Monthly Archives: July 2013

Northwest Roundup Grandstand Thrills & Spills

ValleyBiz Story | The sound of the horn, the thunder of hooves, the roar of the crowd – the Northwest Roundup Grandstand never disappoints. The action is fast and furious, a thrill to watch and exciting to photograph. Click any picture for a larger version. Hang on to your hats, here is our coverage of [...]

2013/07/31Local Interest

Heyes Child Care Garage/Bake Sale – August 10, 2013

Submitted by: Brenda Deneer Heyes Child Care Centre will be hosting a Garage / Bake Sale Date: Sat. August 10, 2013 Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Place: Friendship Centre Farmer’s Market Stand Swan River has a new Before and After School Age Program Come out and help support the new Child Care facility!

2013/07/30Local Interest

Show Jumpers Compete at Northwest Roundup

ValleyBiz Story | While there is always lots of excitement at the Northwest Roundup and Exhibition grandstand, there are many unique and interesting events to see in the show ring as well. Here are a few picture we took during the Jumping Classes. Click any picture for a larger view. Jumping is a test of [...]

2013/07/30Local Interest

A Wild Ride at the Northwest Roundup

ValleyBiz Story | The Wild Horse Race was a popular event this year at the 2013 Northwest Roundup and Exhibition. Local teams got in on the action to catch, saddle, mount and be the first to chase, pull or ride the horse across the finish line. Click any picture for a larger version. It was [...]

2013/07/29Local Interest

Swan River Fire, EMS and RCMP attend Structure Fire

Swan River Fire Department Media Release | On July 27, 2013 at 10:52 pm Swan River Fire, Swan Valley EMS and RCMP were dispatched to a structure fire on the 200 block of 8th ave North. Upon arrival one resident was removed by RCMP. The fire was contained to the kitchen area and was caused [...]

2013/07/29Local Interest

Steven Jesmer Wins Swan Valley Credit Union Talent Stage

ValleyBiz Story | Swan River’s own Steven Jesmer was the winner of the 2013 Swan Valley Credit Union Talent Stage competition which took place July 26, 27 & 28, 2013 at the Swan River Northwest Roundup and Exhibition. Click any picture for a larger version. In celebration of 25 Years of Talent Stage, the Manitoba’s [...]

2013/07/29Local Interest

Improvements to PR 483 Near Pelican Rapids

Province of Manitoba News Release, July 19, 2013 | Construction to upgrade the final section of PR 483 from PTH 10 to the Sapotaweyak Cree Nation and Pelican Rapids is underway, and will improve traffic flow and safety for motorists and commercial vehicles, Infrastructure and Transportation Minister Steve Ashton announced today. “This project on PR [...]

2013/07/28Local Interest

St. Andrew’s United Church Rodeo Luncheon

Submitted by: Jayne G. Leadbeater | St. Andrew’s United Church, Swan River has been having the Rodeo Luncheon for four years now. The Church took over from the Diabetic Association of Swan River after 20 years of sponsoring it. Click any picture for a larger version. It always follows the Rodeo Parade for the Swan [...]

2013/07/28Local Interest

Swan River Parade Celebrates 100 Years of 4H

ValleyBiz Story | The fun at the Northwest Roundup and Exhibition got started Friday morning on July 26, 2013 with the Chamber of Commerce Parade. Everyone gathered to enjoy the nice weather, pick up some candy and for an all around good time. Click any picture for a larger version. Marching RCMP and War Veterans [...]

2013/07/27Local Interest

Swan Valley Stock Car Club Races – August 3 & 4, 2013

Submitted by: Tanya Chernyk Swan Valley Stock Car Club Points Races Sat. Aug. 3, 2013 7:00 pm Sun. Aug. 4, 2013 1:00 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 [...]

2013/07/26Local Interest

6th Annual Rodeo Run Well Attended

Submitted by: Garry Kennedy | The Rodeo Run this year was well attended. 26 runners showed up at the Arena on Friday morning, July 26th at 7:30. This was the 6th Annual. The 7 Kilometer run took in both Rotary and Legion Parks as well as a few residential streets in Town. Click on any [...]

2013/07/26Local Interest

Scales Drug Store 60th Anniversary BBQ

ValleyBiz Story | Scales Drug Store hosted a BBQ at the Elks Hall on Thursday, July 25, 2013 celebrating customer appreciation days along with their 60th anniversary. Click any picture for a larger version. Brightly colored t-shirts and specially decorated cakes were created in celebration of 25, 37 and 50 years of Dedicated Service. Cake [...]

2013/07/26Local Interest

What a Beautiful Day For a Garden Walk

ValleyBiz Story | On Monday, July 22, 2013 the Swan River Ladies Golf Club hosted their annual Garden Walk. The Garden Walk is a pleasant and intriguing self-guided tour through some of the prettiest gardens in Swan River. Click any picture for a larger version. Each garden offered a unique experience, from manicured blooms and [...]

2013/07/25Local Interest

7 Kilometer Run/Walk – July 26, 2013

Submitted by: Garry Kennedy | Just a “get together run”, everyone welcome! Friday Morning July 26th, 2013 Start time 7:30 a.m. From the Arena Parking Lot. Walk, Run or a combination – whatever your pace. Not a race. No registration or preregistration. No fee. See you there – a good start to the Rodeo!

2013/07/24Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – July 22, 2013

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives GO Teams & Crops Knowledge Centre July 22, 2013 | Northwest Region Weather conditions in the Northwest Region consisted mostly of seasonal temperatures, occasional strong winds, moderate humidity levels and several periods of scattered light rain showers and thunderstorms. Accumulations of precipitation ranged [...]

2013/07/24Local Interest

Shaker City Disc Golf Grand Opening

Submitted by: Jocelyn Beehler | Scott Beehler and I (on behalf of the disc golf committee) wanted to thank everyone who came out to the Shaker City Disc Golf Grand Opening. The event surpassed our expectations. Click any picture for a larger version. The opening was on Saturday July 20th. The day started with a [...]

2013/07/23Local Interest

Swan Valley Rapids Swim Club 1st Annual Swim Meet

Submitted by: Ian Kitch | The Swan Valley Rapids Swim Club hosted their 1st Annual Swim Meet on July 21st, 2013 at the Kinsmen Pool. Teams from Beausejour, Neepawa and Winkler participated in the event. Click any picture for a larger version. The Team consists of Chandra Chambers, Jordan Chambers, Erica Forsyth, Sydney Gilroy, Britton [...]

2013/07/23Local Interest

Swan Valley Farmers’ Market Open for the Season

Submitted by: Meghan Rose | The first farmers’ market of the 2013 season welcomed seven new vendors, four returning vendors and many interesting products. Click and picture for a larger version. The market was very well attended and the Swan Valley Interagency had a successful BBQ fundraiser selling hotdogs and smokies with a drink for [...]

2013/07/22Local Interest

Destiny’s College Fund Social – CANCELLED

Submitted by: Destiny Genaille Destiny’s College Fund Social Swan River Friendship Centre August 24, 2013 9:00pm – 2:00am 16+ with I.D, Must be 18+ for alcoholic beverages Tickets are $12.00 in advance or $15.00 at the door. Can be picked-up at the Friendship Centre, ask for Bev. Great Prizes includes: Two tickets to Drake in [...]

2013/07/21Local Interest

RM of Minitonas Minutes – July 10, 2013

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Rural Municipality of Minitonas, held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 10th day of July, 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 Ted Woychuk – Capital “I” re: [...]

2013/07/19Local Interest

Swan Valley Stock Car Club July 14, 2013 Race Recap

Submitted by: Tanya Chernyk The Swan Valley Stock Car Club held their race day on July 15, 2013. Races were followed by a 4 cylinder demo derby. Click here for our coverage of the demo including new video from Kevin Penner. Click any picture for a larger version. 4 Cylinder 1st Heat 2nd Heat Feature [...]

2013/07/19Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Report Lawn Mower Thefts

Swan River RCMP Report | Between July 11 to July 13, 2013 several lawn mowers were stolen in Swan River. 300 Block of 11th Avenue, South Sometime over night of July 12/13, 2013. Stolen: Lawn mower. A red and white Craftsman with bag. 300 Block of 11th Avenue, South Sometime between July 11-13, 2013 Stolen: [...]

2013/07/18Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Report Mischief to Mail Boxes

Swan River RCMP Report | On July 16, 2013, Swan River RCMP received 2 calls regarding Mischief to a Mail Box in the RM of Swan River, MB. It was reported that over night that some unknown culprit(s) had smashed a mail box at the end of a lane along Ditch Road. The mail box [...]

2013/07/17Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Report Semi Truck Accident

Swan River RCMP Report | Occurred: July 13, 2013 at about 4:30 am Location: Hwy # 10, east of Swan River, MB Police received a ’911′ dispatch to a Semi truck that had jack knifed on the side of the highway about 40 to 50 km east of Swan River on Hwy 10. Police attended [...]

2013/07/17Local Interest

A Smashing Good Day at the Swan Valley Speedway

Submitted by: Tanya Chernyk | The Swan Valley Stock Car Club held a 4 Cylinder Demo Derby following the stock car races on July 14, 2013. Click any pictures for a larger version. Video Courtesy of Kevin Penner : Demo Derby Results Heat 1 Winner: Jessie Campbell Heat 2 Winner: Frank Markin Consolation Winner: Noah [...]

2013/07/16Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – July 15, 2013

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives GO Teams & Crops Knowledge Centre July 15, 2013 | Northwest Region Weather conditions throughout the Northwest Region for the week were characterized by moderate to below seasonal temperatures, moderate wind conditions, consistently higher humidity levels, with periods of scattered light rain showers [...]

2013/07/16Local Interest

Swan River Workplace Challenge

Submitted by: James Wigley The Swan River Workplace Challenge was a huge success with a total of 15 businesses participating. The Challenge ran for the months of May and June. Click a picture for a larger version. Each business was required to use a provided calendar to keep track of the amount of minutes they [...]

2013/07/15Local Interest

Town of Minitonas – July 3, 2013

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Town of Minitonas, held in the Council Chambers, Minitonas, Manitoba this 3rd day of July, 2013 A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Mayor, Barkowski Councillors: Robb, Bartel, Windsor & Caruk Assistant CAO: Sandy Nahnybida Delegations: 7:30 pm A. Howard & A. Kublick re: Age Friendly Committee; Walking [...]

2013/07/14Local Interest

Swan Valley Rapids Inaugural Swim Meet – July 21, 2013

Submitted by: Ian Kitch The Swan Valley Rapids Swim Club is hosting their inaugural swim meet: Swan River Kinsmen Pool July 21, 2013 9:00 am Please come and cheer on our local swimmers as they compete against teams from Winkler, Beausejour and Neepawa during the 1st Annual SVRSC Swim Meet. The Rapids are coached by [...]

2013/07/13Local Interest

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

2013/07/12Local Interest

Swan Valley Farmers’ Market Opening – July 18, 2013

Submitted by: Meghan Rose Swan Valley Farmers’ Market Season Opening Market Thurs. July 18, 2013 4pm – 6pm The Gathering Place Main Street Swan River Fundraiser BBQ hosted by the Swan River Interagency 4pm – 6pm New and returning vendors will be offering a wide variety of products.

2013/07/12Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Report – June 2013

Swan River RCMP Monthly Report June 2013 Swan River Valley: In the month of June, 2013 Police investigated 331 incidents. Town of Swan River: Criminal Code and property offenses were higher than the yearly average but close to normal levels for the summer months. Persons crimes were also higher than normal levels for this month. [...]

2013/07/11Local Interest

Slow-Pitch Tournament – August 9,10 & 11, 2013

Submitted by: Wayne Bass COMPETITIVE CO-ED SLO-PITCH TOURNAMENT: August 9, 10, & 11, 2013 Legion Park Swan River, MB – $400.00 entry fee per team – 6 men & 4 women – Guaranteed Minimum of 3 Games – Home Run Derby – Canteen – 100% Cash Payouts Contact Wayne for Team Entry @ (204) 281-1500

2013/07/10Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Investigate Dumpster Fires

Swan River RCMP Report | On July 9, 2013 just before 1:00 am, Swan River Fire Dept, and the Swan River RCMP received a 911 dispatch in regard to a dumpster fire. This fire was located in the back alley of 6th avenue south along the 200 Block, next to a hydro pole, in Swan [...]

2013/07/10Local Interest

Swan River RCMP – Investigate Marihuana Possession

Swan River RCMP Report | On July 9, 2013 just before 10:00 pm, Swan River RCMP, during a routine patrol, came across an erratic driver. A black 2003 PT Cruiser was subsequently stopped by police between 6th and 7th avenue north, along 1st street north, in Swan River, Manitoba. The 28 year old male driver [...]

2013/07/10Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – July 8, 2013

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives GO Teams & Crops Knowledge Centre July 8, 2013 | Northwest Region Early in the week, warm temperatures, high humidity and minimal winds prevailed throughout most of the Northwest Region. However, periods of unstable weather affected the region on Wednesday and Saturday. Scattered [...]

2013/07/09Local Interest

Swan Valley Stock Car Club Race & Demo – July 13, 2013

Submitted by: Tanya Chernyk Swan Valley Stock Car Club Points Race July 13, 2013 – 5:00 pm 4 Cylinder Demo Derby to Follow Directions from Swan River: 2 miles east on Highway #10 5 miles south on Road #488 1/4 mile east on Road #485

2013/07/09Local Interest

Swan Valley Credit Union 60th Anniversary Beef on a Bun

ValleyBiz Story | The Swan Valley Credit Union held their 60th Anniversary Beef on a Bun on Friday, July 6, 2013. Many stopped by to enjoy beef on a bun, potato salad, beverages, and cake served up under sunny skies. Click any picture for a larger version. A side dish of friendly conversation made the [...]

2013/07/08Local Interest

Swan Valley Stock Car Club June 29, 2013 Race Recap

Submitted by: Tanya Chernyk Saturday June 29, 2013 was another good day at the Swan Valley Speedway. The sun was shining and the drivers and spectators all enjoyed an exciting day of racing.

2013/07/07Local Interest

Northwest Roundup 2013 – July 25, 26, 27 & 28

The Northwest Roundup and Exhibition in Swan River is packed with fun for the entire family. With Concerts and Live Entertainment, Exhibits and Demonstrations, Grandstand Events, Select Shows Midway and plenty to Eat and Drink, there is something for everybody to enjoy. Chamber of Commerce Parade – Friday Morning at 10:00 am Theme: Recognizing 100 [...]

2013/07/06Local Interest

Improvements for Duck Mountain Provincial Park

Province of Manitoba News Release | New investments in Duck Mountain Provincial Park will improve services and amenities for Manitoba families while making the park more environmentally friendly to lakes and rivers, Conservation and Water Stewardship Minister Gord Mackintosh announced today. “While modern and green park infrastructure improves the park experience for families, it also [...]

2013/07/06Local Interest

Northwest Roundup 2013 – Entertainment Schedule

Coming July 25, 26, 27, 28 The entertainment lineup for the Swan River Northwest Roundup and Exhibition includes Pure Country (Ken Thompson) Jason Kirkness, and local talent participating in the Grandstand Concet, Fiddlers Contest and Talent Stage. Click here for a printable schedule that includes all of the events during the Swan River 2013 NorthWest [...]

2013/07/06Local Interest

New 4 Way Stop at Post Office

ValleyBiz Story | Two new stop signs have been installed in Swan River on 1st Street North making the intersection at 5th Avenue North a 4-way Stop. Refersher on 4-way Stop Rules: 1. The first one there should proceed first. 2. If two cars arrive at the same time, the driver directly to the right [...]

2013/07/05Local Interest

Northwest Roundup 2013 – Grandstand Events

Coming July 25, 26, 27, 28 Get ready for heart pounding, hat throwing excitement in Swan River at the Northwest Roundup Grandstand. Manitoba Pony Chuckwagon and Chariot Championships, MRCA & CCA Rodeo, Novelty Act & Rodeo Clown, Heavy Horse Pull! New in 2013 our Big Screen Display gets you up close and personal with all [...]

2013/07/05Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Investigate Residential Fire

RCMP Media Release | On July 5, 2013 just before 5:00 am, Swan River RCMP as well as local emergency services were dispatched to the scene of a residential fire on 3rd Avenue NW in Swan River. Initial investigation indicates that the fire started in a garage and spread to the residence – a house [...]

2013/07/05Local Interest

Down on the Farm – Dedication to 100 years of 4-H

Submitted by: Meghan Rose | The Down on the Farm display at the Curling Rink during the Northwest Roundup and Exhibition will look a little different this year as it will be celebrating the past, present and future of 4-H in the Swan Valley. To help celebrate the 100th anniversary of 4-H in Canada the [...]

2013/07/05Local Interest

Northwest Roundup 2013 – Serving Up Great Food

Coming July 25, 26, 27, 28 The Swan River Northwest Roundup kicks off with a night BBQ and the food doesn’t stop there. Enjoy local favorites at a community food booths: perogies, cabbage rolls, buffalo burgers & smokies. Snack on Midway treats: candy apples, cotton candy or mini donuts. Beat the heat and wet your [...]

2013/07/04Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – July 2, 2013

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives GO Teams & Crops Knowledge Centre July 2, 2013 | Northwest Region Over Tuesday and Wednesday, rains and heavy thunderstorms again affected most areas of the Northwest Region which were recovering from the previous week’s heavy rainfall. Precipitation amounts ranged from 25 mm [...]

2013/07/04Local Interest

$600 Raised For ESRSS Daycare Toys and Supplies

Submitted by: Carla Lund | Thank you to everyone who came out to support the ESRSS Daycare! We raised approximately $600 towards purchasing toys and supplies needed for the daycare. The winner of $185 for the 50/50 draw was Jeff Hay (pictured). Click picture for a larger version. Thank you to all of our sponsors [...]

2013/07/04Local Interest

O Canada! O What a Beautiful Day!

ValleyBiz Story | On Canada Day 2013 the Swan Valley celebrated with plenty of sunshine to go around. Many of the communities hosted organized activities where families, friends and neighbors gathered together to celebrate the birth of our country. Click any picture for a larger version. Several communities in the Valley started the day with [...]

2013/07/03Local Interest