 1. RESOLVED that the minutes of the March [...]

2013/04/02Local Interest