Monthly Archives: May 2013

Swan River RCMP Investigate Vandalism

RCMP Media Release | On May 30, 2013 at about 4:30 am Swan River RCMP received a dispatch to an alarm at a business on Main street in Swan River, Manitoba. Swan River’s 83 North Computers had a rock thrown through their front window by an unknown person. Entry into the business was not gained. [...]

2013/05/31Local Interest

Village of Benito Minutes – May 21, 2013

A Special Meeting of Council of the Village of Benito was called to order at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 in the Village Council Chambers. Present – Mayor Meadows; Deputy Mayor Scouten; Councilor Zebinski; Chief Administrative Officer – Pat Ellingson Absent – Councilor Offenberger Delegation – Valley Lion’s Recycling – C. Koostra & [...]

2013/05/31Local Interest

Compassionate Friends Balloon Release – June 23, 2013

Submitted by: Shasta Scott The Swan Valley Chapter of the Compassionate Friends will be holding a Balloon Release June 23, 2013 3:00 pm Legion Park There will be a short program starting at 3:00 pm followed by the balloon release in memory of our children. Refreshments and fellowship will take place afterwards. The Compassionate Friends [...]

2013/05/31Local Interest

Barrel Racing Clinic Draws Regional Participants

Submitted by: Angela Mullin | May 25 & 26, 2013 were busy days at the Swan Valley Agriculture Rodeo grounds. Sheena Dunham gave a great barrel racing clinic both days with a MBRA sanctioned race each day. Click any picture for a larger version. Barrel racers came from all over the Parkland to participate. People [...]

2013/05/30Local Interest

Swan Valley Stock Car Club Season Opener – June 8, 2013

Submitted by: Tanya Chernyk Swan Valley Stock Car Club Season Opener June 8, 2013 – 5:00 pm Mud Bog to Follow Come and See How Dirty You Can Get! Directions from Swan River: 2 miles east on Highway #10 5 miles south on Road #488 1/4 mile east on Road #485 2013 RACE SCHEDULE June [...]

2013/05/29Local Interest

Valley Newcomers Welcomed at Potluck Supper

Submitted by: Gillian McGrath On Saturday May 25, 2013 Swan Valley Settlement and Immigration Services hosted a pot luck supper to welcome all our newcomers – both old and new to the valley. Click any picture for a larger version. The event was well attended with over 70 people turning out.

2013/05/28Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – May 27, 2013

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives GO Teams & Crops Knowledge Centre May 27, 2013 | Northwest Region Weather conditions remain favourable for seeding to continue rapidly throughout the Northwest Region. Temperatures were below seasonal later in the week with some light frost reported on May 23. Heavy cloud [...]

2013/05/28Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Investigate Minitonas Vandalism

Swan River RCMP received the following calls regarding Minitonas vandalism: 1) That sometime overnight, unknown person(s) cracked the Minitonas Community Store’s window with an unknown object. 2) The Minitonas Post Office had the their south window broken over the weekend. 3) Mischief/vandalism occurred to a work truck (2006 white Hino (Weston Bakeries truck). It appears [...]

2013/05/27Local Interest

Creating Positive Opportunities for Swan Valley Youth

Submitted by: Beverley Polon, Swan Valley Communities That Care Coordinator | On Friday May 24th, 2013 Swan Valley Communities That Care (SVCTC) hosted Dr. Karen Rempel from Brandon University at a luncheon meeting at the Super 8 Motel. Over 40 community members attended her very informative session explaining the Vital Outcomes Indicators for Community Engagement [...]

2013/05/27Local Interest

Village of Benito Minutes – May 14, 2013

A Regular Meeting of Council of the Village of Benito was called to order at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, May 14, 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 [...]

2013/05/26Local Interest

RM Of Mountain Minutes – May 8, 2013

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING OF THE RURAL MUNICIPALITY OF MOUNTAIN HELD WEDNESDAY, MAY 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 [...]

2013/05/25Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – May 21, 2013

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives GO Teams & Crops Knowledge Centre May 21, 2013 | Northwest Region Drying weather conditions occurred across most of the Northwest Region over the past week. Soil moisture is excessive in a few small localized spots within the region but mostly adequate moisture [...]

2013/05/24Local Interest

Swan River Road Safety Week 2013 Results

Swan River RCMP Report | The Swan River RCMP Detachment set up checkstops and increased traffic enforcement activities during Canada Road Safety Week: May 13th – 20th, 2013 Swan Valley stats/charges: Impaired (Operation of a Motor Vehicle) by Drugs – 1 Speed/Aggressive Driving – 8 Intersections – 1 Drive Prohibited/Suspended – 1 Other Highway Traffic [...]

2013/05/23Local Interest

Celebrating 30 Years of French Immersion in Swan Valley

Submitted by: Mary-Louise Davis | École Swan River South School hosted the celebration for the 30th anniversary of the French Immersion Program in the Swan Valley on Thursday May 16, 2013. The event included student performances, speeches from teachers and administrators past and present and messages from Canadian Parents for French. Guests were welcomed into [...]

2013/05/22Local Interest

VOICE Project Presentation – May 24, 21013

Submitted by: Beverley Polon Swan Valley Communities That Care is hosting an informational session Fri. May 24, 2013 12:00 noon Super 8 Boardroom Light lunch provided. PLEASE REGISTER BY Tues. May 22, 2013 Dr. Karen Rempel from Brandon University will present her research information on Vital Outcomes Indicators for Community Engagement (VOICE) which focuses on [...]

2013/05/21Local Interest

Children of All Ages Dazzled at Shrine Circus in Swan River

ValleyBiz Story | Ladies & gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages … the Swan Valley Stampeders proudly presents the Khartum Shrine Circus. The circus came town on Thursday, May 16, 2013 for two shows at the Swan River Centennial Arena. Click any picture for a larger version. The magic of the circus transformed [...]

2013/05/21Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – May 9, 2013

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Thursday, May 9th, 2013 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. Conditional Use Hearing: Conditional Use Hearing was called to order by Mayor McKenzie who advised that [...]

2013/05/20Local Interest

RM Of Mountain Minutes – April 24, 2013

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING OF THE RURAL MUNICIPALITY OF MOUNTAIN HELD WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 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 [...]

2013/05/20Local Interest

RM of Minitonas Minutes – May 8, 2013

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Rural Municipality of Minitonas, held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 8th day of May, 2013 A.D. at 8:00 am. Present: Reeve McIntosh Councillors: Pacamaniuk, Klekta, Eisner & Rinsdorf CAO: Carolyn Gordon Delegations: Blair Martin re: 2014 Assessments Kristin Brading re: 2012 Audit Daryl Chartrand [...]

2013/05/19Local Interest

SVAPL HUGE Garage Sale – June 1, 2013

Submitted by: Sherry Martin Swan Valley Animal Protection League is holding a HUGE GARAGE SALE June 1, 2013 at 9 a.m. at the museum hall. Furniture, books, lamps, shelving units, household items, etc. Prizes to be won for mystery items sold! Donations of items and baked goods for the sale gratefully accepted at 1316 – [...]

2013/05/18Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Report – April 2013

Swan River RCMP Monthly Report | April 2013 Swan River Valley: In the month of April, 2013 Police investigated 258 incidents. Town of Swan River:  Criminal Code offenses and property offenses were back to normal levels this month. Persons crimes were also at normal average levels for this month. Persons crimes had eight Assaults, one [...]

2013/05/18Local Interest

Swan Valley Represents at Thompson Trade Show

Submitted by: Wayne Grier President, Swan Valley Chamber of Commerce The Thompson Trade Show was a Huge Success again for the Volunteer Contingent that made the journey. Click picture for larger version. From memory, on the trip to Thompson, we counted and listed 110 ex-Thompsonites that now live in the Valley, I expect it really [...]

2013/05/18Local Interest

CHIP Graduation & Banquet

Submitted by: Linda McCullough The “CHIP” (Complete Health Improvement Program) Graduation and Banquet was held on the evening of May 15, 2013 at the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Click any picture for a larger version. This year’s Graduates were (Back Row) Shirley Jeffrey, Kay Markle, Arthur Hrappstead (Front Row) Wayne Markle, Elaine Tigg, Elizabeth Clark, Carol [...]

2013/05/17Local Interest

Pool Your Pennies Final Collection – June 3, 2013

Submitted by: June McKenzie The Final Collection for the Pool Your Pennies! campaign will be June 3, 2013 Coins can also be dropped off at participating businesses or at the Town of Swan River office. All proceeds support the Richardson Recreation & Wellness Centre

2013/05/16Local Interest

Highway 10 East Reopens After Repairs

PTH 10 EAST OF SWAN RIVER REOPENS AFTER REPAIRS T0 MAJOR CULVERT WASHOUT Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation advises repairs have been completed and PTH 10 has been reopened following a spring run-off culvert washout approximately six kilometres east of PR 488 near Swan River. The road was closed April 30 between PR 488 and PR [...]

2013/05/16Local Interest

A Great Evening at the Lenswood Mothers Day Dance

Submitted by: Tanya Staniland The Lenswood Mother’s Day Dance took place at the Lenswood Community Hall on Saturday, May 11, 2013. Click any picture for a larger version. It was a great evening of music and dancing. Thanks to all those who attended and supported the Lenswood Community and Hall.

2013/05/16Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – May 13, 2013

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives GO Teams & Crops Knowledge Centre May 13, 2013 | Northwest Region Mostly favorable weather conditions prevailed across the Northwest Region. Drying winds and warmer daytime temperatures, along with several nights with freezing temperatures, are improving field drying conditions. Soil temperatures and field [...]

2013/05/16Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Investigate Motor Vehicle Collision

Swan River RCMP Update | Reported at about 7 am on May 13, 2013. Location: 200 block of 3rd ave north, Swan River, Mb (Cox’s Greenhouse) Swan River RCMP received a dispatch to a single motor vehicle collision. A white 2010 Chrysler Sebring had been driven through a chain linked fence at the Cox’s Greenhouse. [...]

2013/05/16Local Interest

Country Blend Concert – CANCELLED

Submitted by: Barb Holms | The concert has been cancelled due to illness. Hillsview Pastoral Charge – Bowsman & Minitonas United Churches Present: TRIBUTE TO THE LEGENDS OF COUNTRY MUSIC Performed by: COUNTRY BLEND Tuesday, June 4, 2013 7:30 p.m. Swan Valley Museum Tickets – $20.00 (lunch included) They have 10 CD releases Hear them [...]

2013/05/15Local Interest

Annual 4H Beef Show & Sale

Submitted by: Lynda Fulford Fulford Photo & Framing Swan Valley 4-H held their annual Beef Show and Sale on Saturday, May 11, 2013. The kids literally had each other’s back! Click any picture for a larger version. Some of the participants were not so willing to cooperate. Grand Champion Steer: Robyn Tibble Grand Champion Female: [...]

2013/05/15Local Interest

Settlement Services Pot Luck Supper – May 25, 2013

Submitted by: Gillian McGrath Swan Valley Settlement and Immigration Services invites everyone to a Pot Luck Supper Soft drinks and coffee will be provided. Elks Hall, Swan River Sat. May 25, 2013 at 6:00 pm To Welcome All Out Newcomers – Both Old and New Music after supper by: Lance Breland To register for this [...]

2013/05/14Local Interest

Additional Health Care Services for Swan Valley

Submitted by: Swan Valley Medical Stakeholders Group Efforts to restore essential health care services for the Swan Valley continue to see positive results, the most recent being the reinstatement of the Respiratory Therapy Program. The Swan Valley Medical Stakeholders Group brought the feasibility of restoring the Respiratory Therapy Program to the attention of Prairie Mountain [...]

2013/05/14Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Respond to Fire

Swan River RCMP Update: Fire Prevention Act (property damage) Occurred at about 5:30 pm on May 11, 2013. Location: RM of Mountain 911 transfer call – structure fire started as a grass fire and spread to outbuildings. Property owner called 911, Swan River RCMP & Birch River fire dept attended scene. The fire started in [...]

2013/05/13Local Interest

Community Band a Place For Music, Fun and Friendships

Submitted by: Jayne G. Leadbeater (Minish) Secretary/Public Relations Swan Valley Community Band Swan Valley Community Band has been in operation since the Fall of 1994, 19 years, with Julie Kooistra, our Founder and our Director. Click any picture for a larger version. People have come & gone over the years, but the group seems to [...]

2013/05/13Local Interest

Canada Road Safety Week: May 13th – 20th, 2013

RCMP Medial Release | Canada Road Safety Week will take place this year from May 13-20, 2013. It is an enforcement-driven initiative, corresponding to the May Long Weekend, designed to increase public awareness and compliance with safe driving measures, and to ultimately save lives. Swan River RCMP Detachment will be setting up checkstops and will [...]

2013/05/13Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Investigate Robbery

RCMP Media Release | On May 12, 2013, at about 1:00 am, Swan River RCMP responded to a 911 dispatch regarding a robbery that had just occurred at the 100 block on 5th avenue north in Swan River, Manitoba. The assailants quickly departed, heading behind the Swan Sports Lounge. Robbed was: a 53 year old [...]

2013/05/13Local Interest

Unique and Colourful Cakes Promote Mental Health Week

Submitted by: Jessica Lacasse Parkland Mental Health Promotion Committee We had a great turnout to the 2013 Cake Challenge. The COOP was a great host and provided us an excellent service in hosting our Mental Health Week Challenge. Click any picture for a larger version. The community coverage from CJSB 104.5, Star & Times and [...]

2013/05/13Local Interest

SVRSS Drama Club Presents Beauty & The Beast

ValleyBiz Story | On Friday, May 10, 2013 the Swan Valley Regional Secondary School Drama Club presented the musical Beauty & the Beast Jr. Additional performances were scheduled on: Sat. May 11 at 7pm Sun. May 12 at 2pm Click any picture for a larger version. The students brought the enchanted world of Disney’s Beauty [...]

2013/05/11Local Interest

Executor & Estate Issues Discussed at Local Presentation

Submitted by: Beverley Leach | Resource Coordinator for Services to Seniors Kay Markle visits with Carol Tripp, Financial Planner RBC prior to her presentation on May 9, 2013 at St. James Anglican Church. Click any picture for a larger version. “Understanding the Role of an Executor” included such topics as Estate Terminology, Executor Duties and [...]

2013/05/11Local Interest

Town of Minitonas Minutes – May 1, 2013

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Town of Minitonas, held in the Council Chambers, Minitonas, Manitoba this 1st day of May, 2013 A.D. at 9:30 p.m. Present: Mayor Barkowski Councillors: Robb, Bartel, Caruk & Windsor Assistant CAO: Sandy Nahnybida Absent With Notice: CAO: Carolyn Gordon 1. W. Robb – S. Windsor RESOLVED [...]

2013/05/10Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – May 6, 2013

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives GO Teams & Crops Knowledge Centre May 6, 2013 | Northwest Region At the start of last week, snow cover from the recent storm remained throughout much of the Northwest Region. Highest snowfall accumulations ranged from 20 to 30 cm east of the [...]

2013/05/10Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Investigate Assault With A Weapon

RCMP Media Release | On May 8, 2013, at about 8:30 pm, Swan River RCMP responded to a 911 dispatch regarding an assault in progress at the 500 block along Main Street in Swan River, Manitoba. The assailants quickly departed, leaving three (3) persons at the scene who had been assaulted. In at least one [...]

2013/05/09Local Interest

Unique Food Grains Bank Benefit Concert in Pine River

Submitted by: Dale Buhler | A picture and a few words cannot do justice to the musical treat that was enjoyed by over 60 people in the Pine River Hall. Bob Drayer, an accomplished musician from Sturgis, Saskatchewan, played his self-designed keyboard and footboard. click any image for a larger version By way of digital [...]

2013/05/09Local Interest

Flood Bulletin – May 8, 2013

Government of Manitoba Media Release | FLOOD BULLETIN Swan River Region * A flood warning continues for the Swan River including the town of Swan River as well as low lying areas along the Souris River. A flood warning is issued when river levels are exceeding the banks and a flood is expected or occurring. [...]

2013/05/08Local Interest

Sunshine & Success for 9th Annual Mother’s Day Walk

Submitted by: Jennifer Simpson | The 9th Mother’s Day Walk was a great success! The sun was shining and all of our walk/run/ride participants enjoyed the day while raising money for a very worthwhile cause! Click any picture for a larger version. Thank you to everyone who volunteered their time, donated money and participated in [...]

2013/05/08Local Interest

Swan River Flooding Prompts Local State of Emergency

Submitted by: Kevin Penner The Town of Swan River called a state of emergency this evening as the river is rising and residents of Duncan Crescent are worried. Great response by the volunteers! First time I’ve seen an aqua dam in use. Click below to watch the video.

2013/05/07Local Interest

Flood Bulletin – May 7, 2013

Government of Manitoba Media Release | FLOOD BULLETIN * A flood warning has been issued for the Swan River which is expected to reach flood stage in the next 12 to 24 hours at the town of Swan River. A flood warning is issued when river levels are exceeding the banks and a flood is [...]

2013/05/07Local Interest

Little Woody Art Show a Great Way to Welcome Spring

Submitted by: Renate Wille Was a great success. The weather dished out the best of spring, so everybody was cheerful, enjoyed the art, the food and a great visit. Our group meets all winter on Mondays to paint and do crafts uninterrupted. Naomi Nemez (pictured above) and Jean Hunt started the group and Alex Stupak [...]

2013/05/07Local Interest

Swan Valley Sport Fishing Enhancement Banquet

Submitted by: Chris Stock Great Food Great Prizes Great Atmosphere All for a great cause. Click pictures for larger versions.

2013/05/07Local Interest

Lenswood Mother’s Day Dance – May 11, 2013

Submitted by: Tanya Staniland | The annual Lenswood Mother’s Day Dance is being held at the Lenswood Community Hall Sat. May 11, 2013 9pm to 1am Music by Ken Thompson

2013/05/06Local Interest