Monthly Archives: June 2013

RM of Mountain Minutes – November 23, 2012

Received: June 17, 2013 MINUTES OF THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING OF THE RURAL MUNICIPALITY OF MOUNTAIN HELD FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23RD , 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 [...]

2013/06/30Local Interest

Town Of Swan River Minutes – June 18, 2013

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, June 18th, 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. Conditional Use Hearing: The Conditional Use Hearing was called to order by Mayor McKenzie who advised that the purpose [...]

2013/06/29Local Interest

Chinese Food Cooking and Tasting Event

Submitted by: Gillian McGrath A food tasting and cooking event was held on Monday, June 24, 2013. The event was Chinese chicken and Tofu soup. Lisa Chen did the demonstration and everyone got involved. Click any picture for a larger version. The event was hosted by Swan Valley Settlement and immigration and funded by the [...]

2013/06/28Local Interest

RCMP Investigate Theft of Skidder Chains in Cowan

Swan River RCMP Report | Between June 8, 2013 and June 11, 2013 a theft occurred in the community of Cowan, MB. Unknown persons entered a yard and made off with four large chains that would fit over the tires of a ‘skidder’ (a type of heavy vehicle used in a logging operation). Swan River [...]

2013/06/27Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – June 24, 2013

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives GO Teams & Crops Knowledge Centre June 24, 2013 | Northwest Region Variable weather conditions continued through the week in the Northwest Region with periods of higher winds, at or below seasonal temperatures, and scattered thundershowers. By the week’s end, all areas of [...]

2013/06/27Local Interest

Over $14,000 raised at Chen Family Fire Benefit

Submitted by: Stephen Tanner | Organizers Judy Burrows, Tawnya & Stephen Tanner, Preston & Irene Hartwig and Clarence Burrows present Lisa Chen(center) with a cheque for $14,100.37. Click the picture for a larger version. The funds were raise at the Chen Family Fire Benefit Social held June 22, 2013 and via donations from generous valley [...]

2013/06/26Local Interest

Minitonas Recognized for Age-Friendly Initiatives

Province of Manitoba Media Release | The provincial government has honoured 10 Manitoba communities for embracing the spirit of Manitoba’s Age-Friendly Initiative, presenting them with Age-Friendly Community Milestone Awards, Healthy Living, Seniors and Consumer Affairs Minister Jim Rondeau announced today. “In the six years since we first introduced our Age-Friendly Manitoba Initiative, we’ve had 86 [...]

2013/06/26Local Interest

Chen Family Fire Benefit Social Big Success

Submitted by: Stephen Tanner | From the moment we began advertising the event, calls and e-mails started coming in with the same question “How can we help?” Click any picture for a larger version. When the organizing committee began discussing how we might fundraise to assist the Chen family with their insurance shortfall on their [...]

2013/06/25Local Interest

The Compassionate Friends Balloon Release

Submitted by Shasta Scott | The Compassionate Friends Swan Valley Chapter held a Balloon Release on June 23, 2013 at the Legion Park at 3:00 pm. There was a short program followed by a balloon release in memory of our children and refreshments and fellowship afterwards. Click any picture for a larger version Despite the [...]

2013/06/25Local Interest

ESRSS Daycare Fundraiser Spud & Steak – June 29, 2013

Submitted by: Carla Lund ESRSS Daycare is under construction! Spud & Steak ESRSS Daycare Fundraiser Sat. June 29, 2013 6:30pm – 8:30pm Louisiana Jax at the Westwood Inn Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at Hair Mechanics or Westwood Inn. There will be many draws including a 50/50 draw and draws for various baskets.

2013/06/24Local Interest

Bowsman Community Skating Arena Family Fun Day

Submitted by: Karla Weir | Bowsman Community Skating Arena hosted their Family Fun Day on Saturday, and with a few modifications most activities went ahead in spite of the rain. The dreary weather didn’t get the kids down; they still enjoyed the rides. Click any picture to see a larger version The Lions Train, Bowsman [...]

2013/06/24Local Interest

Shaker City Disc Golf Grand Opening – July 20, 2013

Submitted by: Jocelyn Beehler | The Benito Disc Golf committee is working on installing a 9-hole disc golf course this July. Grand Opening 10:00am-4:00pm Sat. July 20, 2013 4th Ave, East of Benito School (walking track). 10:00am is the ribbon cutting and course presentation. There will be disc golf demonstrations every hour on the hour. [...]

2013/06/23Local Interest

RM Of Minitonas Minutes – June 12, 2013

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Rural Municipality of Minitonas, held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 12th day of June, 2013 A.D. at 8:00 am. Present: Reeve McIntosh Councillors: Pacamaniuk, Klekta, Eisner & Rinsdorf CAO: Carolyn Gordon Delegations: Daryl Chartrand – re: Municipal Public Works Bev Polon – re: Communities [...]

2013/06/23Local Interest

RCMP Investigate Fatal Accident Near Pine River

RCMP Media Release | On June 22, 2013 at about 5:30 am, Dauphin RCMP and local area EMS responded to a single motor vehicle collision about four miles north of Pine River on Highway 10. RCMP and EMS arrived on scene and found the driver, identified as a 51-year-old Camperville woman, critically injured. She was [...]

2013/06/22Local Interest

Swan Valley Stock Car Club Points Race – June 29, 2013

Submitted by: Tanya Chernyk Swan Valley Stock Car Club Points Race June 29, 2013 7:00 pm Directions from Swan River: 2 miles east on Highway #10 5 miles south on Road #488 1/4 mile east on Road #485 If you have any questions please call: President: Steve Bednarski 204-281-1320 Vide-President: Carey Harris 204-281-5757

2013/06/21Local Interest

Chinese Food Cooking & Tasting – June 24, 2013

Submitted by: Gillian McGrath Swan Valley Settlement Services is hosting a Chinese Food Cooking and Tasting Event: Mon. June 24, 2013 6:30 pm Please note venue change Solid Rock Church, Main Street This months theme will be Chinese food and Lisa will be guiding us through making Chinese sausage and Tofu soup. The event is [...]

2013/06/20Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – June 17, 2013

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives GO Teams & Crops Knowledge Centre June 17, 2013 | Northwest Region Through the latter part of last week, periods of unstable weather conditions including higher winds, cooler temperatures and scattered thundershowers, affected most of the Northwest Region. Precipitation amounts varied widely with [...]

2013/06/20Local Interest

Rec and Wellness Centre Slides in to the Home Stretch

ValleyBiz Story | With each visit to the Richardson Recreation and Wellness Centre, a little less imagination is required to envision the finished project. On Thursday, June 13, 2013 the last pieces of the waterslide were being installed. Click any picture for a larger version. With some of the larger features like the waterslide and [...]

2013/06/19Local Interest

Swan Valley Stock Car Club June 15, 2013 Race Recap

Submitted by: Tanya Chernyk Pictures and Race Results from the Swan Valley Stock Car Club Season Opener Races and Mud Bog held Saturday, June 15, 2013. Click any picture for a larger version. RACE RESULTS 4 Cylinder 1st Heat 2nd Heat Feature Race 1st Place Cory Chernyk Denise Bednarski Denise Bednarski 2nd Place Carey Harris [...]

2013/06/18Local Interest

Community Dance Celebrates Youth in the Valley

Submitted by: Melodie Smith | After our first annual community family dance, I feel it was a great start to celebrating our youth in the Valley. Great family fun! Click any picture for a larger version. The Skateboard Union would like to thank all the parents and youth who came out to dance. All monies [...]

2013/06/17Local Interest

Swan River RCMP: Suspicious Vehicle Fire

Swan River RCMP Report | 911 dispatch came in at about 2:30 am, June 17th (this morning). 200 Block of 1st Street North, Swan River. Synopsis: Report of a mini van on fire in residential driveway. Swan River RCMP and Swan River Fire Department attended. Fire put out, van a total loss. Unoccupied vehicle. No [...]

2013/06/17Local Interest

New Funeral Home Owners Greet the Community

Submitted by: Candice Jesmer | Swan Valley Funeral Services Ltd. had a great turnout for their complimentary BBQ lunch on Wednesday, June 12, 2013. Click any picture for a larger version. The new owners, Steven and Candice Jesmer, along with staff, Jim Webster and Lorne Shevernoha, cooked up some tasty hamburgers and hot dogs and [...]

2013/06/17Local Interest

RM of Swan River Minutes – June 11, 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, June 11, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. Present Reeve: Lorne Henkelman Councillors: Glen Foster, Don Machan, Terry Neely Earl Hrappstead, Brian Burick Absent: Alex Haluschak GLEN [...]

2013/06/16Local Interest

Village Of Benito Minutes – June 11, 2013

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

2013/06/16Local Interest

Swan River RCMP: Man fell from Second Story of the Valley Hotel

RCMP Media Release | On June 1, 2013 at about 11:30 pm, a 24 year old Swan River man had fallen from the 2nd story of the Valley Hotel in Swan River, Manitoba. Swan River RCMP was conducting regular patrols when they came upon a group of people in front of the Valley Hotel. A [...]

2013/06/16Local Interest

Town Of Minitonas Minutes – June 5, 2013

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Town of Minitonas, held in the Council Chambers, Minitonas, Manitoba this 5th day of June, 2013 A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Mayor Barkowski Councillors: Robb, Bartel & Caruk CAO: Carolyn Gordon Delegations: 7:30 pm B. Martin, Swan River Assessment Branch – re: Tax Impact, 2014 Assessment [...]

2013/06/16Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – June 4, 2013

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, June 4th at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers with Deputy Mayor Jason Delaurier presiding and Councillors Bobick, Jacobson, Friesen, Whyte and Sakal present. Mayor Glen McKenzie absent. Delegations: Joe Mante, Manager of the Richardson & Recreation Wellness Center was introduced to Council. [...]

2013/06/15Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Report – May, 2013

Swan River RCMP Monthly Report May 2013 Swan River Valley: In the month of May, 2013 Police investigated 303 incidents. Town of Swan River: Criminal Code offenses were slightly above average while property offenses were at normal levels this month. Persons crimes were also higher than normal levels for this month. Persons crimes had fourteen [...]

2013/06/14Local Interest

Irwin Steen of Kenville Wins Winnipeg Show Home

The Grand Prize Winner of the Health Sciences Foundation Home Lottery was announced Thursday, June 13, 2013. The $1.4 Million show home in Winnipeg’s Tuxedo neighborhood, along with $50,000 in cash was won by Irwin Steen of Kenville, MB. The 4 bedroom bungalow features nearly 5,000 square feet of living space, two-level courtyard with outdoor [...]

2013/06/14Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Investigate Break-In at Golf Course

RCMP Media Release | On June 3, 2013, at about 3:50 am, Swan River RCMP responded to a commercial alarm regarding a Break-In to the Swan River Golf and Country Club, Swan River, Manitoba. Police investigation connected several occurrences relating to the same culprit(s). Rocky BIGHEAD , age 18, a resident of Swan River, Manitoba [...]

2013/06/14Local Interest

Swan River RCMP – Drug Charges Laid

RCMP Media Release | On June 7, 2013 Swan River RCMP laid 2 charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. Charged are Travis John BELL (23 years) of Swan River (5 charges, re: Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking [...]

2013/06/14Local Interest

Funding for Birch River Northern Neighbours Rec Centre

June 12, 2013, Robert Sopuck, Member of Parliament for Dauphin—Swan River—Marquette, on behalf of the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced support for the Northern Neighbours Recreation Centre under the Harper Government’s Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF). “Our Government is committed to creating jobs, growth and long-term prosperity in communities [...]

2013/06/13Local Interest

Chen Family Fire Benefit Social – June 22, 2013

Submitted by: Stephen Tanner | An 18+ social has been organized to help raise money for the Chen family to cover some of their loses from the fire at their home and business. Veteran’s Community Hall Saturday, June 22, 2013 9:00 pm to 2:00 am The Chen Family’s restaurant and their home above the restaurant [...]

2013/06/13Local Interest

Endoscopy Services at Swan Valley Health Centre

Prairie Mountain Health News Release Swan River residents and those in the surrounding areas now have access at home to an important specialized medical procedure that can help confirm the diagnosis of cancer. Today, Health Minister Theresa Oswald announced the Manitoba government is investing in new endoscopy equipment for the Swan Valley Health Centre. “When [...]

2013/06/13Local Interest

Bowsman Community Family Fun Day – June 22, 2013

Submitted by: Karla Weir Bowsman Community Skating Arena Family Fun Day Sat. June 22, 2013 Lots and lots of activities to enjoy. A full day and night of celebration!! Pancake Breakfast 9:00 am -11:00 am Kids Activities 11:00 am Games 12:30 pm face painting, dunk tank, Lions Train, Fire Truck Rides 3:00 pm Horse Drawn [...]

2013/06/12Local Interest

Hillsview at the Lake

Submitted by, Kathy Highmoor | “Dear God, I didn’t think orange went with purple until I saw the sunset you made on Tuesday night. That was really cool.” – Thomas (From Theology…child style) Click any picture for a larger version. Pictures submitted by Courtney Densen and Jocelyn Marchuk For one Sunday each year the Hillsview [...]

2013/06/12Local Interest

Swan Valley Funeral Services Free BBQ – June 12, 2013

Submitted by: Candice Jesmer Swan Valley Funeral Services will be hosting a Complimentary BBQ Lunch Wed. June 12, 2013 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Swan Valley Funeral Services Meet the new owners! Door prizes Silver collection for the Swan Valley Health Facilities Foundation.

2013/06/11Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – June 10, 2013

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives GO Teams & Crops Knowledge Centre June 10, 2013 | Northwest Region The Northwest Region received rainfall over the week, with Ste. Rose receiving 38 mm, Roblin 20 mm, The Pas 11 mm and similar amounts were recorded in Dauphin. Seeding is complete [...]

2013/06/11Local Interest

Swan River Relay for Life – A Walk to Remember

ValleyBiz Story | The 2013 Relay for Life took place at the Ag Society Fairgrounds on Friday, June 7, 2013. 12 Teams and other supporters joined together to walk through the night to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society. Click any picture for a larger version. The evening started by acknowledging the participating Cancer [...]

2013/06/11Local Interest

Spring at Last

Photos submitted by: Marg Terry Although the season was off to a slow start, we are finally seeing signs that spring is actually here and summer is just around the corner. Marg Terry submitted these blossom pictures that she took this week. Click any picture for a larger version.

2013/06/10Local Interest

Swan Valley Stock Car Club Season Opener – June 15, 2013

Submitted by: Tanya Chernyk Swan Valley Stock Car Club Season Opener Rained Out June 8, 2013 RESCHEDULED June 15, 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 [...]

2013/06/09Local Interest

CBF Christian School – Turning Soup into Crafts

Submitted by: Jocelyn Beehler | CBF Christian School is pleased to say that we have been blessed abundantly with Campbell’s Soup Labels. There are numerous organizations that grant us their labels. click any picture for a larger version Campbell’s has a program called “Label’s for Education,” where organizations can collect labels, which turn intopoints that [...]

2013/06/09Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – May 21, 2013

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, May 21st at 7:30 pm. in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councillors Bobick, Jacobson, Friesen, Whyte, Delaurier and Sakai present. Variation Order Hearing: The Variation Order Hearing was called to order by Mayor McKenzie who advised that the purpose of [...]

2013/06/08Local Interest

Zumbathon Charity Event Shakes It for Cancer

Submitted by: Shirley Yaschyshyn | On Thursday, May 30, 2013, a Zumbathon was held at the Louisiana Jax (Westwood Inn) from 6:30-9:30pm to raise money for Relay for Life Swan River. Click any picture for a larger picture. Twenty three ladies along with Zumba Instructors Lynne Menard and Shirley Yaschyshyn attended and raised $375.50! The [...]

2013/06/07Local Interest

2013 Summer Playground Program: July 2 – August 9

Submitted by: Swan Valley Rec | The Swan Valley District Recreation Commission presents: 2013 Summer Playground Program July 2 – August 9, 2013 Monday to Friday 1:00 am to 4:00 pm Plenty of fun for ages 5 – 12 A lot of games, crafts, snacks and some field trips planned for the upcoming summer. $90 [...]

2013/06/07Local Interest

Fun and Games at Taylor School Fundraiser

ValleyBiz Story | Taylor School held their annual Fun Festival on Friday, June 1, 2013 at the Swan River Centennial Arena. The Fun Festival is the school’s annual fundraising event that includes games, prizes, activities, draws and more. Click any picture for a larger version. There were many old carnival standbys such as tossing games [...]

2013/06/06Local Interest

Explore Sports Camp! August 12 – 16, 2013

Submitted by: Swan Valley Rec | The Swan Valley District Recreation Commission presents: Explore Sports Camp! August 12-16, 2013 9:00 am – 4:00 pm $100 for full week Ages 9-12 Limited Spaces Register at the Rec Office by June 28, 2013 Confirmed Sports: Basketball, Cycling, Disc Sports, Golf, Lacrosse, Volleyball, Water Polo Potential Sports: Wrestling, [...]

2013/06/05Local Interest

Bowsman United Church Prayer Quilt Group Presents Joy

Submitted by: Wade Dale | Bowsman United Church Prayer Quilt Group 3th Annual quilt Show “Joy” was held at the Bowsman Legion on Saturday June 1, 2013. Click any picture for a larger version. It takes a lot of work to set up such a large quilt show. Luckily the quilters spouse, children and friends [...]

2013/06/05Local Interest

Community Family Dance: Grades K-8 – June 14, 2013

Submitted by: Melodie Smith | Skateboard Union presents … First Annual Community Family Dance June 14, 2013 Time 6:30 pm – 10:30pm Swan Valley Museum Cost – $5.00 per family Canteen will be available All money raised will help build a shaded seating area at Skateboard Park.

2013/06/04Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – June 3, 2013

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives GO Teams & Crops Knowledge Centre June 3, 2013 | Northwest Region General rains on May 27 and 28 in the Northwest Region resulted in amounts of 25 to 35 mm, with localized reports up to 60 mm. However, field conditions improved through [...]

2013/06/04Local Interest