Monthly Archives: August 2013

Town of Swan River Minutes – August 20, 2013

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, August 20th, at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councillors Bobick, Friesen, Whyte, Delaurier and Sakal present. Jacobson absent. Minutes: 1. RESOLVED that the minutes of the July 16th, 2013 regular meeting and the minutes of August 7th, [...]

2013/08/31Local Interest

Federal Funding for Swan Valley Sport Fishing

August 26, 2013 Robert Sopuck, Member of Parliament for Dauphin–Swan River–Marquette, on behalf of the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, announced today, through the newly established Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program, the Government of Canada is partnering with local recreational angling and fishing groups, as well as conservation organizations, to conserve fish [...]

2013/08/30Local Interest

Lightning Causes House Fire in Swan River

Swan River RCMP Report | On August 28, 2013 at about 10:15 pm the Swan River RCMP, the Swan River Fire Department, and Parkland EMS were dispatched via ’911′ to a house at the 200 block of 5th avenue, north in Swan River, Manitoba. Fire was contained to the 2nd story eaves. Apparently, a lightning [...]

2013/08/29Local Interest

Fashion Fundraiser a Fabulous Success

Submitted by: Valerie Mitchell Friday August 23, was a Fabulous night in Bowsman for our first ever Fundraiser Fashion Show, with the proceeds going to the Bowsman Lions Cataract Equipment Fund! Door Prizes were given away, Silent auction items won and even an incredible outfit giveaway! The night was filled with fabulous women checking out [...]

2013/08/29Local Interest

Swan Valley Stock Car Club 2013 Final Race Recap

Submitted by: Tanya Chernyk | The Swan Valley Stock Car Club held their final race of the season on Saturday, August 24 2013. A Mud Bog took place after the races concluding with the famous foot race. Click any picture for a larger version. 8 Cylinder 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place Heat 1 3 [...]

2013/08/28Local Interest

SVAPL Banquet & Fundraiser – September 28, 2013

Submitted by: Sherry Martin | Swan Valley Animal Protection League 2nd Annual Banquet and Fundraiser Swan Valley Museum Hall September 28, 2013 Cocktails at 5 pm Dinner at 6 pm Live Entertainment Silent and Chinese Auctions Advance Tickets Only Get yours early and avoid disappointment! Sold out last year! Tickets available from club members and [...]

2013/08/28Local Interest

Cowan Trail a Ride Of Natural Beauty

ValleyBiz Story | On August 24, 2013 the 15th Annual Cowan Trail Celebration got underway. After a hearty breakfast, participants readied themselves and prepared their horses for an afternoon of riding the scenic trails. Click any picture for a larger version. Many enjoy seeing the wagons and horses head out, making their way across the [...]

2013/08/27Local Interest

A Ride Down Memory Lane at the Museum Harvest Festival

ValleyBiz Story | It’s easy to step back in time at the Swan Valley Historical Museum. On August 25, 2013 the annual Harvest Festival provided visitors with the perfect opportunity to take a ride down memory lane – quite literally, in the 1916 Model T. Click any picture for a larger version. Throughout the afternoon, [...]

2013/08/26Local Interest

Blue Sky Arena Team Penning Jackpot – September 8, 2013

Submitted by: Michelle Buck Blue Sky Arena Team Penning Jackpot September 8, 2013 Registration 10 – 11 am 12 noon start Open And Youth class Can enter up to 3 draw teams and 3 pick teams in the Open class Canteen run by The Gateway, Benito, MB Cash and prizes awarded at the end of [...]

2013/08/25Local Interest

RM of Minitonas Minutes – August 14, 2013

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Rural Municipality of Minitonas, held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 14th day of August, 2013 A.D. at 8:00 am. Present: Reeve McIntosh Councillors: Pacamaniuk, Klekta & Eisner CAO: Carolyn Gordon Absent With Notice: Councillor Rinsdorf Delegations: Daryl Chartrand re: Municipal Public Works Additions to [...]

2013/08/24Local Interest

Interesting Time at Vacation Bible School

Submitted by: Linda McCullough Though small in numbers, we had an interesting time a Vacation Bible School on August 12-16, 2013: singing, listening to nature stories and learning about God’s great love for apostle Paul and each of us. Click any picture for a larger version. The children were excited about the creations they made [...]

2013/08/23Local Interest

Fun Filled Farewell to Kinsmen Pool

Submitted by: June McKenzie On Wednesday, August 21, 2013 320 people enjoyed a evening of fine weather, good food and tributes. Click any picture for a larger version. ValleyBiz photo As this is the final season for the Kinsmen Pool, the PR committee for the Richardson Rec & Wellness Centre decided to give a special [...]

2013/08/23Local Interest

Manitoba Hydro to purchase Swan Valley Gas

Manitoba Hydro News Release | Manitoba Hydro and SaskEnergy announced today a tentative agreement, pending regulatory approval, for the sale of SaskEnergy’s Swan Valley Gas to Manitoba Hydro for the purchase price of $200,000. Swan Valley Gas distributes natural gas in and around Swan River, Manitoba, including the towns of Minitonas and Benito. The proposed [...]

2013/08/22Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – August 19, 2013

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives GO Teams & Crops Knowledge Centre August 19, 2013 | Northwest Region Towards the weekend, sunny and above seasonal average temperatures were general throughout the Northwest Region. Minimal accumulation of precipitation was recorded for the week. On Sunday in the central sector, a [...]

2013/08/22Local Interest

Ladies Night Fundraiser Fashion Show – August 23, 2013

Submitted by: Valerie Mitchell Ladies – plan to attend the ladies night fundraising fashion show: Friday, August 23, 2013 Bowsman Legion Hall 6 pm Doors Open 7pm-9pm Fashion Show Besides the show, your find door prizes, silent auction, refreshments, dainties, a cash bar and your chance to see the latest from our local home based [...]

2013/08/21Local Interest

New Faces Boost Blue Sky Team Penning Practice

Submitted by: Michelle Buck Despite haying going full swing right now, twelve members showed up for team penning practice at the Blue Sky Arena on August 16, 2013 – some with multiple horses in tow, and the bleachers were full with spectators. It was great to see some new faces! Click any picture for a [...]

2013/08/20Local Interest

New Recycle Building Officially Open

ValleyBiz Story | The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Grand Opening of the new Swan Valley Lions Recycling Building at the Swan River Landfill took place Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 2:00 pm. The Swan Valley Lions started and continue to be the driving force behind the recycling initiative in the Swan Valley. The program currently [...]

2013/08/19Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – August 12, 2013

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives GO Teams & Crops Knowledge Centre August 12, 2013 | Northwest Region The Northwest Region saw very little precipitation with total accumulations of up to 5 mm for the week. Cloudy and windy weather conditions, and the below seasonal average temperatures, continue to [...]

2013/08/18Local Interest

Village of Benito Minutes – August 13, 2013

A Regular Meeting of Council of the Village of Benito was called to order at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 in the Village Council Chambers. Present – Mayor Meadows, Deputy Councilor Offenberger; Councilor Zebinski; Councilor Schneider; Deputy Mayor Scouten Chief Administrative Officer – Pat Ellingson DELEGATION: Maintenance Report – Rick Kinaschuk, Maintenance Supervisor [...]

2013/08/18Local Interest

RM of Swan River Minutes – August 13, 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, Aug. 13, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. Present Reeve: Lorne Henkelman Councillors: Glen Foster, Don Machan, Alex Haluschak Terry Neely, Brian Burick Absent: Earl Hrappstead DON [...]

2013/08/17Local Interest

Village of Benito Minutes – July 9, 2013

A Regular Meeting of Council of the Village of Benito was called to order at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, July 09, 2013 in the Village Council Chambers. Present – Mayor Meadows, Deputy Councilor Offenberger; Councilor Zebinski; Councilor Schneider; Deputy Mayor Scouten Chief Administrative Officer – Pat Ellingson Mayor Meadows called the meeting to order at [...]

2013/08/17Local Interest

Kinsmen Pool 40 Year Celebration – August 21, 2013

Submitted by: June McKenzie | Kinsmen Pool was opened in 1973. 2013 celebrates 40 years and the final season. Wed. August 21, 2013 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Bring your family for supper! Beef on a bun $5.00 Hotdog $3.00 Plus anniversary cake. Enjoy free swim starting at 6:00 pm. Formal presentation to Kinsmen Club [...]

2013/08/17Local Interest

Swamp Donkeys Win Annual Slo Pitch Tournament

Submitted by: Wayne Bass | On August 9 to 11, 2013 16 teams competed in the annual competitive slo-pitch tournament in Swan River. The Swamp Donkeys of Flin Flon, MB (pictured left) were this years “A” Side Champions. Click on any picture for a larger version. Tournament Organizer, Wayne Bass presented Brain Zerbin, team captain [...]

2013/08/16Local Interest

Swan Valley Stock Car Race & Mud Bog – Aug. 24, 2013

Submitted by: Tanya Chernyk Swan Valley Stock Car Club Points Race Sat. Aug. 24, 2013 4:00 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 If you have any [...]

2013/08/15Local Interest

A Good Old Fashioned Community Project

Submitted by: Carolyn Gordon, Town of Minitonas The Minitonas Town Hall roof desperately needed shingling to stop the leakage and protect the structure from damage. Pictures courtesy ValleyBiz. Click any picture for a larger version. The Town Council explored the idea of hiring a local contractor for the project but the cost of approximately $20,000 [...]

2013/08/15Local Interest

Swan River Playground Program 2013

Submitted by: Stephanie Burnett This year the Playground Program went really well. Overall it was a successful summer. In the 6 weeks the program ran we had a total of 279 kids participate in the program. Click any picture for a larger version. The themes for those six weeks were, Animals, Countries (Brazil, England, China, [...]

2013/08/15Local Interest

Blue Sky Arena Team Penning Practice – August 16, 2013

Submitted by: Michelle Buck Blue Sky Arena Team Penning Practice August 16, 2013 at 7 pm Our arena is an outdoor facility on land owned by Stan and Sharon Foster of Benito, MB located about 1/4 mile west of the junction of Hwys 83 & 49. Blue Sky Arena is an active team penning and [...]

2013/08/14Local Interest

The Art of Demo – Durban Style

ValleyBiz Story | The afternoon started with a bang at the 15th Annual Durban Demo Derby on Sunday, August 11, 2013. A spectacular hit in the first heat created this amazing masterpiece of metal. Click any picture for a larger version. Drivers Derrick Krochak and Clint Burtanak emerged from their vehicles to pose in front [...]

2013/08/14Local Interest

Fun & Games at the Birch River Trail Ride

ValleyBiz Story | The Birch River Riding Club held their 18th Annual trail ride on August 9th through 11th. Although the two days of riding are the main event, there are also many other aspects that make it an unforgettable multi-day event. Click any picture for a larger version. People came from all corners of [...]

2013/08/13Local Interest

SVAPL Open House a Good Place To Meet a New Friend

Submitted by: Sherry Martin The Swan Valley Animal Protection League held a very successful and busy Open House on Wednesday, August 7, 2013. Click any picture for a larger version. Despite the cooler weather, over a hundred people came out to tour the facilities, enjoy coffee and dainties, and meet the cats and dogs. The [...]

2013/08/12Local Interest

Communities in Bloom Not Just About Flowers!

Submitted by: Communities in Bloom On Tuesday Aug. 6th volunteer committee members hosted provincial Co. In Bloom Judges Tiara Kopeechuk and Carol Bender as they toured the town evaluating five different areas in the community. Click any picture for a larger version. The community was judged on Urban Forest, Floral Displays and Landscape, Environmental Awareness [...]

2013/08/12Local Interest

Garage and Bake Sale Supports Heyes Day Care Centre

Submitted by: Heyes Child Care Centre Heyes Child Care Centre held a garage and bake sale at the Farmers Market stand in Swan River on Saturday, August 11, 2013. Great bargains were found by all who came out to support our new daycare facility.

2013/08/11Local Interest

Vacation Bible School: August 12-16, 2013

Submitted by: Linda McCullough | Ages 6 – 12 Come and join us for Vacation Bible School Activities include Singing, Bible Stories, Crafts, Nature Stories, and Snacks. Bring a friend and receive a prize. Aug 12 – 14, 2013 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Swan River Seventh-day Adventist Church Aug 15 & 16, 2013 365 [...]

2013/08/10Local Interest

Swan Valley Stock Car Club Aug 3 & 4, 2013 Race Recap

Submitted by: Tanya Chernyk | Pictures and Race Results from the Swan Valley Stock Car Club races held Sat/Sun August 3/4, 2013. What an excellent weekend of racing! Thanks for everyone that came out and watched and raced! Click any picture for a larger version. August 3, 2013 Race Results 8 Cylinder 1st Place 2nd [...]

2013/08/08Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Investigate Assault with a Weapon

RCMP Media Release | On August 7, 2013 just a little after 5 pm the Swan River RCMP, and Parkland EMS were dispatched via ’911′ to an assault with a weapon complaint in Swan River, Manitoba. A disagreement at a residence on the 1300 block of 1st Street North led to an assault with an [...]

2013/08/08Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – August 6, 2013

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives GO Teams & Crops Knowledge Centre August 6, 2013 | Northwest Region Temperatures were moderate to below seasonal throughout the Northwest Region, with occasional overnight lows of 6 to 8 degrees Celsius. A few light scattered rain showers affected the Swan River area [...]

2013/08/08Local Interest

Commercial Structure Fire in Swan River

Swan River Fire Dept. Media Release | During the noon hour on August 6, 2013, Swan River Fire, Swan Valley EMS, and RCMP were called to attend to smoke coming from the overhang of a commercial business in the 600 block of Main Street in Swan River. Swan River Fire opened the corner of the [...]

2013/08/07Local Interest

Swan Valley Coop Gives Away 2013 Dodge Avenger SE

Submitted by: Swan Valley Co-op | The Swan Valley Co-op wrapped up their Car Give-away promotion on Friday, August 2, 2013 with one lucky winnier driving away with a 2013 Dodge Avenger SE. Click any picture for a larger version. The last semi finalist drawn on Thursday was Katharina Rinsdorf. She joined Ray Hart and [...]

2013/08/06Local Interest

Mid-Summer Square Dance at Wellman Lake

Submitted by: Lloyd Gilchrist Callers Linda Gilchrist and Brad Slepicka hosted a mid-summer square dance on August 3, 2013 in the fellowship hall at the United Church Camp at Wellman Lake. Click any picture for a larger version. Dancing began at 2 p.m and continued until 8 p.m with a break for a delicious potluck [...]

2013/08/06Local Interest

Selinger Tours HD Mechanic Shop and Science Labs

Province of Manitoba Media Release | Manitoba Government is Building Schools, Creating Opportunities for Student Success With over $6-million Investment: Premier SWAN RIVER-Premier Greg Selinger toured the new heavy-duty mechanic shop and major upgrades to science labs currently under construction at Swan Valley Regional Secondary School on August 2, 2013. “Quality educational opportunities close to [...]

2013/08/05Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Investigate Assault

Swan River RCMP Report | On July 28, 2013 at about 5 am Swan River RCMP and Parkland EMS were dispatched to an assault with a weapon in Shoal River Indian Reserve (Sapotaweyak Cree Nation). A party saw a situation turn from argument to an assault. A 19 year old female inflicted injury to a [...]

2013/08/04Local Interest

Animal Protection League Open House – August 7, 2013

Submitted by: Sherry Martin | Swan Valley Animal Protection League OPEN HOUSE Wed. August 7, 2013 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm At our dog and cat facilities at Audrey Sercombe’s Directions: West 1 mile on Ditch Road (hydro sub-station) then 3+1/2 miles north on Road #161 Watch for “The Sercombe’s” sign on your left. A [...]

2013/08/03Local Interest

Communities in Bloom Judging – August 6, 2013

Submitted by: Communities in Bloom Local Volunteers Communities in Bloom judges will be in Swan River on Aug 6, 2013 to tour the community. Please help us and your community by keeping your yard and business tidy and weed free. Local volunteers have been working hard to participate in the Federal Communities in Bloom program. [...]

2013/08/03Local Interest

RM of Swan River Minutes – July 23, 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 23, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. Present Reeve: Lorne Henkelman Councillors: Glen Foster, Don Machan, Alex Haluschak Terry Neely, Earl Hrappstead Absent: Brian Burick DON [...]

2013/08/02Local Interest

Classifieds Experiencing Technical Difficulties

Due to a network outage at one of the companies that provides us with internet space, the classifieds are experiencing intermittent outages. We have been told that they have identified the issue and are currently working to correct it. Thank you for your patience. ValleyBiz

2013/08/02Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – July 29, 2013

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives GO Teams & Crops Knowledge Centre July 29, 2013 | Northwest Region Unsettled weather prevailed throughout the Northwest Region. The weekly accumulation of precipitation ranged from lows of around 18 mm at Dauphin and Roblin, to 50 to 60 mm in the rest [...]

2013/08/01Local Interest