Monthly Archives: September 2013

Friends Join Bill Robb on His Last Day in Business

Valley Biz Story | On Friday, September 28, 2013 many friends and Minitonas residents stopped by Robb Motors for coffee, donuts and conversation, and to fill up one last time before the current owner retires. Click any picture at a larger version. For Bill Robb Jr. retirement is bittersweet. While he looks forward to having [...]

2013/09/30Local Interest

Wonderbra Barbies Shake it For a Cure

Submitted by: Erin Hodgson | The Wonderbra Barbies is a group of local girls (Caitlynd Sutherland, Kristy Ashcroft, Erin Hodgson, Saree Parker, Taryn Cords, Kiera Floyde) who participate in the Run for the Cure in Brandon each year. Click any picture for a larger view. On Thursday, September 26, the Wonderbra Barbies hosted Shake It [...]

2013/09/29Local Interest

“You are Worth More” Fundraiser – October 12, 2013

Submitted by: Holly Kolodichuk | Fundraiser Trade Show Sat. October 12, 2013 Elks Hall 112 – 5th Ave. S. 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Face Painter, Door Prizes Chili and a Bun $5 11:00 am – 2:00 pm “You Are Worth More than Many Sparrows” An adoption in process bringing a special needs boy home [...]

2013/09/28Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – September 17, 2013

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, September 17th, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers. Councillor Friesen chaired the meeting in the absence of the Mayor and Deputy Mayor. Councillors Bobick, Jacobson, and Whyte present. Mayor McKenzie, Deputy Mayor Delaurier and Councillor Sakal were absent. Rezoning Hearing: The [...]

2013/09/28Local Interest

Benito Legion Auxiliary Raise Money for CNIB

Submitted by: Isabelle Lyons The CNIB tea and bake sale was held on Sat, Sept in Benito Legion hall sponsored by the Benito Legion Aux. $760.00 was raised with all the proceeds going to CNIB. Click any picture for a larger version. The door prize was won by Elaine Josephson of Benito. The first Food [...]

2013/09/27Local Interest

Valley Home Routes Ushers in New Season of Concerts

Submitted by: Christine Marek-Matejka | Home Routes is proud to present an eclectic mix of superb professional musicians from across our great country and beyond. Left: Acoustic blues artists, Hills and Lemelin, throw it down on Sunday afternoon at the Matejka’s. Click picture for a larger version. With the fall season upon us, community volunteers [...]

2013/09/26Local Interest

Grandmothers Walk Shows Support for Students

ValleyBiz Story | On Friday, September 20, grandmothers, teachers, family and friends joined students from the Swan Valley Regional Secondary school on a walk to raise awareness about the exploitation of children. Click any picture for a larger version. The walk also served as show support for the students in the Swan Valley. “Many students [...]

2013/09/24Local Interest

Swan Valley Stampeders Kickoff New Season

Submitted by: Angela Mullin Swan Valley Co-op, Swan Valley Stampeders Booster Club & The Swan Valley Stampeders hosted a successful season opener tailgate party. Click any picture for a larger version. The Stamps season opened with a tailgate party at the Centennial arena parking lot, sponsored by Swan Valley Co-op. Hot Dogs & Drinks were [...]

2013/09/24Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – September 23, 2013

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives GO Teams & Crops Knowledge Centre September 23, 2013 | Northwest Region Good harvest conditions continued early in the week in the Northwest Region. However, a widespread weather system throughout the region resulted in 10 to 25 mm of rain and stopped harvest [...]

2013/09/23Local Interest

The Brick Celebrates Swan River Grand Opening

ValleyBiz Story | Franchise owners Lance Jacobson and Coralie Gaudet-Jacobson held the grand opening of The Brick in Swan River on Friday, September 20, 2013. Following the ribbon cutting ceremony, eager customers got their first look inside the new store. Click any picture for a larger version. Inside, the showroom features a bedroom suite and [...]

2013/09/22Local Interest

Tailgate Party with Powell Motors & Tigers Junior Football

Submitted by: Tanya Powell | Thursday, September 19th Powell Motors celebrated with a tail gate party showcasing the new 2014 GMC and CHEVY trucks. We kicked off the sale with the Swan River Tigers Junior football team having a hot dog and drink sale. It was well attended throughout the afternoon. We would like to [...]

2013/09/21Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Report – August 2013

Swan River RCMP Monthly Report August 2013 Swan River Valley: In the month of August, 2013 Police investigated 331 incidents. Town of Swan River: Criminal Code offenses were slightly above average as were property offenses for this month. Persons crimes were at normal levels for this month. Persons crimes had ten Assaults, three Assault with [...]

2013/09/21Local Interest

Swan Valley Hoedowners Season Starts – October 2, 2013

Submitted by: Lloyd Gilchrist The Swan Valley Hoedowners square dance club is ready to begin another fun season of square dancing beginning Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at the Swan River Seniors’ Centre at 7 p.m. This is an opportune time to come out and try square dancing for your first time. Dancing continues weekly and [...]

2013/09/20Local Interest

Locals Lace Up for Annual Terry Fox Run

ValleyBiz Story| Sunday, September 15, 2013 marked the 33rd Annual Terry Fox run. In Swan River, 62 registered participants and 10 volunteers joined others across Canada and across the world. Over $7200 was raised locally in support of cancer research. Click any picture for a larger view. Terry Fox’s legacy was honoured by those who [...]

2013/09/19Local Interest

10th Annual Bowsman BullARama – October 5, 2013

Submitted by: Bowsman and District Lions Club | The Bowsman and District Lions Club would like to invite you to the 10th Anniversary of their annual Bull-A-Rama at the Bowsman Arena on Saturday, October 5, 2013. 3:30 pm Old Western Family Steak BBQ and Saloon 7:00 pm Bull-A-Rama Rough Stock Rodeo 9:00 pm All Ages [...]

2013/09/18Local Interest

Arrest Made in Minitonas Bridge Fire

RCMP Media Release | On September 14, 2013, at approximately 4:30 pm, Swan River RCMP and Minitonas Fire Department were dispatched to a bridge fire on 2nd Avenue in Minitonas. No injuries were sustained. The fire caused considerable damage to the bridge, which is now closed to ensure public safety. The investigation showed the cause [...]

2013/09/18Local Interest

Pine River Memorial Park Grand Opening

ValleyBiz Story | The Grand Opening of the Pine River Memorial Park was held on Sunday, September 15, 2013. Originally a hay field, the park was established by the Pine River Local Urban Distruct (LUD) and dedicated to the Pioneers who founded Pine River. Click any picture for a larger version. The vision for the [...]

2013/09/17Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – September 16, 2013

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives GO Teams & Crops Knowledge Centre September 16, 2013 | Northwest Region Warm daytime temperatures and light to moderate winds dominated harvest conditions across the Northwest Region. Cooling overnight temperatures and higher humidity occasionally delayed early morning combining until dew dried off. Isolated [...]

2013/09/17Local Interest

Powell Motors Tail Gate Party – September 19, 2013

Submitted by: Tanya Powell | Join us for a Tail Gate Party Thurs. Sept. 19, 2013 Powell Motors Ltd. Lot 12:00 Noon -8:00 pm Enjoy a Hot Dog and a Drink Proceeds going to the SVRSS Tigers Junior Football Team We’re launching the ALL NEW 2014 GMC & CHEVY TRUCKS Take one for a test [...]

2013/09/17Local Interest

Shake It For A Cure – September 26, 2013

Submitted by: Linda Bird | Wonderbra Barbies along with AdrenaLynne Fitness and Aurora Mobile DJ Services Invite you to help them Shake it for a Cure! Who: YOU! And all of your friends. No experience necessary. What: An hour long Zumba class led by Lynne Menard of AdrenaLynne Fitness When: Thursday, September 26, 2013 at [...]

2013/09/16Local Interest

Minitonas Bridge Closed After Fire

ValleyBiz Story | Many people are having to plan an alternate route to get to work, school, or just through town after the bridge on 2nd Avenue, one of the main roads through Minitonas, was damaged by a fire on Saturday afternoon, September 14, 2013. Click any picture for a larger version. No official reports [...]

2013/09/15Local Interest

RM of Swan River Minutes – September 10, 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, September 10, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. Present Reeve: Lorne Henkelman Councillors: Glen Foster, Don Machan, Alex Haluschak Earl Hrappstead, Brian Burick Absent: Terry Neely ALEX [...]

2013/09/15Local Interest

CO-OP & Stampeders Tailgate Party – September 21, 2013

Submitted by: Angela Mullin | Swan Valley Co-op and Stampeders / Swan Valley Stampeders Booster Club Invite you to the Kickoff Tailgate Party Sat. September 21, 2013 Centennial Arena Parking Lot 4pm til game time Let’s kick this season off right! Bring your noisemakers & have a good time! Come Meet the Board Members, Staff [...]

2013/09/14Local Interest

Town of Minitonas Minutes – September 4, 2013

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Town of Minitonas, held in the Council Chambers, Minitonas, Manitoba this 4th day of September, 2013 A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Mayor, Barkowski Councillors: Robb, Windsor & Caruk CAO: Carolyn Gordon Absent With Notice: Councillor Bartel Delegations: 8:00 pm B. Waito re: Community Store’s 50th Anniversary [...]

2013/09/14Local Interest

Skills Challenged at Blue Sky Team Cattle Penning Jackpot

Submitted by: Michelle Buck | Sunday, September 8, 2013 saw 40 teams participating in the annual fall Blue Sky Team Cattle Penning Jackpot just south of Benito, MB. Click any picture for a larger version. The weather was perfect for cows, horses, and riders, and the slightly lower than usual turnout for teams meant there [...]

2013/09/12Local Interest

World Suicide Prevention Day Community Awareness Walk

Submitted by: James Wigley On September 10, 2013 at the Temple Baptist Church community members came together to participate in the Community Awareness Walk which was to bring awareness about suicide and fight the stigma that comes with suicide. Planning committee pictued above – click for a larger version. Back L-R: Susan May, Rob TerHorst, [...]

2013/09/11Local Interest

CNIB Tea and Bake Sale – September 21, 2013

Submitted by: Isabelle Lyons CNIB Tea and Bake Sale Sat. September 21, 2013 Benito Legion Hall 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Sponsored by the Benito Ladies Auxiliary to the Royal Canadian Branch#228

2013/09/10Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Investigate Stolen Boat

Swan River RCMP Report | On the 5th of September 2013 the Swan River RCMP received a complaint of a theft of a boat, motor and trailer that had occurred from a business in the community of Minitonas Manitoba. The theft had occurred between 6:00 p.m. on the 4th of September and 7:45 a.m. on [...]

2013/09/10Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – September 9, 2013

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives GO Teams & Crops Knowledge Centre September 9, 2013 | Northwest Region Favorable weather conditions allowed for general harvest operations through the Northwest Region for most of the week. Some isolated light showers over Thursday night delayed harvest for a short time around [...]

2013/09/10Local Interest

Formo Motors – Building for the Future

ValleyBiz Story | Formo Motors held a sod turning ceremony on Thursday, September 5, 2013 to mark the start of their new construction project. The customer focused expansion is part of Ford of Canada’s Millennium Facility Program. Click any picture for a larger version. Formo Motors first opened their doors in Preeceville, SK in 1964 [...]

2013/09/09Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – September 3, 2013

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councillors Bobick, Sakal, Friesen, Whyte and Delaurier present. Councillor Jacobson was absent. Minutes 1. RESOLVED that the minutes of the August 20th, 2013 regular meeting of Council be [...]

2013/09/08Local Interest

RM of Swan River Minutes – August 27, 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, August 27, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. Present Reeve: Lorne Henkelman Councillors: Don Machan, Alex Haluschak, Earl Hrappstead, Brian Burick Absent: Glen Foster, Terry Neely EARL [...]

2013/09/07Local Interest

Local College Student Wins Awards at Big Rock Eddies

Submitted by: Stephen Tanner | Local resident, Logan Tanner, along with design partner Jon Wilzon (Winnipeg), where chosen as finalists for their print ad entered in the 2013 Big Rock Eddies advertising competition. Click any picture for a larger version. Big Rock Brewery holds an annual advertizing competition inviting Canadians to submit video and print [...]

2013/09/06Local Interest

Single Vehicle Rollover in RM of Mountain

Swan River RCMP Report | On August 30, 2013 at about 1:30 pm, a passerby came across a single vehicle rollover (2013 Ford Focus) on Hwy 10 in the RM of Mountain North. Parkland EMS and Swan River RCMP were dispatched. A 60 year old male driver and a 57 year old female passenger (both [...]

2013/09/05Local Interest

Community Suicide Awareness Walk – September 10, 2013

Submitted by: James Wigley | Parkland Suicide Prevention Task Force Community Awareness Walk Tues. September 10, 2013 1:15 pm Temple Baptist Church 913 – 1st Street South Walk to start at 1:30 pm Walk to … Remember the lives of those who have died by suicide Support those who have lost a loved one to [...]

2013/09/05Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – September 3, 2013

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives GO Teams & Crops Knowledge Centre September 3, 2013 | Northwest Region Above normal daytime temperatures, higher humidity levels, and moderate winds continued throughout the Northwest Region. During the midweek period, heavy morning fogs, cloudy conditions and occasional light, scattered rain showers affected [...]

2013/09/04Local Interest

Vehicle Fire in Swan River

Swan River Fire Dept. Media Release | At 10:45pm on September 3, 2013 the Swan River Fire Department and RCMP were dispatched to a vehicle fire in the 200 block of 2nd Avenue South. Upon arrival a 1995 GMC truck was determined to have fire in the engine and passenger compartments. There were no injuries. [...]

2013/09/04Local Interest

Motor Vehicle Collision with a Pedestrian

Swan River RCMP Report | On August 30, 2013 at about 10 pm, Mafeking Fire Dept, Parkland EMS and Swan River RCMP responded to a 911 call regarding a motor vehicle collision with a pedestrian along Hwy 10 in Mafeking, MB. A north bound 1998 Mecury Sable struck a 16 year old male pedestrian. The [...]

2013/09/03Local Interest

Town of Minitonas Minutes – August 21, 2013

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Town of Minitonas, held in the Council Chambers, Minitonas, Manitoba this 21st day of August, 2013 A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Mayor, Barkowski Councillors: Robb, Bartel, Windsor & Caruk CAO: Carolyn Gordon 1. W. Robb – S. Windsor RESOLVED THAT the Agenda be adopted as presented. [...]

2013/09/03Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – August 26, 2013

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives GO Teams & Crops Knowledge Centre August 26, 2013 | Northwest Region Above seasonal daytime temperatures, higher humidity levels and moderate winds prevailed across the Northwest Region. Friday night saw a few isolated, unstable weather conditions with stronger winds; minimal precipitation amounts ended [...]

2013/09/02Local Interest