Monthly Archives: October 2013

Valley Stage Players: Office Hours – November 23&24, 2013

Submitted by: Lloyd Gilchrist The Valley Stage Players will be presenting: “Office Hours” at the Veterans Community Hall Sat. November 23, 2013 7:30 p.m. Sun. November 24, 2013 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 each Available at Home Hardware, Lloyd’s Jewellers, and at the door. Rehearsals are in full swing for the Valley Stage Players annual [...]

2013/10/31Local Interest

Festival of Trees – November 29 & 30, 2013

Submitted by: Gill McGrath Festival of Trees Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm 6:30pm – 8:30pm Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm St. Andrews United Church Auditorium Deadline for entries is November 20th 2013 Businesses, organizations, Schools, Families or Individuals are invited to enter the Christmas Tree and Ginger [...]

2013/10/31Local Interest

Amy Shaw Receives MCA Recognition Award

Province of Manitoba Media Release | MANITOBANS RECOGNIZED FOR DEDICATION TO COMMUNITY, SENIORS Healthy Living and Seniors Minister Sharon Blady today acknowledged those who make exceptional contributions to the lives of older Manitobans as she joined Dave Schellenberg, Manitoba Council on Aging (MCA) acting chair, to present the MCA Recognition Awards. “These awards recognize the [...]

2013/10/30Local Interest

Fall Back – Daylight Savings Ends – November 3, 2013

A friendly reminder from ValleyBiz that Daylight Savings Time ends November 3, 2013 The official time to set your clocks back 1 hour is: 2:00 am Sunday, November 3, 2013 Set your clock to: 1:00 am Each year, daylight saving time begins on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in [...]

2013/10/30Local Interest

Lenswood Harvest Wind-Up Dance – November 16, 2013

Submitted by: Judy Biech | Lenswood Harvest Wind-Up Dance Nov. 16, 2013 Lenswood Hall 9 pm – 1 am (midnight lunch) Music by Ken Thompson & Desmond Legace Tickets sold at the door $12.00 per person For more information call Lori 236-4336 or Judy 236-4260 Lic. #297/13

2013/10/29Local Interest

Many Creative Costumes at Minitonas Skate-A-Thon

ValleyBiz Story | The Minitonas & District Arena held their annual Skate-A-Thon fundraising event on Sunday, October 27, 2013. Approximately 50 skaters participated, raising over $2,500 for the arena. Click any picture for a large version. The kids had a great time skating, then took some time to rest, visit and snack on the hot [...]

2013/10/29Local Interest

Over 200 Attend Pine River Special Coffee house

Submitted by: Debbie Soloway The Pine River Community Centre hosted a special coffee house on October 26th, 2013 that included great entertainment and talented performers. Click any picture for a larger version. The afternoon started off with introductions, organizer Debbie Soloway introduced Honorable W. Yvon Dumont as the MC for the event (Past Lieutenant Governor [...]

2013/10/29Local Interest

Air Cadets Halloween Dance Attracts Many Creatures

Submitted by: Irene Hartwig | There were Pumpkins, Mice, Spies, and Scarecrows, just to name a few of the creatures that came out to dance and visit during the Swan Valley Air Cadets’ Halloween Dance on Friday, October 25th. Click any picture for a larger version. Our DJ, Tim Kemash, who is a former Air [...]

2013/10/28Local Interest

Celebrating 75th Anniversary of Ducks Unlimited in Canada

Submitted by: Patty Gattinger On Saturday, October 26th the Swan Valley Ducks Unlimited committee hosted their 32nd Annual Banquet and Auction at the War Veterans Community Hall. In 2013 we are also celebrating the 75th anniversary of Ducks Unlimited in Canada. Click any picture for a larger version. About 180 guests were greeted to a [...]

2013/10/28Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – October 15, 2013

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers. Mayor McKenzie presiding, Councillors Bobick, Friesen, Jacobson, Delaurier, Sakal and Whyte present. Delegation: Swan River Fire Department Fire Chief, Darren Fedorchuk discussed the need for land to facilitate a permanent fire department training [...]

2013/10/26Local Interest

RM of Minitonas Minutes – October 9, 2013

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Rural Municipality of Minitonas, held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 9th day of October, 2013 A.D. at 8:00 am. Present: Reeve McIntosh Councillors: Pacamaniuk, Klekta, Eisner & Rinsdorf CAO: Carolyn Gordon Delegations: George Church – Minitonas Lions Club re: Veteran Recognition Daryl Chartrand – [...]

2013/10/25Local Interest

Paull Funeral Home Lantern Lighting Ceremony

Submitted by: Paull Funeral Home On Wednesday October 16th, 2013 Paull Funeral Home held their first annual “Fall Lantern Lighting Ceremony”. Click any picture for a larger version. The Lantern Lighting Ceremony was a celebration of remembrance for those who have passed away not only in the 2013 year but also for those passed away [...]

2013/10/24Local Interest

Spooktober-Fest Haunted House – October 27, 28, 30, 2013

SPOOKTOBER-FEST Haunted House Sun. October 27, 2013 4pm – 8pm Mon. October 28, 2013 6pm – 10pm Wed. October 30, 2013 6pm – 10 pm Located at the Old John Deere Builiding in Swan River on the Bouldvards, on Highway #10 East. Not So Scary $2 Scary $5 Pre-Tickets available at Qwik Stop and Friendship [...]

2013/10/23Local Interest

Preceptor Kappa Chapter Celebrate 35 Years

Submitted Story A very successful Sorority 35th Birthday Party was held on Sunday, October 20, 2013 Approximately 25 people attended. Pictured left are the present members Preceptor Kappa Chapter Click the picture for a larger version. Diana Taylor, Susan Singh, Crystal Hart, Angie Hinchliffe, & Erin Hodgson were the door prize winners. Woman of the [...]

2013/10/23Local Interest

51st Annual Swan Valley Rotary Auction – November 7, 2013

Submitted by: Swan Valley Rotary Club | The Swan Valley Rotary Club is holding its annual radio auction on: Thursday, November 7 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm Click here for an online list of items – pictures coming soon! Through the generous contributions of both the business and professional communities much has been accomplished for [...]

2013/10/23Local Interest

AAA Bantam Win Melville Tournament

Submitted by: Tammy Webster The Parkland AAA Bantam’s were able to sweep their way through the Melville tournament with a perfect 4-0-0 record. Click the picture for a larger version. Parkalnd VS Estevan 10-4 WIN Parkland VS Melville 7-4 WIN Parkland VS Regina Roxes 6-4 WIN A Side Final Parkland VS Yorkton 7-3 WIN Players [...]

2013/10/22Local Interest

Remains Identified as Missing Man from Indian Birch River

RCMP Report | On October 21, 2013, an autopsy was completed in Winnipeg on the found human remains located near Highway 10 on October 18. The deceased was positively identified as Gordon Albert BRASS, 42, of Indian Birch River (Wuskwi Sipihk First Nation), Manitoba . The investigation continues, however, foul play is not suspected.

2013/10/22Local Interest

Medical Student ‘RIG’ makes stop in Swan River Valley

Prairie Mountain Health Media Release | On October 18-20th, 46 medical students that are enrolled in the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Medicine participated in a weekend workshop-aimed at highlighting the benefits of practicing medicine in rural communities. Click any picture for a larger version. The trip was organized by the Medical School’s Rural Interest [...]

2013/10/21Local Interest

Community Foundation Dinner Theatre – November 22, 2013

Community Foundation of Swan Valley 4th Annual Fundraiser Dinner Theatre Friday, Nov. 22, 2013 6:30 pm Veteran’s Hall Valley Stage Players present: Office Hours by Norm Foster $50.00 per person Table reservation available Advance Tickets Only Available from Foundation board members Or call 734-3289 or 734-9129 Prime Rib and Chicken Dinner Catered by Diane Sims [...]

2013/10/20Local Interest

Village of Benito Minutes – October 8, 2013

A Regular Meeting of Council of the Village of Benito was called to order at 7:00 pm on Tuesday October 8, 2013 in the Village Council Chambers. Present: Mayor Meadows; Deputy Mayor Scouten; Councilor Schneider;Councilor Offenberger; Absent with permission – Councilor Zebinski Chief Administrative Officer ~ Pat Ellingson. Mayor Meadows called the meeting to order [...]

2013/10/20Local Interest

Harvest Celebration Supper & Dance – November 16, 2013

Submitted by: Lesley Henkelman | Harvest Celebration Supper and Dance at the Benito Recreation Centre Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 6:00 pm Cocktails 7:00 pm Supper 8:00 pm Entertainment 9:00 pm Dance Tickets are $25.00 Kids $12.00 (Under 18 must be accompanied by a parent) Music by Cattle Drive Other entertainment Dauphin Sche Raz Dance Club [...]

2013/10/20Local Interest

Apartment Evacuation Due to Couch Fire Results

Swan River RCMP Report | On October 17, 2013, just before 2 am, emergency crews responded to a 911 call of a couch on fire. All residents were evacuated from an apartment building in the 100 block of 5th Avenue South in Swan River, MB. The couch was moved onto the front lawn. The couch [...]

2013/10/19Local Interest

Christmas Craft Sale – November 3, 2013

Christmas Craft Sale Flea Market & Bakesale Sun., Nov.3, 2013 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Pine River Community Centre Sponsored by: Pine River United Church Rainbow Auction Lunch Served ~ Silver Collection Tables are $15 Call Debbie at 263-2643 to book yours!

2013/10/18Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – October 15, 2013

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives GO Teams & Crops Knowledge Centre October 15, 2013 | Northwest Region Favourable weather, with drying winds and warm temperatures, helped general harvesting operations to continue early in the week. On Friday, a weather system brought 23 to 45 mm of rainfall across [...]

2013/10/17Local Interest

Air Cadet Halloween Dance – October 25, 2013

Swan Valley Air Cadet Squadron Invites You To A Halloween Dance Friday, October 25, 2013 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Swan Valley Museum Hall Tickets $10 per person at the door. Come in Costume!!! Dry Dance – Chaperoned Ages 11 & Up — Parents Welcome Snacks Provided – Pop Available for Sale For More Information: [...]

2013/10/17Local Interest

Town of Minitonas Minutes – October 4, 2013

Special Meeting of the members of Council of the Town of Minitonas, held in the Council Chambers, Minitonas, Manitoba this 4th day of October, 2013 A.D. at 5:20 p.m. The purpose of this Special Meeting of Council is to discuss the purchase of a new mower/snow thrower, the Favel River Bridge, the break-in at the [...]

2013/10/16Local Interest

$1379 Raised for Adoption of Special Needs Boy

Submitted by: Corinna Wood A fundraiser was held on October 12th to raise money to help pay the fees for the adoption of a special needs boy from Eastern Europe. The Janzen sisters entertained us with fiddle music throughout the day and raised over $30 that way, which they then donated. The event was very [...]

2013/10/16Local Interest

Pine River Coffee House Special – October 26, 2013

Pine River Community Centre Coffee House Special Saturday, October 26, 2013 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm. $10.00 Potluck Supper following the show. EVERYONE WELCOME Special Guest & Entertainers MC – Honourable Yvon Dumont The ST. Laurent Gaudry Boys Kevin Chief & The Norman Chief Square Dancers Music by Bellsite Band Live Entertainment, if you play [...]

2013/10/16Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Search for Missing Man

RCMP Media Release | Update: October 18, 2013 Late this afternoon civilian searchers located the body of a male between Indian Birch FN and Birch River along Highway 10. The identity of the deceased has not been confirmed. The investigation continues and no additional information is available at the present time. Updates will be provided [...]

2013/10/15Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Report – September 2013

Swan River RCMP Monthly Report September 2013 Swan River Valley: In the month of September, 2013 Police investigated 348 incidents. Town of Swan River: Criminal Code offenses were slightly above average as were property offenses for this month. Persons crimes were also slightly above normal levels for this month. Persons crimes had thirteen Assaults, one [...]

2013/10/15Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – October 1, 2013

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers. Mayor McKenzie presiding, Councillors Bobick, Friesen, Jacobson, Delaurier, Sakal and Whyte present. Minutes 1. RESOLVED that the Agenda for the October 1st, 2013 regular meeting of Council be received. Carried: 2. RESOLVED that [...]

2013/10/14Local Interest

Videos from Bowsman BullARama

ValleyBiz Story | The 10th Annual Bowsman Bullarama put on by the Bowsman and District Lions Club was an awesome event. Watch some of the highlights in the videos below. The Wild West Shootout is a must see – even if you saw it in person. Videos Submitted by: Kevin Penner. Wild West Shootout Main [...]

2013/10/12Local Interest

RM of Swan River Minutes – October 8, 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, October 8, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. Present Reeve: Lorne Henkelman Councillors: Glen Foster, Don Machan, Alex Haluschak Terry Neely, Earl Hrappstead, Brian Burick DON MACHAN [...]

2013/10/12Local Interest

Town of Minitonas Minutes – October 2, 2013

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Town of Minitonas, held in the Council Chambers, Minitonas, Manitoba this 2nd day of October, 2013 A.D. at 7:30 p.m. Present: Mayor, Barkowski Councillors: Robb, Windsor, Bartel & Caruk CAO: Carolyn Gordon Delegations: 8:30 pm Gary Thiessen re: Town Public Works 1. W. Robb – S. [...]

2013/10/11Local Interest

Minitonas Bridge Reopened To Public

Submitted by: Town of Minitonas The East Favel River Bridge has been reopened to public. The Minitonas Town Council would like to thank the residents, local business owners, and general public for their patience during the last 3 1/2 weeks since vandals set fire to the Favel River Bridge on 2nd Avenue in the Town [...]

2013/10/10Local Interest

Town of Minitonas Minutes – September 18, 2013

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Town of Minitonas, held in the Council Chambers, Minitonas, Manitoba this 18th day of September, 2013 A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Mayor, Barkowski Councillors: Robb, Windsor, Bartel & Caruk CAO: Carolyn Gordon Delegations: 9:00 pm Lonnie Armistead re: Waste Management 1. W. Robb – S. Windsor [...]

2013/10/10Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – October 7, 2013

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives GO Teams & Crops Knowledge Centre October 7, 2013 | Northwest Region Cool seasonal temperatures, cloudy conditions with scattered light rain showers and occasional strong winds, hampered harvest operations in the southern areas of the Northwest Region early in the week. Killing frosts [...]

2013/10/09Local Interest

35 Years of Beta Sigma Phi – October 20, 2013

Submitted by: Elaine McGimpsey | Swan River Preceptor Kappa XP3075 is celebrating 35 years of Beta Sigma Phi in Swan River. Past and present Sorority Sisters are invited to meet for cake and refreshments Date: Sunday, October 20 2013. Time: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Where: Meeting Room – Super 8 Motel

2013/10/09Local Interest

RCMP Investigate Armed Robbery at VLT Center

RCMP Media Release | On Monday, October 7, 2013 just before 4:00 pm, Winnipegosis RCMP received a report of an armed robbery at the VLT Center in Pine Creek First Nation, Manitoba. Investigation revealed the three suspects, fully disguised entered the office of the gaming center, one of the suspects was carrying a long barrel [...]

2013/10/08Local Interest

12 Hours of Entertainment at Bowsman BullARama

Submitted by: Lion Corey Hurren | Despite rumours of wanted outlaw “Bad Bart” coming there to cause trouble, well over four hundred people took their chances and came to the Bowsman Curling Rink to enjoy the Old Western Family BBQ on Saturday, October 5, 2013. Click any picture for a larger version. The Wild West [...]

2013/10/08Local Interest

Shootout at the BullARama Saloon

ValleyBiz Story | The Bowsman and District Lions Club hosted an Old Western Family Steak BBQ and Saloon on Saturday, October 5, 2013. The event included wagon rides, live music and dancing, a saloon and a wild west show. Click any picture for a larger version. Kids played cowboy on a rocking horse and poeple [...]

2013/10/07Local Interest

Future Family Physicians Venture Out to 3 Parkland Farms

Submitted by: Parkland Family Medicine Unit | The Parkland Family Medicine Unit, based in Dauphin, is a training site of the University of Manitoba, Department of Family Medicine. The Parkland unit hosts residents in their first and second years of family medicine residency training, alongside medical students and physician assistant trainees. The academic year starts [...]

2013/10/07Local Interest

Disc Golf Takes Off in Benito

Submitted by: Jocelyn Beehler A small committee started with a vision (last fall) to install a disc golf course in Benito. That vision is now a reality. The grand opening for the Shaker City Disc Golf Course was July 20th and the sport has caught attention of Benito residents. At the grand opening there were [...]

2013/10/06Local Interest

Village of Benito Minutes – September 24, 2013

A Regular Meeting of Council of the Village of Benito was called to order at 7:00 pm on Tuesday September 24, 2013 in the Village Council Chambers. Present: Mayor Meadows; Deputy Mayor Scouten; Councilor Schneider; Councilor Offenberger; Councilor Zebinski Chief Administrative Officer ~ Pat Ellingson. Mayor Meadows called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm [...]

2013/10/05Local Interest

Moose Poaching Reported in Swan River Area

Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship reports the following enforcement activities. Moose Poaching in Swan River Area On the evening of Sept. 30, a bull moose was shot in Game Hunting Area 13A south of Birch River, approximately two kilometres east of PTH 10. This area is temporarily closed to moose hunting to ensure sustainable moose [...]

2013/10/04Local Interest

Swan Valley Hoedowners Swing In To New Season

Submitted by: Lloyd Gilchrist | The Swan Valley Hoedowners Square Dance club got the new season rolling on Wednesday by welcoming several new dancers to their weekly dance. Click any picture for a larger version. Caller Linda Gilchrist began the evening by putting all the dancers in a large circle and explaining and practicing some [...]

2013/10/04Local Interest

Swan River Trap Club Takes Aim During Turkey Shoot

ValleyBiz Story | On September 28, 2013, members of the Swan River Trap Club held their Annual Turkey Shoot which raises funds for the club. The annual trap shoot provides the opportunity for people to come out and take a shot at winning a turkey or a ham. Click any picture for a larger version. [...]

2013/10/03Local Interest

Ducks Unlimited Banquet & Auction – October 26, 2013

Submitted by: Patty Gattinger Swan Valley Ducks Unlimited Annual Banquet & Auction Sat. October 26, 2013 5:30 pm Cocktails & viewing auction items 7:00 pm Supper This is the 75th Anniversary of Ducks in Canada and Swan Valley’s 32nd Annual Banquet. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased from Riddell’s Plumbing and Heating, Spruce Products [...]

2013/10/02Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – September 30, 2013

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives GO Teams & Crops Knowledge Centre September 30, 2013 | Northwest Region Throughout the Northwest Region, harvest operations were delayed by rainfall accumulations ranging from 15 to 80 mm. The highest amounts were reported in the area north of Ethelbert and Swan Valley, [...]

2013/10/02Local Interest

SVAPL Banquet Raises Funds for Furry Friends

Submitted by: Sherry Martin | Swan Valley Animal Protection League’s second annual Banquet and Fundraiser was once again a huge success, with a large crowd in attendance for a great dinner catered by Verneece Eggie and her hardworking crew. Click any picture for a larger version. Special guest speaker Doug Speirs, humour columnist for the [...]

2013/10/01Local Interest